The Suck Fairy.
"The Suck Fairy is an artefact of re-reading. If you read a book for the first time and it sucks, it’s nothing to do with her. It just sucks. Some books do. The Suck Fairy comes in when you come back to a book that you liked when you read it before, and on re-reading—well, it sucks. You can say that you have changed, you can hit your forehead dramatically and ask yourself how you could possibly have missed the suckiness the first time—or you can say that the Suck Fairy has been through while the book was sitting on the shelf and inserted the suck." [Via]
posted by homunculus
on Sep 30, 2010 -
Can three happy kids (15, 13, 9) REALLY play the blues?
(and without knowing how to read music). Hell yeah! They placed 2nd (out of 157 bands) at this spring's International Blues Challenge in Memphis. (Featured: CBS Sunday Morning video
) Even BB King is impressed
. More YouTubery
(this has to be a parent's posting page) - not the place for high fidelity, but you'll get the idea: Harvest Blues Festival performances
posted by spock
on Dec 5, 2007 -
And the fans of Suck did rejoice with much rejoicing.
Tim Cavanaugh writing for OJR in a hit-and-run-ish commentary of our old favorite CAPAlert and the impact--or lack thereof--of hoaxes online, Which raises a question: Who's smarter? The people who assume (correctly) that a wacky site is real or the ones who suspect (falsely but understandably) that it must be too odd to be real?
posted by th3ph17
on Sep 10, 2001 -
No press release to link to, so I might be jumping the gun a bit, but my sources say everyone at Automatic Media was fired. That includes all of Feed and the production guy for Suck, though it appears Suck will be going on alone. Apparently, the line is is they’re looking for some quick cash to keep going, but I’m afraid I’ve heard that line often with no results. Supposedly they’ll announce it tomorrow, since no one will be around to update the site. Very sad day.
posted by capt.crackpipe
on Jun 7, 2001 -
A Suck article on "the death of banner ads"
(complete with humorous acknowledgement of the fact that their parent company relies on ads) made me think about the online advertising that I enjoyed or followed up on. What are some effective ads you remember?
posted by jed
on Apr 24, 2001 -
Dig the Wig:
In the face of the mainstream media's campaign to keep us distracted with the fake news of presidential pardons and the eyewash of budget debates, only independently published mavericks have the courage to cover the story of Samuel Jackson's hair.
posted by jhiggy
on Mar 13, 2001 -
Feel like a zombie? - Suck.com's take on Tivo giveaway
Okay, so the link's not all that recent, and Dack
already made mention of it, but this is just for those who didn't see it before (Plus it's slow today.)
I was a winner, I got my Tivo last week, and love it. It was a 30-hour model, not the 14-hour one advertised. How do all you other winners feel about yours (now that you no longer have to kiss up to Tivo to get them)?
posted by kokogiak
on Oct 6, 2000 -
Greg does it
again, in an extremely well-written piece on lawyers slapping geeks with a good ol' Cold Fish of Reality.
posted by cCranium
on Sep 8, 2000 -
Mozilla Savaged By Suck.
Yet another high-profile site calling for the open-source quagmire that might be Netscape 6 one day to put up or shut up. No word whether some crank from Mozilla has called Greg Knauss
a Microsoft-loving son of a whore yet.
posted by solistrato
on Jul 31, 2000 -
Now whenever someone posts crap about the state of MeFi, you can successfully use the phrase, "That's such whipped meme".
posted by Neale
on Jun 28, 2000 -
From Today's Suck.com,
comes the story of plagiaraism.org
, a service that checks papers against a huge database of online essays and automatically highlights stolen passages from internet essays, then quantifies the plagiaism by giving every paper an 'originality index.' This looks like a cool application of technology if it really works.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 11, 1999 -