Meet the new boss, pretty much the same as the old boss.
The story, probably apocryphal, goes: in the wake (haha) of the success of the movie The Poseidon Adventure, executives clamored for a sequel. Approaching Gene Hackman to sign on, it was pointed out that his character in the original died. No problem, the thinking went. He could play the character’s brother, choppered in to, and we’re just spitballin’ here, recover his sibling’s body. Or something. Just slap a moustache on. Nobody would be the wiser.
Despite what he viewed, years later, to be nothing more than ‘that money movie’, Hackman demurred, not yet prepared to sell out so shamelessly. There’d be plenty of opportunities for that in his subsequent decades’ long career.
What does any of that have to do with this, you may be asking?
Well, Daren Foster may well be nothing more than cityslikr with a moustache.
Disinterested – Like any progressive thought leader (yes, as a matter of fact), followed the money right into the bowels of a public relations firm, one with a particular conservative bent because, as a strategist on the make, that’s where the real action is.
Cease & desist – Epic legal wrangling ensued with the winding down of the previous incarnation back in 2016. Copyright. Distribution. Residuals. What residuals?! There was never any money in this thing! Long and short of it, this guy was always an asshole.
Deceased – Owing to a preexisting condition – not to be ageist about it – old age. “I die as I lived,” he purported to have uttered on his death slab (a long, probably very fanciful story). “Old.” Your guess is as good as ours.