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, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:05 (seven years ago) link

Thread title is an unfortunate development.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:09 (seven years ago) link

haven't really found any of these that funny tbh

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:12 (seven years ago) link

condolences

Kevin from Blechgium (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:13 (seven years ago) link

Thread title is an unfortunate development.

Will have no complaints from the fella who shared the Calvin and Hobbes clickhole on facebook

, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:14 (seven years ago) link

touche

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:16 (seven years ago) link

Legal analysis: http://comicsbeat.com/is-the-clickhole-calvin-and-hobbes-cartoon-illegal-child-porn

WilliamC, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:17 (seven years ago) link

haven't really found any of these that funny tbh

How much time do you spend looking at things people link from Upworthy or Buzzfeed? Half the enjoyment of Clickhole is the skewering of the "feel-good" and "fun" nature of those sites. The jokes are a bonus.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:18 (seven years ago) link

I wonder if this site will help destroy social clickbait or just reinforce it

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:19 (seven years ago) link

99.99999 sure neither

rap is afraid of me (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:22 (seven years ago) link

Clickbait will keep morphing from lists to quizzes to gifs to something else. It's kind of hard to kill.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:22 (seven years ago) link

I just I had the "hide all from whatever.com" on my phone rather than just on the desktop version

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 21:02 (seven years ago) link

I wish I had

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 21:02 (seven years ago) link

How much time do you spend looking at things people link from Upworthy or Buzzfeed?

About 3 minutes a year, when there's a really good gallery of 100 cat photos on Buzzfeed. So 3/525600 of the time?

rage against martin sheen (sic), Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:18 (seven years ago) link

how do you know which cat photos are the best unless you look at all of themmmmm

write 500 words of song (sleepingbag), Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:23 (seven years ago) link

damn

mattresslessness, Thursday, 19 June 2014 20:24 (seven years ago) link

haven't really found any of these that funny tbh

bingo, these are such an easy thing to lampoon and yet they do it so poorly, even feedbuzz was better than this

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Thursday, 19 June 2014 20:42 (seven years ago) link

though I do have some hope for the future of clickhole

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Thursday, 19 June 2014 20:42 (seven years ago) link

clickhole's main joke seems to be that other things are vacant and unfunny. well sure, but it's not a very good joke.

Pew Nornographers (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 June 2014 20:56 (seven years ago) link

it's made me laugh harder than the new season of Louie

macklemorange is the new wack (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 19 June 2014 20:59 (seven years ago) link

bingo, these are such an easy thing to lampoon and yet they do it so poorly, even feedbuzz was better than this

― Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:42 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

don't you talk about feedbuzz like that

everybody loves lana del raymond (s.clover), Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:06 (seven years ago) link

clickhole's main joke seems to be that other things are vacant and unfunny. well sure, but it's not a very good joke.

― Pew Nornographers (contenderizer), Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:56 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

we are all vacant and unfunny and that's the only joke there ever was

everybody loves lana del raymond (s.clover), Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:07 (seven years ago) link

even feedbuzz was better than this

― Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:42 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark

Wow this is probably the most offensive thing you have ever posted

, Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:07 (seven years ago) link

They've already been doing this for a little while with their slideshows on the onion. I'm not really ready (or cool enough) to write off clickhole after a few days. There have already been a couple of things that have made me laugh pretty hard.

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:16 (seven years ago) link

i'm cool enough to write off clickhole, but i'm not, i'm laughing off of it

mattresslessness, Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:19 (seven years ago) link

the best part of clickhole is the fact they have actual bullshit click-bait ads at the bottom that I keep thinking are satire

mh, Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:23 (seven years ago) link

such a great part of it.

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:32 (seven years ago) link

on their first day, I clicked on one thinking it'd be another satirical article, and it took several moments for me to realize I had gone to another site

mh, Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:38 (seven years ago) link

i mean, i think a huge part of my enjoyment of clickhole is working in the media industry for 12 years and slowly watching the media outlets I love move from

http://www.villagevoice.com/2003-04-15/music/mr-and-mrs-used-to-be/

to

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2013/04/hottest_dancing_coachella_gifs.php

Since the Onion itself has moved from making weekly satire to hourly clickbait, I'm guessing a lot of veterans of the staff are feeling the fatigue, and I imagine clickhole is coming from a very real place

macklemorange is the new wack (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:38 (seven years ago) link

the hate is palpable

mh, Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:39 (seven years ago) link

that's a fair point actually. i shd probably revisit it in a week or so.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:40 (seven years ago) link

I can imagine some humor writers who've finessed their craft for a decade could probably get a little bent out of shape at the Buzzfeeds, Crackeds, Chives, &c getting monster traffic by gaming the system as opposed to actually making better material.

Its something that a lot of music writers have been going through for the last few years (paging @maura)

macklemorange is the new wack (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 19 June 2014 21:45 (seven years ago) link

Whiney otm

Every post you make is dripping with failure (stevie), Friday, 20 June 2014 08:29 (seven years ago) link

the best part of clickhole is the fact they have actual bullshit click-bait ads at the bottom that I keep thinking are satire

― mh, Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:23 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

UK posters may be reminded of the terrible 'improve your memory' type ads in Viz (which I think they still run)

Kiss Screaming Seagull Her Seagull Her (DJ Mencap), Friday, 20 June 2014 08:49 (seven years ago) link

hi guys

maura, Friday, 20 June 2014 13:05 (seven years ago) link

so - youtube has pulled the calvin and hobbes vid

Every post you make is dripping with failure (stevie), Friday, 20 June 2014 13:11 (seven years ago) link

Probably sensible given the potential legal issues.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Friday, 20 June 2014 13:17 (seven years ago) link

http://www.clickhole.com/article/7-classic-90s-toys-werent-fun-anymore-after-911-333

― Disagree. And im not into firey solos chief. (Phil D.), Friday, June 20, 2014 8:00 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this one is the best, dont really care about the rest of the site tho

ciderpress, Friday, 20 June 2014 13:38 (seven years ago) link

Jesus Christ that village voice coachella thing is so dour

Now I Am Become Dracula (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 20 June 2014 14:07 (seven years ago) link

Yeah the Voice in the last several years is like a debauched, strung-out junkie version of its former self.

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Friday, 20 June 2014 14:32 (seven years ago) link

the Voice is soon going to be a single guy in his underwear posting clickporn photo sets of sex events

― THIS IS NOT A BENGHAZI T-SHIRT (Hurting 2), Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:44 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Friday, 20 June 2014 14:36 (seven years ago) link

I like cracked in that they'll put at least a modicum of actual research into their bits.

Also their ed-in-chief has admitted to writing some Clickhole jokes. I wonder how many AV Club/Dissolve writers have done the same.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Friday, 20 June 2014 17:54 (seven years ago) link

I can imagine some humor writers who've finessed their craft for a decade could probably get a little bent out of shape at the Buzzfeeds, Crackeds, Chives, &c getting monster traffic by gaming the system as opposed to actually making better material.

and the onion kind of depends on the existence of normal news to acclimatize people! what must young buzzfeed hedz even think about all those worrrrds

j., Friday, 20 June 2014 22:26 (seven years ago) link

Area man ponders current state of online journalism.

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Friday, 20 June 2014 23:36 (seven years ago) link

tbh i sort of felt bad for cracked once buzzfeed and upworthy usurped facebook, they sucked but at least they put some time in

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Saturday, 21 June 2014 00:01 (seven years ago) link

yeah i checked cracked just now and they've gone way more upworthy and less gonzo

everybody loves lana del raymond (s.clover), Saturday, 21 June 2014 00:20 (seven years ago) link

Teacher's pet!

DJI, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:55 (one year ago) link

That Diners & Drive-ins article is so good.

S-, Friday, 24 January 2020 03:43 (one year ago) link

Cards Against Humanity closed a deal to purchase @ClickHole! They will operate independently as a majority employee-owned company. We are extremely honored and excited to support the ClickHole team. https://t.co/QySRwH4lUj

— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) February 3, 2020

iatee, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 15:20 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Truly Depressing: This Elderly 36-Year-Old Man Is Babbling Incoherently About Something Called ‘My Bloody Valentine’ https://t.co/gniXtih0cL

— ClickHole (@ClickHole) June 17, 2020

was this written as a direct personal attack on ilx?

na (NA), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 17:49 (one year ago) link

i guess not since it's 36-year-old man and not 46-year-old man

na (NA), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 17:50 (one year ago) link

i guess not since it's 36-year-old man and not 46-year-old man

― na (NA), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:50 PM

was this written as a direct personal attack on ilx?

pplains, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 19:28 (one year ago) link

While funny, it's kind of hardtimes-ish. I prefer my Clickhole more absurd and less on the nose.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 18 June 2020 07:23 (one year ago) link

The design since they relaunched makes it look more than ever like sort of cheapo Outbrain Taboola thing

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:36 (one year ago) link

I'm glad these guys are posting funny shit on Instagram again but it sucks that their new majority employee-owned status comes via the Cards Against Humanity creep

🧵 Lots of people love Cards Against Humanity (and follow Max Temkin) so let me give you a handful reasons why you should STOP SUPPORTING them immediately.

Max is an abuser. The toxic culture at CAH had horrifying impact on many employees. #CAHisOver

— fantastic ms. (@fox) June 11, 2020

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:56 (one year ago) link

"Elderly 36 Year-Old Man" is def funnier than "Elderly 46 Year-Old Man" but yeah, if you're 36 now Loveless came out when you were like 7.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:39 (one year ago) link

Joke's on them, I'm 35 and my recurrent challop is that MBV are dece but overhyped and the s/t is the best thing they've ever done because at least half the songs on Loveless are either middling or cloying or both.

pomenitul, Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:43 (one year ago) link

in "part ownership by a prick, majority ownership by employees" vs "complete ownership by a media conglomerate" I'd go with the former easily tbh

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:47 (one year ago) link

CAH is a bad game but i read that twitter thread twice and could not figure out what crime was perpetrated against this employee - or at least she didn't substantiate it in the screenshots she chose to include.

Mordy, Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:58 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

it really bothers me that they didn't italicize Six Feet Under, and that they picked Wings over Empty Nest, Evening Shade, Life Goes On, and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, which are all better shows.

the burrito that defined a generation, Monday, 24 August 2020 16:39 (one year ago) link

me every time a post i make doesn't get excelsiored: https://clickhole.com/aw-so-sweet-this-32-year-old-thought-of-the-cleverest-little-joke-to-post-on-social-media/

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 24 August 2020 19:30 (one year ago) link

Does the Excelsior Thread still exist?

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 24 August 2020 19:43 (one year ago) link

So i know they have the new owners, but Clickhole is just not funny since restarting (have only laughed at recycled posts). Or am I just reading the new ownership into it?

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 10 September 2020 17:05 (one year ago) link

So i know they have the new owners, but Clickhole is just not funny since restarting (have only laughed at recycled posts). Or am I just reading the new ownership into it?

I’ve stooped reading it. The onion surprisingly still delivers (surprising because it’s owned by the people who ruined Deadspin).

Boring, Maryland, Thursday, 10 September 2020 23:42 (one year ago) link

Reductress does many of the things that I used to get out of Clickhole - often better/more pointed

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 11 September 2020 08:46 (one year ago) link

Yeah, just had a look on there and quality is still high

https://reductress.com/post/sorry-im-so-out-of-it-says-woman-who-is-literally-always-like-this/

这是我的显示名称 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 September 2020 08:49 (one year ago) link

Yes! That's more in The Onion style. i like how Reductress blends the broadsheet newspaper stuff and the online clickbaity stuff

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 11 September 2020 09:02 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

I liked https://www.instagram.com/p/CFutwVGBMY9/?igshid=1p7ssnk3d0w5j

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 16:11 (one year ago) link

Anna Kendrick said WHAT?!? pic.twitter.com/iw9kD2VUoa

— ClickHole (@ClickHole) October 2, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 2 October 2020 18:04 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

6 Classic Episodes Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Where The Characters Mention That The Baby From ‘Dinosaurs’ Is In Prison Where He Belongs https://t.co/2F4krSy5jT

— ClickHole (@ClickHole) November 17, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 00:10 (eleven months ago) link

I can't eat if I don't wash my hands first

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 04:22 (eleven months ago) link

eight months pass...

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/436/943/93f.jpg

the first time you saw this, did you understand the guy in the photo to be 'the worst person you know' or did you understand the guy in the photo to be 'you', heartbroken by the fact that the worst person you know just made a great point?

since it became a meme it seems like the first interpretation has won out, people photoshopping other people in his place when a real-life 'worst person' makes a good point, but I remember not being sure when I first encountered it?

soref, Monday, 2 August 2021 19:21 (two months ago) link

Looks like Max Tundra

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 2 August 2021 19:25 (two months ago) link

That's obviously the worst person IMO

Karl Havoc (DJP), Monday, 2 August 2021 19:31 (two months ago) link

Max Tundra is 100% good person musically and around 95% same on Twitter.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 2 August 2021 19:38 (two months ago) link

would you be willing to summarize the 5% that is bad?

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Monday, 2 August 2021 19:40 (two months ago) link

very occasional meltyness

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 2 August 2021 19:42 (two months ago) link

to be clear, I meant the focus of the Clickhole article, not Max Tundra

Karl Havoc (DJP), Monday, 2 August 2021 19:48 (two months ago) link

seems clear that 1) the photo is intended as illustrating 'the worst person' and 2) the whole concept of the article is irredeemably stupid (see also: 'heartbreak' of psoriasis)

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Monday, 2 August 2021 19:57 (two months ago) link

sometimes i wonder what point the clickhole guy is making. is it a point that plays against his type, like you need to be nicer to your wife, or a point that fits his character, something about survival of the fittest or the interlocuter's sexual insecurities?

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Monday, 2 August 2021 19:57 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Not sure I was ready for "Stolen Valor: This Man Is Wearing a Toupee Despite Having Floor Length Golden Hair"

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:34 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...
two weeks pass...

I Found ClickHole’s “Worst Person You Know”

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 18:05 (one week ago) link

that article was terrible

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 19:05 (one week ago) link

Good point

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 19:10 (one week ago) link

sorry, could not resist that.

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 19:11 (one week ago) link

Trembling, I tapped out a message to him.
Trembling, I tapped out a message to him.
Trembling, I tapped out a message to him.
Trembling, I tapped out a message to him.
Trembling, I tapped out a message to him.
Trembling, I tapped out a message to him.
Trembling, I tapped out a message to him.
Trembling, I tapped out a message to him.

ffs calm down, you weren't tracking down a Nazi war criminal in hiding

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 19:12 (one week ago) link

honestly that was the only "we tracked down this famous person from a stock photo" article that wasn't entertaining

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 19:13 (one week ago) link

it does read like a clickhole article, only much less funny

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 19:14 (one week ago) link

Good point

okay I lolled

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 19:20 (one week ago) link

Way to lead us on. At least I posted alternate photos of the backpack girl.

pplains, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 20:02 (one week ago) link

yikes

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 15 October 2021 01:50 (one week ago) link


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