Not so wordless Wednesday

There's always that one office printer that misbehaves, right? Ever wanted to beat the crap out of it, à la Office Space, just for funzies? Well, now there’s a bat for that. And in covering the story, the Wall Street Journal did not pass up this prime opportunity for a digital stipple. "WSJ created a GIF stipple of a favorite scene from 'Office Space.' I just died," declares WSJ's own Scott Austin. "This might go on the Mt. Rushmore of @WSJ stipples," concurs colleague Brian Fitzgerald.

Other media news to know:

  • Sports Illustrated joins forces with Fox Sports for an ad deal aimed at taking on ESPN in the digital realm. "Hard to believe SI is only 10th in the sports category, acc. to comScore. Now it (plus Fox Sports) will be 2nd," notes Jamie Mottram of Gannett and USA Today. This is what happens "when you lose a Don Banks but add two guys yelling at each other about LeBron's clutch gene or whatever," muses Mark Berman.
  • Gawker may be gone (long live Gawker!), but at GizmodoSophie Kleeman is carrying on its tradition of snark by correctly observing that, wow, yeah, this one New York Times reporter sure likes to yell at brands on Twitter. Huffington Post's Alexander C. Kaufman cheers, "hell yeah @sophiekleeman, keeping the old spirit of Gawker live and well at Gizmodo!"
  • Because we love "look inside" pieces, here's one onFacebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine. "Fascinating. You know those weird political websites always showing up on FB. This guy makes $20K/month off one," realizes Stephanie Guzman at Albuquerque Business First, before adding, "Oh and one of them, who lives in Las Cruces, makes $60k/month." Fascinating, indeed.

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