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What Are The Odds These New Media Brands Will Survive? A Power Ranking

gawker.com — It was a sunny morning like any other (it was yesterday) when the shocking news fell on Mediatown: The future of a much-ballyhooed web startup, Racket, was in Limbo's grasp, due to warring egos, shifting amounts of start-up capital, allegations of harassment, and managerial backbiting.
Oct 31, 2014

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In Praise of Skull Trumpet, the Internet's Spookiest Meme

gawker.com — Doot-doot! The internet's spookiest meme isn't really spooky at all. Start the video, and a disembodied skull holding a trumpet appears, hovering over a field of black. Without menace, it turns toward you, and the bell of its horn begins to throb. Doot-doot! Skull Trumpet's musical salvo lasts all of two notes, and it's over.
Oct 31, 2014

this is so good: In Praise of Skull Trumpet, the Internet's Spookiest Meme gawker.com/in-praise-of-s…

Oct 31, 2014

Every six months or so i think about Skull Trumpet || In Praise of Skull Trumpet, the Internet's Spookiest Meme gawker.com/in-praise-of-s…

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A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes

gawker.com — Happy Halloween! If you're going out in the world tonight, there's a good chance you'll see racist idiots dressed up like racist idiots, because Halloween is racist idiot Christmas: Whether you're at a frat party, a parade, or even a family event, there's bound to be one sad soul in blackface, yellowface, Arabface, brownface, redface...
Oct 31, 2014

Not the #HalloweenCostumes you would want to wear to work, or anywhere for that matter. YIKES! goo.gl/wmW1N1

Oct 31, 2014

I knew someone iwould make a list of the horrible costumes of 2014 and it's worse than I imagined “@Ohthatflo: gawker.com/a-childs-treas…

Oct 31, 2014

A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes gawker.com/a-childs-treas… Incl 'sexy ISIS,' Trayvon Martin, Ray Rice & more

Oct 31, 2014

"Sexy Ebola Containment Suit":A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes gawker.com/a-childs-treas…

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Sharyl Attkisson Blames Broken Laptop on Benghazi

gawker.com — Sharyl Attkisson is about to publish a book about her experience reporting on various Obama-era scandals for CBS News, from which she resigned earlier this year. Today we learned that at least one of the more dramatic scandals, involving Attkisson's personal laptop, exists entirely within its owner's head.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @jonfavs: I HATE when Obama jams the backspace key on my laptop in order to cover up his Benghazi crimes: gawker.com/sharyl-attkiss…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jonfavs: I HATE when Obama jams the backspace key on my laptop in order to cover up his Benghazi crimes: gawker.com/sharyl-attkiss…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jonfavs: I HATE when Obama jams the backspace key on my laptop in order to cover up his Benghazi crimes: gawker.com/sharyl-attkiss…

Oct 31, 2014

so pathetic. Sharyl Attkisson Blames Broken Laptop on Benghazi gawker.com/sharyl-attkiss…

Amazing, Exclusive Pop Culture Halloween Pumpkins

gawker.com — Pumpkin carving is a somewhat enjoyable Halloween tradition that follows you from the inescapable family gatherings of youth to to the unbearable pumpkin carving parties of adulthood. Though most of us partake in the yearly activity, some of us go above and beyond. Like whoever did that Beyoncé pumpkin.

Is Fun-Sized Candy Really More Fun? A Comprehensive Investigation

gawker.com — We love our children very much, mostly because we can dress them however we like. But sometimes, particularly on Halloween, we cannot or do not wish to give them the full sized candies their hearts desire. Which trick-or-treat-sized candies retain the most charms when shrunk from big to small?

The Empire of Harmlessness: Hello Kitty at 40

gawker.com — Thirty-nine years ago in Japan, Hello Kitty, the global emissary of cuteness, made her public debut. She appeared on a plastic coin purse priced at 240 yen, or about 80 cents. She had been invented the previous year, in 1974, by the Sanrio company.

Would You Pay $85 Million For This Pool? Beyoncé and Jay-Z Might.

defamer.gawker.com — Beyoncé and Jay Z are collectively worth something like $1 billion. Maybe. Beyoncé said it herself so it must be true. The point is that they can basically buy anything in the world. Nonetheless, spending $85 million on a single pool is a serious purchase for even the richest elevator fight club.
Oct 31, 2014

As if you needed another reason to wish you were Beyonce, the house she and Jay-Z are looking into buying is ABSURD defamer.gawker.com/would-you-pay-…

Oct 31, 2014

Just to say "I pee in this," yeah. RT @Gawker: Beyoncé and Jay Z might pay $85 million for this pool. But would you? bit.ly/1G2ERdv

Oct 31, 2014

new pools! beyoncé and jay z might spend $85 million on this pool. but would you? defamer.gawker.com/would-you-pay-…

Beyoncé Dressed as Rhythm Nation-Era Janet Jackson for Halloween

gawker.com — This is perfect. On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate it an 1814.
Oct 31, 2014

This is very important. Beyonce dressed as "Rhythm Nation" Janet for Halloween. bit.ly/1wNIEFv pic.twitter.com/bVe3G4N68C

Oct 31, 2014

I usually don't get the hype for every little thing Beyonce does. But her Halloween costume! So amazing! gawker.com/beyonce-dresse…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @scATX: Omg RT @Gawker: Beyoncé dressed as Rhythm Nation-era Janet Jackson for Halloween gaw.kr/u4TT3Og pic.twitter.com/eusdUWpnOl

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Gawker: Beyoncé dressed as Rhythm Nation-era Janet Jackson for Halloween gaw.kr/u4TT3Og pic.twitter.com/QrYOP0L8aJ

How to Dress Your Baby for Halloween

domesticity.gawker.com — It's Halloween and you're a proud new parent. Though you're excited to dress up your new little friend, you might have a few questions concerning costume choice. What is appropriate? Can I dress my baby like a murderer? What if it's a murderer from television or a movie, can I dress my baby like a murderer then?

Here Is a Tweet That Contains an Apology

gawker.com — Runner's World Editor-in-Chief David Willey tweeted the above apology today, October 31, 2014 at 3:09 p.m. and deleted it 26 minutes later. Sometimes the spookiest parts of Halloween are the things we do while dressed as ourselves.

What Is Vice Media's "Average" Salary?

gawker.com — Vice Media boss and enthusiastic brand ambassador Shane Smith yesterday publicly derided the "sour grapes" of also-ran website Gawker.com, declaring that his company's average salary is very high. Let's explore that further. Shane Smith, the burly head of the VICE empire, is now worth several hundred million dollars,...
Oct 31, 2014

RT @felixsalmon: “We're extremely competitive with other media companies, with the notable exceptions of Fusion and Bloomberg.” gawker.com/at-gawker-com-…

Oct 31, 2014

Vice and Gawker pay...about the same. Avg salary is $70K, median is $60K gawker.com/what-is-vice-m…

Oct 31, 2014

“We're extremely competitive with other media companies, with the notable exceptions of Fusion and Bloomberg.” gawker.com/at-gawker-com-…

Oct 31, 2014

Gawker's @Max_Read: “We're a publishing and tech company, @VICE is a marketing company with a large publishing arm.” bit.ly/1vouVCz

Oct 31, 2014

RT @DylanByers: Average Gawker salary is c. $75,000, median salary is c. $60,000. Entry-level editorial jobs start $40,000 - $50,000: gawker.com/at-gawker-com-…

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Ex-Googler Poached By Obama Is Already Praising "Talented Regulators"

valleywag.gawker.com — A few weeks in the White House has imbued chief technology officer Megan Smith with a newfound respect for Silicon Valley's number one enemy: regulation. While Larry and Sergey try to dismantle healthcare law, the former VP of Google X is complimenting "talented regulators" in The New York Times Magazine.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @nitashatiku: If you really want to change the world, go into government! not what you expect to hear from an ex-Google exec valleywag.gawker.com/ex-googler-poa…

Oct 31, 2014

If you really want to change the world, go into government! not what you expect to hear from an ex-Google exec valleywag.gawker.com/ex-googler-poa…

Watch John Oliver's Supreme Court Dogs Reenact A Few Good Men

gawker.com — A few Last Week Tonights ( Last Weeks Tonight?) ago, John Oliver got around the Supreme Court's ban on cameras by casting dogs as the justices and releasing the footage for anyone to use. And someone did use it, but not to recap a SCOTUS argument.

Human IT Worker Suspended for Refusing to Stop Talking in Robot Voice

gawker.com — Think of the coolest, funniest, least socially alienating behavior you could exhibit at work. Something that would really give your colleagues a chuckle. Are you thinking of something? Is it bleep blorp talking in a robot voice? "Commence Monday morning bagel processing." "This memo left my systems discombobulated."
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Gawker: Human IT worker suspended for refusing to stop talking in robot voice. gaw.kr/pifvvbf

Senator: "White Men in Male-Only Clubs" Will Do Great When I'm President

gawker.com — In a recording leaked to CNN, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham made a great "joke" at an event for an organization that's exclusively made up of white guys. "I'm trying to help you with your tax status. I'm sorry the government's so fucked up.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @chillmage: "If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency." gawker.com/senator-white-…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @chillmage: "If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency." gawker.com/senator-white-…

Oct 31, 2014

"If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency." gawker.com/senator-white-…

Kid Bursts Into Tears When Parents Tell Him He Has Ebola

gawker.com — Add "making your son think he's dying" to the list of things people will do for the Vine. These parents put on protective masks, took their kid's temperature, and told him he had Ebola. Then they put his tears of fear and shock as he confronted his own mortality on the internet.

Worst Ex-Boyfriend Ever Allegedly Emailed Teacher's Nudes to Students

gawker.com — Well here's a nightmare: an "angry" ex-boyfriend of a Los Angeles high school teacher emailed nude photos of the teacher to over 250 students and staff, according to cops. Pasadena police say the ex-bf, 38-year-old David Galvan, sent the photos when science teacher Richard Rosa was out of the country.
Oct 31, 2014

That said, this is an interesting scenario: you don't often see this with men only. bit.ly/1G3KEPS

Oct 31, 2014

I think that when revenge porn pops up in the news, news sites shouldn't repost the pictures. (Even if blurring them) bit.ly/1G3KEPS

Cash-Filled Armored Car Opens on Highway, Makes it Rain on Lucky Drivers

gawker.com — Drivers on Interstate 270 in Frederick, Md. were treated to a free-for-all cash-grab this morning after an armored car came open while driving, spilling a pile of cash onto the pavement. According to local news outlet WBAL, the truck's door swung open at around 8 a.m.
Oct 31, 2014

A Happy Halloween indeed. RT @Gawker: Cash-filled armored car opens on highway, makes it rain on lucky drivers. gaw.kr/stL0uXw