Effing Irony

11:00 AM -- A Website that's lived up to its name is now for sale, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer:
    The dot-com bust may be a fading memory, but media broker James Martin still sees a bright future for a profane Web site best known for mocking bumbling Internet startups as they sank into a morass of dumb ideas a few years ago.

    Convinced that business blunders will never end, Martin is determined to find an owner for F---edCompany.com, or FC, to recapture some of the buzz that has been lost since the Web site's irreverent founder, Philip J. Kaplan, began focusing on another venture two years ago...

    Kaplan, an inveterate prankster nicknamed "Pud," complicated the effort to sell FC by conspiring in an April Fool's Day joke to make it seem as if the site had already been bought by TechCrunch, a closely watched blog that focuses on promising high-tech startups.

    "With the combination of these two companies, we can now effectively cover a startup from the idea stage, through the hype and funding stage, and then cover its inevitable bankruptcy and liquidation as well," TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote in a playful post that many people took seriously...
You can make your effing bids here. No fatties or weirdos.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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