In the Future, Every Cat Video Will Be Viral for Fifteen Minutes

This rant is a bit unedited, but I think I still agree with it, despite it being more of a cri de couer than a precisely argued point.

His point seems to be this: The internet has created simple ways to measure penetration/popularity of an article, or a LOLcat picture: Number of pageviews, number of likes, number of video views, number of RTs. Because these standards are so ubiquitous and everpresent, we're beginning to be have as if page views equal actual quality, as if hit-whoring represented something besides hit whoring.


I think we're starting to care more about popularity and financial success than legitimate quality. All right, so that's hardly news; that's always been the case, as a general rule, for most of humanity's reign. But now the smart people are doing it: People who should know better. I'm talking about you, dear reader: You, me, all of us.

You see this everywhere, from box office results to online pageviews to Nielsen ratings to freaking Twitter followers. More people watch the NFL on television than any sport so therefore IT IS THE BEST SPORT. You have fewer Twitter followers than the person you're criticizing? YOU'RE A HATER. You don't like that album that went platinum? YOU JUST JEALOUS. BuzzFeed has put a bunch of pictures of kittens together in a way that is easily passed around by idiots? THEY HAVE FIGURED OUT THE INTERNET THEY ARE SUCH BRILLIANT PACKAGERS OF CONTENT THE FUTURE OF MEDIA. We have become a culture that, because we can quantify things in a way we've never been able to before, are acting as if those numbers are all that matter....

.Just because a bunch of morons and teenagers are watching The Voice doesn't mean that the rest of us have to give a shit.

But we do! ... Because we can see the numbers, and everyone has collectively decided that this is what we should be doing, that this is the point of all this....

We have all lowered the bar for ourselves. There was a time we didn't give a shit how popular something was, by the way; there was a time that "selling out" was considered the worst thing you could do. Now, we were all pretty stupid about that back then, too—eventually, it turns out, money does in fact come in handy—but there was at least a principle behind it. There was a recognition that you should at least try to follow your own muse. But why would anyone do that now? The pageview counter and Twitter followers and Nielsen ratings tell what is Working, and what isn't. Quality and passion, there's nothing wrong with them, necessarily ... but they're sort of beside the point.

I think he's basically right (I think). "Creating Buzz" or "setting the narrative" used to be the province of PR strategists, advertisers, and of course the idiotic liberal media. But now we can all join in.

But should we? Did anyone ever establish as his life's ambition to "create some buzz" over something? It's actually an extraordinarily trivial and shallow thing, when you consider it.

thanks to @comradearthur.

Posted by: Ace at 04:36 PM



Comments

1 Okay, am I first?

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 28, 2012 04:38 PM (a3o4f)

2 I have more firsts than anyone else on this blog.

Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 04:39 PM (6TB1Z)

3 I have never watched The Voice. I don't care about the Voice. I'm not even exactly sure what The Voice is. I know it's an American Idol type of deal, but no more.

So there.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 04:39 PM (HDgX3)

4 *slinks away*

Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 04:39 PM (6TB1Z)

5 Your point is well taken, Ace. Except when it comes to Kim Kardashian's ass. I need to know about that 24/7.

Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 04:40 PM (6TB1Z)

6 But should we? Did anyone ever establish as his life's ambition to "create some buzz" over something?

_________________________

A certain blogger almost stated exactly that--as their goal.

Posted by: tasker at December 28, 2012 04:40 PM (r2PLg)

7 This was part of Obama's strategy. Get as much shit out there about Romney as possible and get "buzz" going. Buzzfeed let the charge.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (HDgX3)

8 Incoherence, I'm OK with this today.

Posted by: sTevo at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (VMcEw)

9 I think it's called "pop culture."

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (y5uWA)

10 He is basically saying the internet has turned to shit. Well, when someone like Obama can be elected by a stupid public what keeps it from turning to shit.


Keep in mind that mindless drivel like Lavern and Shirley was a top rated show years ago. And compared to today's drivel it was better.



The USA is now the lowest common denominator of stupid. PT Barnum was right.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (53z96)

11 Boring. Hasn't Sean Penn written anything about banning knives in England?

Posted by: mallfly at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (bJm7W)

12 More people watch the NFL on television than any sport so therefore IT IS THE BEST SPORT

Well, yeah. It is. Occasionally the masses are right.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (SY2Kh)

13
Funny how modern American culture is so very concerned with mass popularity on one hand, and yet elevates celebrities into an elite on the other.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (a3o4f)

14 The disadvantages of being a cat, who is often blogged about, are numerous.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 04:42 PM (j5VOl)

15 The NFL is crap.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 04:42 PM (53z96)

16 But should we? Did anyone ever establish as his life's ambition to "create some buzz" over something?

Pffftt.....are you kidding?

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2012 04:42 PM (fsLdt)

17 Our collective minds and souls have turned to goo.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (y5uWA)

18

"Made you look."

I can remember when this was considered a foolish thing.

Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (K4wCe)

19 This article would be way more popular if it had a picture of Justin Bieber and a cat wearing matching hats while looking at a Kim Kardashian nip slip. LOL.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (+lsX1)

20 And what does stupid have to do with cat videos?

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (53z96)

21 anyone ever establish as his life's ambition to "create some buzz" over something?
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"My life's ambition is to create some buzz over something." -- Andy Warhol

Weird.

Posted by: General Zod at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (2+bRt)

22 Is he mad, bro?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (j5VOl)

23 I like LOLcats. *sniff*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (UOM48)

24 The NFL has by far the best marketing machine of any sport.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (HDgX3)

25 "This rant is sort of incoherent, but I think I still agree with it, despite its incoherence."

I, thusly, understood it completely with greatest enthusiasms herewith.

Posted by: Sean Penns A Letter at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (eHIJJ)

26
The USA is now the lowest common denominator of stupid. PT Barnum was right.
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (53z96)

__________________

Actually Plato said it first--about Democracy.

Posted by: tasker at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (r2PLg)

27 On the down side, Will Leitch is a liberal and likes to sneak in politics on his movie reviews and sportswriting wherever possible. On the plus side, he's got a pretty good finger on how the media has devolved. Granted, he spends most of that attention on ESPN and the idiots there, like Skip Bayless. Not always though. Even he concedes Costas is quite the blowhard with his weekly 60 second lecture to the nation.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 28, 2012 04:44 PM (Pwz7h)

28 I blame that damned dancing baby video.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 28, 2012 04:44 PM (y5uWA)

29 I have a friend that, when I request we change the radio station or whatever because the song playing sucks, replies along the lines of, "XYZ has sold x million albums dude, get with the times."

My response, "McDonald's has sold more hamburgers than anyone on Earth. Do you consider McDonald's to have the world's best hamburger? Popularity doesn't mean desirable."

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at December 28, 2012 04:44 PM (6WVi+)

30 Do the elites want to ban kitteh videos now too?

They'll have to take them from kitteh's cold dead claws

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 04:44 PM (wwsoB)

31 wait, we're not talking about the val-u-rite kind of buzz, are we? I kind like that kind.

Posted by: mallfly at December 28, 2012 04:44 PM (bJm7W)

32 http://bit.ly/VcrqhT

I hate popular music too.

I don't know why this wasn't top 40.

Posted by: sTevo at December 28, 2012 04:44 PM (VMcEw)

33 Where's the kitteh?

Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 04:45 PM (z9HTb)

34 I personally only see cat videos here on AoSHQ. That and the links from here that are labeled NSFW.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 04:45 PM (Y6HTt)

35 O/T Fucking Hell.

Pelosi saying the meeting between Boner, Barry and the Pederast "went well."

We're so fucking fucked.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:45 PM (UOM48)

36 29
I have a friend that, when I request we change the radio station or
whatever because the song playing sucks, replies along the lines of,
"XYZ has sold x million albums dude, get with the times."



Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at December 28, 2012 04:44 PM (6WVi+)
___________
Heh. I have a friend who is the exact opposite. If more than 17 humans have heard of them, he loses interest cuz they're sellouts or something.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 04:45 PM (HDgX3)

37 Here's the deal. Hollywood, music, TV, and the internet ALL cater to the adolescent and young adult male. So they make stuff which moguls think that age group would like. The rest of us are stuck with the results.

What we need is more elevated programs, with ads promoting them that say things like "You're not hip enough to watch this! This show is only for sophisticated adults!"

This is how stuff used to be marketed back in the olden times, when I was young. That is how things like "Death of a Salesman" actually got shown in prime time.

We need to figure out a way to do this.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 04:46 PM (GoIUi)

38 None of this applies to me. I'm not impressed by page views or the number of followers someone has on Twitter, and I don't give a flying phuck about The Voice.

Yay me?

Posted by: Kensington at December 28, 2012 04:46 PM (H84UO)

39 My response, "McDonald's has sold more hamburgers than anyone on Earth. Do you consider McDonald's to have the world's best hamburger? Popularity doesn't mean desirable."
Actually, popularity does mean desireable. It doesn't equate to high quality, however.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 28, 2012 04:46 PM (3x3F6)

40 And what does stupid have to do with cat videos?

It's just an example. Cat vidoes are fine.

But man does not live by Lolcats alone as the prophesy from the Bible says.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2012 04:46 PM (fsLdt)

41 >>>I have a friend who is the exact opposite. If more than 17 humans have heard of them, he loses interest cuz they're sellouts or something.

pffft. They haven't been the same since they recorded their first demo tape and learned to play their instruments.

Posted by: Guy Who's Hipper Than You And Needs You To Understand That at December 28, 2012 04:47 PM (LCRYB)

42 I come to this place for the thought stimulating content

Cheerleader boobehs are extremely stimulating

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 04:47 PM (wwsoB)

43 Spent some time with the low-class, ghetto-proud family over the holiday: This country can't burn soon enough.

They wanted us to watch some shitty little kid acting like a dumb-ass in the van with his mom (mom's so fucking worthless she sits there and lets him) and they thought it was the funniest thing EVAH!!!

Then you have the kids starting fights just to get on youtube.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, DC: The GOP is doing everything it can to save these type of people from the consequences of their voting.

Let. It. Burn.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 28, 2012 04:47 PM (imtbm)

44 Cat videos? I call this DBS, - my daily boobies syndrome.

Posted by: Fritz at December 28, 2012 04:47 PM (w3+gB)

45 Case in Point:

That stupid fucking Gangnam Style video is the most watched of all time. Humanity is DOOOOOMMMMMEEEEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 04:47 PM (UK9cE)

46 if it weren't for the internet, I wouldn't have realized that honey boo boo and honey badger didn't refer to madonna and sean penn.

Posted by: mallfly at December 28, 2012 04:47 PM (bJm7W)

47 35
O/T Fucking Hell.

Pelosi saying the meeting between Boner, Barry and the Pederast "went well."

We're so fucking fucked.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:45 PM (UOM4

______________________
Was there ever any doubt we wouldn't be fucked? I wish they had just announced Obama will get 100% of what he's asking for 6 weeks ago. It's not so much the 100 lashes I will receive that bothers me. It's the 1 in 1000 chance I thought I might only get 80 lashes false hope that bothers me.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 04:48 PM (HDgX3)

48 Internet content has turned to shit since the good old days when it was used mainly to surf porn

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 04:48 PM (wwsoB)

49 The USA is now the lowest common denominator of stupid.
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 04:41 PM (53z96)

Say what?

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 04:48 PM (RIg+t)

50 Well I do sometimes dislike overexposure--

like the Beatles--or Lindsey Lohan's crotch.

Posted by: tasker at December 28, 2012 04:48 PM (r2PLg)

51 We have all lowered the bar for ourselves. There was a time we didn't
give a shit how popular something was, by the way; there was a time that
"selling out" was considered the worst thing you could do.


I disagree with this part. I certainly don't remember any such time.

Every college newspaper music critic who ever lived ("I liked this band before they sold out, but their songs that get radio play suck") still gave a shit about how popular something was. They might adopt a knee-jerk negative reaction to popularity, but they still cared.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 04:48 PM (SY2Kh)

52 If I don't get a kitteh video soon, I shall sit down in the snow.

Posted by: fluffy crosses the memes at December 28, 2012 04:48 PM (z9HTb)

53 "Actually Plato said it first--about Democracy."
===============

I was talking about the people who watched "Diff'rent Strokes."

Posted by: Dana Plato at December 28, 2012 04:48 PM (H84UO)

54
Coodles.

Coming soon.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (G/zuv)

55 I have more firsts than anyone else on this blog.


Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 04:39 PM (6TB1Z)


Speaking of something no one gives a shit about.....

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (UK9cE)

56 It's exampled with newly invigorated cat videos.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (j5VOl)

57 35
O/T Fucking Hell.

Pelosi saying the meeting between Boner, Barry and the Pederast "went well."

We're so fucking fucked.

xxx

There's a bit on it at Drudge. Sounds like more can kicking down the road.

And really, no matter what happens we're fucked.

On the positive side, there's always SMOD to hope for.

Posted by: shibumi at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (z63Tr)

58 I blame that damned dancing baby video.
***********************

Wow, you remember that? You must be OLD. I only read about the dancing baby in a history book somewhere.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (v6GqR)

59 The USA is now the lowest common denominator of stupid. PT Barnum was right.

Oh...you ave no idea how incredidbly stupid the rest of the world is.

Trust me.....we are not that bad.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (fsLdt)

60 Jane D'oh: "Pelosi saying the meeting between Boner, Barry and the Pederast 'went well.'"

Three people in a smoke-filled filtered room away from Congress and the rest of The People always provides the most transparent, reasonable solution. The only way it could be better would be if it was just one guy deciding.

Posted by: A. Hitler at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (eHIJJ)

61 Coodles.

Coming soon.>>

Will they taste better than Ramen Noodles?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 04:50 PM (Y6HTt)

62 45
Case in Point:

That stupid fucking Gangnam Style video is the most watched of all time. Humanity is DOOOOOMMMMMEEEEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!




And that stupid Korean POS "performed" for the Obamas in the WH for Christmas. This, after it was revealed he had rapped about US troops and their families being killed.


Way to go, CiC Barky McFuckwit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:50 PM (UOM48)

63 59 The USA is now the lowest common denominator of stupid. PT Barnum was right.

Oh...you ave no idea how incredidbly stupid the rest of the world is.
Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (fsLdt)

Thanks. I think....

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 04:50 PM (RIg+t)

64 That dancing baby must be a teenager by now, I'm guessing.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 04:50 PM (j5VOl)

65 I do like Will Leitch, but he'd just like us to forget he was editor at deadspin, where they show athlete dong shots for hits. He has a point that the Internet has morphed from a place where everybody looked for people that had a similar interest, and they would nerd it up together around whatever that thing was, to whatever this is now.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM (RlvM2)

66 This has penetrated into game development as well, with publishers basing bonuses off Metacritic scores - and sometimes disbanding studios if they don't do well enough. Imagine being denied a bonus as a developer because Metacritic calculated the first ten reviews as an average of 84 instead of 85. It's actually happened, and as someone who was fired after the game he was working on only got a 60 on Metacritic I've seen this firsthand.

Posted by: Viridian at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM (y5LXw)

67 Pop culture: an inevitable evil we need to address, but I can't help but hold most of it at arm's length. Our politicians live and breathe it, so it seems.

I have been mocked as 'boring' when espressing what I thought were unalienable principles. That's where we are.

Posted by: small town girl at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM (YLiN/)

68 37
Here's the deal. Hollywood, music, TV, and the internet ALL cater to the
adolescent and young adult male. So they make stuff which moguls think
that age group would like. The rest of us are stuck with the results.

What
we need is more elevated programs, with ads promoting them that say
things like "You're not hip enough to watch this! This show is only for
sophisticated adults!"



Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 04:46 PM (GoIUi)

_____________
AMC kinda does that with Mad Men. Despite all the hooplah about MM, the ratings suck. But it's the "right type" of viewers - upper middle class, 30/40 somethings so low ratings by people who spend money on BMWs is just as good as high ratings by people who buy Nikes.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM (HDgX3)

69 Fully 50% of this country is below average.

Another 25% is well below average.

Mass media caters to that 50%.

If you are reading this: You are irrelevant to them.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM (imtbm)

70 The NFL is crap.

But everything else is crappier.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM (SY2Kh)

71 I don't get the Feng shui of his globally conscious vegan footwear.

Posted by: sTevo at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM (VMcEw)

72 Shallowness is the new Gravitas.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM (ndlFj)

73 Christmas Kitteh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLIMbdbrUxU

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 04:52 PM (53z96)

74 *inalienable*

Posted by: small town girl at December 28, 2012 04:52 PM (YLiN/)

75 "That dancing baby must be a teenager by now, I'm guessing."
===============

The dancing baby grew up to be Sandra Fluke.

Posted by: Kensington at December 28, 2012 04:52 PM (H84UO)

76 We need to cultivate animus beween the 18-29 set, probably based on some ginned-up, suitably pointless poop culture nostrum ("are you a Kardashian hater, or do you love Kim?!?"), arm them, and allow them to generationally cleanse. Should take a year or so. Stock up on Western DVDs and Ramen.

Then we start over with kids who wear school uniforms, say "sir" and "ma'am," cut grass for five bucks, and know what "get Daddy a cold one from the garage 'fridge" means.

More Cleavers; fewer Haskells.

Posted by: General Zod at December 28, 2012 04:53 PM (2+bRt)

77 I can see the the writer's point though

What's Facebook mainly but people you've known through your life putting up pictures of what they ate or what they're doing at this moment. Then screaming at you if you don't love their boyfriend King Barry

Twitter is a little better, but it's still mainly trash talk, brainfarts, and chicks tweeting a pic of their asses in the bathroom mirror

Someone on another blog lamented the late Geocities, lots of fun for teh crazy you'd see there

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 04:53 PM (wwsoB)

78 Predator is being mean to Danny Glover, and Bill Paxton is mumbling about UV radiation.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 04:53 PM (j5VOl)

79 And that stupid Korean POS "performed" for the
Obamas in the WH for Christmas. This, after it was revealed he had
rapped about US troops and their families being killed.


Way to go, CiC Barky McFuckwit.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:50 PM (UOM4


I was slightly comforted by the fact that it received poor ratings on TNT or TBS (whichever, I watch neither) when broadcast.


Barky McFuckwit, however, has me ashamed of my country for the first time in the history of ever.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 04:54 PM (UK9cE)

80 73
Christmas Kitteh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLIMbdbrUxU


Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 04:52 PM (53z96



Awwww.....thanks, Vic. My m-i-l adopted a 6 or 7 month old kitteh, and he was enjoying her Christmas tree.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:54 PM (UOM48)

81 AMC kinda does that with Mad Men. Despite all the
hooplah about MM, the ratings suck. But it's the "right type" of viewers
- upper middle class, 30/40 somethings so low ratings by people who
spend money on BMWs is just as good as high ratings by people who buy
Nikes.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 04:51 PM

And guys who want to see Christina Hendricks boobehs

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 04:54 PM (wwsoB)

82 In Soviet Russia, LOLcat watch you.

Posted by: Obi Wan Moron at December 28, 2012 04:54 PM (QKKT0)

83 I think this is another "get off my lawn" moment.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 28, 2012 04:55 PM (a0nis)

84 Wow, you remember that? You must be OLD. I only read about the dancing baby in a history book somewhere.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at December 28, 2012 04:49 PM (v6GqR)
Well, I don't THINK of myself as old, but I probably will by the time this administration is done fucking me.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 28, 2012 04:55 PM (y5uWA)

85 >>....and chicks tweeting a pic of their asses in the bathroom
mirror.
---
Problem???

Posted by: sTevo at December 28, 2012 04:55 PM (VMcEw)

86 i can haz hot dogz?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 04:55 PM (GVxQo)

87 "...while looking at a Kim Kardashian nip slip."

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at December 28, 2012 04:43 PM (+lsX1)

Or more probably seeing a photo of her vulva with a color chart showing the various shades of panties that match or clash.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 04:55 PM (GsoHv)

88 Well, I don't THINK of myself as old, but I probably will by the time this administration is done fucking me.


Posted by: kathysaysso at December 28, 2012 04:55 PM (y5uWA

Do what I do: lie back and think of SMOD.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:56 PM (UOM48)

89 Christmas Kitteh


Vic saves the day.

Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 04:56 PM (z9HTb)

90 Any time a European condescendingly lectures us on our culture, remind them that Jerry Lewis is huge in France and David Hasselhoff is so popular in Germany they'd be happy if he was their Fuehrer

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 04:57 PM (wwsoB)

91 It might have been a daymare but I thought I read that they are going to do a reality show about the people that "work" at LOLcat.

Posted by: tasker at December 28, 2012 04:57 PM (r2PLg)

92 This has penetrated into game development as well, with publishers basing bonuses off Metacritic scores - and sometimes disbanding studios if they don't do well enough.

Sorry, but I think you're missing the point. Game developmentisn't exactly important.

If they use"Metacritics" to develop games I think I cansleep at night.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2012 04:57 PM (fsLdt)

93 The pursuit of the lowest common denominator as the purpose and apex of existence.

The maximization of conformity.

The minimization of true (or any) intellectualism.

The "culture" of masturbation.

The embrace of nothingness.

Downward!

To Equality!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 04:57 PM (8hrco)

94 couer isn't a word!!! C'mon!

Posted by: Grammar Nazi at December 28, 2012 04:57 PM (PxmNZ)

95 Royal Oil, I realize we are irrelevant to them. The trick is how to draw the low-info people into trying to watch something more elevating by using reverse psychology.

This is not rocket science. It was done in the 1950's. You have to make them feel that they are sophisticated and cool because they are watching Shakespeare, while people who are watching Snooki are simply declasse'.

This is what Axelrod did with Obama. We have to counter this and I am amazed that so many people don't understand it.

When the media makes junk the cool stuff, then they get lots of viewers and we get more junk in the pop culture. And that junk usually upholds peole like Obama.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 04:58 PM (GoIUi)

96 91
It might have been a daymare but I thought I read that they are going to
do a reality show about the people that "work" at LOLcat.




Bravo did. It's called "Lol Work" and it's dreadful.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:58 PM (UOM48)

97 Now, we were all pretty stupid about that back then, too—eventually, it turns out, money does in fact come in handy


Of all people, Bono had a great comment about this. In the midst of the late 90's alternacraze, Kurt Loder asked U2 a question about small labels vs. large labels and independence in making music and stuff like that. Bono's response was that thanks to their accountants they had so much money they could now do anything they wanted.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra cross stitch. at December 28, 2012 04:58 PM (VtjlW)

98 Awwww.....thanks, Vic.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:54 PM (UOM4

I think he only plays grumpy on the blog.

In real life he's just a cute, rolly-poly little kitten.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 04:58 PM (GsoHv)

99 ... and we'll call it Poop Magazine.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 04:58 PM (j5VOl)

100 I take offense, the Voice is a perfectly fine program. Better than any other televised singing competition.

I denounce myself and will turn in my man card, gun, badge etc

BUT SERIOUSLY

it's a lot better than the others. And I know at least two This Ain't Hell bloggers watch it.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 04:58 PM (NLjUW)

101 I blame the Guinness Book of World Records for this attitude.

Or maybe The Olympics.

Or maybe when Og and Crup had a pissing contest in 1 Million, BC.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 04:59 PM (ccXZP)

102 I like the Voice...

Posted by: supercore23 at December 28, 2012 04:59 PM (bwV72)

103 Speaking of something no one gives a shit about.....

Yes, that was kind of the point. Too subtle?

Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 04:59 PM (6TB1Z)

104 Og stream last longer

Posted by: Og at December 28, 2012 05:02 PM (z9HTb)

105 Or maybe when Og and Crup had a pissing contest in 1 Million, BC.


Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 04:59 PM (ccXZP)


I think it was Ook and Ok, but I'll look it up here in Wikipedia.....


Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 05:02 PM (VLG62)

106 Do what I do: lie back and think of SMOD.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:56 PM
--------------
heh

Posted by: Lady Hillingdon at December 28, 2012 05:02 PM (ay6+/)

107 Cause dissent in that age group by letting them know that FISA was re-uped this morning. They don't try to protect thier privacy, mostly, but they sure as hell don't want anyone they didn't "friend" digging through thier stuff. Morons (in the bad sense) never learn until after someone is already hitting thier feet with a hammer. They'll find out that they rode the wrong pony at the circus. Fools!

Posted by: and irresolute at December 28, 2012 05:02 PM (DBH1h)

108 "But should we? Did anyone ever establish as his life's ambition to "create some buzz" over something? It's actually an extraordinarily trivial and shallow thing, when you consider it."

____

Speak for yourself! (Oh wait--you did)

Posted by: Cricket, seeker after buzz at December 28, 2012 05:02 PM (2ArJQ)

109 Now you're going to give Ook ad Ok more "hits".

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2012 05:03 PM (fsLdt)

110 When it comes to things like book sales and the box office, though, popularity is a useful metric. More useful than anything else, anyway.

Film and lit critics are sometimes right, but they're often wrong. And to the last man they adore indie art films and incomprehensible books that a common sense man would consider overwrought pieces of garbage.

Star Wars, the new Batman, Iron Man, etc...popular does often equal (relative) good. Exceptions like Transformers just prove the rule.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:03 PM (NLjUW)

111 - " Video Killed the Radio Star "

or for the Shawn , Sean , Shaun , Shaan , Chone, Shoon Penns of the world - Video antics killed Quality ...

Posted by: AmericanDawg at December 28, 2012 05:03 PM (rBK2Z)

112
All I know is that apparently working for the federal govt is a way to create buzz because no matter how bad things are EVERYBODY GETS A RAISE, WAHOOO!.

I am thinking about becoming a parasite too. Just for the buzz.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 28, 2012 05:04 PM (69Mdf)

113 Ook squat to pee

Posted by: Og at December 28, 2012 05:04 PM (z9HTb)

114 Or maybe when Og and Crup had a pissing contest in 1 Million, BC.>>

Isn't that how they named Fargo ND and Moorhead MN?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:05 PM (Y6HTt)

115 Eric Bolling on The Five for president.

And jeebus, Juan Williams is an idiot.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 05:06 PM (UOM48)

116 Eh, it's mainly women causing this.
A surprisingly large # of terrible things about the world are due to women getting what they want. Like Prohibition. Not an accident that came right after women got the right to vote. Campus speech codes are another good example.

Men suck, too, of course. But women suck more collectively due to their greater propensity for sheep-like lemming behavior. Men suck in more individualistic ways. Women tend to suck in all the same way at once. So their sucking is more focused and destructive of society. There is more of a popularity-seeking, click-whoring, hive-mind aspect to feminine suckitude.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 28, 2012 05:06 PM (ZPrif)

117 cri de couer

no one here knows what this means

Posted by: soothsayer at December 28, 2012 05:06 PM (G/zuv)

118 note to Yoshi at 110: "the exception proves the rule" properly means "the exception tests the rule", like the "proving grounds" at the Salt Flats. Another example of an old meaning lost in modern times

Posted by: mallfly at December 28, 2012 05:06 PM (bJm7W)

119 And jeebus, Juan Williams is an idiot.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 05:06 PM (UOM4



No kidding. He's insisting that slowing the rate of growth is a cut. The fuck?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 05:08 PM (IvVLN)

120 >>>Or more probably seeing a photo of her vulva with a color chart

Where do we find this vulva palette for lingerie, and is it SWOP compatible?

Posted by: Fritz at December 28, 2012 05:08 PM (w3+gB)

121 no one here knows what this means


je connais

Posted by: le fluff at December 28, 2012 05:09 PM (z9HTb)

122 I like the Voice...

Posted by: supercore23 at December 28, 2012 04:59 PM (bwV72)


I don't. It's got that turdburgler Adam Levine in it.

Those that are talent free should not be judging others talent.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 05:09 PM (UK9cE)

123 Ace: "But should we [join in]?"

My family doesn't. The best default indicator that a media production sucks? If "everyone" likes it. We're outliers but not for the sake of outlying. Too much of what is produced is lowest-common denominator product. Pop TV? Pretty much don't watch it and haven't for over a decade. Twitter / Facebook / ThoughtlessDiaryandMusings.com? Privacy- Time- and Mind-sucking bilge on the whole. Don't care one whit about being liked (which is why AosHQ is acceptable).

Sorry. I quit caring about the in-crowd after high school. Because life intruded.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 28, 2012 05:09 PM (eHIJJ)

124 What, what? In the butt.

And South Park had the best take on this, when they made a YouTube video to make money to give to "Canada on Strike"

Posted by: wooga at December 28, 2012 05:10 PM (bl1lR)

125 Isn't this a better subject for Caturday?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 28, 2012 05:10 PM (c2oll)

126 96 91
It might have been a daymare but I thought I read that they are going to
do a reality show about the people that "work" at LOLcat.



Bravo did. It's called "Lol Work" and it's dreadful.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 04:58 PM (UOM4

____________________

Oh gawd--it's true?

Rock bottom.

Posted by: tasker at December 28, 2012 05:10 PM (r2PLg)

127 Highly ironic that a bleat against pop culture would show up on Deadspin (a sister site of Gawker, by the way).

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 05:11 PM (NaNKB)

128 "122 I like the Voice...

Posted by: supercore23 at December 28, 2012 04:59 PM (bwV72)


I don't. It's got that turdburgler Adam Levine in it.

Those that are talent free should not be judging others talent.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 05:09 PM (UK9cE) "

Those who can't, teach. Those who can't even teach, judge.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:11 PM (8hrco)

129 Dislikers gonna dislike.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 28, 2012 05:12 PM (UypUQ)

130 Heh. Our two kittehs got two identical boxes for Christmas. Now they're fighting over one box.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 05:12 PM (UOM48)

131
It is obvious we have gotten to that point though, I mean this country elected a prez American Idol style twice.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 28, 2012 05:12 PM (69Mdf)

132
119...He's insisting that slowing the rate of growth is a cut. The fuck?

It's an old ploy...and one of the 'Dems most frequent Lies'.

For example, back when Gingrich talked about slowing the rate of growth in Cost of Living Increases to SocSec....the Dems demagogued it as "cutting Social Security".

Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 05:12 PM (K4wCe)

133 "cri de couer ", damn, I always have to look that up. Why can I not remember it, better yet, why can it not be written in English? Ah, no panache in English, that's why.

OH, and web pages that are link whores, click ho's, and page view pimps (honey pots), ya, I know a few like that.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 28, 2012 05:12 PM (3klY/)

134 But women suck more collectively>>

I wish they would suck more, personally.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:13 PM (Y6HTt)

135 Calling Neil Postman...Mr. Postman, please pick up the white courtesy telephone...

Posted by: Fabio9000 at December 28, 2012 05:13 PM (WdYfg)

136 The one reasonable thing about Juan Williams: he seems earnest.

But still an idiot. He's earnestly idiotic.

I guess he'll never get the PBS/NPR out of him.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 28, 2012 05:14 PM (eHIJJ)

137 I wish they would suck more, personally.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:13 PM (Y6HTt)


Hear hear!!!!!!!

Steak and a BJ Day should be twice a week.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 05:14 PM (UK9cE)

138 118 I see (at least somewhat) what you are talking about, but like the Oxford comma, I don't believe the distinction is valuable enough to waste much time on.

Misuse of "begs the question" is a little more appealing because the wrong use is at least quite divorced from the right use.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:14 PM (NLjUW)

139 Neil Postman can't pick up the phone cuz he's dead.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 05:14 PM (j5VOl)

140
But still an idiot. He's earnestly idiotic.

I guess he'll never get the PBS/NPR out of him.


Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 28, 2012 05:14 PM (eHIJJ)


But that's why Fox is paying him. He's there to make the left look like the idiotic mass they are. Then they can say "See? We're fair and balanced! We've got Juan Williams!"

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 05:15 PM (UK9cE)

141 So, ummm, this probably isn't the best post to suggest this, but times are tough and we'd like more Cake Girl, please.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 28, 2012 05:15 PM (cgXSq)

142
Oh, come on! There can never be too many puppeh and doggeh videos.

Posted by: red at December 28, 2012 05:17 PM (ymJbM)

143 Neil Postman can't pick up the phone cuz he's dead.


You don't say?

Posted by: Marshall McLuhan at December 28, 2012 05:17 PM (z9HTb)

144 Eh, it's mainly women causing this. A surprisingly large # of terrible things about the world are due to women getting what they want. Like Prohibition. Not an accident that came right after women got the right to vote. Campus speech codes are another good example. Men suck, too, of course. But women suck more collectively due to their greater propensity for sheep-like lemming behavior. Men suck in more individualistic ways. Women tend to suck in all the same way at once. So their sucking is more focused and destructive of society. There is more of a popularity-seeking, click-whoring, hive-mind aspect to feminine suckitude.

Damn Flatbush Joe....that was a thing of beauty. I commend thee.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2012 05:17 PM (fsLdt)

145 It's not trivial at all. Obama is the hit-whoring president.

In 2006, he barely existed. They created some buzz, and now he is destroying America.

Do not let this be the province of the petty, venal, and stupid.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:17 PM (QphUg)

146 "We have all lowered the bar for ourselves."

Actually, we have removed the bar. A generation has been taught that to value Mozart over 50 Cent makes you a dangerous bigot. Same with valuing Shakespeare over Toni Morrison. Christianity over Islam -- same. Israel over "Palestine?" Though Shalt Not Judge! In other words, Martin Luther King had it all wrong: Ignore character -- don't judge at all.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 05:18 PM (RIg+t)

147 So, ummm, this probably isn't the best post to suggest this, but times are tough and we'd like more Cake Girl, please.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 28, 2012 05:15 PM (cgXSq)


Here you go:

http://scoamf.us/5v

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 05:18 PM (UK9cE)

148 As a retired music teacher who once steered very clear of any reality singing competition - I will now happily confess that I watch and love "The Voice". Reasons:
1. Blake Shelton
2. No age limit on singers, much more actual vocal talent than any other reality competition.
3. Blake Shelton
4. Did I mention 'Blake Shelton', a guy who did an animated short video on his Christmas special about him hunting and accidentally killing Rudolph? A man who talks about drinking all the time? Had a hit single entitled "Kiss My Country Ass"?
He should be the AOSHQ's Minister of Culture.

That said, I get why people throw their hands up in exasperation about that show - it is relentlessly plugged and is hosted by the continually smug Carson Daly. But since one of the featured folk is a proud non-PC country boy, I'm in.

Posted by: dwagyak at December 28, 2012 05:18 PM (06NDW)

149
134But women suck more collectively>>


I wish they would suck more, personally.


But, but....'sucking' is bad thing isn't it?

Isn't that why guys say "This sucks!"...?

Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 05:18 PM (K4wCe)

150 @133 "cri de couer ":

couer is not a word. It is coeur.

couer sounds like a noise some kind of bird makes. However, it is not a word.

Posted by: Grammar Nazi at December 28, 2012 05:18 PM (PxmNZ)

151 Thou

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 05:18 PM (RIg+t)

152 All I can think is that Huxley was right.




Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 28, 2012 05:18 PM (bb5+k)

153 And Flatbush Joe is 110% right, with apologies to HeatherRadish.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:19 PM (QphUg)

154 we'd like more Cake Girl, please


Before you get off my lawn, could you help me with this?


Happy ____ Ryan

Posted by: ol' fluff at December 28, 2012 05:19 PM (z9HTb)

155
We use a facebook account to "create a buzz" for our band. Our crowds have doubled, and clubs now call us and beg us to come play.


I deleted my personal account some months ago. Facebook can be an ugly place and I tired of seeing the thought police posts of loons.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 28, 2012 05:19 PM (jTKU5)

156 It all started with a cam-corder and the beating of Rodney King.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2012 05:19 PM (VW6ni)

157 But, but....'sucking' is bad thing isn't it?

No. But spitting is.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 05:19 PM (juqmv)

158 I also think, come the fire, and the trivially occupied mind will burn with it.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 28, 2012 05:19 PM (bb5+k)

159 35 O/T Fucking Hell.

Pelosi saying the meeting between Boner, Barry and the Pederast "went well."

We're so fucking fucked.

---

Doesn't mean anything until we see crying and cigarette smoke from the Boehner residence.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 05:20 PM (e0xKF)

160 I want to punch Juan Williams in his ignorant, yet likeable, face.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 05:21 PM (UOM48)

161 Not the original but it has 3 times the boobeh.

http://tinyurl.com/d2fr4dp

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:21 PM (Y6HTt)

162 Where csn I get those cat pictures that Ace mentioned?

Posted by: Everyone at December 28, 2012 05:21 PM (OJ4is)

163
Do not let this be the province of the petty, venal, and stupid.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:17 PM (QphUg)


Too late.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 28, 2012 05:21 PM (bb5+k)

164 Flatbush Joe is correct.

Women formed Code Pink.

Men formed Occupy Wall Street.


I forget my point.......

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 05:22 PM (UK9cE)

165 "146 "We have all lowered the bar for ourselves."

Actually, we have removed the bar. A generation has been taught that to value Mozart over 50 Cent makes you a dangerous bigot. Same with valuing Shakespeare over Toni Morrison. Christianity over Islam -- same. Israel over "Palestine?" Though Shalt Not Judge! In other words, Martin Luther King had it all wrong: Ignore character -- don't judge at all.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 05:18 PM (RIg+t) "

The foundation of Leftism's power and influence is judgmentalism. "Thou shalt not judge" is just that. "Thou."

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:22 PM (8hrco)

166 >>>That said, I get why people throw their hands up in exasperation about that show - it is relentlessly plugged and is hosted by the continually smug Carson Daly. But since one of the featured folk is a proud non-PC country boy, I'm in.

You hit everything I like in a nutshell. And Carson Daly is a smug, awkward, amusing-in-all-the-wrong-ways dude.

Hell, I'm not a country boy, but Blake Shelton is awesome.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:22 PM (NLjUW)

167 Not the original but it has 3 times the boobeh.

http://tinyurl.com/d2fr4dp


Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:21 PM (Y6HTt)


I'll be there with family and friends later this evening.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 28, 2012 05:23 PM (UK9cE)

168 Mini-deal sounds like an unprotected quickie. Bad idea.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 05:23 PM (RIg+t)

169 I don't give a shit about the "in crowd" and page hits, crap is crap and I avoid it like the plague.

Posted by: gdonovan at December 28, 2012 05:25 PM (o+/r4)

170 A cat post w/o cats. WTF is that?

Here's a couple vids.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1dpQKntj_w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dM0TDWA-iY

Posted by: MrX at December 28, 2012 05:25 PM (PxmNZ)

171 Mini-deal sounds like an unprotected quickie. Bad idea.>>

Kinda gives the Let it Burn mantra a different meaning.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:26 PM (Y6HTt)

172 The use and even most common application of the word "friend" was an early casualty.

Now when I say that I don't have any friends it's fact and not dark humor.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 28, 2012 05:26 PM (aZ6ew)

173 Popular is not necessarily good, but good things tend to be popular. The problem is that people assume it goes both ways, but it doesn't. Then there is the kind of stuff that goes memetic, and becomes a target of hatred, see: Godfather Part III, Pitbull, etc. It becomes popular to hate something, therefore it is the WORST THING EVER, just because people want to have found the worst thing ever.

Elevating mediocrity and giving it attention, then forcing the people who don't mind mediocrity to vehemently defend what they like, which inflames the haters, and gives an artificially inflated importance to something that might have faded away on its own.

I used to prefer low-minded entertainment, but the bar has sunk so far that I guess I fall into the middle now. Too many fanatics in high culture and low culture nowadays.

Posted by: Karusky at December 28, 2012 05:27 PM (dO4L7)

174 Whats that loud clinking clunking sound from washington? It's the can being kicked down the road.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 05:27 PM (l86i3)

175 >>>The use and even most common application of the word "friend" was an early casualty.


It all started with the Super Friends.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 05:27 PM (j5VOl)

176 If there is a fatal two car crash, where one driver is texting and the other drinking, which will liberals rush to ban first?

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:27 PM (QphUg)

177 And a bunch of suckers elected a SCOAMF for a president like this. Twice.

Love,

The MFM

Posted by: Andy at December 28, 2012 05:28 PM (OZPoa)

178 Now when I say that I don't have any friends it's fact and not dark humor.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 28, 2012 05:26 PM (aZ6ew)

Ditto, I tried, but people piss me off.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 05:28 PM (l86i3)

179 If a man says something in the forest and his wife isn't there to hear it, is he still wrong?

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:28 PM (QphUg)

180 "173 Popular is not necessarily good, but good things tend to be popular. The problem is that people assume it goes both ways, but it doesn't. Then there is the kind of stuff that goes memetic, and becomes a target of hatred, see: Godfather Part III, Pitbull, etc. It becomes popular to hate something, therefore it is the WORST THING EVER, just because people want to have found the worst thing ever.

Elevating mediocrity and giving it attention, then forcing the people who don't mind mediocrity to vehemently defend what they like, which inflames the haters, and gives an artificially inflated importance to something that might have faded away on its own.

I used to prefer low-minded entertainment, but the bar has sunk so far that I guess I fall into the middle now. Too many fanatics in high culture and low culture nowadays.

Posted by: Karusky at December 28, 2012 05:27 PM (dO4L7) "

What high culture?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:28 PM (8hrco)

181 176 If there is a fatal two car crash, where one driver is texting and the other drinking, which will liberals rush to ban first?

---

The gun of the cop who shows up to work the scene.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 05:28 PM (e0xKF)

182 BRB, video dump in sidebar

Posted by: old fluffy at December 28, 2012 05:29 PM (z9HTb)

183 Leitch starts off his article with a blurb about the now infamous NYT review of Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant. While the review may keep Leitch from going there, that review set off my inner contrarian and I am now planning to eat there once, just because of that bad review. The food may indeed be low grade slop, bu I don't care. If these New York food critics want to eat a Scorpion Testicle Demugalce over Beluga, more power to them.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 28, 2012 05:29 PM (YmPwQ)

184 Is there anything a man can do that is so terrible that his mother's inevitable recriminations can't make t worse?

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:29 PM (QphUg)

185 Whats that loud clinking clunking sound from washington? It's the can being kicked down the road.>>

In this new green society I think the sound you heard was the can being recycled.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:29 PM (Y6HTt)

186 Here's a cute kitteh:

http://tinyurl.com/c22tsum

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 05:29 PM (UOM48)

187 Why do women thi m it a joke when I ask them To put the toilet seat up when they're done?

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:30 PM (QphUg)

188 Talking to an older cousin who owns guns and likes to shoot.

Her: "I just don't think people should be able to own semi-automatic guns."

Me: "What kinds of guns do you own?"

Her: "A Glock."

Me: "That's a semi-auto."

Her: "But it only shoots six rounds."

Me: "That's because you only put six rounds in the magazine."

Then my wife kicked me under the table and I started talking about the squirrels outside the window.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 05:30 PM (GsoHv)

189 We don't need more gun control, we need more police on the beat.

Posted by: The Mayor of DC at December 28, 2012 05:30 PM (w3+gB)

190 Ditto, I tried, but people piss me off.

That's why I like it here. We're not 'people.' We're Morons.

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 05:30 PM (NaNKB)

191 Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:30 PM (QphUg)

If you ever want to get laid, lose that fight.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 05:31 PM (GsoHv)

192 Leitch starts off his article with a blurb about the now infamous NYT review of Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant. While the review may keep Leitch from going there, that review set off my inner contrarian and I am now planning to eat there once, just because of that bad review. The food may indeed be low grade slop, bu I don't care. If these New York food critics want to eat a Scorpion Testicle Demugalce over Beluga, more power to them.
Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 28, 2012 05:29 PM (YmPwQ)

Guy Fieri? That's real people food, WTF is it doing in NY?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 05:31 PM (l86i3)

193 Then there is the kind of stuff that goes memetic, and becomes a target of hatred, see: Godfather Part III, Pitbull, etc. It becomes popular to hate something, therefore it is the WORST THING EVER, just because people want to have found the worst thing ever.

Posted by: Karusky at December 28, 2012 05:27 PM (dO4L7)

-----

Nickelback!

Posted by: Dave S. at December 28, 2012 05:31 PM (aqj6v)

194 Here's a cute kitteh:http://tinyurl.com/c22tsum
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 05:29 PM (UOM4


----------------------------------------------


It doesn't have any fucking ears. Who wants a cat that can't hear?

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2012 05:32 PM (VW6ni)

195 176 If there is a fatal two car crash, where one driver is texting and the other drinking, which will liberals rush to ban first?

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:27 PM (QphUg)




Were they fossil fuel powered cars? Cause if they were, the car gets banned first.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 05:33 PM (IvVLN)

196 It all started with Zapruder and that damn home movie camera he carried everywhere.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at December 28, 2012 05:33 PM (+lsX1)

197 For those who have never seen it here is a link to the Orwell versus Huxley cartoon by Stuart McMillen. He nailed the essence of the article back in 2009.

http://fatpita.net/images/image%20(1952).jpg?12173

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 28, 2012 05:33 PM (G6kli)

198 Well, Times Square is the world's second largest tourist trap (next to Disney World).

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 28, 2012 05:33 PM (YmPwQ)

199 Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:21 PM (Y6HTt)


I think those chicks were pithed.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 05:33 PM (GsoHv)

200 liberal jews control all media don't be afraid to say it

Posted by: occam at December 28, 2012 05:34 PM (+Jqqc)

201 I take offense, the Voice is a perfectly fine program. Better than any other televised singing competition.

It is now that The Sing-Off was cancelled. Ben Folds was the best reality judge of all time.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 28, 2012 05:34 PM (OevbG)

202 Before you get off my lawn, could you help me with this?


Happy Slow Painful Death Ryan

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 05:34 PM (SY2Kh)

203 >>>If these New York food critics want to eat a Scorpion Testicle Demugalce over Beluga, more power to them.

I like how he criticized the NYT writer as well. Spot on.

Too bad it's on the Gawker family of websites and therefore the author is most likely bemoaning his own professional condition.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:34 PM (NLjUW)

204 Lloyd Dobler: I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 28, 2012 05:34 PM (G6kli)

205 © Sponge: "Then they can say 'See? We're fair and balanced! We've got Juan Williams!'"

Sure, he's quite literally The Token (Progressive) on The Five, but I'm not sure FOXNews is getting its money's worth. They bailed the guy out because the Left expunged him for non-PC speech, but he goes right back to the Progressive wheelhouse at every chance even though it buggered him. It would seem someone, even a token, would serve the Murdoch cause a bit better (if Murdoch's cause is to further the Right as is commonly charged) if it could be shown that even a Progressive is abandoning the Progressives.

Validating a counter-narrative of idiocy by showcasing it just to appear "balanced" is dishonest. I've even seen Williams get pissed at Brit Hume because Hume destroyed Williams' Lefty argument and Williams said in short, "Man, why are you doing this to me? You know I'm here to present the other side even though I disagree with it!" That was dishonest by Williams, and he was so embarrassed by the exposure [of a) a ridiculous counter argument and b) that he had hidden what he really though] that he essentially lashed out.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 28, 2012 05:34 PM (eHIJJ)

206 "200 liberal jews control all media don't be afraid to say it

Posted by: occam at December 28, 2012 05:34 PM (+Jqqc) "

All media? Even my CD-Rs?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:35 PM (8hrco)

207 Nickelback!
Posted by: Dave S. at December 28, 2012 05:31 PM (aqj6v)

I liked their music, until the 999,647th time I heard them in a constant loop every freeking where.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 05:35 PM (l86i3)

208
116 Eh, it's mainly women causing this.
A surprisingly large # of terrible things about the world are due to women getting what they want. Like Prohibition. Not an accident that came right after women got the right to vote. Campus speech codes are another good example.

Men suck, too, of course. But women suck more collectively due to their greater propensity for sheep-like lemming behavior. Men suck in more individualistic ways. Women tend to suck in all the same way at once. So their sucking is more focused and destructive of society. There is more of a popularity-seeking, click-whoring, hive-mind aspect to feminine suckitude.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 28, 2012 05:06 PM (ZPrif)

-------------

Okay.
So explain why things are so much better in Islamic-controlled countries where women are 'kept in their place' and men are the ones 'getting what they want'.

I know what you're trying to say.
But I'm sorry,you're using the same simplistic thinking...that has led to these problems...that you're attributing to women only.

Identify a 'boogey man' and then blame everything on 'them'.
It's way more complicated than that.

And attention-seeking behavior...andalsolemming-like behavior...are not found solely in females of our species.
Men excell at these too.




Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 05:35 PM (K4wCe)

209 The surest sign that a culture has degraded to mediocrity is the fact that a pair of singing boobs has multiple Top 40 hits and is a multimillionaire


Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 05:35 PM (wwsoB)

210 Come to think of it, I'd probably like Guy Fieri's food just fine. After all I enjoy Taco Bell. Oh well.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:36 PM (NLjUW)

211 really thought, not "though" @205.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 28, 2012 05:36 PM (eHIJJ)

212 I think that the invented term disrespected came before the Facebook turning of the word friend into a verb.

Now, in many cases you could argue that they're almost the same thing.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 28, 2012 05:36 PM (aZ6ew)

213 nood

Posted by: soothsayer at December 28, 2012 05:36 PM (G/zuv)

214 I think those chicks were pithed.>>

Do you have a speech impediment or do you work at a slaughter house?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 05:36 PM (Y6HTt)

215 really thought, not "though" @205.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 28, 2012 05:36 PM (eHIJJ)

Who cares, it's not like you're sean penn.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 05:37 PM (l86i3)

216 For such ardent Capitalists you guys sure do have some big problems with Capitalism.

Posted by: palooka at December 28, 2012 05:38 PM (Vn++B)

217 "208
116 Eh, it's mainly women causing this.
A surprisingly large # of terrible things about the world are due to women getting what they want. Like Prohibition. Not an accident that came right after women got the right to vote. Campus speech codes are another good example.

Men suck, too, of course. But women suck more collectively due to their greater propensity for sheep-like lemming behavior. Men suck in more individualistic ways. Women tend to suck in all the same way at once. So their sucking is more focused and destructive of society. There is more of a popularity-seeking, click-whoring, hive-mind aspect to feminine suckitude.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 28, 2012 05:06 PM (ZPrif)

-------------

Okay.
So explain why things are so much better in Islamic-controlled countries where women are 'kept in their place' and men are the ones 'getting what they want'.

I know what you're trying to say.
But I'm sorry,you're using the same simplistic thinking...that has led to these problems...that you're attributing to women only.

Identify a 'boogey man' and then blame everything on 'them'.
It's way more complicated than that.

And attention-seeking behavior...andalsolemming-like behavior...are not found solely in females of our species.
Men excell at these too.




Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 05:35 PM (K4wCe) "

I'm not really going to get into it, but:

Islam sucks. That's sort of a problem.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:38 PM (8hrco)

218 The Fieri criticism wasn't necessarily coming from a hoity-toity snobby point of view.

He built his "brand" championing unpretentious, mom-and-pop style restaurants. Then opens a overpriced, slop serving tourist trap -- pretty much the opposite of his purported "brand". I'd give him shit too.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 05:38 PM (j5VOl)

219 "200 liberal jews control all media don't be afraid to say it

Posted by: occam at December 28, 2012 05:34 PM (+Jqqc) "

All media? Even my CD-Rs?

And homemade pr0n?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 05:38 PM (juqmv)

220 I'm constantly amazed at the amount of pure crap that's propped up for our "consumption" like teh Kardashians, Madonna, PitBull (or just about any cRapper), Survivor, no talent bands (REM, I'm looking at you), any number of inane movies, the list is long and boring.

But it's all popular with somebody...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 28, 2012 05:38 PM (yiIja)

221 191 Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:30 PM (QphUg)

If you ever want to get laid, lose that fight.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 05:31 PM (GsoHv)


Man is the only animal that thinks its in heat all the time.

Being "not in heat" has its advantages.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:38 PM (QphUg)

222 Okay.
So explain why things are so much better in Islamic-controlled
countries where women are 'kept in their place' and men are the ones
'getting what they want'.


Just because they have a shitty, backwards culture doesn't mean they can't get at least one thing right.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 05:39 PM (SY2Kh)

223 a pair of singing boobs has multiple Top 40 hits


Sonny and Cher haven't recorded in decades

Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 05:39 PM (z9HTb)

224 ...I don't have any friends...
---

That could be an early warning sign, if you collect guns...

Posted by: sTevo at December 28, 2012 05:39 PM (VMcEw)

225 "216 For such ardent Capitalists you guys sure do have some big problems with Capitalism.

Posted by: palooka at December 28, 2012 05:38 PM (Vn++B) "

Capitalism = Freedom, dipshit.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:39 PM (8hrco)

226 So is Duck Dynasty a low brow show? I happen to like it, whatever it is. It's obviously staged and it's pretty silly, but then it doesn't make you feel ashamed for watching somebody's trainwreck of a life, and it is one reality show that actually does celebrate the concept of family.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 28, 2012 05:40 PM (cgXSq)

227 So explain why things are so much better in Islamic-controlled countries where women are 'kept in their place' and men are the ones 'getting what they want'.
Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 05:35 PM (K4wCe)


--------------------------------------------------


Well, they are kind of conquering the world right now.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2012 05:40 PM (VW6ni)

228 Before we womens get tarred with all of the bad culture stuff, ask yourselves who the viewers are (or were) for the following:

Dumb and Dumber
Victoria's Secrets specials
Beevis and Butthead
Playboy Mansion specials
Pulp Fiction
American Pie

I rest my case.



Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 05:41 PM (GoIUi)

229 Yoshi, I like Fieri's show, and he seems like a cool dude to hang with. I'm certainly not expecting a 5 star dining experience at his restaurant. And while I don't expect the NY Times food critic to enjoy (much less waste time reviewing) what essentially is a touristy restaurant, I felt the harsh tone of the review was aimed at we idiots who don't appreciate paying $40 for a snail.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 28, 2012 05:42 PM (YmPwQ)

230
Capitalism = Freedom, dipshit.

\


I prefer: Capitalism is the economic dimension of freedom.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 28, 2012 05:42 PM (jTKU5)

231 I can't get the original article to load, but given it's on Deadspin there's a serious irony alert here. That *used* to be a really good outsidery (as in, not sucking ESPN's dick or parroting their party line) sports site. Then Gawker bought it, the original founder left, and it went directly to liberal click-whoring hell like all of Gawker's other sites.

It's too bad too, because before he was on Gawker's payroll Drew Magary was a funny dude instead of a bitter liberal. You think that QBs on Facebook is amusing, try the single greatest thing anyone's ever written about the NFL (warning, NSFW language):

http://tinyurl.com/67duko

Posted by: Ian S. at December 28, 2012 05:43 PM (OevbG)

232 "228 Before we womens get tarred with all of the bad culture stuff, ask yourselves who the viewers are (or were) for the following:

Dumb and Dumber
Victoria's Secrets specials
Beevis and Butthead
Playboy Mansion specials
Pulp Fiction
American Pie

I rest my case.



Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 05:41 PM (GoIUi) "

Well, ok, that's a much better argument.

Well done.

(For a woman. )

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:43 PM (8hrco)

233 Being "not in heat" has its advantages.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 28, 2012 05:38 PM (QphUg)

I am never "in heat," so it's not a problem for me. I do however enjoy sexual intercourse, and in my experience pissing off chicks who are in the position to use your toilet is a bad idea.



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 05:43 PM (GsoHv)

234 Dumb and Dumber
Victoria's Secrets specials
Beevis and Butthead
Playboy Mansion specials
Pulp Fiction
American Pie




There's a problem with this list?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 05:45 PM (IvVLN)

235 "230
Capitalism = Freedom, dipshit.

\


I prefer: Capitalism is the economic dimension of freedom.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 28, 2012 05:42 PM (jTKU5) "

It's also part of the social dimension of freedom. Even of the political dimension thereof.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:45 PM (8hrco)

236 Dumb and Dumber?
Oh no you di-int......

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2012 05:46 PM (fsLdt)

237 >>>and in my experience pissing off chicks who are in the position to use your toilet is a bad idea.

Any woman who is willing to use my toilet is A-OK with me. Actually, she gets bonus points if she cleans it first.

Posted by: Fritz at December 28, 2012 05:47 PM (w3+gB)

238 >>> Then Gawker bought it, the original founder left, and it went directly to liberal click-whoring hell like all of Gawker's other sites.

Yeah. Gawker is the vanguard of the no thought snark brigade. The sad thing is, there are people out there somewhere who fancy themselves part of the intellectual elite because they read one or more Gawker sites...

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:48 PM (NLjUW)

239 re: "good things tend to be popular."

No. They tend, like all things, to be almost completely unknown. Good things are occasionally, and with decreasing frequency, popular.

For example, a list of the top grossing movies from 1960 is a list of good-to-great movies. None of them is even remotely bad, artistically speaking. Then as the years go on, the lists slowly get worse, until about the turn of the century, when they become lists of crap with scattered gems--and now the lists from about 2004 on are all shit. Shit so bad it's astounding.

I don't think the guy whose screed we're commenting on has a good handle on where the problem is. Good things continue to be made. But they were never made by the people he's calling "smart." Those people used to think it was their duty to prove their intelligence by recognizing and championing good things. Now they don't. They repeat what they're told, and what they're told is "Love shit."

But the main problem is that the mass audience is offended by quality now. They used to be not very interested in it. They'd let it slip in. Not anymore, and not ever.

Posted by: oblig. at December 28, 2012 05:49 PM (cePv8)

240 >Those that are talent free should not be judging others talent.

I just want to point out the the celebrities on The Voice are not judges. They are *coaches* and are there to help the contestants, not tear them down and criticize them needlessly harshly for ratings.

Christina Aguilera usually gets nasty with contestants she doesn't like but it's almost always smiles and kisses all around. It's a much more positive spin on the whole reality singing competition.

Posted by: supercore23 at December 28, 2012 05:49 PM (bwV72)

241 >>>I felt the harsh tone of the review was aimed at we idiots who don't appreciate paying $40 for a snail.

I don't doubt it for one second. Last time I was in NY, we went to a highly regarded French restaurant. I was served a ceramic bowl with a thin coating of ravioli for over $10 and my drink refill was an ice refill. I probably got off lucky.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:50 PM (NLjUW)

242 It reads like the rants against television that were published in the 1950's.

Deep down, most people are shallow. And all popular culture reflects that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 28, 2012 05:50 PM (gmoEG)

243 Kitten haters.

Posted by: Barbara at December 28, 2012 05:50 PM (XO+CB)

244 >>>No. They tend, like all things, to be almost completely unknown.

Where are these unknown books and movies that are so entertaining?

They don't exist.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:51 PM (NLjUW)

245 "242 It reads like the rants against television that were published in the 1950's.

Deep down, most people are shallow. And all popular culture reflects that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 28, 2012 05:50 PM (gmoEG) "

There's stupid.

And then there's really stupid.

And then there's your post.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:53 PM (8hrco)

246 Dumb and Dumber
Victoria's Secrets specials
Beevis and Butthead
Playboy Mansion specials
Pulp Fiction
American Pie


Yeah, if that's you whole media diet. But many of us balance out the lowbrow with some highbrow.

If one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow view of pop culture. If you wish to become a complete and wise leader, you must embrace a larger view of the media.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 05:53 PM (j5VOl)

247 "244 >>>No. They tend, like all things, to be almost completely unknown.

Where are these unknown books and movies that are so entertaining?

They don't exist.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:51 PM (NLjUW) "

Good and entertaining are not necessarily synonyms.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 05:55 PM (8hrco)

248 #244

The King's Speech (movie)
Second-hand Lions (movie)
1939: The Lost World of the Fair (book)
The Sanguinet series by Patricia Veryan (books)
The Once and Future King by T.H. White (book)

There ya go. Try those for starters.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 05:57 PM (GoIUi)

249 #246 Hey, convince yourself that you are "understanding the common man" by watching this stuff.

Whatever. I know better.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 05:58 PM (GoIUi)

250 248 I don't recognize most of your list, but right off the bat I know the King's Speech was an amazingly successful movie in terms of the box office. Not the best example.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 05:59 PM (NLjUW)

251 There has always been a herd. Remember Hands Across America? Even as a teenager I knew that was mindless blather that far too many people were buying into because that was the "cool" thing.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 28, 2012 06:03 PM (BuSM8)

252 "249 #246 Hey, convince yourself that you are "understanding the common man" by watching this stuff.

Whatever. I know better.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 05:58 PM (GoIUi) "

All men have an Achilles heel, and it is this: Boobs.


(Women know this.)
(Well, ok, the homos are immune.)
(Which is part of what makes them so contemptible. You're immune, and you spend your time doing ... Gay things?)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 28, 2012 06:03 PM (8hrco)

253 Wait a second, The Once and Future King??

It's a bit disingenuous to claim that a book published around halfway into the 20th century is "unknown" just because we are now 60 years later. Many of the filmmakers and authors you might consider trashy today borrow their influence from that book.

The Once and Future King is one of the most well-known fantasy works. Saying it is "unknown" is merely saying that a good many people don't read fantasy.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 28, 2012 06:06 PM (NLjUW)

254 When you say boobs, do you mean on females? And by females, I mean human females.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 06:07 PM (j5VOl)

255 Did anyone see Ow, My Balls last night? I laughed so hard I shit myself.

Posted by: Frito at December 28, 2012 06:12 PM (6WVi+)

256 I believe there was a time when snark wasn't considered a valid form of argument.


Posted by: fb at December 28, 2012 06:53 PM (NXd0Q)

257 There was a time we didn't give a shit how popular something was, by the way...
-
I don't remember that time.

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 28, 2012 08:14 PM (+VZoO)

258 le sigh

Posted by: Henri the Ennui Cat at December 28, 2012 08:27 PM (QupBk)

259 for all the freedom it does offer, the internet also creates its own kind of hive-mind.

Posted by: Secession of the Plebs at December 28, 2012 09:31 PM (m6OUa)

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sdildo at December 28, 2012 11:04 PM (GsoHv)

261 Dude! This post is trending, hard! It's going like, mega.

Posted by: Adjoran at December 29, 2012 12:16 AM (ZHQvg)

262 The very existence of Tosh.0 stands as 100% confirmation of the premise.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 29, 2012 12:00 PM (m0h0I)






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