Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Nick Denton Gives Himself a Hand

And that’s why news sites have front pages.

A twofer from Gawker owner Nick Denton: A Tweet simultaneously bragging about his site’s story on Chris Lee’s Craigslist escapades, which led to the New York Republican Congressman’s resignation yesterday, and defending Gawker’s much-criticized redesign, which lets Denton prominently feature that kind of story.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus