Monday, December 11, 2006

Gangstas & Hugs

The following comments are a testament to the fact that our reviewers have a variety of opinions about Gangstas & Hugs.

Of course, when that happens, the numbers end up being averaged somewhere in the middle.

“There are only a handful of blogs I read on a regular basis, and Gangstas & Hugs is one of them. Mojotek has a knack for making me literally laugh out loud. I guess I have a soft spot for tasteless humor.”

G&H contains a lot of unoriginal and borrowed humor from the web. Some of it is old content. Some of it is new and amusing. None of it, however, was created by the writer of G&H. It is pointless unless you don't like surfing YouTube, Fark, various news sources or other blogs. If you like your reading of the stupidest stuff on the Web condensed into one place...then G&H is for you.”

“There is a nice mix of post lengths. The post about diaper fetishes was pretty funny. Overall, good for a chuckle or two.”

“Unoriginal and sophomoric.”

“I don’t know what to say about the content. Every post is at least relatively funny, and different, but it doesn’t seem to have a coherent theme. This blog has promise, but I don’t know if I’d recommend it to everyone.”

“It was just interesting enough to be able to get through a lot of it without my mind wandering, but it still didn't contain anything I really wanted to read. He takes a lot of content from other sites and then comments on it, which is fine, but not in a way that is particularly interesting or funny to me. I am sure there is an audience for this blog, but I am just not part of it. “

“He makes the mistake of confusing mainstream misconceptions with common sense.”

“Mojotek is a funny man.”

“His slogan is ‘Where Humor Comes to Die.’ I don't think it dies here, but it's left arm is tingling.”

“It's an amusing little blog, but superficial. For example, here's a truly weird and disgusting discovery, a man with a human skull tattooed on his face. This presents all sorts of wonderful opportunities to write reflectively on the real or imagined life of this man; the state of our society that such a thing is tolerated (or perhaps it isn't). The possibilities are endless. Yet all Gangsta has to say about it is, ‘Look, isn't this weird?’ Well, yes it is, but .”

DESIGN – 6.6
“This blog keeps it simple design-wise and it's easy to navigate.”

“I liked it. It wasn't flashy, it wasn't dull. It is a Goldilocks template: just right.”

“The old design had too many features that wouldn’t load. This one is better, but still not great. It’s easier to navigate but it isn’t anything special. I’m giving it a solid 7.”

“The design is clean, reads like a newspaper and is free of blinkies, pop ups and loads of ads. It is also exceptionally boring.”

“It’s an original design, but is it really better than some of the Blogger templates?”

“The quality of writing is conversational and light … which is nice, but none of it is actually original content. It is hard to judge someone’s grammar when they are quoting other sources.”

“Nothing stands out either way. It’s a solid 6.”

“No glaring mistakes. Maybe I should actually rate it little higher but I think I have been numbed by the general level of higher-end mediocrity.”

“He soured me right from the get-go when the first entry I read had the malapropism of stigmata for stigma.”

“I don’t like the ads or the comments in the sidebar, but both are done relatively tastefully. Not much to gripe about.”

“Aside from the few click throughs and two ads, I have nothing else to complain about.”

“Who knew they still made cassette tapes these days?”

“Just not my cup of tea.”

"I like any site that has an about page."

“The fact that Gangsta uses his ‘about’ page to promote his MySpace site says it all. If you're older than, say, 13, this blog is not for you.”

“Mojotek averaged 3.5 posts a week the past year. [Thanks for listing totals in the archives.]”

“No. I'm not a 12-year old boy.”

“Of course.”


“Already do.”

“No, I don't think so. Nothing grabbed me.”

“Yes, definitely.”


“Sure. Love it.”

OVERALL – 74.0


  • You may notice that Mojotek is listed as one of our reviewers. He did not review his own blog and his fellow reviewers were not notified about this prior to the review.

    This review is just like any other. Some people liked it. Some people didn't.

    By Blogger BlogLaughs, at December 11, 2006 11:32 AM  

  • I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to review Gangstas & Hugs. I really do appreciate it.

    As for the MySpace link on the About page, I can only claim stupidity and ignorance. When I first linked to MySpace, I was not aware that it was in fact the third and seventh circles of hell. I didn't read that anywhere in Dante's Inferno, so please find it in your virtual reality hearts to forgive me.

    As for the "stigmata/stigma" comment, I've got your "malapropiacolonialism" right here... :)

    By Anonymous mojotek, at December 13, 2006 8:25 AM  

  • I've been a longtime regular reader of Mojotek's site, and I don't have the time to surf all kinds of site and such. Plus my knowledge of where to go is a bit limited.

    I can count on Mojotek to point me in the right direction. Whether it's a review or he's sharing something he's found, I always depend on Mojotek to find entertainment on the web.

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at December 16, 2006 3:00 PM  

  • Phoenix: Thanks! That's quite a compliment... I enjoy pointing you in the right direction! :)

    By Anonymous mojotek, at January 06, 2007 5:08 AM  

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