hey gawker dudes. what the fuck is wrong with you?

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link maybe automatic, related story, tag or whatever.

The "obit" doesn't seem so bad.

A lot of gawker is gossip, never going to be the classiest website.

Rave Van Donk (jim in glasgow), Friday, 20 February 2015 07:54 (five years ago) link

Oh yeah the link is in the text /illiterate

Rave Van Donk (jim in glasgow), Friday, 20 February 2015 07:55 (five years ago) link

if you include the link you're shameless. if you don't you're whitewashing your record. kind of a no win situation

polyphonic, Friday, 20 February 2015 08:05 (five years ago) link

Ehh idk, pretty sure you could choose not to hyperlink that shit in an obit, and I know that gawker is the new cool kid ILX crew, but fuck that noise.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Friday, 20 February 2015 08:32 (five years ago) link

i think it's sad that ppl think gawker is cool -- like the ppl who write for it seem like a mix of college student newspaper dorks that felt they were "edgier" than their peers but not extroverted enough to be sketch comedy dweebs

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 09:01 (five years ago) link

gawker media, jjjusten wants a word with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64sy-053698

how's life, Friday, 20 February 2015 09:45 (five years ago) link

reading this thread i thought it was going to be like, one of those embedded links with an image. that would have been pretty hilarious/fucked up. but a hyperlink in the text? meh

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 15:17 (five years ago) link

if you include the link you're shameless. if you don't you're whitewashing your record. kind of a no win situation

It isn’t white washing if it’s a minor story. And it was an extremely minor story.

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 20 February 2015 15:42 (five years ago) link

the new cool kid ILX crew lol

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 February 2015 15:46 (five years ago) link

new cool kid ILX crew needs to be doing more to prevent plushie-fucking garbage like this imo

http://io9.com/10-superheroes-who-can-never-have-sex-5015295

The first two grafs of the Hulk item are a good an argument as any that comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

it would have been really disingenuous to write about his death but pretend like we have no history with him

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 February 2015 15:51 (five years ago) link

new cool kid ILX crew needs to be doing more to prevent plushie-fucking garbage like this imo

sure we'll do this right after you storm into will dana's office and put your foot down over the new U2 album getting 5 stars

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 February 2015 15:54 (five years ago) link

agree that it was such a minor story that it'd of been fine and a scosh classier to not include it

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 February 2015 15:55 (five years ago) link

lol @ plushie-fucking garbage

example (crüt), Friday, 20 February 2015 18:48 (five years ago) link

In the future all celeb obits will include a disclosure about the writer being blocked on Twitter by the deceased

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:06 (five years ago) link

i still dont REALLY get this complaint but im glad you posted about it here and on facebook

frankly it would be really weird and shady to pretend we (or really a couple ex employees) had never gotten in a stupid fight with this guy? its not that the story is or is not newsworthy its that we were directly involved as an institution. better to err on the side of transparency

and even then i guess i dont quite get it. are obits supposed to be safe spaces?

max, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:36 (five years ago) link

are obits supposed to be safe spaces?

yes

contenderizer, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:37 (five years ago) link

it's called 'decorum' usually

j., Friday, 20 February 2015 19:42 (five years ago) link

It's bad form to call out or air the dirty laundry of someone who is no longer around to defend him/herself. And I'm sure it's pretty much the last thing anyone who cares about that person wants to read about when they're grieving.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:44 (five years ago) link

I mean, write an article or a book or whatever after some time has passed and tell the world how much of a d-bag the person was if you need to, but slipping funeral atendees pictures of the deceased with his mistress just makes you look like a ghoul.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (five years ago) link

When Norm McDonald dies does Rolling Stone have to print that he tweeted a critique of their Best SNL cast list?

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (five years ago) link

i don't think mentioning gawker's history with the guy is nec. a bad thing but the way it's inserted into the article is really weird to me, like it's vague enough to invite you to click on it, had it been prefaced with something like "we should note in the interest of transparency that we engaged in an angry blah blah blah...." i would understand more

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (five years ago) link

i still dont REALLY get this complaint but im glad you posted about it here and on facebook

Maybe Gawker can run an article about it and link back to it when we die

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:54 (five years ago) link

take it to kinja

mookieproof, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:57 (five years ago) link

xp: lololol

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:59 (five years ago) link

"Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism." - Graham Greene

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:59 (five years ago) link

^^ GG firing shots at gawker over ethics in journalism

example (crüt), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:01 (five years ago) link

lolololx2

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:02 (five years ago) link

clearly the gawker keepin' it negative dickhole cool kid crew should run ILX

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:36 (five years ago) link

clearly they should

― carne asada, Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:38 PM (6 years ago)

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:43 (five years ago) link

i think it's sad that ppl think gawker is cool -- like the ppl who write for it seem like a mix of college student newspaper dorks that felt they were "edgier" than their peers but not extroverted enough to be sketch comedy dweebs

― Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, February 20, 2015 4:01 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think gawker is cool. i guess i buy into their self-image of bravely flaunting politesse standards of establishment journalism, and the writers not caring who they piss off definitely makes for interesting reading. disrespecting the death of some random tv producer i've never heard of doesn't necessarily quality as "brave," but idk it's hard to care either way. i like how the nothing gets the gloves off on ilx like obits

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:52 (five years ago) link

We are clearly in need of higher standards for reading.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:55 (five years ago) link

comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 7:50 AM (5 hours ago)

i hope you are consistently making this argument on all the relevant ilx threads, sugar

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:06 (five years ago) link

i see people get all excited about these movies and then I see this woman is describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner

not to be trenchant or anything but everyone lies in obits it's the american way. *thanks obama for gawker*

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:11 (five years ago) link

i mean gawker dudes, thanks dudes

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:14 (five years ago) link

i see people get all excited about these movies and then I see this woman is describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 1:08 PM (6 minutes ago)

you don't get boners?

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:16 (five years ago) link

Whiney gets a boner every time he gets the opportunity to neg on pop culture he doesn't approve of.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:20 (five years ago) link

how exciting

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:21 (five years ago) link

i can't help but be a little curious why a small business owner in the midwest is outraged about an obit published by a young hip but increasingly conservative new media outlet about a sad comedy ca druggy with a tumblr book deal in which there is what seems like a minor concession to past beef. small world i guess?

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:22 (five years ago) link

Mumble! Sigh! Sob! Comics aren't just for adults anymore!

Sorry, couldn't think of better sound effects for stereotypical alt commix.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:24 (five years ago) link

don't care about this controversy but can't wait to make good use of this thread in the future

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:25 (five years ago) link

just what we need -- another cis-het white man talking about the hulk's boner

mookieproof, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:28 (five years ago) link

*tumbls furiously*

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:29 (five years ago) link

comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 7:50 AM (5 hours ago)

what about Kevin Smith movies

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:30 (five years ago) link

Hey hip-hop nerds. What kind-of hip-hop is this?

markers, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:31 (five years ago) link

will do

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:34 (five years ago) link

don't you live in greenpoint where's it's like 90% polish people and upwardly mobile white twentysomethings pretending to be broke? who are you scared of there?

― imo phillips (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:34 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

are you scared of getting a seitan taco from the taco truck?

― imo phillips (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:35 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

best thread ever

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:37 (five years ago) link

"grim reapah!" burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb never fails to brighten my day

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:38 (five years ago) link

i'm familiar with that guy, he knew a ton about menswear, too bad he's a lunatic

call all destroyer, Friday, 11 September 2020 02:10 (two months ago) link

what was his view on sports

irn-scamp (mh), Friday, 11 September 2020 03:11 (two months ago) link

he doesn’t believe they exist

ptah el dude (voodoo chili), Friday, 11 September 2020 03:13 (two months ago) link

I don't think people itt are "excusing" those posts, just saying it's possible to be a decent person and still have bad things in your internet past. At least I hope that's true!!

not to say this makes it ok but the internet was kind of a different place in the mid 00's, virtually every "humor" site out there was couched in language like that, it was all a gross competition to see who could write the most twisted offensive shit that would "trigger" their parents. and when I go back to old Something Awful or Maddox posts that I remember used to make me laugh as a teenager I'm horrified at how blatantly awful it is. mainly cuz it's not really funny but also because I can't really find the "ironic" distance in there anymore. btw it wasn't just "edgy" humor sites, it was like...everything. Even the music sites I used to hang out on to learn about King Crimson & Genesis and shit were laden with gratuitous sexism and random slurs.

feels like a few things happened since then. one of course is people grew up and/or maybe experienced something that made these sort of gross comments feel 'real' and therefore unfunny. two was the realization that not all these people were like say Seth MacFarlane, who writes a ton of quote-unquote "ironic" shitty & offensive jokes but generally seems to be progressive "IRL", in fact a lot of these people are straight up monsters and at some point you can't really separate "ironic" racism & sexism from the real thing, which you maybe thought didn't exist in those spaces but very much does (see: Barstool). three is that people actually put names to the posts now, there's no longer that "safety net" of "who gives a shit what I post on the internet, nobody knows who I am and this'll be gone in a year anyway", even a site like ILX which seems to be one of the last bastions of the "old internet" (minus a lot of the gross shit) has a userbase where a lot of people seem to know who each other are, can't just hide behind a username like you used to

frogbs, Friday, 11 September 2020 14:06 (two months ago) link

Where's my post about betting frogbs' pre-woke period is a slaughterhouse

Thoia Thoing, Maryland (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:48 (two months ago) link

So I'm just going to go on record here and say that I never did any of this stuff so many of you are saying 'everyone did,' and am sort of aghast at the idea that the sort of vile bullshit that I'd always tried to avoid was more embraced than I'd ever thought.

That isn't meant as a holier than thou statement or some sort of self-exoneration-- as I've mentioned, I know I've been a vile asshole at moments, as well as posted very NSFW things here and elsewhere. But few if any of my posts engaged in outright sexism, rape apology, or racism, and I feel like I'm losing my mind as people write 'everyone did this stuff.' because no, not everyone did!

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:04 (two months ago) link

Which doesn't mean that people don't deserve to have these lapses forgiven, particularly if they've changed their thoughts and behaviors accordingly...

But to me, Jordan's point about Deadspin's culture of misogyny above is part of what makes the case of Petchesky more shitty. Like, the guy clearly was engaging in violent rape culture edgelordism before he was hired as a staff writer for the site. He never should have been given a platform in the first place! And imo, he shouldn't be given the benefit of the doubt now, mostly because he only apologized when he was called out, whereas much of what other posters here are pointing to was a more organic process of growing up, learning from others, and also learning that "edgy" internet culture is tied irrevocably to the worst elements of human nature, and has been since I was in middle school.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:11 (two months ago) link

just ftr: https://adequateman.deadspin.com/casual-cruelty-1829327257

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:18 (two months ago) link

much of what other posters here are pointing to was a more organic process of growing up

well, yeah, most of us don't have editors from right-wing sites looking to make us look bad in public, of course his "process" doesn't appear "organic"

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:37 (two months ago) link

Okay. That does seem like a better response than most.

I still am amazed at I guess the 'reality' that so many embraced this cruel, shitvoid internet that was always repellent af to me. Like I remember friends showing me the racier edges of New Grounds back in middle school and not only thinking that it was disgusting, but also thinking that those friends were fucking losers. Have some of them changed? Sure. And so I guess that Petchesky has changed, as have many of you, and don't deserve my holier than thou shit just because we didn't have the same experience.

I appreciate y'all being patient with me as I think and feel through this.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:38 (two months ago) link

you probably just matured a lot faster than people like me

frogbs, Friday, 11 September 2020 16:39 (two months ago) link

fwiw I agree that rape jokes are on the extreme end and probably rarer on ILX than in almost any other online space that's been around as long

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:39 (two months ago) link

(not that we all collectively deserve a pat on the head for it or w/ever)

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:40 (two months ago) link

Why is every frogbs post like

DELETED. PLEASE STOP THIS.

Anyways I think this is why we have American fascism because everyone in my generation had this exact same experience"

Thoia Thoing, Maryland (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:42 (two months ago) link

fp’d

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:45 (two months ago) link

that post should be deleted

call all destroyer, Friday, 11 September 2020 16:46 (two months ago) link

Tbf, I was a fat gay punk kid in a public middle school who got a scholarship to a fancy liberal Quaker high school, had a horrible eating disorder, and also had numerous female besties who'd survived sexual assault at some point before high school was over, so I've been pretty much like this for a long time. Don't think it has to do a lot with maturity, necessarily, but probably more to do with environment. I also hardly had a working internet connection at my house growing up.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:50 (two months ago) link

I’m not saying frogbs is wrong in that “white guys into offensive humor have had different experiences changing with the timbre of the last 20 years.” I’m just saying his constant drumming of this as some universal/generational/zeitgeist experience is weird

Thoia Thoing, Maryland (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:53 (two months ago) link

congrats for stopping short of spelling out the n-word

call all destroyer, Friday, 11 September 2020 16:56 (two months ago) link

I've posted on this message board 28,097 times and I think maybe 3 of them have been on that subject

frogbs, Friday, 11 September 2020 16:57 (two months ago) link

south park is still pretty damn good (when it isn't mischaracterising trans people, its one remaining serious flaw imo) and has rowed back a lot of its y2k-era edginess, or at least moved with the times

imago, Friday, 11 September 2020 16:59 (two months ago) link

I had a mixed experience. Even up to my mid-20s, there were people in my larger social sphere who would make “edgy” jokes, etc. Other than one guy who seems perpetually stuck in a certain cultural period, I would be completely shocked to hear that from any of them now if I had occasion to run into them socially. One in particular I can think of is a high school drama teacher that seems to be well-liked by all his students

on the other hand, a friend I got back in touch with in recent years has vented about this guy we’d gone to high school with who was very much into queer/punk/arts spaces at the time revealed himself to be a completely unironic racist years after the fact

I try to accept people for who they are now with a cautious eye to the past

irn-scamp (mh), Friday, 11 September 2020 17:01 (two months ago) link

you know, I realized in recent times that even if old gawker had turned into just a site with the insightful, funny articles and political content and had jettisoned the celebrity gossip stuff entirely, Thiel still would have found a lawsuit to work with his vendetta at some point. it was the one thing, but it could have been anything, or death by a thousand cuts

irn-scamp (mh), Friday, 11 September 2020 17:37 (two months ago) link

they printed one of the slanderous comments I submitted about my favorite NFL franchise so I'm even more in the tank for nu-Deadpsin now.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 11 September 2020 18:23 (two months ago) link

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maura, Friday, 11 September 2020 21:53 (two months ago) link

that's what i got when i clicked on that link

maura, Friday, 11 September 2020 21:53 (two months ago) link

yeah sorry, it was a fake link. joke was supposed to be in the url.

bogo jumbo boba (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 11 September 2020 21:59 (two months ago) link

A few years ago I went for a dinner with a colleague and we ended up talking about feminism, at which point I told her that in my teens I exhibited a great deal of internalized misogyny that I was in no position to really understand due to my immaturity and somewhat typical (in this regard, at least) Eastern European upbringing. She was utterly shocked and disgusted when she found out and I was just like… a) based on what we both know of teenage boys in the 90s and early 00s, what were you expecting?, b) I'm telling you this story because I'm still ashamed of my stupidity back then, and c) would it be best to never speak of this to anyone ever again and instead foster the notion that I'm a one-dimensional being whose behaviour has always been and always will be guided by the exact same ethical principles sub specie aeternitatis?

pomenitul, Friday, 11 September 2020 22:36 (two months ago) link

oh lol i thought it had just been spanfeller'd

maura, Saturday, 12 September 2020 00:28 (two months ago) link

No idea what that means.

pomenitul, Saturday, 12 September 2020 01:01 (two months ago) link

that the link had been seasoned with dried leaves

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Saturday, 12 September 2020 01:22 (two months ago) link

Barstool - chaotic evil
Defector - chaotic good
The Ringer - lawful evil
Grantland - lawful good
The Athletic - true neutral

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 12 September 2020 02:00 (two months ago) link

grantland and the ringer are more or less the same people, some of whom are great. but simmons was the same guy both places and it is, of course, not open mic night

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 September 2020 02:33 (two months ago) link

That's why they're both lawful but Simmons has gotten worse and his influence over the site (and transition to podcast network) has gotten heavier-handed.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 12 September 2020 02:41 (two months ago) link

haven't heard about anyone killing themselves over a ringer story

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 September 2020 03:00 (two months ago) link

lol milo otm

k3vin k., Saturday, 12 September 2020 03:33 (two months ago) link

Mookie otm

treeship., Saturday, 12 September 2020 03:41 (two months ago) link

everyone is OTM

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Saturday, 12 September 2020 07:11 (two months ago) link

putting aside any personal feelings i have about, the it athletic is vc funded which is a bad sign for its being at all “good”

maura, Sunday, 13 September 2020 01:13 (two months ago) link

*about it, the

maura, Sunday, 13 September 2020 01:13 (two months ago) link

also mookieproof otm

maura, Sunday, 13 September 2020 01:13 (two months ago) link

It's nice that people give enough of a fuck about sports to pay for writing about sports. If only I had made the choice as a small boy to give a fuck about sports, perhaps I would be making the big bucks as a writer today, instead of scrabbling in the gutter for nickels as a *cough, spit* music critic.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 13 September 2020 02:02 (two months ago) link

I doubt anyone outside of ESPN is making big bucks but perhaps these subscription models are allowing more sportswriters to at least make a modest living, which is admittedly a hell of a lot more than can be said for the popcrit hustle.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Sunday, 13 September 2020 02:17 (two months ago) link

Athletic poached a lot of veteran sportswriters from daily newspapers and even ESPN, I don't think those guys were switching for less money

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 13 September 2020 02:19 (two months ago) link

I was gonna say I figured only the writers who also
do TV and maybe pods get the big bucks but shit, they kinda all do TV and pods nowadays

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Sunday, 13 September 2020 02:25 (two months ago) link

I occasionally see a mention of or ad for podcasts from local newspaper people or former sports talk radio people and it seems a lot like they have listeners in the dozens.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 13 September 2020 02:44 (two months ago) link

my neighbor is a sports radio guy. the conglomerate that owns pretty much all the stations basically fired/laid off the full staff of three different stations and then un-fired most of the sports guys within a week after public outcry. I really think they had no idea what people cared about listening to, wanted to keep something and didn’t know what, and just canned everyone to see which fanbase yelled the loudest

mh, Sunday, 13 September 2020 02:47 (two months ago) link

Defector should sponsor a Chrome extension that changes deadspin to defector.com for people who still start typing it out of habit

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 13 September 2020 20:55 (two months ago) link


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