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

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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

the intersection of sports and culture at large was 100% their brand. Deadspin didn't really care much about the actual analysis of sports, like why is this particular offensive formation suddenly very popular or how does this college prospect's game translate to the pro level. The Ringer and ESPN among others are much better at that. but every day basically there's some sports story that crosses over into larger issues of race, gender, class, etc. and that was Deadspin's bread and butter. I would've loved to see what they had to say about the response to the Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph brawl last night, for instance.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 15 November 2019 16:48 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Deadspin dot com had 2.2m unique visitors in November, according to Comscore. It had 19.9m unique visitors in October, its best month in at least 3 years. Looks like the “force all your employees to resign” strategy is going swimmingly.

— Kevin Draper (@kevinmdraper) December 17, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 21:42 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

News: G/O Media is moving Deadspin to Chicago and suspending negotiations with unionized employees. Here's the letter from Jim Spanfeller. pic.twitter.com/x3ymCOCbmI

— Ben Mullin (@BenMullin) January 10, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 10 January 2020 15:54 (four months ago) link

are you gawker dudes familiar with The Small Bow?
http://thesmallbow.com/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:21 (four months ago) link

“The steps are in order for a reason,” is a particular refrain among 12-Step devotees, specifically for selfish scaredy cats like me who cannot see how unnecessary amends could cause more pain for someone else. I didn’t send a mass email, but I forged ahead on a few sloppy attempts at undercooked apologies. Believe me, it’s better to wait.

While I wait, I keep updating my amends list each year which is filled with the usual people who suffered because of me: ex-girlfriends who deserved truth and compassion but got emotional abuse; ex-employees who I betrayed; company investors who got burned; a sister who sensed my absence; parents who did the best they could.

Then there’s another list a little more unique: work-related hazards and hurts tied to my years of vicious, contemptible blogging at Gawker Media for many of their sites. Both of my sponsors have suggested most of this list falls under the “living amends” guidelines–where the only thing to be done that isn’t harmful to myself or them is to write out an imaginary letter to the Universe or offer up a thoughtful prayer. The real amend, both sponsors said, is that I leave them alone now and forever. I must still be accountable, this is simply an added level of consideration for myself and others. It’s important to be ready though, just in case.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:22 (four months ago) link

i posted about it a couple of months ago

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:31 (four months ago) link

ah, okay; my bad. that's probably why i know about it!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:00 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

if you liked Deadspin theres sort of a version of it here

https://unnamedtemporarysportsblog.com

frogbs, Friday, 31 January 2020 15:13 (four months ago) link

the "about" page mentions they're all still unemployed. is that true?

treeship., Friday, 31 January 2020 15:16 (four months ago) link

kind of bleak

treeship., Friday, 31 January 2020 15:16 (four months ago) link

wow

Comedy Website ClickHole to Become Independent and Employee-Owned in Partnership with Cards Against Humanity

FEBRUARY 3RD, 2020 (CHICAGO) — Cards Against Humanity has purchased the comedy website ClickHole from G/O Media and reincorporated it as an independent, majority employee-owned company. The deal closed Tuesday February 3rd.

The Clickhole staff will own a substantial majority stake in the company, and Cards Against Humanity will own a minority stake. The purchase price has not been disclosed. The entire staff will move over.

“We are thrilled that Cards Against Humanity has made the very ill-advised financial decision to give us the funding we need to buy business supplies, such as staplers and TI-83 graphing calculators,” ClickHole said. “They are giving us the rare opportunity to work with total creative freedom and to run our business with zero oversight, which will undoubtedly result in us bankrupting our company. This can only end in disaster.”

“ClickHole is probably the funniest thing we’re aware of,” Cards Against Humanity community manager Jenn Bane said. “We have been huge fans of the site since it launched, and everyone in our company can recite at least a few ClickHole articles from memory”

With the acquisition comes ClickHole’s content archive, dating back to its founding in 2014. The Onion created the site at the same time it decided to stop its print edition and focus on web content. The site parodies social media and viral content on sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy.

“ClickHole is a big honking comedy website whose main goal is to create the funniest things possible,” ClickHole continued. “We believe in experimenting and trying new things in order to produce a unique type of content that you can’t find anywhere else, even on TV or at the opera. Our goal is to be more funny than the animals at the zoo, and if we can do that, we believe we can become the most powerful website in the world. We are also the only website in the world with Treasure, and we guard it jealously. It is our deeply held belief that protecting our Treasure is the key to creating a successful website.”

Cards Against Humanity and ClickHole will continue to operate as separate businesses. Cards Against Humanity will not play a role in day-to-day management of the site; however, the game company will supply ClickHole with cash to support operations.

“ClickHole has accumulated this once-in-a-generation team of comedy talent,” Cards co-creator Max Temkin said. “We’re not going to tell them how to run their business. Our goal is just to give them every creative tool that we have.”

The current ClickHole website is temporary, and the staff plans to relaunch the site and its story archive on a new platform.

“We are grateful that CAH is giving us the support we need to continue being the only website on the entire internet with Treasure,” ClickHole said. “ClickHole’s Treasure consists of gold, rubies, doubloons, diamonds, sapphires, and many other beautiful gems and precious metals. Nobody is allowed to touch our Treasure, but people are allowed to look at our Treasure. If you try to steal our Treasure, we will put a curse on you. Thank you for your cooperation. Long live ClickHole.”

“We don’t want to be a publisher and we’re not really thinking of this as an investment with a huge return,” Temkin said. “We just want ClickHole to be around for 100 years.”

About Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is an independent game company based in Chicago. It is the best-reviewed, top-selling, and most-wished-for toy or game on Amazon.com. Today the company operates a coworking space for more than 100 independent artists in Chicago (named one of the Chicago’s coolest offices by Crain’s); a scholarship for women seeking college degrees in science; and a political super-PAC. They also own a private island in a lake in Maine which was purchased for comedic purposes. The Chicago Sun-Times said their business has “the sophistication of a lemonade stand.”

About ClickHole

ClickHole is a satirical publication that regularly breaks the internet with its incredible, life-changing viral content. Launched by The Onion in 2014, the site has amassed millions of loyal readers and has been hailed in the press as “literally the best website,” “the institutional voice of the internet,” and “the weirdest—and funniest—place on the internet.” ClickHole's five-person staff includes editor-in-chief Steve Etheridge, head writer Adam Levine, associate editor Jewel Galbraith, staff writer Jessye McGarry, and writer-at-large Jacy Catlin.

the main character Cooly and his fart attack (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 09:30 (four months ago) link

Does anyone know where I can find that "the worst person you know just made a good point" jpg?

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 10:16 (four months ago) link

funny you should ask https://lifestyle.clickhole.com/heartbreaking-the-worst-person-you-know-just-made-a-gr-1825121606

maura, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 15:41 (four months ago) link

lol

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:18 (four months ago) link

I can't tell whether this is still satire or not

let's talk about gecs baby (sleeve), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:24 (four months ago) link

weren't there rape accusations against max temkin

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:44 (four months ago) link

Yeah

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:47 (four months ago) link

Well one

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:48 (four months ago) link

I’m genuinely tickled that rather than write job descriptions for the new and improved Deadspin, they copied and pasted the ones I wrote as part of the vision of the site they despised. https://t.co/XiWdDWe1D1 https://t.co/4XRwRIjFPc

— Megan Greenwell (@megreenwell) February 7, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 7 February 2020 22:33 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.thecut.com/2020/02/emily-gould-gawker-shame.html

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 27 February 2020 13:36 (three months ago) link

Gould was the editor of Gawker back when I was actually reading it every day (and working at a NY paper so its content mostly about NY media insider stuff felt relevant to my interests) and ive always enjoyed her writing. I still don’t think she’s owning what gawker was about or her role in it - she’s a victim of Denton of kimmel of trump or strangers shaming her but gawker was about shaming ppl then and up until the end and sometimes its writers got blowback for the bad stuff they wrote and published.

Mordy, Thursday, 27 February 2020 14:56 (three months ago) link

I thought that was a good essay.

jaymc, Thursday, 27 February 2020 15:26 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Zombie Deadspin going with blood libel. Yikes.

You would think - call me crazy here -- that there is a way to say mean things about this NHL owner who just laid a bunch of people off without employing vicious and well-known anti-Semitic tropes pic.twitter.com/i6K4Z78YPw

— Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) March 26, 2020

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 28 March 2020 06:54 (two months ago) link

The guy in charge of getting Best Buy to purchase native ads didn't go into your Kinja and yank the marvelous muckraking journalism about how a media company CFO was trying to get his dick wet with poo.

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 3 April 2020 21:23 (two months ago) link

deadspin has successfully used Talent Distancing to flatten the Traffic Curve pic.twitter.com/Vbt1pWcaqH

— Patrick Cosmos (@veryimportant) April 9, 2020

Was at 1672 in September

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 10 April 2020 08:03 (one month ago) link

The sister sites all seem to be gradually bleeding talent as well. There’s only like 3 left at Jalopnik that were around before the Deadspin mass resignation

El Tomboto, Friday, 10 April 2020 13:20 (one month ago) link

yeah. kotaku is pretty bad these days too. the top article for the last 3 days is one that features a bunch of cleavage in the banner pic. i feel like i'm reading the daily mail or something

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 April 2020 14:46 (one month ago) link

I'd like to use this opportunity to laugh at spanfeller but I'm pretty sure losing all the good writers is part of the broader forbesification plan

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 10 April 2020 15:28 (one month ago) link

re: kotaku
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2020/04/16/jason-schreier-is-leaving-kotaku-citing-go-media-reason/

“I’ve been through a lot with this company,” Schreier told the Post. “It always felt like, through it all, we were guided by people who always cared about journalism, and unfortunately, I’m not sure that’s the case a

also, Bourdet at Gizmodo is out

It’s one of the hardest, saddest decisions I’ve ever had to make. But after over three years as its editor in chief, I’ll be leaving @gizmodo this month.

— kelly bourdet (@kellybourdet) April 15, 2020

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 18 April 2020 21:46 (one month ago) link

Nice

That Emily Gould piece from February is fantastic.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 19 April 2020 23:25 (one month ago) link

yeah, wow

i am a horse girl (map), Sunday, 19 April 2020 23:43 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

coming soon to a screen near you, apparently co-penned by ex-ilxor
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/05/gawker-is-undead-once-more-as-a-planned-apple-tv-series

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 22 May 2020 23:55 (two weeks ago) link

Who will they get to play Drew Magary?

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:13 (two weeks ago) link

wow

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Saturday, 23 May 2020 01:29 (two weeks ago) link

Just sayin' pic.twitter.com/Mvon3J4NDA

— John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) April 13, 2018

jaymc, Saturday, 23 May 2020 02:44 (two weeks ago) link

lol. can't wait till my screenplay for "ilx the musical" gets picked up.

treeship., Saturday, 23 May 2020 03:14 (two weeks ago) link

Is this why Max deleted his Twitter account?

jaymc, Saturday, 23 May 2020 21:16 (two weeks ago) link

we should all delete our twitter accounts, don't need a reason really

silby, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:58 (one week ago) link

Over/under on the box office of a Gawker movie: $275

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:06 (one week ago) link

max deleted his twitter??

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 May 2020 11:47 (one week ago) link

He deleted his FB recently too (I use FBPurity and it tells you when ppl close out account and you defriend as a result)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 25 May 2020 03:36 (one week ago) link

that means all that's left of max's digital life...is here

*loud sound*

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Monday, 25 May 2020 03:38 (one week ago) link

damn are we srsly gonna have to get Apple+ to watch this?

flopson, Monday, 25 May 2020 03:41 (one week ago) link

do it for the Posts

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Monday, 25 May 2020 04:05 (one week ago) link

Max helping line zucks pockets smh

flopson, Monday, 25 May 2020 04:50 (one week ago) link

ilplex imo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 May 2020 05:39 (one week ago) link

Noticed that The Outline also got bought by Bustle and then immediately fired everyone.

El Tomboto, Monday, 25 May 2020 05:57 (one week ago) link


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