1. My official corporate BuzzFeed ID Photo.
My name is Mark Duffy. I am a 53-year-old married New Yorker.
Before coming to BuzzFeed, I worked as an advertising copywriter for 25 years.
Before that, I was a pre-computer age journalist for 8 years (including college).
I carried around one of these (that exact model, actually).
Now, I am the resident cranky advertising reviewer/ranter, and have been for a year and a half. I write under the name “copyranter.”
WTF is a cranky ad critic doing working at OMG LOL BuzzFeed?
It’s still pretty much an ongoing unsolved mystery as to what the Hell I am doing here.
I am old enough to be the father of nearly every other editorial employee.
And, these whiz-kids completely baffle me, daily.
I am in a constant state of bafflement at BF HQ.
IN fact, I’ve never been more confused, day-in and day-out, in my life.
I am not being hyperbolic, for once.
This place is quite “high tech.” We have the best IT, DEV, and OPS (Is that how you write it?) people around.
I, on the very far away other hand, am very afraid of technology.
I didn’t start, fully, using a computer for work until I was about 40 years old.
I was told by my bosses to download Chrome 17 months ago.
I still haven’t done it.
I am going to do it. Really soon.
2. I often send inappropriate, angry emails without thinking to 100+ people in my department.
3. And this is me every time IT emails an update to our CMS (Imagine there’s a funny GIF here — which I have no idea how to make)
4. BuzzFeed is of course your home for the best GIFs. I, on the other hand, don’t know how to make a GIF, I don’t want to know how to make a GIF. I fucking hate GIFs (except cat GIFs — they rule).
5. I’ve never taken an “Instagram”…I never will take an “Instagram”….I don’t know what the Hell an “Instagram” is. I know what a telegram is. I have sent a couple of those.
8. I still think this was the high point of the Internet.
9. Almost every conversation I overhear here at BF HQ goes in one ear and out the other.
10. This is me when somebody else in Editorial does an ad post without asking me first.
11. What I think I look like to my co-workers/What I actually look like to my co-workers.
16. My co-workers favorite pin-up star/My favorite pin-up star.
The BuzzFeed youngins and I do have a few things in common…
20. They love the 60s. I AM the 60s.
21. And all these kids are now wearing the fashions I wore when I was a teenager.
- The White House refuses to deny a report saying Trump administration officials gave the House intelligence chairman classified information.
- The controversial HB2 "bathroom law" in North Carolina was partially repealed, but LGBT activists say the repeal legislation still allows discrimination.
- The disgraced former president of South Korea has been arrested. Park Geun-hye was forced out of office earlier this month in a corruption scandal.
- The trailer for the new film version of Stephen King's "It" has dropped and the general consensus is that it will make you defecate your pants 🤡