So that settles it.
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"My mom once told me: “Be careful what you put on the internets; it may wind up on the youtubes and then you’ll never get a good job.”
A Goodbye To A Great Job.
(The following is a serious post, not a joke and/or video of animals on a slide)
Hello! My name is Yoni Lotan. After 3 years of working for the Webby Awards, I am moving on to a new JOB. To have my OWN show on Official Comedy. But more about that later.
People tend to do this a lot; you know, write about their feelings after a major change, so I’ll just keep this short and to the point.
I want to share the main reason why I’ve stayed with this job for so long, and that is my co-workers.
The people behind the Webby Awards are hard-working, caring, and REAL. Most aren’t lucky to be put into such a great scenario with such a team, and I am thankful. The late-nights, the sound effects, the sonos playlist games, the snack challenges, the puppy. All meant the world to me over these past 3 years.
The photo above is from this years webby after-party. I have over 50 of these gems from the past 3 shows. Photos in which an entire staff of 20 some people cramming their drunken faces in front of a tiny camera, while a long line of guests wait to for their turn. But we didn’t care because we DESERVED THESE DRUNKEN PHOTOS. we worked our asses off for these photos.
Anyways, just know that the people behind The Webby Awards really are incredible and as the years go by and the internet becomes more of a reflection of our culture, know that the Webbys and its supreme staff are there to curate it all.
And now my finally company plugs:
Check out the Webbys HERE
Check out Netted, the daily email that lets you know about THE most innovative apps out there HERE
Check out the Lovies, the European equivilant to the webbys HERE.
Thanks. For. The. Memories. HORRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNNNNN. (vuvuzulea sfx)
We miss you already. Can’t wait to see what magic you’ll vlog into our lives.
If you haven’t read it yet, we highly recommend that you check out Patton Oswalt’s awesome essay about plagiarism in comedy, heckling, rape jokes, and the limitations of individual perception. It is brave and honest and oh-so-very-very-smart. Here’s a sampling from the section in which he grapples with the latest Internet controversy over a comedian’s rape joke:
In this past week of re-reading the blogs, going through the comment threads, and re-scrolling the Twitter arguments, I haven’t once found a single statement, feminist or otherwise, saying that rape shouldn’t be joked under any circumstance, regardless of context. Not one example of this.
In fact, every viewpoint I’ve read on this, especially from feminists, is simply asking to kick upward, to think twice about who is the target of the punchline, and make sure it isn’t the victim.
And now you can go listen to an interview with Oswalt here.
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Beauty + grace
The Lovie Awards is our sister show that honors the very best of the European Web.
Today’s the last day to enter, so don’t miss your chance!
F*** YEAH, SUNSET COCKTAILS!
We kicked-off this year’s Webby festivities with an awesome Sunset Cocktail Party presented by Tumblr.