The Clog

It's tough to say why the Catfish-ian hoaxers and retweet-trolls who swarm athletes on Twitter do what they do. But even a brief look at how they do it can tell you what works.

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In which robo-hucksters offer some constructive criticism and sage advice about improving the site, and also discuss problems at home, and finally offer an amazing deal on "sex tubes."

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Sportsflicks is an occasional series that examines justly or unjustly forgotten sports movies. What better place to start than a William Peter Blatty-penned film featuring Arab stereotypes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Shirley MacLaine?

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The spammers are still speaking. We are still listening. And from this familiar torrent of OUTRAGEOUS DEALS ON SUNGLASSES, a poetic message has emerged. It's also mostly about sunglasses.

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On the other side of the Kings-to-Seattle move is an entire city of people who know the pain that Sacramento is going through right now. It's a complicated way to feel.

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Russell Wilson's night was over. But the brave souls watching the NFL on Greenwich Mean Time still had another four hours before they could catch some sleep.

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Shane Battier is hosting a karaoke event to benefit the Shane Battier Take Charge Foundation, which is a worthy enough idea. He cut a video of himself singing the theme to "The Love Boat" to advertise this event, which was... a much more debatable idea, honestly.

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For many fans, two playoff  appearances in two years would be a cause for celebration even if both attempts ended losing to the same team in the same stadium two seasons in a row. But after Mike Brown's 3 decade long reign of mediocrity, forgive Bengals fans if they don't see what all the fuss is about. 

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A new poem about writing less and nail fungus, brought to you by the hundreds of spam comments that we delete every week. Don't thank us, thank the internet.

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On holiday traditions, Garfield's Christmas Spectacular, and Neil Lomax, the ultimate gift for anyone interested in things Neil Lomax-related.

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