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Too Stupid To Fail: A (Very) Brief History Of Sidespin/Gawrker

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Believe it or not, there is a long and storied history of Gawrker (Sidespin) which dates back years. Honestly, I can’t believe it’s lasted this long. I just wanted to give a very brief history of how it started, who was there, and what we wanted to do.


The very first article on what was then Sidespin was written by All Over But The Sharting, and it was appropriately titled “FUCK YOU.” The article was simply a photograph of an ugly dog. The article was written on March 11, 2013. I was a bit taken aback when I realized that Gawrker/Sidespin has been around for almost seven fucking years. Honestly, that blew my mind. We’ve been fortunate to have a slew of funny people writing here.

Here is a partial list of some of the people involved over the years, most of whom you should find and follow on Twitter if you don’t already. Apologies to anyone I forgot (I’m not actually apologizing):

  • Bronze Hammer
  • All Over But The Sharting
  • PARS
  • Same Sad Echo
  • Freeman McNeil
  • Bring Back Anthony Mason
  • Universal Enveloping Algebra
  • Erg
  • Stuart Scott’s Eye
  • Batman’s Robyn
  • Chris Thompson
  • Cobra, brah!
  • RMJ=H
  • The Amazing Snejiderman
  • Doug Exeter
  • Uwe Bollocks
  • Theodore Donald Kerabatosos
  • Sgt. Hammerclaw
  • Blair Walsh Project
  • Sonar Jose
  • Sponsored by V8
  • Mangini in a Bottle
  • rubdirtinittakealap
  • David Hume
  • Poignant Theater
  • Captain Lou
  • Rare Endangered Vuvuzela
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff Weaver
  • SavetoFavorites
  • GirlWonder
  • Chid
  • Raysism
  • Iron Mike Gallego

My god, that’s a staggering lineup of (mostly) funny people. We all wrote articles that would basically exist to make each other laugh. As a “staff” we covered topics such as:

  • Roundups (nightly/weekly)
  • Horoscopes
  • Up All Nights
  • Movie reviews
  • Music (all aspects of music)
  • Recipies
  • Rankings
  • A universally enjoyed, if somewhat controversial at times, Commenting Tournament

In short, we’ve been around for a while and we’ve written a lot. If you’re new here, dig around for a while. See what you like, if anything. Enjoy.

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