Actually, it's not ALL about wrestling, there are also tons
of raunchy sex articles, which is exactly what you might
expect from something entitled, "Gettingit."
After you are done reading about Jessie Ventura, Andy Kaufman, "Incredibly
Strange Wrestling," and "Flesh on the Ropes," get a load of "Boys Bending
Over," "She's Naked," and "Pregnant Nymphos."
Famous reality phreaker, R. U.
Sirius, has purchased himself a copy of the FutureTense Internet Publishing System,
the same richy-rich software that brings you the New York Times, Newsweek, and
Netscape Netcenter. He also has hired up a gaggle of miscreant net
freelancers, bad English people, and naughty sex writers, to run the whole
thing and write articles with sensational TITLES... titles that are guaranteed
to get tons of search engine hits, but don't necessarily deliver the goods.
That is, if you're a porn addict, or Wrestlemania fan. However, Gettingit does
have some pretty good writing about weird pop culture stuff, net flotsam, and
real gross sex.
We sent Gettingit down to decoding, and their analysis shows that the Gettingit
style looks like someone took HotWired, Salon, The Onion, and Suck, crumpled
them all into a ball, and smacked them against the wall a bunch of times, and
then plopped down on top what may be the ugliest navigation bar
of all time. Maybe it would have been better if R. U. has decided to go
with the SUPER EVIL
TABLOID web layout envisioned in the illustration for his editorial,
Journalism is Dead, Long Live Journalism," which seems to be the
philosophical scaffolding that Gettingit sits upon.
R. U. is right, though. People ARE turning to alternative news sources more
and more, and sensationalism IS GOOD. Everyone just reads the Sunday paper for
the Target ads anyway. Not only do CRAZY sources on the net have
better stories, but sometimes those stories are even TRUE. The now defunct
zine, Tabloid, had it right, you can be informed and entertained at the same
But for sensational journalism to be RIGHT, and GOOD with the LAND, it must be
unrelenting, lean, and powerful. Like Tabloid was.
As R. U. says, "....may the best tabloid version of reality reign supreme."
We'll see if Gettingit lives up to that ideal.