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(Buzzfeed)   Sometimes being an orphan is just inspiration to be the world's biggest slut, or to be a superspy, or to deliver presents...or create the iPhone. Top 10 most inspirational orphans. Nope, Annie is not listed   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2013-03-29 08:30:44 AM  
OK, that had to be the dumbest list in the history of dumb lists. Santa Clause? Paddington Bear? WTF?
 
2013-03-29 08:33:55 AM  

SurfaceTension: dumbest list in the history of dumb lists


That's actually BuzzFeed's legal corporate name in Delaware.
 
2013-03-29 08:50:48 AM  
I wonder what investors are behind BuzzFeed blowing their start-up capital paying for fark links.
 
2013-03-29 09:13:09 AM  

Generation_D: I wonder what investors are behind BuzzFeed blowing their start-up capital paying for fark links.


So Buzzfeed is like Cracked? And yes, that list was beyond dumb.
 
2013-03-29 09:24:11 AM  

SurfaceTension: OK, that had to be the dumbest list in the history of dumb lists. Santa Clause? Paddington Bear? WTF?


Well, they are more real then Moses, Aristotle, Muhammad, Malcolm X or Babe Ruth.
 
2013-03-29 09:27:57 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Generation_D: I wonder what investors are behind BuzzFeed blowing their start-up capital paying for fark links.

So Buzzfeed is like Cracked? And yes, that list was beyond dumb.


These guys have figured out list links equals page views, apparently. So get some dumbass to think up a list, run it through the site aggregator mill, make it sound like this amazing revelation just discovered and voila. click-views.

So goes the theory. Personally I think we're seeing a new dot com bubble as far as content goes.

3 Ways You Know Your Web Site Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad

1) You have to buy pageviews
2) Most of the links to your site are lists
3) No original content, just a bunch of crap reposted from other sites.
 
2013-03-29 09:31:52 AM  
Who was inspired by a faux love story in Titanic?
 
2013-03-29 09:39:12 AM  
WTF, no Loki?
 
2013-03-29 10:15:28 AM  
Someone needs to buy the author of that dross a dictionary. Adopted is not the same as orphaned.
 
2013-03-29 10:21:13 AM  
Tolstoy was the world's biggest slut?
 
2013-03-29 10:38:09 AM  

ADHD Librarian: Someone needs to buy the author of that dross a dictionary. Adopted is not the same as orphaned.


Yup -- John Lennon's mother is still alive, so he's not an orphan.
 
2013-03-29 10:41:51 AM  

jaytkay: Tolstoy was the world's biggest slut?


Batman.
 
2013-03-29 10:53:18 AM  

Speaker2Animals: ADHD Librarian: Someone needs to buy the author of that dross a dictionary. Adopted is not the same as orphaned.

Yup -- John Lennon's mother is still alive, so he's not an orphan.


Well, not STILL alive, but she didn't pass away before he reached adulthood. And as his father died about a year before he did, he was an orphan for the last year of his life I guess.
 
2013-03-29 03:00:28 PM  
At least Cracked would've gone to Wikipedia first:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_orphans_and_foundlings
 
2013-03-29 03:49:51 PM  
5 and a half hours in and only 285 clicks.  Good on you Farkers.
 
2013-03-29 07:36:47 PM  

ADHD Librarian: Speaker2Animals: ADHD Librarian: Someone needs to buy the author of that dross a dictionary. Adopted is not the same as orphaned.

Yup -- John Lennon's mother is still alive, so he's not an orphan.

Well, not STILL alive, but she didn't pass away before he reached adulthood. And as his father died about a year before he did, he was an orphan for the last year of his life I guess.


Right -- wrong tense.
 
2013-03-29 11:28:01 PM  
The ten most inspirational orphans and six of them are fictional characters? WTF?
 
2013-03-30 03:27:43 AM  
every adult i've known that was adopted in childhood had huge baggage about it. and they had good years with the families they were raised in from what they told me, happy childhoods. seems to me this is a group of people that should have some sort of support group. it's not good to go through life with unanswered questions eating away at your insides.
 
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