• Our former fearless leader on his wedding day (via Leo Jakobson).

    Goodbye, Modern Consensus

    Founding editor Lawrence Lewitinn looks back wistfully over two years of not caring if anyone liked him.

    This isn’t an easy post for me to write. No, it’s not because I’m emotional about my final Modern Consensus post. Rather, it’s because I’m on vacation in Florida and spent much of the day on the beach. It’s snowing back in New York, where I’m headed next. The last thing I want to do on a lovely night like tonight is to write one of these boring, boo-hoo-I’m-no-longer-editor-in-chief kinds of posts.

  • Innovators

    Drink company sees stock soar after name change because people are stupid

    The place that gave us Joey Buttafuoco is giving the world another reason to ridicule it. Long Island Iced Tea Corp., a soft drink company, saw its stock more than triple on Thursday after it changed its name to Long Blockchain. We will be patient while you beat your head into a concrete wall after reading that previous sentence. Done yet? No? O.K., just get a bandage and some aspirin and we will try to continue. As we were saying, a company that sweetened water has found a way to lure imbeciles to give it money: a name change that evokes the cryptocurrency revolution. “Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NasdaqCM:…