“Alright, let me have it.”
~AFFotD Editor-in-Chief, Johnny Roosevelt
When people are asked to describe America Fun Fact of the Day, the most common responses tend to be “brilliant,” “incredible,” “life-affirming” and “What the fuck is AFFotD, what are you doing in my house, where are your clothes, oh God you reek of whiskey, that’s it, I’m calling the fucking cops.” However, every once and a while, a handful spineless dick-cough weasel pansies say that we’re “harsh and kind of mean.” Specifically, people say that when we take the time out of our day to viciously insult people that aren’t living up to our standard of Americaness. This usually occurs when we write articles with lengthy titles that begin “Wherein” and result in 3,000 word screeds that mercilessly and often personally attack and insult the writers of stupid articles about Thanksgiving, Fortune Magazine, or, um, small children.
The fuck you looking at, punk?
Since today marks the 4th anniversary of affotd.com existing as a website as opposed to a series of note cards jammed randomly into a file cabinet labeled “The Internet!” in our editor-in-chief’s bedroom closet, we figured it was time to turn the mirror on ourselves. That’s right, we’re gonna rip into our own articles, which is totally not a fancy way to avoid creating any new content of value. No, shut up, this has nothing to do with the fact that most of our research staff is hungover out of their minds. Shut up. Just, okay?
So we looked up the 10 most viewed articles in the history of America Fun Fact of the Day thus far, and will review and deconstruct every one of them. For science, or whatever.
Wherein AFFotD Celebrates Their 4th Anniversary, Looking Inward and Critiquing the Failings of its 10 Most Popular Articles: A Douchey and Pretentious Meta Exercise by our Laziest Writers