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ks, check out this thread: KILLFILE 2.0

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living like the Na'vi will never happen (HI DERE), Monday, 11 January 2010 20:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

http://www.theawl.com/

New layout.

kshighway (ksh), Thursday, 4 February 2010 04:22 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

how did this get so popular/successful so fast?

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 05:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 05:46 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

a 'meme'

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 05:47 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Black People And Jordan Twitter"

goldblapp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:11 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

ratface killah (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 06:26 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

i honestly dont think it took off fast

goon baby goon (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 07:00 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

the awl, more like the ball... sac

max, Thursday, 4 February 2010 19:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

apparently supposed to be better than other ballsacs

velko, Thursday, 4 February 2010 19:15 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

heh

i live in brooklyn and have seen this for real (iiiijjjj), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 01:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

ksh, Friday, 26 March 2010 17:22 (6 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm not super familiar with the Awl.

buzza, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 08:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

<3 buzza

markers, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 11:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ that is one ugly, anonymous looking site

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 11:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

great use of bandwidth

former moderator, please give generously (DG), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 14:39 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

max, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

its like a party up on that website

max, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

max, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:08 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

interesting, rather

markers, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 16:58 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

In the Times!

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

markers, Monday, 25 October 2010 16:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^^^ media insider and hip twentysomething

buzza, Monday, 25 October 2010 16:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

UGGGGGHHHHHH @ that article s1ocki posted

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 25 October 2010 17:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

s.clover, Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:48 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

http://thebillfold.com/

markers, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not super familiar with that.

boxall, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

boxall

buzza, Thursday, 5 April 2012 02:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:00 (4 years 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

"internet hipsters"

boxall, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

:)

DX Dx DX (dan m), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

This article has made me feel a little violent.

LISTEN TO THIS BRAD (Nicole), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

these guys do some good stuff imo

just sayin, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 00:43 (8 months ago) Permalink

they do, although I feel like it's a tough market for them, trying to be sort of the anti-clickbait "content" site in a very clickbaity world.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 02:27 (8 months ago) Permalink

also it looks to me like they've completely changed their format relatively recently? And it kind of sucks?

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 03:01 (8 months ago) Permalink

have they?? i havent noticed

just sayin, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 03:20 (8 months ago) Permalink

and yeah i know what you mean, but it seems like they're doing ok! there was some profile somewhere recently talking about it?

just sayin, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 03:22 (8 months ago) Permalink

it looks weirdly bloggy/tumblry now and I don't remember it being like that

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 03:22 (8 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

so . . . what happened with the hairpin?

mookieproof, Friday, 30 October 2015 20:09 (7 months ago) Permalink

yeah what the hell

polyphonic, Friday, 30 October 2015 21:22 (7 months ago) Permalink

http://observer.com/2015/10/the-hairpins-editors-are-leaving/

We reached out to Choire Sicha, the co-owner and co-founder of The Awl, to find out what’s going on. Mr. Sicha did not clarify very much at all.
“Why would we tell anyone! That’s no fun,” he replied. “We were going to make it into a fantasy sports betting site but instead decided to start a heavily funded bloodwork lab—but for women. High-end commercial phlebotomy, with a feminine touch!”

"ha ha ha everyone we're in total disarray"

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 October 2015 21:29 (7 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

forks otm

So what’s happening? We’re actively planning what The Hairpin should be next, in a way that pays tribute to its legacy.

http://thehairpin.com/2015/12/this-holiday-season-at-the-hairpin

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 December 2015 02:11 (6 months ago) Permalink

over/under on rejoining the Denton machine?

El Tomboto, Saturday, 12 December 2015 04:57 (6 months ago) Permalink

sounds like the worst possible outcome for both parties tbh

Does that make you mutter, under your breath, “Damn”? (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 12 December 2015 05:11 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

http://www.theawl.com/2016/02/job-open-again

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 February 2016 16:02 (4 months ago) Permalink

the aw(fu)l

flopson, Tuesday, 23 February 2016 21:57 (4 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
3 weeks pass...

Still curious about what the hell happened to the Hairpin.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 16:59 (2 months ago) Permalink


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