About Us: The People Behind IGotNewsForYou
Who are we you ask? This is all about us. The team, the gang, the men and women that sacrifice each and everyday to bring you personalized fun.
We've got some pretty lofty goals and some very serious moral standards. Seriously.
IGotNewsForYou is dedicated to the delivery of hilarious, personalized satirical content, provided over the Internet and in printed paper format. Everyone likes to be a star, and IGotNewsForYou gives people that opportunity. We hope to be funny, unique, topical, ageless and healthy. So far we're at least 3 out of 5 of our goals (feel free to guess which ones).
The Usual Suspects
It takes a village to raise a child. What does that have to do with anything? (Mouseover the images to see what we really look like!)
Mike Yoskovitz, Founder and Chief Couch Potato
Twenty plus years of experience suffering at the hands of bosses led Mike to start IGotNewsForYou. The idea came to him in a fit of coughing as he choked on cookies lying on the couch. Mike claims it was a vision, divine intervention. Regardless, he assembled a top-notch team of experts, built the sophisticated technological engine that allows IGotNewsForYou to deliver personalized, satirical content in newspaper-format and off he went. Mike now spends most days managing IGotNewsForYou's outsourced call center in India.
Neil Pallister, Requisite Grumpy Brit
He's British, need we say more? Oh very well. Neil is an original member of the IGotNewsForYou team, willing (unlike some people we know, ggrr) to invest in Mike's dream. He wasn't rich, heck, he's barely able to keep a roof over his head, but he believed so strongly in IGotNewsForYou that he put in $5. And that was enough to get this baby off the ground. Now, Neil contributes stories in his notoriously dry wit, and is instrumental in steering the ship. He manages to maintain an unbelievably serious demeanor almost all the time, it's quite amazing.
Ben Yoskovitz, Son of Mike and Actual Entrepreneur
Ben is the brains behind the operation. Alright, that's not entirely true, but since Ben wrote this drivel he gets to say what he wants. In fact, Ben helps with marketing, operations, a bit of content writing (mostly stupid penis jokes), and keeps all of the immense egos of his partners safely under control. Ben is the only one of this sad bunch with entrepreneurial experience, having spent the last 10 years running a software company, so he likes to think he knows what he's doing. Truth be told, his ego is the biggest of them all, but don't tell anyone else that.
Al Yoskovitz, Occasional Writer and Loose Cannon
Al is Mike's brother, and as we already know, Ben is Mike's son, which makes Al the uncle of Ben. Neil isn't related to anyone. Al's a funny guy, a really really funny guy. So when the mood strikes him, Al tosses us a few bones of his humorous wisdom, in the form of some great stories. Al's got plenty of work experience to draw on, including jobs as a bouncer, exotic dancer, mutual fund advisor and aerospace engineer. Honest. Al enjoys long walks on the beach, martinis and big breasted women.
And what about other contributors? Surely these four shmucks can't write every story? Well, that's true. We have a number of great contributors that deserve high praise. Some have written only a few stories, others send submissions in more regularly. All of them are appreciated. If anyone wants to submit stories please get in touch via email. And here they are: the contributors.