February 24, 2009

"Enough. It’s not that you suck, it’s not that you strain for wan fratboy humor, it’s that you’re uninteresting. We’re embarrassed for you."

Enough of Gawker Media.

Via anamariecox.

25 comments:

traditionalguy said...

I give up. What is wan fratboy humor?

rhhardin said...

It wasn't humanity; it was nailing it occasionally.

Which takes some knowledge and some hard work to pull off.

Although I myself coast to insights.

Michael Hasenstab said...

rhardin - Honda Insights?

That's gotta hurt.

Great White Father George said...

Ana Marie Cox. Wasn't she somebody once? Something to do with Gary Condit?

And Stinque. Is that something or someone that is cool now and whose opinion must be respected?

And who is "Ken at Sploid"? What is "Sploid"?

Seth Abramovich? Who is he?

mw (DWSUWF) said...

And why is it always "fratboy humor"? Are sororities completely humorless? Is this a kind of reverse sexism? Can anyone provide any examples of "sorority girl humor"?

traditionalguy said...

I believe the insulting words "Wan fratboy" are blantonly racist and are designed to further rob the self esteem of pale freshmen pledges everywhere. And the word Boy is demeaning per se to all mature thinkers of 18 years of age. We wan victims demand a full apology and the firing of our cruel attacker. As settlement of our Class Action Suit we will accept a lifetime supply of self-Tanning lotion.This is free student space ... I warn you for the last time.

Ron said...

Sorority humor comes with matching gloves and shoes; who can afford that these days?

John Stodder said...

For the sake of precision, if you read the Stinque screed closely, the "wan fratboy humor" is meant to describe the post-Cox Wonkette, which should have folded after her departure. You can't recast the lead in a blog.

In a piece on "overrated blogs," (http://tinyurl.com/c7ynmb) Time zinged Gawker for a different reason: Gawker was mostly an account of the excesses of New York's wealthy. Well, New York's wealthy are now on everyone's shit list, from the president on down, so it's not so much fun to make fun of them anymore. People want them arrested, not teased. (I'm elaborating on what Time said.)

The whole idea of Gawker Media turning its blogs into sweatshops of snark for the greater good of its ownership struck me as a blogospheric fallacy a long time ago. Who reads their stuff anymore?

American Liberal Elite said...

Q: Why don't sorority girls attend orgies?


A: Too many thank you notes to write.

traditionalguy said...

Can anyone honestly accuse Althouse of wan fratboy humor? The commenters here must have avoided Fraternities and Sororities while studying too much or running wild without Fraternity peer pressure to chaperone them.When Althouse herself has Roadtrip meet-ups, I bet that no one will even know how to dance, much less carouse.That's where Fraternities come in.

blake said...

Vigorous fratboy humor doesn't sound much better.

Pogo said...

Maybe they meant Juan fratboy humor, you know, the sophomore from Lambda Theta Phi.

Pogo said...

Maybe they meant yawn fratboy humor, that is, laughing at frosh during rush week.

Fraternity Hazing Included Beatings, Sleep Loss.

Pogo said...

Or yon fratboy humor, meaning the funny junior Delt, over there.

traditionalguy said...

The last scene in Animal House was John Belushi's character going on to become a US Senator. There was a lot of truth in that. Maybe Titus can run for Senator.

John said...

I would like to have the space taken up in my brain by the information of who Anna Maria Cox is back please. She was on a blogheads with Matt Welch a few days ago. That girl is as dumb as a box of rocks.

Chris Wren said...

Gawker's snark-over-substance approach infects every one of their publications, even the excruciatingly cynical scifi blog io9. You have to wonder what kind of people choose to make a living writing about material they clearly have no interest in or passion for.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Wow, writing an article about how everyone is tired of a bunch of people who no one in the world even knows takes a lot of nerve.

nojo said...

"And Stinque. Is that something or someone that is cool now and whose opinion must be respected?"

Yes.

SteveR said...

Time to get a real job. Pass the lube Cox.

Ralph said...

Can anyone provide any examples of "sorority girl humor"?
Nothing but titters and sass.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Ana Marie Cox.

Hmmm. Checks an old, yellowed version of Elements of Style.

Hey, look. A complete sentence.
* Capital letter
* Subject
* Predicate
* Complete thought
* Terminal Punctuation

Bob W. said...

Gawker nailed the Take Back NYU! clowns (their punctuation, not mine) to the loser cross pretty effectively though, and inspired me to write about them as well. . .

Trooper York said...

When I read the title, I thought this was another Titus bashing thread.

Thank God we dodged a bullet with that one.

aglu said...

Funny and even it is cheerful!
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