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Post  Bad Username on Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:01 am

Jezebel is claiming that Lana del Ray has single-handedly ruined Saturday Night Live with her terrible performance. I didn't think it was that bad. She looked awkward, but she may have been nervous, and she could have enunciated a bit better, but she can't possibly be the worst musical act in SNL's history - that honour may go to Ashlee Simpson.

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Post  ActonBell on Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:41 pm

I think a lot of the Lana Del Ray hate has been stoked by the way she has been overly hyped and her image -- a normal looking woman who has not had the plastic surgery done that Lana has probably wouldn't have gotten that type of attention for her music so early on in her career.

That said, is it just me or has the quality of the writing at Jezebel really taken a nosedive? It has devolved into these catty, overly sarcastic rants that would fit right in over at Perez's site. I don't even look at it much any more, The Hairpin is much more thoughtful and nice.
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Post  The Lady of Shalott on Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:55 pm

Oh yes! Ever since laurelin_kit pointed me in the direction of the Hairpin, I am a huge cheerleader for them. The articles are about ten thousand times better than Jezebel's these days, and the commenters are (by and large) remarkably sane and friendly people.
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Post  allochthonous on Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:43 pm

Another vote for the Hairpin. I find them much funnier and the articles are more informative and better written than Jezebel.
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Post  biakbiak on Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:05 pm

Jezebel is claiming that Lana del Ray has single-handedly ruined Saturday Night Live with her terrible performance. I didn't think it was that bad. She looked awkward, but she may have been nervous, and she could have enunciated a bit better, but she can't possibly be the worst musical act in SNL's history - that honour may go to Ashlee Simpson.

Is it wrong that I think it's hysterical that Brian Williams so hated it that he felt the need to write an email to Nick Denton to make sure it didn't fall through the cracks and not get ripped apart by Gawker?
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Post  Bad Username on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:56 pm

I thought it was pretty funny, but I also kind of thought Brian Williams would be better than that. I don't know why, I just thought he'd be above decrying 'hipsters' and poor performances on SNL.

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Post  laurelin_kit on Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:31 am

The Lady of Shalott wrote:Oh yes! Ever since laurelin_kit pointed me in the direction of the Hairpin, I am a huge cheerleader for them. The articles are about ten thousand times better than Jezebel's these days, and the commenters are (by and large) remarkably sane and friendly people.

It was meeeee?
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Post  Auroura76 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:18 am

Bad Username wrote:I thought it was pretty funny, but I also kind of thought Brian Williams would be better than that. I don't know why, I just thought he'd be above decrying 'hipsters' and poor performances on SNL.

And see, this actually made me like him more. He's petty, just like me! (Even though I didn't see the performance, so I can't actually comment.)

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Post  year of the cat on Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:32 am

If they had worried more about her voice than about her Valley of the Barbie dolls getup, then she might not have crashed. Still, there are worse performances.
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Post  The Lady of Shalott on Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:07 pm

laurelin_kit wrote:
The Lady of Shalott wrote:Oh yes! Ever since laurelin_kit pointed me in the direction of the Hairpin, I am a huge cheerleader for them. The articles are about ten thousand times better than Jezebel's these days, and the commenters are (by and large) remarkably sane and friendly people.

It was meeeee?

Yes it was! And I am very grateful for it! (If you guys comment over there, I have the same user name. I am pretty transparent.)
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Post  Miss Moneypenny on Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:21 pm

The Lady of Shalott wrote:
laurelin_kit wrote:
The Lady of Shalott wrote:Oh yes! Ever since laurelin_kit pointed me in the direction of the Hairpin, I am a huge cheerleader for them. The articles are about ten thousand times better than Jezebel's these days, and the commenters are (by and large) remarkably sane and friendly people.

It was meeeee?

Yes it was! And I am very grateful for it! (If you guys comment over there, I have the same user name. I am pretty transparent.)

And you have the lovely painting of the same name as your icon! I definitely get a kick out of seeing SFers commenting on The Hairpin, since it's now my other favorite place on the internet. I'm Daisy Razor over there.
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Post  Shadowlass on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:14 pm

Seriously, I have no idea where to put this. I found it off a link on Gawker, so I'll put it here: Man found with Pandora's Box, dead of unknown causes.

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Post  Raksha on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:50 pm

Oh no! He let hope escape!

Seriously, though, that is weird as hell. I feel awful for his family, not knowing what really happened.
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Post  Shadowlass on Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:36 pm

Another thing I found off a link on Gawker but have no idea where to put: Fascinating story of a Russian family that fled into the Siberian wilderness to escape religious prosecution and remained out of contact with the outside world for more than 40 years.

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Post  sen3 on Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:24 pm

The front page is an epic flounce-out.

I was very critical of it, but damn I'm gonna miss it. Like Fametracker, there wasn't much else like it and now its gone too.

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Post  bookworm on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:22 pm

Wow, that was really flouncy. I'm glad their other properties aren't going to be shut down too.
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