Thursday, August 18, 2016

Requiescat In Pace, Bastardo


  1. stare openly and stupidly.
    "they were gawking at some pinup"
    synonyms: gape, goggle, gaze, ogle, stare, stare open-mouthed; informal rubberneck

    "I somehow managed not to gawk at his gorgeous roommate"
The news is grim at Gawker HQ this morn, as they've posted the above release. In a week's time, the doors will shutter, with Nick Denton having lost his trial against the Hulkster, and Univision picking up the shattered remains of a company leg-dropped through the legal system. I come not to praise Gawker, nor to bury it, but to dance upon its grave, urinate wildly on the headstone, and make a general nuisance of myself at the wake.

It would appear that Univision has decided not to shut down any of Gawker's satellite sites, such as Kotaku and Jezebel, but simply Gawker itself. The brand would appear too toxic to touch. I certainly hope, for their own sake, that Kotaku and Jezebel start making money soon, otherwise they'll be closed down as well.

So, uh... keep doing what you're doing, Kotaku and Jezebel. I'm certain if you keep up with your tried and true formula, you'll turn things around and won't end up shut down like daddy Gawks.

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