Thursday, April 19, 2012

MKM Open Thread (April 19, 2012)

Welcome to your MKM Blog open thread for April 19, 2012, the day Kate Hudson turned 33.  It seems like she's been making awful movies and looking like her face was caught in a trash compactor much longer than that. 

A good morning to all of you.  Well, in the Kubler-Ross model, I think we are now through Denial and Anger, and are on to the Bargaining stage.  So, I'd like to offer the folks at Gawker Media unlimited access to this website and its 100,000 readers in exchange for my star, but only on the condition that lauren_jo does not get to keep hers.  Alternatively, I can offer a nearly full bottle of Jim Beam and nosebleed seats to the Pacquiao-Bradley fight.  Pick your poison.

Okay, let's get things up and rolling.  Make some jokes.  How about a few pyramids?  I'll even toss in a Youtube clip to get you started.


20 comments:

  1. I just tried to go to Deadspin's main page and it gave me some weird error message about PowWow. When I reloaded, it brought me to the actual main page.

    My point: winteriscoming.jpg

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    1. I was just screwing around and found a test page for the new commenting system at Gawker:

      http://gawker.com/5756087/gregs-awesomesub-test-post-italicstm

      Looks nice.

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    2. Whoa. Greg sure loves latin gibberish and meat products. Who does he think he is, Ricky Martin?

      /epic self high-five

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    3. How on earth did you 'stumble' across that?

      Doesn't look all that different does it ...

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    4. I may look like a mild mannered, soon-to-be-former starred commenter, but in reality I'm one of the world's foremost haxx0rz.

      Anyway, I went to gawker.com/comments, scrolled past some hilarious and scary vitriol, and saw a weird post title. Hacked.

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    5. Good God, what kind of person is that sidvics guy on that comments page? Everything he types should be setting off red flags in all kinds of law enforcement.

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    6. Also, maybe other folks know this, but it looks like they use their old site Sploid.com as a way to test all the updates. Kinda weird to look at. And they have an anonymous log-in option called Burner? Not sure if that's old or new.

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  2. That Robert Griffin III story was crazy. All those backstabbing, anonymous attacks on his integrity and his ability? Wild stuff, I forgot I was on Deadspiin, for a second.

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  3. Pro Commenting Tip: You can connect pretty much anything ever posted on Deadspin to a porn star and end up with gold. Excuse me, fucking gold.

    You're welcome.

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  4. Stuff like this used to be a ninja's wet dream.


    http://deadspin.com/5903369/mlb-pitcher-suspensions-embarrassing-or-just-useless?comment=49035418#comments

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    1. Remember when is the lowest form of human conversation.

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    2. I haven't seen a meme that tired since the haven't seen...since meme.

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  5. Nick Denton says the idea of capturing the intelligence of readership "is a joke."

    Sounds about right. So WHY DO YOU KEEP FUCKING WITH THE COMMENTS SECTION IF YOU HAVE NO INTEREST?

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  6. Forgot the link

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/11/tech/web/online-comments-sxsw/index.html?hpt=hp_bn6

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  7. It took almost ten minutes for the Lance Armstrong and John Kruk references to emerge on the golf ball retreival post. I'd blame the new system, but a) its not out yet, and b) both the offenders have been around a while.

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  8. Hi everybody!

    Can someone explain to me why I'm just so awesome? Thanks!

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    1. You must be awesome, people are always looking for you. You have no idea how many times I've been asked, "Is there an Echo in here?"

      You know what I say to them? Fuck that guy.

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  9. Obscure Simpsons Reference...be honest...did my Tony Parker/Brent Barry joke influence your Tony Parker/Brent Barry joke 90 minutes later? Or was that just a coincidence? Maybe you sort of glanced over it and those names stuck in your head, but you couldn't remember why?

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  10. Guy who carelessly clicks links sent to them in a private message or emailApril 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Uhh, hi, I clicked a link from a DM sent to me on Twitter and it brought me here.

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