Fiction tweeted 140 characters at a time is now old and trite, so it was really only a matter of time before somebody turned to Yelp. In this case: Gregg Gethard, a comedian and, apparently, a onetime Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? contestant. Gethard poses as “Karl G.,” a sort of David Foster Wallace–style actuary working in risk management for a parking-garage construction company who overshares, painfully, in his Philly-area Yelp reviews.
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In which a Groupon employee blackmails a restaurant: This one-star review doesn’t come without a degree of bias. See, Andy J. (aka Andrew Johnson) is a sales rep for Groupon, and in his last email to the business owner, he wrote this phrase: "As a resident of San Francisco for over 25 years, I have a huge network of friends (ages 25-40) that all are extremely active on Yelp as well as other social media. I will gladly let them know how you treated me as well as my feelings about the people who run Sauce." Blackmailing someone into using your service; yeah, that seems like an effective approach.
“It looks the Hard Rock Cafe date raped a Cheesecake Factory and they produced some not-so-upscale Nascar/Rock and Roll themed restaurant where the servers are dressed like they know what they’re doing.”