As mm/c’s self-appointed Buzzfeed connoisseur (an intern has to make a name for herself somehow), I felt obligated to share the site’s Onion-esque counterpart: Clickhole.com. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with it, The Onion is a satirical viral parody news site that posts hilariously absurd and often times believable versions of the nation’s current events. Trust me, you’ve definitely been fooled by an Onion headline while scrolling through your Facebook news feed at least once or twice.
Created by the same parody masterminds, Clickhole.com takes everything we love about Buzzfeed – the lists, the quizzes, and even the “sponsored” content – and puts a relevant satirical spin on it. If you’re anything at all like me, you’ve probably come close to exhausting Buzzfeed’s offerings (one can only read so many quick dinner ideas and early ‘00s throwback lists) and are SO. EXCITED. to explore the uncharted waters Clickhole has to offer.
Image source Clickhole.com
To help you all get your feet wet, I’ve taken the liberty of compiling a few of my favorites from my first Clickhole experience:
- “Which blade of grass are you?”– I found this quiz especially important because I cannot tell you how many times I have been sitting in a wide open field and wondered which blade of grass I most closely identified with. (FYI: I got Gwendolyn, a blade of grass growing in a pot of soil in Chicago, IL).
- “10 Real Names Of Rappers They’d Rather You Didn’t Know” – This article thankfully provided me with some really useful answers. I consider myself a huge Jay-Z fan (I never miss him when he comes to Boston) but I can honestly say I never knew his full name is actually Jay Zelbert. I’ve been wrongly referring to him as Shawn Carter for years. I’ve got 99 problems but being kept in the dark ain’t one!
- “Grading Lebron James’ Essay” – I’m betting King James is wishing he sent the folks over at Clickhole his essay before he allowed Sports Illustrated to publish it. If I were him, I would be mortified to know that millions upon millions of people worldwide have read an essay in which he forgot simple essay-writing rules such as citing his quotes and indenting his paragraphs. Thankfully the Cavs aren’t paying him to write about their games, just to win them.
So what are you waiting for? Dive in!
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