July 31, 2012

McSweeney's makes a comical list of "Suggested Buzzfeed Articles."

"Elvis Presley’s 42 Sweatiest Moments... The 100 Filthiest Bathrooms in Philadelphia... 11 Retired History Professors Being Stung by Wasps... 26 Celebrities Who Look Worse Because of the Passage of Time... 84 Things That Aren’t On an Everything Bagel... 41 Close-Ups Of Severely Rotting Teeth... 3 Raccoons That Would Kill You and Your Family... The World’s 13 Laziest Salmon... 16 Beautiful Photos From Underneath a Bed...."

You get the idea, don't you? Do you? Let's assume you do. Anyway, Buzzfeed — that website with those lists that are there to get you to click on them, because people love lists — went ahead and made "84 Things That Aren’t On An Everything Bagel," and got the upper hand, I'd say. And they kept going.

Forget McSweeney's. Buzzfeed is a thing, e.g., "Annoying Photo Trend: Girls With Mugs In Front Of Their Faces. This is a Thing." And: "The Unnecessary Censorship Of Men's Olympic Diving."

9 comments:

edutcher said...

I guess everybody has an obsession, but sometimes it's best not to put it where all of humanity can see it for the rest of time.

Mel said...

Did you see the one, 33 reasons to like mens water polo? I had to take a muscle relaxant.

Indigo Red said...

It's not just Men's Olympic Diving, It's Men's Olympic Synchronized Diving.

EMD said...

There's something about that 2nd girl with her mug that's not as annoying as the others ...

deborah said...

The book jackets matched to the swim suits earlier today was depressing, in a decline-of-civilization sort of way.

Carnifex said...

I don't mind a mug in front of a girls face if I can see all the important parts(wow. That was offensive even to me!) But I'll let it ride!

diaoc said...

bang xep hang olympic 2012
1. KKỷ lục thế giới đầu tiên bị phá vỡ tại Olympic 2012
2. Huy chương vàng đầu tiên của Olympic 2012 đã có chủ
3. Bảng xếp hạng huy chương sau ngày thi đấu đầu tiên
4. Bảng xếp hạng huy chương sau ngày thi đấu thứ 2 Olympic 2012

ndspinelli said...

Buzzfeed has some gems but you have to wade through the horseshit, just like here.

There was a hilarious one recently w/ a hot miked George Brett talking about shitting his pants in the Bellagio lobby.

Will said...

Ann, you appreciate the animated gif, I believe. Here's one that's relevant (and particularly hilarious)

http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Oprahs-Bees.gif

Oprah gives her audience bees.