It has been a while since we ripped into inescapable force that is BuzzFeed – the new media company that epitomizes everything that is wrong with online news media. Don’t get me wrong, some of their content is eminently readable – everyone loves a top ten list every now and then, and the team at BuzzFeed often do them pretty damn well.
But there are limits, and BuzzFeed obliterates them on literally an hourly bases. Their relentless quest for page views means an endless barrage of ‘Top 43 Things You Can Do With a Carrot’ lists that are enough to drive even the most facebook/twitter/instagram trained generation X-er to suicide.
It’s only Tuesday and they’ve already come up with dozens of breathtakingly stupid ‘Top 10’ lists that can only really be considered internet trolling.
Here are the dumbest ones of the week thus far:
1. More fucking cats:
“24 Cats Who Are Celebrating Shark Week”
Coming in at no. 2:
Astonishingly, the good folks at BuzzFeed found another 23 photos like this. Where? How? More importantly, why???
2. Sarah Jessica Who?
“Sarah Jessica Parker’s 14 Most Insane Outfits Of The Early 2000s”
Apparently the clothes Sarah Jessica Parker wore 10 years ago is still of the utmost importance…particularly ‘insane’ outfits like the one below:
3. If not cats, other fury animals….
“24 Reasons A Panda Should Never Be Your BFF”
Reason no 5:
He’s SO SLOW
OMG HURRY UP you’re blocking the whole sidewalk
OMG, ROFL, LOL, BFF, LMAO etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc……
4. No, seriously.
“26 Things Summer Roberts Wore In The First Season Of “The O.C.” That Were Soooooo 2003”
There’s desperate for content, and there’s really desperate for content. Then there’s “26 Things Summer Roberts Wore In The First Season Of “The O.C.” That Were Soooooo 2003”.
5. BuzzFeed knows what’s cool!
“40 Things Cool Guys Like In The Summer”
First, there’s this:
Chinese food that makes you sick.
Then, there’s this:
Yes, that’s right. Cool guys like Chinese food that makes you sick, and marmalade….
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.