AR News Wire: Rich Lauded as Local Hero!

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Rich Jacobson, beloved Community Builder and consummate crabber, was rushed to the hospital late last night after a daring raid on an Upper Manhattan condo left him seriously injured. Police have refused to comment, citing the ongoing investigation, but our sources claim he was violently attacked with a set of bongo drums. In an unlikely turn of events, eye witnesses claimed to have seen Matthew McConaughey streaking from the scene.

Federal investigators are still questioning inmates and staff at the facility where Rich was being held. It is thought that he simply walked out after (politely) asking the guard to open the door.

The motive for Rich's late night sortie are unknown, but many industry pundits believe he was seeking the missing Blogs link. A small but vocal minority have also suggested dementia.

This is an ongoing story… stayed tuned for live, late-breaking updates.

Update (10/11/2008 @ 3:01pm PST): Hospital officials have released Rich's condition as stable. Uncorroborated reports are suggesting that Rich's midnight incursion was successful, and that the Blogs link is due to be delivered to ActiveRain headquarters in mere minutes. A substantial crowd has gathered outside his room, waving flags and banging cowbells in celebration.

(Baffled? Read the prologue to this crazy tale at

Comments (73)

Roland Woodworth
eXp Realty - Clarksville, TN
eXp Realty

Ummm oh my... sounds like a wild made up story here..... But.. Where is the Blog button ??

Oct 11, 2008 04:33 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

At least Dan (The Running Man) controlled himsef and only used the word "Crap!"   :-))

Oct 11, 2008 05:02 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Yeah Rich.  Thank you.  Jorgen, glad you found your way out of protective custody, as long as you leave my blog button alone : )

Oct 11, 2008 05:08 PM
Amy Salisbury
Leading Edge Properties - Charles Town, WV
West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley

Rich and Jorgen,

Let this be a lesson to you both...don't mess with Mother Nature in the Rain or the Blog Button...

Thank you, all is right with the world again!

Oct 11, 2008 09:25 PM
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Whew!  All is now right with the world....

Oct 11, 2008 09:28 PM
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent

That is hysterical.  Thanks for the laughs.  Now everyone will be able to find the blog page and start shoveling through all the dookie, again.

Oct 11, 2008 10:44 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I thought the movement of the BLOGS button was a test to see how many ActiveRain members had the ability to read more than what they were used to seeing. 

Took me a while to find the "Login" thingee too.


Oct 11, 2008 10:53 PM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Rich, i think he was serious lol. 

I guess some people still don't know who jorgen is yet.

Oct 11, 2008 11:06 PM
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

Fess guys hired someone new:  A psychologist.  Somewhere he/she is going over the data complaints and thinking of writing a book entitled "Mass hysteria & the Missing Blog Button".

Oct 11, 2008 11:37 PM
Michael Sahlman - Keller Williams Realty - Miami Beach, FL
e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes

I was wondering what happened to the execs. Guess they will re-appear safe and succesful with the blog button.

Oct 11, 2008 11:43 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

It never ceases to amaze me how on Active Rain how the trivial can be magnified into the significant like with the movement of the Blog button around. I have read so many posts on this snafu. Sometimes I think technical snafus like this are deliberately generated to increase the production of blogs about the topic. It is all good again now that the blog button is back in the top header. The world is safe again : ) I think I am personally going to search for a life!! Now the Login with the microfont, maybe that's the bonus round.

Oct 12, 2008 01:00 AM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

@C Tann-Star...  You have to understand that at the time of my comment this was a different post. After running the Hartford marthon where I had plenty of time to reflect on the fate of fallen runners whenever an emergency vehicle passed me I returned home to find the top featured post with the title illustrated in the graphic below.

I did see the comment stream with both notes of confusion and support for the joke including the one above mine noting the poor taste of the title.  Since that time the post has been renamed and the body texted edited.  This is a perfectly fine insider joke piece but as I originally said adding a Feature Star is a bit of BULL...

@Rich... Yes I was serious and see that you didn't feature the next segment, yet.

@Brad... I'm always in control of my fingers and won't respond to the "clickie" comments  :-)


Oct 12, 2008 02:26 AM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

This is exactly how rumors get started!  Glad the blog button is back.  KM

Oct 12, 2008 02:35 AM
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

Hi Dan.  Sorry that Jorgen took our blog button and then wrote this post that had you worried about Rich. 

Oct 12, 2008 02:47 AM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

Hi Amanda...  Nothing for you to be sorry about. It was short lived concern after moving beyond the title. I knew the blog button disappeared but apparently missed all the drama it caused.

Oct 12, 2008 03:14 AM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Thank God! I was really starting to worry over the missing blog button.

Oct 12, 2008 03:29 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

LOL. Very cute. I think I'm going with the dementia belief...unless of course, someone can confirm the attendance of Matthew McConaughey. <:P

Oct 12, 2008 05:32 AM
Elaine Hanson
Compass - Topanga, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Hi Dan.

Nothing -- just Hi Dan.

Oct 12, 2008 11:29 AM
Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut

lol @ My Elaine

Oct 12, 2008 12:08 PM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

OMG! You two are a riot!


Oct 22, 2008 01:24 PM