Friday, June 29, 2012

MKMOT (June 29, 2012)

Happy Friday, Friends!

Not much to say today, other than reasonable discussions about sports are definitely not welcome here. Mostly because I'm pretty sure this is the only place on the entire internet where that has ever happened, and I'm worried that we may have caused a tear in the space-time continuum. 

Also, we don't need to write posts for the mothership, do we?

Anyway, if you are looking to get a song stuck in your head for the day, and possibly eternity, go on and click the clip. 


58 comments:

  1. Fuck you, CJ. We want IMG back. He knows the sweet science of my cock.

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  2. Guy Who Constantly Shows Up Late To Shit, And Is Really Fucking AnnoyingJune 29, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Is this yesterday's thread? When the hell do you start these things?

    *farts*

    *Walks to your fridge and grabs a beer*

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  3. Despite its name, the muskrat is not a true rat. It is a large field mouse that has adapted to aquatic life.

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  4. Guy Who Is Not Surprised That MBA is Either Dead or on a New ScheduleJune 29, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    So I guess MBA is either dead or on a new schedule.

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    1. He tweeted out the other day that he would be continuing roundups but was having a crazy week at work. The roundups will be back soon.

      But that won't stop me from compulsively refreshing the site.

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  5. The Amazing SneijdermanJune 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    This should get ninja'd before it's even put up. Foreigners stealing all of our basketball jobs, right guys?! Good ol' Amurrica.

    http://deadspin.com/5922260/?comment=50494856

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    1. So, so hard not to attack that comment.

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    2. Kinja is really good at forcing us to ignore dumb comments, I'll give it that.

      Too bad there's nothing it can do to keep Phin from giving himself three +1s to the same comment:

      http://deadspin.com/5922225/?comment=50486971

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    3. You're just mad you didn't do it first.

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  6. Breaking: Xenophobia and racism aren't funny unless you actually add something. A twist on our expectations or some wordplay or something.

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  7. I had to bail yesterday, but I received some flack from an unstar-, I mean unnamed asshole about citing Stafford's record for "huge comebacks."

    The Lions became the first team in NFL history to come back from 13 point deficits in 4 separate games last season. Amazing, and all under Stafford.

    Also, the Stafford/Eli argument can easily be made for either side. If you want to go the "Super Bowl or GTFO!" route, fine, but 12 extra TD passes is certainly no small amount to scoff at. Stafford definitely looks every bit as good using the "eye test", but yes, Eli's been doing it for longer and everyone's always slow to let the new guy into the club.

    I realize I'm just debating with myself at this point, but I had to put a bow on it. Oh, and thanks for the h/t, Barry. Wait, what???

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  9. Struggling with this - when's a good time dismiss a comment? I really hate the response TiricoSuave wrote in response to mine, but at the same time, I don't want to discourage any folks. Do any of you all have a good rule of thumb?

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    1. Just dismiss it. That's the only way anybody new is going to learn.

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    2. The comment faerie is largely letting things play out, there are no stars, and there's no barrier to start commenting. I'm with you in the "don't want to discourage folks" bit...but that would be sent to #yousawamovieonce a week ago.

      I'd feel better about dismissals if I had a PM system up and running to send a "sorry, but this is why I dismissed your comment" message.

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  10. http://gizmodo.com/5922324/weve-got-a-bike-thief-here-to-answer-your-questions

    Quick. Go check out this post and tell me what seems different about how Kinja is functioning there.

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    1. That's their "Q&A" format (see also on this fucking awesome article from yesterday: http://gizmodo.com/5921228/what-its-like-to-fly-a-top+secret-spy-plane-four-questions-for-an-a+12-pilot)

      They roll it out because while Kinja is great for conversations, it is terrible for conversations.

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  11. Hey guys. I've been following the reaction to Kinja for the last few days, and so far my biggest critism is that I CAN'T COMMENT! It says I'm logged in but asks me to log in when I try to post something. I also can't view my profile . . . I believe this has already been discussed but I can't track down the response. Any ideas? Thanks.

    DerrickRosesAreFree

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    1. Try clearing everything from your browser (cache, history, etc) and reset it. If that doesn't work email help@gawker.com, they should be able to help you.

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    2. It sucks. I've tried posting and the shit just disappears, or it warns me that I'm about to leave the page and my comment hasn't been saved, then I go to MY STUPID FUCKING INBOX and the comment is there. I try to look at replies and can't. Kinja sucks donkey ass and eventually everyone but Raysism and Steve U will get fed up and leave.

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    3. @saved - Didn't work so I'll have to email gawker. Thanks though.

      @guy

      I think I'm going to reserve judgment until my account is up and running. No doubt there are some kinks that need to be worked out and it isn't the greatest set up but it's something that we're going to have to get used to. The content hasn't changed, and if I have to wade through a bunch of B.S. to find a comment that's going to make me laugh, so be it.

      DRAF

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    4. eventually everyone but Raysism and Steve U will get fed up and leave

      [cums]

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    5. Derrick,
      If you're browsing on IE, you gotta accept cookies from third party's, and then check that box at the bottom. Privacy settings, then Advanced.
      Or browse with chrome
      Not an IT guy.

      Eric N.

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  12. Where am I? Is this Clark & Addison? I'm so confused and scared. Help me!

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  13. Guy who likes burritosJune 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Thanks RMJ=H!

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  14. Is everybody protesting by not commenting on the COTF post? I agree with the general sentiment (don't feed the trolls), but find it somewhat difficult to cultivate a lot of enthusiasm about the current state of affairs.

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    1. May be depression more than protest. It's just not the same. The tone has turned coarse. And any new talent they hoped to encourage is going to quickly lose interest after seeing their comments fall into the abyss.

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    2. I'm protesting by not showering!

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    3. Triumph of the Will ClarkJune 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM

      I'm not commenting to express my lethargy.

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    4. The Real Phin, For RealJune 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

      I'm not commenting because graveyards are creepy, so I try not to hang out in them.

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    5. I wouldn't necessarily call it a sign of protest, at least from me. I really just have nothing to respond to it with.

      Here is a bad analogy that I just came up with out of the blue, it probably doesn't hold up, but I'll give it a shot anyway.

      You're dating a girl who is very successful in her career, and everything between you and her is going great. For the last few months, she's been telling you that she is going to be getting a promotion sometime soon, but that she is going to have to travel across the country semi-regularly for it. She assures you that everything will be fine and although it will seem different at first, you will get used to it and everything will eventually seem normal again. You brush it off for a few months, but then one day, she actually receives the promotion.

      She immediately starts traveling more, and she was right, it is definitely an adjustment period. However, you were ready for this, so you try to adapt as best you can. You're a good boyfriend, and you know this is hard for her too, so you do everything you can to try to support her. Unfortunately, after a short period of time, you begin to realize that something's amiss. Instead of traveling every other week like you thought, she is on the road 6 days a week, and even when she is home, you can tell that something isn't right. You continue to try to make things work, but even though she says she still wants to be with you, it is clear that your role in the relationship has changed. She begins to ask you to do more and more in order to keep your relationship in tact, despite the fact that the two of you are rarely doing any of the things that made you fall in love with each other in the first place.

      You try to stay optimistic, and tell yourself that it will all work out and this is just another bump in the road, but truthfully, you fear for the future of the relationship.

      Fin.

      Well, there you have it. I'm sure you could poke about 1,000 holes into that analogy and why it doesn't hold up, but that's a part of what makes a great "not at all thought out" analogy.

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    6. I think thats a pretty great analogy. Another one would be if your girlfriend used to have a great mental filter such that only her most poignant and funny thoughts came out of her mouth. And you loved her because her words made you hate your job just a little bit less. And then one day she started spewing unsophisticated gibberish and racist/homophobic nonsense and all you wanted to do was tape her mouth shut and give put her in Uwe Bollocks' basement.

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    7. I'm not commenting because I'm still pretty devastated about Tom and Katie. THANKS FOR REMINDING ME, SGT. HAMMERCLAW!

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    8. One wonders which companies are going to be willing to advertise their products amongst the sludge of comments coming from Deadspin's new friends.

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    9. GuyWhoIsATumbleweedJune 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      If I sent an email to Nick Denton offering to monetize his comments for $1.53, would that make it into Dead Letters?

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    10. Well, it has some comments now, but they're really even better than silence. The message is clear: Kinja doesn't work.

      I don't think there's any amount of criticism or complaining that's going to enact any big change, especially if so much of is from Burner accounts, but mainly because Tommy et al know the issues already. I hope someone will listen to them/us.

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    11. I've tried, but I think I'm gonna pull back. I'll still poke around, make replies, even though I worry that a reply from me may actually bring down someone's Kinja ranking. If I ever decide that's happening I'll stop. But I see no value in my initiating anything on Deadspin when this:

      DiracCity 2 hours ago
      lol coment n00bz need 2 get #pwnd u r rite

      outranks this:

      Erg 2 hours ago
      Are the faeries going to attach explanations and chastisement to the moved comments? Those were often some of the funniest moments of Deadspin. In addition to being instructive.

      Now I claim no great value of any type to my question and comment, but damn.

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    12. @ Erg

      That's disgraceful.

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    13. @Erg

      Well, that "coment n00bz" dreck is also in front of a burner comment with two replies, so maybe it's not just you. We're never going to know how the algorithm works, I just wish it did.

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    14. GuyWhoCaresTooMuchJune 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM

      I posted what I thought to be an articulate and well-thought out criticism, and I even spelled all the words right. It had five responses (two of which were excellent longform comments). It was second - now it's second to last. Moderated down criticism? Or because Kinja?

      http://deadspin.com/5904437/?comment=50515717

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    15. Either Kinja isn't working at all the way it's supposed to, or Kinja is working exactly how Denton wants it to. I'm hoping it's not the latter.

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    16. One reply from Sam Sad Echo took mine from the bottom of the abyss to the second ranked comment. Some of you guys have more power than the Promotion button ever gave you.

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  15. Guy who likes to match his booze to musicJune 29, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Any recomendations for a homewrecker of gin?

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  16. I've read Deadspin for a little over three years and just started commenting this past week once I thought I had the feel for it. I didn't want to be in this system, I wanted to pay my dues in the pink like everyone else. Needless to say, all of the above analogies are accurate and I feel like a guy who bought an IPod Nano this year thinking it was the hip new thing.

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    1. I wondered if you were a new commenter. Hope you stick around, you've been a riot.

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    2. I certainly didn't mean to give an exclusionary impression with my stupid analogy above. I like it when new guys who understand the comedic nature of Deadspin commenting show up and contribute.

      I was just referring to the new "Let's discuss things!" mentality that Kinja is moving toward. While Tommy and Co. insist that funny is still important and wanted, everything about Kinja is geared for discussions/conversations, which doesn't bode well for us. I'm sorry if it came off as a shot at you or any other new commenters who are giving it a sincere effort, that's not what I had intended at all.

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    3. This Kinja thing needs a way for the suped up guys to fluff up new folks that have talent's starting rank. Gonna lose some if they keep joining me in the abyss.

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    4. Erg. We all get it. Your comments aren't getting the primo real estate. Must you turn every DUAN thread, MKMUB thread, and/or trip through the drive-thru into your personal pity party? For Christ's sake, man, get it together. You don't wear the sad-sack suit very well.

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    5. Damn, didn't mean it to come across that way, but I guess it does. It really does mostly amuse me, but I got aggravated today because of the n00bz comment. But I do worry that some good folks might get discouraged. I'm getting the place fixed up nice, but they might not like my taste in decor. And massive improvements have been made to the drop down.

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    6. oh, and thanks for the heads up. No more poor, poor, abysmal me.

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    7. No worries, it didn't come off that way, at least not to me. I just wanted to express that even new commenters aren't necessarily in love with this new format either. It's hard to decide when to comment now. It discourages new commenters I think. As a comedic commenter in training, I'd rather play in half full venues until I was a "star" than deliver duds to the entire commentariat.

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    8. Glad that I wasn't completely incoherent, but if one person saw it as a pity-party then others likely saw it the same way. They really need to rethink the star system. Give 'em halos around their avatars since stars wouldn't show up well with the smaller avatars, but also give the formerly starred the ability to promote a comment's ranking without having to write a response, especially for jokes.

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    9. Marv, it really is okay. I should have found some neutral comments to use. Instead, I inserted myself into the middle of this. I was down last night but it was more sadness at the Kinja crap than for my own self. I would much rather be called out when someone feels it necessary than to be allowed to careen around mucking up the fun. The last couple of lines from @Anon's complaint indicate someone who is acting on my behalf rather than someone who just wants to rip somebody a new one.

      I thank you Marv, but you can all feel free to let me know when I become annoying.

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