inThirty 158 – DERPing Around

We talk to Tim Hwang of the DERP institute to find out if they are for real or are they a joke.  Turns out they are for real, and they want to help gather data across the biggest community generated news sites around.


Fark’s Year End News Recap with Drew Curtis – inThirty 121

[editor note: I know we went long]
Once again we were able to bring Drew Curtis of back on the show to talk to us about what happened in the news, in 2013.  We start off talking about trends, and we end up talking about our funniest headlines.

Show Notes:
Fark |, @fark


Fark the News

Drew Curtis: I’ll take a shot of Bulleit, please.

Warning: this episode caused inThirty to shred its CLEAN tag on iTunes.

The uncontested, despotic, chief commander of the snarkiest site on the internet,, joins us for episode 61 of inThirty. Drew Curtis sits in his maroon-leather-perfect-for-a-super-villain office chair and, after sipping (guzzling) bourbon off camera fields a bunch of tough questions about the inner workings of Fark from Chaim, Harry, and Justin. Find out how the backend of the 1,177th most visited site in the US (785th in Pakistan) manages to keep churning out the funnies, learn whether SEO is important to maintaining Drew’s empire, listen to Drew bust the Daily Show’s chops when it comes to journalistic responsibility, and find out why Duke sucks so very much. Plus, Drew explains why FLORIDA has its own tag on Fark. Drew also saves us a trip to Wikipedia and tells us how Fark got its name and explains that there is truly no such thing as the wisdom of crowds.
After listening to (or watching, Drew was good enough to Hangout with us) this episode and reading the corresponding commentary on, we think you’ll understand how the site’s audience of “Caucasian…disproportionately moderately educated, childless men under the age of 35 who have incomes over $30,000” roll.

Episode 61 Hangout:

Drew Curtis of

Show Notes
Drew’s doin a live google hangout about stuff, check it yo |
Comments on the live Hangout | Site Ranking | Alexa
Bulleit Bourbon | Drew’s Favorite Beverage