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Real nice, Deadspin.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MertWindu, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    I'm not a blogs-hater, and maybe I'm just being a little oversensitive (though after having one of my HS classmates die of a brain aneurysm in 8th grade, I think I have some justification), but isn't this a little fucking wrong?

    http://deadspin.com/sports/ads-ads-everywhere/slap-some-logos-on-those-journalists-they-like-it-280396.php


     
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Nah, you're right. On the Gammons' part that is fucked up. I have known 2 people who have died of aneurysms and it is not a good way to go. It is fucked up for the person and the family and friends.
     
  3. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Yeah...it's tasteless.

    I think it'd be hard to constantly try to be edgy while not going too far.
     
  4. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Maybe, but I don't think the line is that unclear. Make fun of Marv Albert, who screwed up in an immoral way: Edgy, if a little stale. Make fun of a guy who was almost killed by an often undetectable health problem: Too far.
     
  5. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    That's very true in this case. I'm thinking more in general terms, though.
     
  6. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Fair enough.
     
  7. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member

    This discussion is taking place on a board where some members made fun of former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Steve Courson hours after he died when a tree he was cutting fell on him. People who objected were told to lighten up. One person's notion of distasteful is another person's idea of hilarity.
     
  8. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    I'd put that on par with the Kurt Cobain ad PETA ran several years back.
     
  9. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member

    The Onion ran a photo of Coast Guard officials searching Lake Ponchartrain for the body of Marquise Hill. The headline was something like: Bill Belichick finds new and interesting ways to cut players. The Onion later replaced the photo with one of Belichick.
     
  10. Looking at some of the taseless comments, Tom Mees sponsored by water wings. The guy who wrote that needs to be friggen drowned.
     
  11. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    That was funny I thought. It's not like Cobain unsuspectedly blew his head off. Bad taste on Gammons and Mees. And yes, i think I made up a new word with unsuspectedly.
     
  12. Kent_Dorfman

    Kent_Dorfman Member

    Will Leitch is a Cardinals' fan, and when Josh Hancock plowed into the towtruck, Will wrote about meeting Josh's family on a trip to St. Louis a few weeks before, and the "edgy" commenters laid off. Even after Hancock's family sued everybody in Illinois or Missouri who even thought about getting on the highway that night.
     
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