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      05-24-2012 01:28 PM #1
      And this is why I don't take them seriously.

      Jalopnik Wants to Start a Car Meme

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      05-24-2012 01:34 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      And this is why I don't take them seriously.

      That's the reason? They're part of the Gawker Media network, a company known to hire some of the worse short form journalist on the web today. That's why I don't take them seriously.

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      05-24-2012 01:36 PM #3
      You can't "make" a meme. That is called an image macro

      and yeah, there are a lot of other reasons to hate anything Gawker related. The fact that Jalopnik is somewhat related to Jezebel should be a good enough one.
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      05-24-2012 01:38 PM #4
      Correction: Just one of the millions of reasons I hate Gawker Media.

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      05-24-2012 01:42 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      You can't "make" a meme. That is called an image macro

      and yeah, there are a lot of other reasons to hate anything Gawker related. The fact that Jalopnik is somewhat related to Jezebel should be a good enough one.
      My GF claims that Jezebel has become one of the better written of all the Gawker assets. Gizmodo is pretty unreadable, especially anything written by that halfwit Jesus Diaz, Gawker has gone full retard, and I can't even understand how LifeHacker (I actually like LifeHacker and think it's the only worthwhile gawker asset) can bare the shame of associating with all of them

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      05-24-2012 01:46 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      My GF claims that Jezebel has become one of the better written of all the Gawker assets. Gizmodo is pretty unreadable, especially anything written by that halfwit Jesus Diaz, Gawker has gone full retard, and I can't even understand how LifeHacker (I actually like LifeHacker and think it's the only worthwhile gawker asset) can bare the shame of associating with all of them
      I've come to the conclusion your girlfreind may be....*shudders*...a feminst.

      Have her delete her reddit, tumblr, and jezebel accounts immediately. It's the only way.
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      05-24-2012 01:48 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      I've come to the conclusion your girlfreind may be....*shudders*...a feminst.

      Have her delete her reddit, tumblr, and jezebel accounts immediately. It's the only way.
      Haha, she doesn't reddit or tumbl. And if it helps her rep, of all the celeb gossip blogs she reads, she reads What Would Tyler Durden Do

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      05-24-2012 01:49 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      Haha, she doesn't reddit or tumbl. And if it helps her rep, of all the celeb gossip blogs she reads, she reads What Would Tyler Durden Do
      Celbrity gossip blogs

      That isn't very hip.
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      05-24-2012 01:49 PM #9
      I see Jalopnik stuff on Yahoo, gotta be legit

      ........

      Yeah, they're pretty terrible.

      Ever read an actual Yahoo article? Holy jeezus.
      Now go get your shinebox

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      05-24-2012 01:51 PM #10
      Several times a month TCL has some thread hating (and occasionally loving) Jalopnik. You know the "editors" lurk on here, yah?

      I can't take any type of "publication" as such seriously when they make up words; combinations to make an article appear more hipster and cutting-edge then it actually is. You get some 24-year-old fixie rider who reads "History's 10 worst cars" printed on Yahoo! News and voila, he's a car expert for Jalopnik. Obviously, a meme has more of an impacting meaning to someone of that age bracket and level automotive intelligence.

      Notice the comments on Jalopnik today; you don't find actual knowledge anymore of the cars; technology, or historical reference. Why should the anti-car, pro-Keds age group care about reading something substantial about cars?

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      05-24-2012 01:52 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Maggiolone View Post
      Several times a month TCL has some thread hating (and occasionally loving) Jalopnik. You know the "editors" lurk on here, yah?
      Do any of their "journalists"?
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      05-24-2012 01:54 PM #12
      The only thing worse than Jalopnik is Jack Baruth.

      I'm sure Jack Baruth has somehow made his mark on that site as well.
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      05-24-2012 01:56 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Maggiolone View Post
      You know the "editors" lurk on here, yah?
      Here's a me-me comic they can steal for their site but probably won't understand.



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      05-24-2012 01:59 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post

      Ever read an actual Yahoo article? Holy jeezus.
      yahoo finance has some readable stuff on it, most is picked from AP articles though.

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      05-24-2012 02:00 PM #15
      Everyone who's writing "me-me" is trolling, right?


      You know it's pronounced "meem" not "may-may" ...right?
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      05-24-2012 02:02 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by IronJoe View Post
      Everyone who's writing "me-me" is trolling, right?


      You know it's pronounced "meem" not "may-may" ...right?
      Roketdriver is always trolling. Except for the Biturbo fan club. He takes that **** seriously for real.
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      05-24-2012 02:04 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by IronJoe View Post
      Everyone who's writing "me-me" is trolling, right?


      You know it's pronounced "meem" not "may-may" ...right?
      Came to post this, leaving satisfied that I won't be called a somethingorother nazi...
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      05-24-2012 02:04 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Maggiolone View Post
      You know the "editors" lurk on here, yah?
      Oh I bet they do lurk, I doubt anyone would actually step forward and take credit for some of the crap they post.

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      05-24-2012 02:05 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by IronJoe View Post

      You know it's pronounced "meem" not "may-may" ...right?
      Whenever my friends say "may-may" I don't correct them so they can sound like idiots when they are talking to others. I even pronounce it properly in the same conversation and they just keep on with the "may-may".
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      05-24-2012 02:06 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      The only thing worse than Jalopnik is Jack Baruth.

      I'm sure Jack Baruth has somehow made his mark on that site as well.
      I just had to check your join date... you're too recent to remember when he was a TCL regular. Those were good times. If you think you don't like him now, search the forum archives for posts by "Four Speed Fox" or "Viergang Fuchs".

      FWIW, Jack has made some spot-on critiques of the way Jalopnik operates:
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...otive-history/
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...event-horizon/
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...d-to-jalopnik/
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      05-24-2012 02:09 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Maggiolone View Post
      I aint scurred

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      05-24-2012 02:14 PM #23
      How is it that Jalopnik survives when Motive dies? There is no god.
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      05-24-2012 02:16 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by KahviVW View Post
      How is it that Jalopnik survives when Motive dies? There is no god.
      Because they're part of the Gawker Media suck. They make tons of revenue off banner adverts and sponsors through gawker. Every click or refresh makes them money.

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      05-24-2012 02:17 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      I just had to check your join date... you're too recent to remember when he was a TCL regular. Those were good times. If you think you don't like him now, search the forum archives for posts by "Four Speed Fox" or "Viergang Fuchs".

      FWIW, Jack has made some spot-on critiques of the way Jalopnik operates:
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...otive-history/
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...event-horizon/
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...d-to-jalopnik/
      you HAD to bring this back up?!?!
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      05-24-2012 02:20 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      Because they're part of the Gawker Media suck. They make tons of revenue off banner adverts and sponsors through gawker. Every click or refresh makes them money.
      Is there a good metric to estimate their web traffic?
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      05-24-2012 02:24 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      Because they're part of the Gawker Media suck. They make tons of revenue off banner adverts and sponsors through gawker. Every click or refresh makes them money.
      *******s can't spell my name either.

      http://jalopnik.com/5612062/vw-owner...-blinker-fluid

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      05-24-2012 02:27 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by KahviVW View Post
      Is there a good metric to estimate their web traffic?
      http://www.trafficestimate.com/jalopnik.com

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      05-24-2012 02:34 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by .LSinLV. View Post
      you HAD to bring this back up?!?!
      Oh yeah, I forgot to mention he pissed off the mods and got banned a lot.
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      05-24-2012 03:13 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      I just had to check your join date... you're too recent to remember when he was a TCL regular. Those were good times. If you think you don't like him now, search the forum archives for posts by "Four Speed Fox" or "Viergang Fuchs".

      FWIW, Jack has made some spot-on critiques of the way Jalopnik operates:
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...otive-history/
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...event-horizon/
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...d-to-jalopnik/
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      05-24-2012 03:17 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      That's the reason? They're part of the Gawker Media network, a company known to hire some of the worse short form journalist on the web today. That's why I don't take them seriously.
      yep.
      unfortunately the good journalists in print media are losing their jobs... and the bad ones are becoming the head editor of European Car...

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      05-24-2012 03:23 PM #32
      To play Devil's advocate, can you guys name some people you consider automotive "journalists" and explain why? They don't even have to be good automotive journalists.

      As for Jgawknik, I only really read Matt's stuff. He's an acquaintance and a cool guy.
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      05-24-2012 03:28 PM #33
      You can't just "make" a meme, they just naturally occur...in nature
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      05-24-2012 03:28 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by PassSedanGLX View Post
      To play Devil's advocate, can you guys name some people you consider automotive "journalists" and explain why? They don't even have to be good automotive journalists.

      As for Jgawknik, I only really read Matt's stuff. He's an acquaintance and a cool guy.


      Seems honest and knows what he's talking about. Down to earth and not douchey is a huge plus.

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      05-24-2012 05:29 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post


      Seems honest and knows what he's talking about. Down to earth and not douchey is a huge plus.
      But is he a journalist, or an entertainer?
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      4+ pages and at least 1 death threat in a compact-car comparison test thread - oh wait, this is TCL.

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