Friday, November 9, 2012

LOLwork, Making People Laugh Zero Minutes a Week

Posted by on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM

So here we've got the first episode of LOLwork, the Bravo network's new reality-like show concerning Ben Huh's Seattle-based Cheezburger internetwork. Have you seen the trailer? (Watch it after the jump, because the jerks have it on autoplay and I couldn't figure out how to disable it.) Okay, now that you've seen the trailer, I'll go ahead and tell you what the rest of the show is like, but I promise not to spoil it! Okay, so clear your mind, and then multiply the length of the above video by six (counting the commercials during which you're looking at another window or tab), and you've basically got it! Now please carry on celebrating this week's victories. You can always watch LOLwork Wednesday nights at 11 pm, or do something fun!


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I too applied for a job there and I too was offered minimum wage.
Posted by Lolfake on January 3, 2013 at 8:46 AM · Report this
Ingo, not sure you're telling the truth. A year and a half ago, I worked briefly for the cheezburger network. It was well covered territory that Ben started his employees at minimum wage. And benefits? Really? Maybe after several years, but that was never on the table when I was there. And since you say you are a current employee, you know full well that the show is a big fat put on. First, there was never that much fun in that office which was usually quiet as church. It's actually a big giant, open room filled with shitty computers, and mostly awkward nerds mini the Internet. None of the principals on that show are real employees. Fess up. Ben is a cheap skate venture capitalist douche bag republican ( been privy to some of his venture capital meetings). And the show is a fraud
Posted by Feldspar on November 22, 2012 at 1:49 AM · Report this
@14, why is everything in that show so obviously fake?
Posted by beef rallard on November 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM · Report this
ingopixel 14
As a current Cheez employee I can assure you that we make well over minimum wage with benefits and have always been located in Lower Queen Anne. Startups are hard man, we've been through a lot.

I got hired right after that big, damning Gawker article a few years back and trust me, a great deal of that article was unfounded and mostly just the rantings of an angry former employee. Every company, no matter how wonderful, has angry former employees from time to time.
Posted by ingopixel on November 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this
@9: Don't forget that it was minimum wage with no benefits.
Posted by that guy is shameless on November 10, 2012 at 7:58 PM · Report this
Last time I looked at I Can Haz Cheezburger (which was at least a year ago) I thought it was pretty funny. That show looks painfully unfunny, humiliating, embarrassing, and above all, scripted and fake. For fuck's sake, what is wrong with those people?
Posted by beef rallard on November 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 11
The thing about LOL cats or Chhezburgr or Derpbase or whatever he put up on his webiste today is that even though he purports to be this big meme generator it's more of a meme endpoint. Successful, undoubtedly, but more insular and derivative than the owner would have one believe.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on November 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM · Report this
yelahneb 10
Urrrrrfff. Off to take drugs now, to forget the pain.
Posted by yelahneb on November 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM · Report this
Knat 9
I also applied for a job there a few years back and figured I had a good shot at it, but it paid minimum wage and it would mean working in the SLU area (if I remember correctly), which seemed like hell to reach by public transit. I was pretty ambivalent about not getting a response.
Posted by Knat on November 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM · Report this
Pretty boring. I watched one segment (and I like Bravo).
Posted by westello on November 9, 2012 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Life imitates art (ie, The Office).
Posted by arts&letters on November 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM · Report this
Ouch. A good friend of mine is on that show.
Posted by COMTE on November 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM · Report this
lizlemon 5
Posted by lizlemon on November 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 4
Do they make a Cheezburger site with crazy dog pictures?

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on November 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM · Report this
Simply Me 3
I applied for a job there and didn't get it. I'm really, really, really glad now that I saw this. Humiliating.
Posted by Simply Me on November 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 2
Hahaha. Funny.
Posted by mikethehammer on November 9, 2012 at 4:20 PM · Report this
Do they still all get paid $9 an hour or whatever it was?
Posted by Conrad McMasters on November 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM · Report this

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