Glamorized Awkward

Online caricaturing is considered en vogue
Implications - The glamorization of schadenfreude in the media has spurred much of Western culture to laugh freely at the misfortunes and follies of others, and the Internet is helping this phenomenon pick up steam. While political correctness stands strong in many areas, the public is finding amusement in the edge of political incorrectness.
SCORE: 6.1
V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 922,494 Total Clicks Aug 08 - Oct 09
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Blogs for Brutal Tattoos - 'Ugliest Tattoos: A Gallery of Regrets' Has the Best of the Worst
SCORE: 7
Viral 644,317 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 09
Blogs for Brutal Tattoos
'Ugliest Tattoos: A Gallery of Regrets' Has the Best of the Worst
‘Ugliest Tattoos: A Gallery of Regrets’ is easily the best tattoo blog in existence. Rather than merely curate the best permanent ink out there like so many other sites do, Ugliest Tattoos focuses on the… [More]
Vintage Awkward Family Photos - Turn of the Century Photos Make for a Good Laugh
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 155,001 Clicks Pub: Oct 14, 09
Vintage Awkward Family Photos
Turn of the Century Photos Make for a Good Laugh
Upon first glance at these turn of the century photos one might first mistake them for the mock pictures that modern day people take depicting poses in old-school outfits with guns, hats and pitchforks… [More]
Awful Fashion Blogs - 'I Hate Your Fashion' Strongly Dislikes Bad Clothes
SCORE: 6.1
Viral 46,405 Clicks Pub: Sep 25, 09
Awful Fashion Blogs
'I Hate Your Fashion' Strongly Dislikes Bad Clothes
Do you ever see someone walking down the street and they have the worst fashion sense, and you really want to tell someone else about it, but the moment passes? If you said yes, then ‘I Hate Your Fashion’… [More]
Blogs for Brutal Parents - 'I Hate My Parents' Exposes Poor Role Models
SCORE: 6.2
Viral 43,699 Clicks Pub: Aug 8, 09
Blogs for Brutal Parents
'I Hate My Parents' Exposes Poor Role Models
Not everyone is cut out to be a parent--and 'I Hate My Parents' is a blog that capitalizes on the more humorous aspects of this phenomenon. We've featured a number of photo shoots and other innovations… [More]
Money for Being Mean - 'People of Wal-Mart' Adds Cash Contest for Crowdsourced Photos (UPDATE)
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V. Hot 15,332 Clicks Pub: Sep 12, 09
Money for Being Mean
'People of Wal-Mart' Adds Cash Contest for Crowdsourced Photos (UPDATE)
The three founders of ‘The People of Walmart’ site say they have nothing against Wal-Mart; in fact, they shop there. That didn’t keep them from creating a site for the “satirical social commentary of the… [More]
Mocking ESL Signs - LOL Cats Launches EngrishFunny.com
SCORE: 3.9
Warm 17,740 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 08
Mocking ESL Signs
LOL Cats Launches EngrishFunny.com
Oh, this pains me. It just isn't right. But LOL Cats has launched EngrishFunny.com. Justified by the fact that it's not showing the actual people butchering the language, just the graphic artists, the… [More]