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No Joke, 'BuzzFeed' Just Hired 'Clickhole' Editor Daniel Kibblesmith

Today's most bizarre news item comes courtesy of Poynter, and it reads like an Onion headline: An editor from The Onion's BuzzFeed/Upworthy parody site Clickhole has been hired at BuzzFeed. According to the report, Clickhole associate editor Daniel Kibblesmith has officially accepted a position as a BuzzFeed staff writer. "Daniel first came to our attention with his powerful and important Clickhole piece, 'Which Hungry Hungry Hippo Are You?,' which is not just a profound philosophical question, but a major quiz opportunity that we ourselves had somehow overlooked," BuzzFeed editorial director Jack Shepherd said on the announcement. "As you can imagine, we are extremely excited to have him [...]

Read an Exhaustive Oral History of "Weird Twitter"

"I met a guy named @fart on the Internet and I let him into my apartment and it was actually really great."

-Comedian Jake Fogelnest to Buzzfeed in an exhaustive oral history of "Weird Twitter," a name given to a subset of Twitter comedians who specialize in absurdist humor. The article itself is a weirder read than even the weirdest tweet ever.

'The Onion' to Parody Buzzfeed and Upworthy with New Site Clickhole.com

Buzzfeed and Upworthy are about to be the butt of a bunch of gags by The Onion. According to an announcement made by Onion News Network host Jim Haggerty (played by Brad Holbrook) at New York's digital content NewFront presentations yesterday, the site is planning to launch Clickhole.com in June, which will put "content and sponsored posts side by side, with barely any distinction between them." Some items that will be featured on Clickhole.com will include, per the New York Business Journal:

  • Quizzes like "Which pizza should I have for dinner tonight? (presented by Pizza Hut)"
  • Uplifting personal tales in list forms: "Seven pricks that defied the [...]

Jerry Seinfeld on Diversity in Comedy: "Who Cares?"

During his Buzzfeed Brews interview with CBS This Morning yesterday, Jerry Seinfeld was asked by Peter Lauria about the predominantly white male list of guests featured on his hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Seinfeld's response, which you can watch in the above clip, seemed as tired of the question as it was defensive: People think it's the census or something … who cares? Funny is the world that I live in. You're funny — I'm interested. You're not funny — I'm not interested. I have no interest in gender or race or anything like that, but everyone else is kind of with their little calculating [...]