I was pretty active on Gawker from the beginning and started reading Jezebel from day one. I liked that there was a large variety of topics, serious and funny. I loved that they put a stop to the body snarking that popping up (Remember the Great Cankles Debate of 2007? Holla!)
I used to love commenting there, and I have IRL friends that I met on that site that are just the greatest people ever. I like that a "new generation" of commenters have found a community there, but I just cannot wade through all the indignant, shame-y comments over there anymore. EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE has at least 10 people popping up to complain about triggers, privilege, that the article is not appropriate for (the commenters definition of) a feminist website. Very seldom do I see an actual engaging thoughtful discussion in the comments anymore.
The tone of the website now is "Here are a bunch of click-bait posts to enrage you and we are going to toss in a few videos of animals doing cute shit in between."
After a rather dysfunctional lengthy affair with the Angry Birds? Never again, my friends. Never.Ever.Again.
Getting into a wetsuit and jumping into a holding tank with a bazillion pound wild animal and letting him launch me into the freaking air? I will pass, thanks.
There are so many negatives in that, starting with "wetsuit", I just could go on FOREVER.
@hoo:ha me three. Me three. My mom was terminal when I was casually commenting on how the surge of tween hormones was throwing my house into chaos and she just gave me this sly smile and said
"I hate that I have to miss this."
@lookuplookup I swore I wouldn't post anymore, but I have to say that I totally busted out laughing and SNORTING at work when I read the Evita quote.
No one at work understands me. :-(
@HeyThatsMyBike I was thinking it was the rough draft for a Portlandia skit.
Reading this article during my break made me love my god-only-knows-how-old-glazed-blueberry-cake donut from the Holiday gas station THAT MUCH MORE.
...and just like that, I look back on the days when I was still somewhat cool and naive. 1. First discovered Rufus "I will cross the oceans for his love and one of his scarves...wait..he is gay? YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!! DAMMIT!" 2. Lauryn Hill was pregnant during that video and I remember it being a big deal, for some reason.
@ponymalta IT IS DELICIOUS AND TANGY ON BAJA TACOS!!! DO YOU KNOW WHO *ELSE* HATED CILANTRO ???!!?