Slacktory's founding editor, the former editor of Gawker Media's Valleywag and AOL's Urlesque. He is the editor of the 2009 book "Twitter Wit," and has contributed to Wired, Slate, PC Mag, Esquire.com, Gawker and BlackBook. He lives in New York with his girlfriend, who understands what a ragetoon is.
The collectible card game Magic: The Gathering includes over 10,000 unique types of cards. But the backs on all those cards are exactly the same. To keep a deck’s contents secret, nothing could be changed from the original back design from 1993. So several errors introduced in that first printing are “locked in” forever. For instance:
1. There are ballpoint pen marks in the “Deckmaster” logo (itself a remnant of an abandoned naming system).
Feminism is really hard for dudes. Between second-wave and third-wave and post-feminism and men’s rights subreddits, we’re not sure when we’re being helpful and when we’re getting it wrong. Not Quite Feminist Phil is the sexist pseudo-feminist we’re afraid of becoming.
I’d like to dedicate Fake Feminist Phil to LOLGOP and everyone else who mocked the GOP fake-feminist ticket.
While checking my Facebook spam, I saw someone’s pitch for an Indiegogo project called “StarLikeMe”. The idea: What if one website did everything all the biggest websites do? What if this site didn’t combine the existing sites, but by replicating the systems that took collective billions of dollars to build and maintain, all for twenty grand?
Do you want to blog (Tumblr); tweet (Twitter); post a message for a friend (Facebook); upload a video (YouTube); store photos (Flicker); edit and share photos (Instagram); have a pin-board (Pinterest)? All of these features and more will be available just as you know them on these other sites. This is a site for all of us to use and enjoy and will provide the latest features of all the major sites.”
What if the pitch video for that website was a few kids, a rapper, and a hot blonde all shouting “Star Like Me, where the stars shine!” And then a lady explains how inconvenient multiple websites are? And it’s all in Eastern European accents, the official accent of sounding shady as fuck?