Saturday, July 21, 2012

MKMOT (July 21-22, 2012)

Well, that was better.

It's amazing how perspective is everything. For example, what one might consider "pantsless", another might call "rockin' the pork pie hat."

You see, on this here balog, "engaging" the Guy Whos can be a good thing. We don't play by the same rules as that site we like to talk about, nor do we aspire to. We are unapologetically comment-driven. We write a few sentences, add some tuneage, and let you go to work, if you so choose. When a Guy Who comes along and says something stupid, more times than not, we're going to give a less stupid non-Guy Who the chance to refute it. If an interesting, semi-intelligent, and most importantly, readable discussion is the result, which it usually is, then the right call was made. Remember, we can delete any comment. There's a reason that we very rarely do. You all seem to respond well to controversy. We know what you guys come here for. We know what we're doing.

Not all balogs are the same. The occasional disapproving stare be damned, this will remain a silly little place to vent, at least where my vision is concerned. I hope you continue to use it as such. Even on the weekends, when you're not here for me, I'm here for you. It's open.


9 comments:

  1. They should know I didn't love their mother so why marry her when it's easier to eat tandoori chicken outdoors in India all day.

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  2. You make me feel like a natural woman.

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  3. Drinking until 4 with five hours of lectures to give this morning was a really, really bad idea.

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    1. Hey, man!

      That did not take me five hours.

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  4. Much like the NRA post yesterday, it seems like Ley's movie review post today was put up to incite the burners and boost discussion. I can't think of any other reason as to why something like that would be posted on Deadspin.

    I hope this doesn't become a regular thing over there.

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    1. All due respect, Sgt., but what's the problem?

      I don't mind that Deadspin is not entirely about sports. In my mind, the job of the writers is to 1. Report relevant news and 2. Make it fit Deadspin's style, which is generally conducive to jokes and humorous in its own right. Drew's pieces are, for instance, normally the most popular pieces on the site and don't have much to do with sports. But they appeal to the readership and (some of) the commenters, so they work. That's what every blog is supposed to do.

      I'm no fan of the increased emphasis on "discussion", but I think had that post been in the middle of the week, it'd have been slammed with jokes. And sure, I don't like the increased productivity of burner accounts, but any straight football article brings out the same contingent.

      Political stuff is generally pretty divisive, but count me among the group that thinks the absurdity of saying The Dark Knight was a tribute to George W. Bush is noteworthy enough to be considered outside the "lol dems vs. repubs" echo chamber.

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    2. I just felt like that was the type of post that belongs on Gawker, not Deadspin.

      I agree that non-sports related humor is a big part of what Deadspin does, but I guess I just didn't see any humor in this. Stupid articles/reviews like this are a dime a dozen on the internet, and it didn't seem like there was anything unique about this that made it any different from the hundreds of other stupid things that are posted online on a daily basis.

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  5. Guy Who is not usually a Guy Who but is trying it right now because he thought it would be funny but is rapidly finding out that it's not as funny as he was expecting but it's too late to go back and change it so he's just going to have to ride it out, he guessesJuly 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Lionel, you should probably give up ever using a computer again, because YOU. GOT. SERRRRRRRRRVED. ON THE INTERNET.

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