Sam Zell, Also, Killed A Kid In the Eighth Grade

OK, maybe not. But there’s definitely something the Tribune Co. owner and John Mayer have in common: People love writing about them.

When he’s not cursing at reporters or bemoaning the company for not taking a harder stance with the CW (“being fucking limp-dick,” were, reportedly, his words), Sam Zell is sending folksy memos to LAT employees.

Why do we feel as though our parents left and put our kid brother in charge? And — after years of working for socially inept, wonky newspaper people — why do we kinda like that?