The Awl

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regarding the awl, and this board

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

the internet is an open space!

max, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

when does godot get here

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:17 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...


s.clover, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:42 (five years ago) Permalink

i tried getting thru that i really did

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


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

A classic from the Straight Dope:

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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

I just finished it my god

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

do we have a daggering thread?

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

rolling the awl/jamaican dance crazes/broken penises

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

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

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

thanks 4 sharing hurting

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

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

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

three weeks pass...

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

Not super familiar with that.

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


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

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

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

three months pass...

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 (five years ago) Permalink

"internet hipsters"

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


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

This article has made me feel a little violent.

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

three years pass...

these guys do some good stuff imo

just sayin, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 00:43 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) Permalink

have they?? i havent noticed

just sayin, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 03:20 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so . . . what happened with the hairpin?

mookieproof, Friday, 30 October 2015 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah what the hell

polyphonic, Friday, 30 October 2015 21:22 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

one 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.

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 December 2015 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

over/under on rejoining the Denton machine?

El Tomboto, Saturday, 12 December 2015 04:57 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

the aw(fu)l

flopson, Tuesday, 23 February 2016 21:57 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Still curious about what the hell happened to the Hairpin.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 16:59 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

With Laura Olin folding her Awl newsletter, I rediscovered this beautiful/crushing issue - should resonate with a few of us on ilx:
Songs as time machines

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 29 September 2017 18:27 (one month ago) Permalink

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