A Warped Frustrated Old Man
POTTSTOWN – Well well. Look who’s come out from under his rock (with his pen and fists swinging!). We truly felt the need to address today’s latest waaa-waaa advertisement that appears in the print edition of The Mercury.
As a gift to their subscribers (courtesy of Mercury Editor Nancy March), the few unlucky readers of today’s edition were subjected to yet another 25 year old picture of a once smiling Thomas Hylton on page A3. Come on Nancy. Get an updated photo of Hylton in your paper. Hell…your reporters have the latest high-tech digital cameras…how about using one once in a while? This is 2010 after all…not 1983.
If you need a good chuckle…here’s the latest advertisement:
Most likely, today’s Hylton advertisement will appear in tomorrow’s online edition of The Mercury (in the Opinion section of course). Go figure. At least the paper discontinued running these sappy vindictive advertisements on its Opinion page.
Do you think Nancy March ever gets tired of accepting checks from Mr. Hylton? We certainly like the idea of separating Hylton from his stacks of cash…but really…how desperate is The Mercury for advertising revenue if they’re accepting trash like we see in today’s edition?
In today’s tired and sad commentary…Mr. Hyton’s “foe of the week” is Pottstown Borough Council Member Jody Rhoads. So…who will be selected as next week’s foe? Borough Manager Jason Bobst? Or maybe Public Works Director Doug Yerger. Only time will tell.
More and more, Tom Hylton reminds us of Lionel Barrymore’s character Henry F. Potter in Frank Capra’s 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life”…he’s nothing but a warped, frustrated old man.
Maybe Mr. Hylton should change his byline at the end of his advertisement. Haven’t you heard the news Tom? There is no more shade tree commission. And Tress, Inc. isn’t far behind.