The 32-year-old Andrew Mason joked about dollhouses, gorilla suits, and fat camps during his tenure as Groupon CEO.
"No comment" was never enough for Mason.
After Groupon rebuffed a reported $6 billion buyout offer from Google (GOOG) in 2010, the New York Times posted a story about the offer and dutifully called Groupon for comment.
"Mr. Mason, Groupon's chief executive, declined an interview request, saying that he would talk 'only if you want to talk about my other passion, building miniature dollhouses,'" the Times deadpanned.
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