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[–] firex726 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

Just saw this and it's by far one of the best episodes of the whole show.

Ignoring the relevancy to recent stuff, it's just all round great. One liner after One liner.

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[–] Rummel 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yup, this season has been nothing but a bitch slap to Tumblrinas and it's great

BY THE WAY, have you guys noticed the logo on Leslie's shirt?

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[–] baphometsrage 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

HAHAHAHA it looks like Snoo I had to google it cause I hadn't noticed

http://southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com/shared/characters/kids/4th-graders-leslie.png?height=165

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[–] Voluptuous_Panda 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It looks a lot like the Reddit logo. However, the first episode she appeared in, Reddit wasn't a site yet.

EDIT: Actually it might be. She first appeared in the episode "Ginger Kids", which was shown on November 9, 2005. Reddit came out June 23, 2005.

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[–] codyave 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Leslie first appeared in 2005, four years before any of us here knew about reddit.

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[–] Deathstalker 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

As the mod of /v/hailcorporate I love this episode. It's nice to see it's starting to catch on.

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[–] user2033 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Forget gamergate for a moment, and think of the larger things at stake here than video games. People are opening their facebook feeds, seeing articles from Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, or even the New York Times, and assuming it's news because it's on an official-looking site. They read this shit and their view of reality is being distorted, or even worse -- they don't read it, they just scroll past the sensationalist headline, and absorb it without even thinking. It's the electronic equivalent of walking past a rack full of tabloids and taking them seriously, actually believing Michelle is kicking out Barrack for his drinking problem, because the National Enquirer hasn't yet been widely established as a tabloid rather than a news source. That's the level of reality distortion we are dealing with. It's all the more tricky because big name newspapers that people have trusted for decades are now publishing clickbait on their websites. When you have a big name like New York Times stamped on some trash written by a 22 year old blogger, and people see it scrolling by on their feed, they're going to take it as real news. We haven't yet collectively caught on to the scam.

I think ultimately people will catch on and they'll have to find a new way to push ads on us, but it's going to be dark times for a while. The best thing we can do is tell people about this, and why they need to question the things they read. Personally, I see trying to reform these outlets through direct pressure to be an impossible task. Even if you take down say a Gawker or a Buzzfeed, other sites pop up to take their place. I think the best approach should be to show the public what they are, so they stop falling for it and start viewing these publications more like the National Enquirer.

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[–] onegin 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Redditors claiming Leslie showed up with that shirt before reddit existed. Anyone know if that is that true?

https://archive.is/AQSIY

EDIT: OK, according to this Leslie didn't appear until an episode in 2015, so I call BS:

http://wiki.southpark.cc.com/wiki/Leslie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_My_Country_Gone%3F

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[–] CarlosShyamalan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Southpark has been using plenty of logos before, so I see no reason for them to use a modified version here. Also reddit is probably a pretty big chunk of their demography so I doubt theyd try to alienate them all just like that. Im mean in a subtle way they absolutely mock whats going on on reddit, but not obvious enough for the average redditor to notice.

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[–] ArchmageMordenkainen [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They've mocked fans and themselves directly before; Parker and Stone give zero fucks about alienation.

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[–] codyave 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Leslie first appeared in 2005. Most of us didn't hear about reddit till digg imploded in 2009.

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[–] CrudOMatic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

How could you have used Digg from 2005 to 2009 and NOT heard of Reddit? Reddit was the 9Gag of Digg - EVERYONE at Digg accused Reddit of being an inferior site that stole Digg's content... and it WAS for a while.

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[–] safespacer 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

For posterity, could we try to explicitly state the episode number when submitting? Judging by the link, it is:

South Park S19E08 "Sponsored Content"

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[–] Al_Rubyx 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That's why gaming journalism integrity is so important, so you can actually trust reviews, and the shitty part of the gaming industry will wither because people will put out honest reviews of buggy shat out AAA titles and the industry will realize it can't do that anymore.

Anyways if you think all modern games are shit, play undertale and witcher 3.

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[–] firex726 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Thing is though, due to the stigma of the Gaming industry over the decades, proper journalists don't want to cover it.

So we get the washed up dregs, the ideologues, and enthusiast fans. None of whom will be particularly ethical.

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[–] RedditCEOEllenPao 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Somehow, adweek managed to get that SP was "hysterically satirizing ad blocking" from this episode.

No, sweetie, ad blocking isn't the problem...it's the ads.

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[–] Seruun 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

gamergate without the games

The best line was about filipino politics. It's like the authors took everything from GG and made it more platable to a wider audience. Should we ask for royalities?

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