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The musical of the Obama era
As a Hamilton discontent I enjoyed the petty early part with the pirate rap jokes and BuzzFeed Hamilton Slack, but it eventually comes to an important point:

Contemporary progressivism has come to mean papering over material inequality with representational diversity. The president will continue to expand the national security state at the same rate as his predecessor, but at least he will be black. Predatory lending will drain the wealth from African American… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 2:39 PM on July 26, 2016

Buzzfeed and exploitation of content creators
Ze Frank as an evil entertainment company boss is still weird to me.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:38 AM on July 1, 2016

Smash Mouth is not a one-hit Shrek-coattail-riding wonder
The folks in the comments who just learned that Guy Fieri isn't actually in Smashmouth are the best part.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:48 AM on June 17, 2016

Gawker files for bankruptcy
Denton was out front when he said that he published what sells, without trying to work out what was right, wrong, or even true, about the piece.

Right/ wrong I'll give you, but has Gawker ever published something that wasn't true? They generally do a good job with the truth part.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:59 AM on June 10, 2016

Officer Edith
Meet Denver the dog. They are a good dog.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 2:51 PM on May 27, 2016
I can't stop thinking about Kumquat
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 2:55 PM on May 27, 2016

Don't Choke.
Heimlich advocated and tested on people in Ethopia a theory that infecting people with Malaria would cure them of AIDS. It didn't work. He's a fraud and I'm sad that he's being celebrated today.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:03 AM on May 27, 2016
Really though, the guy has some crazy history. In conclusion, Dr. Heimlich is a land of contrasts.

Infecting thousands of people with malaria during a study with no review board oversight is not really a grey ethical area!!
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:17 AM on May 27, 2016
For what it's worth you're a good poster schmod and I don't blame you for posting this at all, I'm sorry if I came off too strong!
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:30 AM on May 27, 2016

Because rent in SF isn't high enough already
No one will use this.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 6:59 PM on May 21, 2016

"This is a bullshit marketing stunt"
My favorite part of this is that they were trying to make a point about celebrity sex tapes but they weren't famous enough to be celebrities.

I'm not sure why their apology was so strained. They meant to fuck with the kind of people who download sex tapes, and instead ended up accidentally generating an outpouring a sympathy, making those people out to be fools. Pranks only work when the behavior your targeting is wrong or ridiculous in some way, and when you fuck up a… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:42 AM on May 11, 2016

Welcome, iPad users, to Zombocom.
It's missing the newZletter :(
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 6:33 PM on May 1, 2016

The Voyeur's Motel
Make sure you read the Genius annotations.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:09 AM on April 5, 2016
Gawker posts 6 seconds of Hulk Hogan's penis from a tape that was anonymously mailed to them and is fined more money than I can fathom. Gay Talese hides a criminal for decades, publishes his journal detailing the sex lives of dozens of people, and nets a book deal and still gets to be a national treasure.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:19 AM on April 6, 2016

❯ /mnt/c/Users/Kirkland/Downloads
Why Microsoft needed to make Windows run Linux software <---- I don't particularly agree with the assertion that Windows will become the default development platform, but this article provides pretty good context for this decision.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 8:49 AM on April 6, 2016

Nancy Reagan (1921 - 2016)
The world feels a little brighter, a little clearer.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 10:25 AM on March 6, 2016

Why we post
I'm just starting to dig into what they've pulled together and I love it, I'm so excited about this.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:01 PM on March 4, 2016

Between this and SUPER

HOT

SUPER

HOT

SUPER

HOT it's been a good month for the FPS.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:49 AM on February 27, 2016

Kirk Cousins does not cheat on his wife
I am never, ever going to understand reddit, am I?

I suppose that explaining the joke also ruins it, but I think /r/KirkCousins/ is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Saying "Kirk Cousins does not cheat on his wife" is very much a don't think of an elephant kind of thing. It immediately makes you think Kirk Cousins is cheating on his wife. I have no clue if he's cheating on his wife, but it's a funny thought, considering that… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:11 PM on February 4, 2016
And he's playing along because he's in on the joke or because he's not in on the joke?

Does it matter?
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:31 PM on February 4, 2016
Does to his wife presumably.

She's the one who found it first, by the way.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:50 PM on February 4, 2016
i think it would be lovely if we as a community could be better people than dan snyder (a low bar to be sure) and not use his team's racist name when discussing them. "washington's (football) team" is understood by pretty much everyone.

I considered calling them the Washington Racists, but decided against it because this is a post about the beauty of Kirk and Julie's relationship, not the many sins of the NFL.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:54 AM on February 5, 2016

Right to the midsection...
This account only follows two other accounts and I bet you can guess what they are.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:13 PM on January 15, 2016
There are so many memey promotional twitter accounts out there, so finding something that feels this genuine about something like subway is nice. It still might actually be an ad, but there's enough stuff in there that wouldn't be approved for an actual promotional account (like jokes about being thrown out for being drunk and the employees not washing their hands).

It's not the best and most pure meme experiences out there, that goes to Asbestos Removal Memes, but I… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:26 PM on January 15, 2016

Fighting.
The Genius is amazing. It's so complex that I'm shocked that it's so watchable, but part of the fun is that you don't really need to understand what's going on to get caught up in it. It's basically a real life version of Kaiji or Liars Game, so if you like one you'll probably like the other.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:53 PM on January 4, 2016
I love Liars Game, and I'm giving this a viddie... but without the dark, twisted sense of being a plaything for someone else's sadistic games, it remains to be seen how it could ever be quite as good.

Clearly you don't understand how reality television works.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 6:11 PM on January 4, 2016

But is there a Costco nearby?
Wow this post is sexy.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:48 AM on January 4, 2016

Yakitate!! Japan, an informative manga/anime series about bread baking
Good post but I have a couple notes:
  • Putting the fact that it has 69 episodes under the fold? Way to bury the lead.
  • The Right Stuf subtitles are excellent. While it's kind of cool to have a document of everything, the notes are the enemy of comedy and the show makes way more sense without them. There are still MANY PUNS TO BE HAD.
  • Yakitate! Japan, the anime about bread, has 69 episodes.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 8:36 AM on December 28, 2015
Food Wars is fine, but it's not nearly as funny and exciting as Yakitate. We remember this series a decade after it ran because it was a enjoyable show even if you didn't really care about bread, while Food Wars is pretty bland besides the food stuff.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:01 PM on December 28, 2015
What Did You Eat Yesterday? is a cooking manga about a gay couple that I've shamefully haven't read yet.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:07 PM on December 28, 2015

I'm assuming the red nose is going to be a laser.
No snow, only christmas.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 10:17 AM on December 23, 2015

"There is a certain power and mystery in secrets..."
It's me, I'm Satoshi Nakamoto.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 3:32 PM on December 8, 2015
Gizmodo had their own investigation ongoing, and just published even more details on this story.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 3:41 PM on December 8, 2015

Buzzfeed Mental Health Week
BuzzFeed is a marketing company that's very good at exploiting people's vulnerabilities to sell product. The core of their business is invasive, and that it's suddenly talking about the good it can do for mental health is amazingly smarmy.

I respect the hustle, and I know that whatever they're doing this week will do more good than harm, but still: fuck em.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:14 AM on December 7, 2015
You know that every significant news organization ever has been either a loss leader or far more reliant on advertisers than subscribers, right?

Most keep a pretty solid wall between editorial and marketing, where as BuzzFeed will mysteriously delete posts critical of advertising clients. BuzzFeed also directly produces a lot of content, as literally hired marketing creatives, and I can't shake the feeling that their non-advertising content is in a… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 11:48 AM on December 7, 2015
There is absolutely nothing wrong with producing content that your audience wants. Things become more of a grey area when you're producing content that someone else wants your audience to want. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it means you're not a news company.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:09 PM on December 7, 2015
maybe having this thread not be so much about BuzzFeed to the exclusion of talking about mental health awareness is worth trying.

Okay, lets talk about how mental health awareness is ripe to be turned into a cause for corporations to attach themselves to in an effort to improve their image, like breast cancer awareness or domestic violence awareness. I'm preemptively disappointed to see this result in no real change.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:58 PM on December 7, 2015

How We Used To Eat - US Nightmare Edition
Missing candle salad.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 4:16 PM on November 26, 2015

You feel like you're going to have a blue time.
Special enemy megapost is here to defeat you!
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 7:28 AM on November 17, 2015

Not paying your writers SUCKS.
I love that this long read was triggered by a one sentence Gawker post.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 4:21 PM on November 9, 2015

Discover something new
This list would be more accurate if it was just episodes of The Best Show with Tom Scharpling over and over.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 6:46 AM on November 3, 2015

Twitch Installs Arch Linux
They're trying to start right now, of course something went wrong
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 1:18 PM on October 31, 2015

A drunk man's assault on a robot raises unusual legal issues
Pepper is available for sale, with a user agreement that forbids any sexual act or other indecent behaviour.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:40 PM on October 8, 2015

fbi weird theater kids
I want to believe......that this won't be a terrible nostalgic driven mess.

Darin Morgan, the writer of Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose and Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space', aka the only two 100% essential The X Files episodes, is scripting an episode. At least one of the six will be good.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 8:43 AM on September 30, 2015
More like Agent Molder
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 8:55 AM on September 30, 2015


Perfect Watch for a CEO? Perfect Leather Daddy Jacket?
But what the fuck is this shit?
The Seats for Those Who Want to Be Seen … At SoulCycle
WHAT?
We're only at item 25, I've been shown like 8 advertisements, and they think that there is status at some spinning class?


This is not an exaggeration at all. SoulCycle is $32 a class, lots of celebrities go there, and there's a Crossfit style cult around it.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 9:57 AM on September 29, 2015
What the fuck is this shit? Fancy spinning class? I cannot believe these fools buying into this stuff! *lays around all day eating cheetos*
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 10:02 AM on September 29, 2015

moot Does Barrel Roll, Brings 4chan Full Circle
I can't wait to look at 4chan /b/ . I assume they're in open revolt?

I'm not going to check but I'd be surprised if they didn't like Nishimura more than they ever liked Moot. There's gonna be some ironic racism, tho.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:02 PM on September 22, 2015
"Ironic"

That was implied.
posted to MetaFilter by The Devil Tesla at 12:41 PM on September 22, 2015

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