John Cook
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John Cook is the executive editor of the Special Projects Desk, which produces investigative work across all of Gizmodo Media Group's web sites.

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Oct 13 2017
10

One message from one random person that, from what I read, he probably wouldn’t be able to find anyway, isn’t going to make John Cook feel any better. Fuck it, I’m gonna write it anyway: Read more

Oct 13 2017
3

I’ve got PTSD from the time John made me vet a story involving treason as a possible consequence, in 30 min., while HD was away. Also, once he and I were arguing and he threw out “black’s law dictionary” as a response. I’ve loved working with John but man, has he made me work!

Oct 13 2017
4

I went to high school with John Cook. Can confirm that his status as an asshole is nothing new.

Sep 15 2017
1

Unless your lucky, or really unlucky, you don’t get a lot of moments in your life when you can bring to mind exactly what it felt like to be in your body when something changed. I remember what the soles of my shoes felt like braced against the linoleum hospital room floor on the afternoon my first son was born, and I Read more

Sep 15 2017
1

Beautiful piece John. I feel all of this.

Sep 15 2017
1

In 87 I was 11 and Guns N Roses was my entire existence :(

Sep 15 2017
1

Nearly perfect. Just change that “your” to “you’re” in the paragraph where you mention “New Day Rising” and you’ll be golden.

Sep 15 2017
3

Moving to Louisville Kentucky in the late 80s was not looking too great for a kid in his mid teens. After nearly a whole semester as an outcast I happened to get asked to sit with the skateboarders at lunch. I rode vert on bmx bikes(I too was called fag many times!) That was a Friday and it changed my life. A Read more

Sep 15 2017
2

Great article. I had that experience when an older kid down the street played How Soon is Now on the record player the day after Christmas.

Sep 15 2017
2

Not only did they not meet you with the top down, unless maybe it was the day before, on that day, NC had a very rare measurable snow event. Chapel Hill would have had about 6 inches of snow/sleet, and the DTH review says that kept people from getting there. I got very few snow days growing up, and that definitely

Sep 15 2017
1

This was a worthwhile read. Funny how sometimes we can remember a single event so vividly while other while months bleed into one another.

Sep 15 2017
2

I’m a few years younger than you, but I spent a lot of summers as a kid at soccer camp being called a fag for listening to punk and grunge, and this really hit home. Thanks.

Sep 15 2017
2

Wow, this is terrible news. I saw Husker Du in Chicago on the same tour. I’m just glad I got to see them, even if they were a mess. Read more

Sep 15 2017
1

Unless your lucky, or really unlucky, you don’t get a lot of moments in your life when you can bring to mind exactly what it felt like to be in your body when something changed.
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