They look like characters from a turn-of-the-century novel about the perils of social climbing.
I used to love this country, Now? I hate this country. My friends and neighbors are liars, and fucked up pieces of shit that threw it all away. Everything I’ve been taught, has been one great big lie.
because this country gave my family a home when we didn’t have one. because there is only hope by the voting part of the population that stays, because it is not fucking handed to you.
No jokes about moving to Canada or anything like that. I’m just pissed and disappointed with every red light I see on the map. Commiserate here. Or not, I don’t really care about anything anymore.
Before Kinja, I was hopeless. I worked too much. I was short, fat, balding, and smelled kinda funny. My skin was in bad shape. I had a hard time getting sleep. Yes, I was a terrible person.
Deadspin: Alex Pareene, Hamilton Nolan, Ashley Feinberg, Jordan Sargent
I would have said AJ’s reign was the meanest, but I probably just mean AJ himself was the meanest Gawker.com employee I ever watched in action. Another thing Max never says (or maybe doesn’t believe).
I think you completely misunderstand contingency. It is not easy to get a lawyer on contingency. And I don’t think there’s any way Hogan would have been able to. Any smart lawyer would have looked at that and immediately seen that 1. the case was very risky and 2. it would be very long and expensive.
None of the articles I’ve seen have mentioned the plaintiff’s name, so I haven’t been able to look up the facts. But it was a defamation case. There aren’t many merits grounds to lose a defamation case other than truth of the allegedly defamatory statements.
What was the case that he’s only appealing because Thiel is paying for it? If he’s saying he doesn’t care about the appeal at all b/c it’s dumb but hey someone’s paying for it” then sure. But saying he’s only appealing because Hogan’s lawyer is taking care of it for him could still mean that the appeal has merits and…
Maybe Gawker is looking into tortious interference because a better strategy isn’t available. I read this in the WSJ a few days ago:
Thiel is bankrolling lawsuits without merit, though. Even if we disagree about the merits of Hogan’s case, what about the dude who says he invented email? The guy (in Illinois I think) who lost his case on the merits and admits that he is only appealing because “Hogan’s lawyer” is taking care of it for him?
Tortious interference is a super sexy name for something pretty boring. All it means is illegally (civil not criminal) interfering with contractual relationships or obligations. Basically, trying to get one of the parties to a contract to break it.
I’ll admit I haven’t been following this as closely as I’ve wanted so maybe there’s something I’m missing but I’m just so baffled by the media’s reaction to learning Thiel was bankrolling lawsuits. This isn’t a new thing. People bankroll other lawsuits all the time.
No one ever came to Gakwer for taste.
How long before they shut us down I wonder? It’s been fun.
That’s what this flimsy little canvas art says on my bathroom wall. My fiancee bought it at Family Dollar a few months ago in hopes of making our bathroom feel more cozy.