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I have some unintentionally hilarious news to report on this Monday morning: SCRIPPS PURCHASED THE DOMAIN NAME COOKINGCHANNELHUMOR.COM SO WE COULD NOT.
The domain is currently redirecting people to the Food Network’s website (insert eye roll here). This is laughably ridiculous to me for many reasons:
1) Like I’d buy a domain to talk about a crappy new channel 11 people know about – and 5 people are going to watch??? Please.
2) LIKE WE WOULDN’T JUST WRITE ABOUT IT HERE?
3) Like acquiring that domain name would really keep us from satirizing the Cooking Channel?
4) LIKE I COULDN’T JUST THINK OF ANOTHER DOMAIN NAME TO BUY INSTEAD? How about CrappyCookingChannel? Or did Scripps anticipate this post and acquire that name too?
I’m so flabbergasted. Was there a big boardroom meeting to discuss this preemptive strike against satirization, or did some crabby old guy in a suit just set it up on a whim?
This is starting to feel like a “Really?” segment with Seth Meyers on SNL:
“You bought CookingChannelHumor.com? Really, Scripps? REALLY? You’re so terrified of being parodied by two random girls on the internet that you went out of your way and spent money to acquire a domain name in a pathetic attempt to prevent it from happening? REALLY??????”
Other posts on Food Network Humor:---It’s Official: Food Network Parent Company Now Owns Travel Channel
---Scripps Advertising Fail: Guy Fieri Doing “The Shocker”
---Scripps Networks Acquires Food Network Humor!
---Jeffrey Saad Gets New TV Show With THE LAMEST NAME EVER
---AT&T U-Verse Customers, Say Goodbye To Food Network
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