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ks, check out this thread: KILLFILE 2.0

instant ignoring of irritating posters (requires Firefox and some plug-ins)

living like the Na'vi will never happen (HI DERE), Monday, 11 January 2010 20:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

http://www.theawl.com/

New layout.

kshighway (ksh), Thursday, 4 February 2010 04:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

hmm.. i love the awl, but.. k why are the headlines at the top on a black background & then over top of the pictures? it's hard to read them..

kicker conspiracy (b. favre ha ha) (daria-g), Thursday, 4 February 2010 04:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

how did this get so popular/successful so fast?

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 05:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

did it? seems like it's been around a minute.

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 05:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also, I've kind of wondered why "Black People Twitter" hasn't caught on as like a 'thing' among message boards

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 05:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

a 'meme'

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 05:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

i feel like i remember seeing it right after gawker linked to its existence & it already had some serious looking ads & stuff -- idk maybe i'm wrong, i only peruse the site occasionally even tho it's def really good

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://www.theawl.com/2009/11/what-were-black-people-talking-about-on-twitter-last-night

^^^^ makes me want to stab the blogger

smashing aspirant (milo z), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's weird becuase... there is def a (predominantly) black culture on twitter that often takes over the site when it comes to trending topics. writing about it is obv very precarious & i respect that someone would even broach the subject because of everything that BLOGGING ABOUT RACE entails

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

jordan otm

i mean, """Black People Twitter""" (extea quotey fingers) or whatever it is, is kind of interesting subject. But there's pretty much no way to talk about it without sounding like a racist or a dipshit.

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

would maybe like to have a thread on it just for the clusterfuck that would ensue

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'd be lying if i said that i hadn't sent text messages today that ended with #deadwrong4that

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Black People And Jordan Twitter"

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'd be lying if i said that i hadn't sent text messages today that ended with #deadwrong4that

― ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:11 AM (42 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I mean there's no way to win being a white guy and sending one of these because it always comes off as
a)[MAGAZINE NAME REDACTED]-style try-hard swagger-biting like some white guy reviewing a Blaq Poet alb w/ "DAG THIS RECORD IS HOT ROCKS FIYAAAAHHHH"
b)hipster irony like some white guy writing MAKE A BABYMAMA SLAP HER BABYDADDY on his denim jacket with white out (i live in brooklyn and have seen this for real)

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

well, i was being ironic, slightly -- it's a funny phrase

my texts were about basketball

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

but you know, if you're on twitter all day like i am, it's -- imo -- hard for those trending topics to not seep into your thinking & not become part of your daily interneting & not come up in conversations b/w people who are also on twitter all day

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's a weird thing to broach in a serious manner

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

the awl took off pretty fast b/c the editors are former gawker editors & so are most of the writers, so they already had a following and a lot of contacts i suppose. i like it though.. only interested in maybe 1/4 of the content, personally

kicker conspiracy (b. favre ha ha) (daria-g), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

i honestly dont think it took off fast

goon baby goon (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 07:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

i don't understand why you keep insisting this unless you're under the impression that there was some secret underground Awl site in existence for a couple years before it got "launched" because it was linked everywhere the day it opened because of balk/choire's connections.

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Thursday, 4 February 2010 19:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

the awl, more like the ball... sac

max, Thursday, 4 February 2010 19:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

apparently supposed to be better than other ballsacs

velko, Thursday, 4 February 2010 19:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

great autostart video ads guys

there are tons of lame posts with your login underneath: write a book! (ksh), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 00:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

solid blog, but really?

there are tons of lame posts with your login underneath: write a book! (ksh), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 00:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

heh

i live in brooklyn and have seen this for real (iiiijjjj), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 01:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://www.theawl.com/2010/03/psa-these-autoplay-ads

ksh, Friday, 26 March 2010 17:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

A comedy nerd blog seems too niche to be a solid brand to add to a blog network seeking advertisers and growth, but maybe they are seeing the niche as not being catered to and thus possibly easily profitable.

Carly ads are really ironic.

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 05:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm not super familiar with the Awl.

buzza, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 08:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

<3 buzza

markers, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 11:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ that is one ugly, anonymous looking site

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 11:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

great use of bandwidth

former moderator, please give generously (DG), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 14:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

kinda stopped reading this site when it completed its transformation to gawker at some point this summer... then gawker got all good and "maxed"-out

snrub-n-tug (s1ocki), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 14:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

agree that Gawker is pretty good right now. could you explain what you mean by The Awl's "transformation to gawker at some point this summer" tho?

markers, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

gawker is particularly good between the hours of 8pm and 4am

max, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

its like a party up on that website

max, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

during that particular stretch of time, eastern time, on sunday, monday and tuesday nights

max, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

gawker more like GAWLKER

i liked gawker till that one guy DIED HAHA IT'S A REFERENCE TO MAX

The sulky expression from the hilarious "Aubrey Plaza" persona (history mayne), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

agree that Gawker is pretty good right now. could you explain what you mean by The Awl's "transformation to gawker at some point this summer" tho?

― markers, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:07 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark

it started to look and read exactly like the gawk.

snrub-n-tug (s1ocki), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 19:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

smh @ this gillette-sponsored garbage

http://www.theawl.com/2010/10/how-to-pick-up-a-hipster-girl

george pimpton (s1ocki), Monday, 18 October 2010 21:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think The Awl would be much better if it just published the interested long essay kind of stuff, but that probably wouldn't make them any money

markers, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 16:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

interesting, rather

markers, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 16:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

We wanted to invite you personally—so, yes, you!—to visit our new sister site, run by the funny and bizarre Edith Zimmerman and friends, particularly the phenomenal Liz Colville. It is called The Hairpin.
http://thehairpin.com

James Mitchell, Monday, 25 October 2010 13:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

― James Mitchell, Monday, October 25, 2010 9:07 AM (14 seconds ago)

hahaha -- just came here to post the news myself

markers, Monday, 25 October 2010 13:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maybe going to rock shows and eating all-organic locally sourced beef and/or vegan meals

why would you be eating beef w/ a vegan meal

dayo, Monday, 25 October 2010 13:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

at a rock show nonetheless, dont they usually just serve beer and drinks and maybe snacks there

dayo, Monday, 25 October 2010 13:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

In the Times!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/business/media/25carr.html

markers, Monday, 25 October 2010 16:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^^^ media insider and hip twentysomething

buzza, Monday, 25 October 2010 16:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

UGGGGGHHHHHH @ that article s1ocki posted

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 25 October 2010 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

i tried getting thru that i really did

goole, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

same

yolo ono (J0rdan S.), Monday, 12 March 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just couldn't stop thinking about how exactly that could have happened.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 12 March 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

A classic from the Straight Dope:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/608/is-it-true-men-can-suffer-penile-fracture

Favorite section:

Frequently the victim suffers the injury while kneading his member in order to reduce an erection, a technique that in my experience usually has the opposite effect. One moron "awoke during the night with a desire to urinate," whereupon he "hit his erect penis with his hand in order to alleviate this desire." Other reported causes: rolling over in bed, hitting the bedpost, getting caught in your pajamas, falling out of a tree, being thrown against the knob of a motorcycle saddle, and so on.

Fracture always occurs during erection, making you wonder what some of the victims were up to. Consider one case involving a 38-year-old ranch hand. "The (medical) history was vague and difficult to obtain," the reporting physician writes. "The injury had occurred in the corral. It was impossible to get the exact details … His family was of the opinion that he had been kicked by one of the horses." Tell it to Catherine the Great, buddy.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cecilia K Corrigan recently wrote about horses and ponies for the show "Luck." Now, she has a twitter.

i wonder if she has a cat named Princess Bunny Buttons

some dude, Monday, 12 March 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

can a moderator please change thread title to *2012 rolling broken penis thread*? thanks.

scott seward, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's taking me a really long time to read because I am tabbing away every 2 sentences and grimacing in horror

flagp∞st (dayo), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks, 5 days a.i.
Since I can’t do much, we get creative. I’ve never given “the shocker” before, but it seems to be working great, for both of us. “I really like you,” she says afterward.

“Good to hear, Mrs. Thatcher.”

flagp∞st (dayo), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just finished it my god

flagp∞st (dayo), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

do we have a daggering thread?

Wesley Crusher: Teenage F#ck Machine (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

rolling the awl/jamaican dance crazes/broken penises

goole, Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

the awl's piece on the haggerty/olive garden thing was A+, but I haven't read much else on the site

the prurient pinterest (Hurting 2), Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got a broken penis, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks 4 sharing hurting

max, Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

u are welcome, I will try to review more websites in a similar style

the prurient pinterest (Hurting 2), Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

do a whole bunch and then it can be an n+1 feature.

s.clover, Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

the site is impressive. the homepage is fashioned in a tuscan blogsite style.

the prurient pinterest (Hurting 2), Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

http://thebillfold.com/

markers, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not super familiar with that.

boxall, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

boxall

buzza, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

the billfold and wirecutter are really good, hope they keep adding stuff.

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

http://www.theawl.com/2012/07/north-michigan-pasty

as a native of the upper peninsula of michigan this angers me for reasons I cannot fully articulate. plus lutefisk is not finnish.

DX Dx DX (dan m), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

"internet hipsters"

boxall, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

:)

DX Dx DX (dan m), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

This article has made me feel a little violent.

LISTEN TO THIS BRAD (Nicole), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:30 (1 year ago) Permalink


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