Topic: Gawker

Gawker Now Catering Exclusively to Ohio Residents - We’re going to assume it’s just a coincidence that a story about the new Domino’s breakfast pizza (at the world’s only 24-hour Domino’s in Ohio), and one about a bloody birthday party in Dayton, OH are being situated right next to each other. But we’re watching you: If the media site starts stealing ads from The Columbus Dispatch, we know its time to pick up an head back to Oberlin. (via Gawker)

Hipster Grifter Kari Ferrell Rehabilitated, Now Professional Blogger

Hipster Grifter Kari Ferrell Rehabilitated, Now Professional Blogger

We have to say, we’re impressed with Kari Ferrell‘s quick-turnaround: Just over a year ago she was in jail in Utah, subject of much Gawker/Vice controversy but doubtlessly a micro-fameballer if there ever was one. Then she became Queen of the Webutante Ball, which may or may not have been an ironic stunt on the part of the party’s creator (and Gawker.TV editor) Richard Blakely, but then again it’s hard to really parse the actual meaning of “irony” in these situations.

Except that it is some form of dramatic irony (right?) that the subject of so much Internet gossip-mongering can turn around and become part of the cultural dialogue herself: More »

Breaking: The Internet Obsessed With Young Chicks With Pics, Claims Gawker Boss

Breaking: The Internet Obsessed With Young Chicks With Pics, Claims Gawker Boss

Whoops, that should read “Nick Denton‘s guide to viral posts: Chicks over dudes, youth over age, and Photoshopped pics.” This comes from an internal memo that the Gawker Media chief sent around to his employees recently, warning them that there are “There’s too much news on the web; and way too little explanation.” (So wait…why did we need all those investigative blogger/reporters again?) More »

Bad Romance: I Finally Have Something In Common With Peaches Geldof

Bad Romance: I Finally Have Something In Common With Peaches Geldof

Three weeks ago, I went out on a date with a guy I barely knew. He used to live with one of my college friends post-graduation in a giant loft in Williamsburg with two Puggles, and even though he had a girlfriend, my college friend would constantly whisper to me “Ben really really likes you.” That was in 2006, and up until a month ago, I hadn’t heard from this guy again. Three weeks ago, we were going to Hasidic Purim parties and he was buying me live birds before our second date. And today, naked pictures of him with celebutante Peaches Geldof appeared all over the Internet. Why can’t I ever go for the normal dudes? More »