This is a very good and sad article about very real problems in our society but I cannot stop scrolling up to this picture and looking at this extremely cute dog. Look at him(/her)!! (S)He's such a good boy(/girl)!! On a more serious note, I would love if Gawker did a follow-up to this essay from the reader who was… » 4/09/14 12:11pm 4/09/14 12:11pm

Ah, that's goodness :-) I'm happy he made the right decision (not that he had much of a choice - clearly a toxic situation) and I hope it influences his worldview for the better rather than embitters him. I think the next step is to get him a makeover from the cast of RuPaul's drag race because this cake-face makeup is … » 4/03/14 3:16pm 4/03/14 3:16pm

Yeah, that's absolutely and utterly untrue. The $1 salary for tech CEOs is a symbolic move, and it's only practiced by those who have already made their fortunes, which kind of blows your incentive thing out of the water. More than that, it's a callback to an ACTUAL thing (i.e., one you didn't just pull out of your… » 4/01/14 12:49pm 4/01/14 12:49pm

Can you apply morality to procreation, and does it fluctuate with our changing world? Is it immoral to have, say, nine children, in a world facing exponential population growth and finite resources? What is the morality of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on fertility treatments when there are so many children … » 2/25/14 5:40pm 2/25/14 5:40pm

But it IS something. When the first 16 speakers were announced, ZERO were women. Now eight out of 50 are female, none of them keynote. That is something. That is worth questioning. When people called/questioned Jason Calacanis on it, he did not respond with information that might be relevant, like the percentage of… » 2/25/14 1:47pm 2/25/14 1:47pm

Oh god I couldn't figure out the missing state so I CTRL+F'd every single state in alphabetical order. I had a suspicion when I was halfway through, but I was too committed to stop. "Fifty Nifty United States" was blaring in my brain like a clarion call. It was a terrible experience. I hate Gawker and I hate America. » 1/24/14 2:52pm 1/24/14 2:52pm

What is with the odd diatribe against having kids? Is that a response to real things people are saying about tech-infection in San Fran (e.g. "it's hurting families")? Because it sounds weird and personal, like he's the kind of guy who mutters about forced sterilization in his sleep. » 1/03/14 3:01pm 1/03/14 3:01pm

I didn't want to be "that" commenter, and I really did love reading this article, but it bums me out a little when I don't see a single female in the discussion (except for Caity's stirring entrance)(shoutout 2 Caity ILU). If Jezebel is going to rail on the Daily Show and Valleywag is going to take on the dearth of women … » 12/10/13 1:33pm 12/10/13 1:33pm

All this has been portrayed as an attack on free-market economic thinking, but it struck me more as an attack on mindless selfishness, greed and go-with-the-flow acceptance of the unrightness of the world. It made me think of Charles Dickens. The pope's message in part is: Don't be Scrooge...

I don't think he's…

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Christmas trees are for normies. As a chief distruption officer, I want Sean Parker to personally deliver, to my house, a 1000-year-old Redwood that he karate-chopped down with his bare hands. The star on top should be Proxima Centauri. HOW is there not an app for this???? » 12/03/13 11:50am 12/03/13 11:50am