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

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"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

pretty cool to have a site mod willing to go that extra mile and call users out not just on their ilx behavior but also on how well they're doing their actual jobs

iatee, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:59 (five years ago) link

jjjusten is cooler than anyone who works for gawker

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 22:06 (five years ago) link

it's a real violation of privacy for mods to be digging around our personal websites

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 22:08 (five years ago) link

ew gawker's pervasive grossness makes their regular bursts of sanctimony feel particularly disingenuous

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:17 (five years ago) link

Not all hashtags are cool with Gawker. The media company wants a single general tweet about the lawsuit and if a hashtag is to be used, Gawker wants it to be #gawkerinternlawsuit. As for the no-go's, Gawker's lawyer Mark Batten writes, "The hashtags #fairpay and #livingwage are inflammatory, and the Court’s approval of those would suggest that the Court has a view about the merits of this lawsuit. And the use of #nickdenton is also inappropriate; Mr. Denton is not identified with this case, and his personal conduct is not at issue in the matter."

woooowwwwwwwwww

slothroprhymes, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:20 (five years ago) link

#gawkerinternlawsuit #fairpay #livingwage #nickdenton

mh, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:20 (five years ago) link

Gawker wants the plaintiffs to be careful on Reddit, not connecting this lawsuit with "unrelated controversies and political causes." Denton's company gives some examples. The plaintiffs shouldn't attempt to leverage the GamerGate controversy by posting in the subreddit "KotakuInAction," which Gawker says has expanded into general criticism of its gaming site. "Plaintiffs apparently would like notice of the lawsuit to be added to this 'munitions pile,' but there is no justification for doing so," states Gawker's letter. "The same is true of Plaintiffs’ request to post information about this lawsuit in the 'OccupyWallStreet,' 'LostGeneration,' and 'Progressive' subreddits."

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:20 (five years ago) link

tbf I understand them asking plaintiffs not to further sic the dogs of gamergate on them

mh, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:21 (five years ago) link

or the dogs of the 'progressive' subreddit?

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:22 (five years ago) link

xps to mordy's sanctimony comment: exactly, they produce good work sometimes, but the idea that they are arbiters of ethics/morality/etc. is hysterical. (the same is true of denton's sworn enemy vice, this isn't just a gawker problem)

tbh if they were honest they'd just bring back shit like gawker stalker and own the sleaze but that'll prob never happen

slothroprhymes, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:23 (five years ago) link

tbf to vice they are pretty nihilistic (i feel defensive for them bc a lot of their foreign coverage has been really engaging over the last couple years)

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:25 (five years ago) link

we get the media outlets we deserve, unfortunately

mh, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:27 (five years ago) link

xp the vice HBO series is great - the chiraq and north korea episodes from season 1 stand out in particular

slothroprhymes, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:28 (five years ago) link

gawker manages to be awfully sleazy without gawker stalker

max, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:32 (five years ago) link

i don't really get the complaint of being "sanctimonious." should journalists not call out people on sleazy shit if their employers do the same shit? i weakly prefer the sanctimoniousness of gawker to the seedy relativism of vice

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:50 (five years ago) link

idk i don't feel like journalism should be about call-outs, that's more like arnold diaz "shame shame shame" journalism.

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:51 (five years ago) link

theres also the question of the extent to which journalists or commentators shd be held accountable for the corporate sins of their employers........

max, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:59 (five years ago) link

obv if someone is doing exemplary work, even for an otherwise odious media org, i'll read + appreciate them

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 23:00 (five years ago) link

generous of you

max, Friday, 20 February 2015 23:08 (five years ago) link

i love to give back

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 23:09 (five years ago) link

wow i can really feel the love rn

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 23:11 (five years ago) link

more 4u mordy

http://sambiddle.kinja.com

resulting post (rogermexico.), Friday, 20 February 2015 23:29 (five years ago) link

Looks like my classic grim reapah thread will never die. I was young, stupid, and drugged out of my mind when I wrote that thing - whaddayawantfromme.

CoolRadio, Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:31 (five years ago) link

so youre saying burt stanton was your drugged out alter ego

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:36 (five years ago) link

It was me on drugs making an ass out of myself. I just wanted to make people laugh, even if it was at my own expense.

CoolRadio, Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:38 (five years ago) link

a thing of beauty is a joy forever

kriss akabusi cleaner (seandalai), Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:41 (five years ago) link

I think they're doing pretty different things, and even though I've never subscribed to The Athletic so I can't say 100% for sure, I think Deadspin/Defector has better writers, unless you're just strictly looking for reporting from your sportswriting.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:13 (one week ago) link

There's a fair bit of overlap in the way they cover sports, the columnists and non-sports stuff seemed like a Deadspin bonus

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:21 (one week ago) link

i pay $1.25 a month for the athletic, which employs like a million writers

i don't think they have comparable business models at all, i doubt defector is going to get a lot of outside funding. they're just relying on having enough old deadspin fans with money to throw around.

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:28 (one week ago) link

but the athletic is relying on venture capitalists not getting bored so...

maura, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:45 (one week ago) link

the athletic is modeled off your local sports page, deadspin always branded itself as the anti-sports page

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:51 (one week ago) link

oh i don't assume that either model is in any way stable xp

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:55 (one week ago) link

if all the contributors on that masthead become full-time employees they need like 13,000 annual subscribers at $69 a year to pay them all $50,000 a year, plus a bunch more to pay for the CMS and so on. That'd be a very high conversion rate of the erstwhile pre-ratfucking deadspin audience, but it's also not an objectively large number of customers. Your Kickstarter Sucks, a podcast which I suspect is a more niche taste than "posts about sports", has 3,000+ Patreon subscribers.

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:57 (one week ago) link

maybe the premium-subscriber model isn't stable but at least if that money dries up or doesn't pan out at least it's not because some jowly moron in a bad suit thinks he knows your business

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:59 (one week ago) link

alternatively, they need to convince just one or two megarich deadspin fans to give them 25k per year

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:02 (one week ago) link

maybe chris berman will throw them a bone

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:02 (one week ago) link

why does every site on the internet have to be about sports

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:40 (one week ago) link

shut up nerd

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:42 (one week ago) link

wow harsh dude

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:44 (one week ago) link

alternatively, they need to convince just one or two megarich deadspin fans to give them 25k per year


That’s ... not enough money

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:53 (one week ago) link

Each. It can be a “sponsor a Deadspin writer” program.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:06 (one week ago) link

I do my part by buying Magary’s novels (which are surprisingly good)

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:07 (one week ago) link

That’s ... not enough money
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:53 PM (forty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

was not being serious

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:36 (one week ago) link

they do offer the option for you to pay 25k per year tho, if you're so inclined

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:37 (one week ago) link

Ha ah xp

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 01:50 (one week ago) link

Over 10,000 people subscribed to https://t.co/kJAyviyXwV on Day One, but billions more have the opportunity to join on Day Two

— Defector (@DefectorMedia) July 29, 2020

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

well, there you are.

all cats are beautiful (silby), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 19:37 (one week ago) link

Pretty soon you’re talking about real money

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 22:15 (one week ago) link


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