Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Huffington Post

I love reading the Huffington Post.  Sure, it skews towards the liberal side of things, and yes, it mostly just links to other news sites and I have no idea why someone paid over $300 million for it.  But I still love it... mostly for its idiosyncrasies.

For starters, I can also always count on the Huffington Post to provide me with my daily fix of porn, all while reading a respectable news site... because someone is always naked on the Huffington Post.  In fact, when I first open up my Huffington Post iPhone app, I ask myself, "Who's Naked on the Huffington Post today, Bob?"

Today has a few articles dealing with nudity, for your viewing pleasure:

Scout Willis Poses in Assless Chaps (NSFW, unless you work in an assless chaps factory)
Lindsey Lohan's Playboy Cover Leaked Online
Selena Gomez, Justin Beiber on the Beach

By the way, why doesn't showing Selena Gomez and/or Justin Beiber half naked count as some sort of child porn or something?  Leave the kids alone already!

The next thing that I was originally annoyed about, but now find funny, is that any mildly interesting news on the Huffington Post is always declared to be HUGE in all caps. Or if an actor predictably wants to direct a film, it's always a "major career move!!!"  I can't find any recent examples, but if you read the Huffington Post then you know what I'm talking about.

The Huffington Post has an obsession with Ryan Gosling.  I've never watched anything with the guy in it, but apparently he's talented, as the Ryan Gosling to actual news ratio is like 6 to 1.  They also really love Rihanna - not as much as Ryan Gosling, of course, except for when there are nude photos of her.

And finally, the Huffington post loves Paul Krugman.  If you don't know who he is then you obviously don't read either the Huffington Post or the New York Times.  I don't actually read the Paul Krugman articles, but I assume that they're either very insightful and poignant, or filled with nudity and/or Ryan Gosling references.

Keep on keeping on, Huffington Post!  I love you!  Seriously!  I get all of my news from you now, so please don't post things that make me go to another site.  Stop all that silliness and just give me my news in one place and preferably with the photo slideshows that I love.  Oh, all right, you can throw in one or two more Ryan Gosling articles as long as you even it out with a couple more naked Rihanna articles.

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