Top 10 LA Weekly Web Stories Of 2012
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7. Downtown L.A. CrossFit Gym Debases Homeless Neighbors in Photos, Facebook Posts. Sure, you like your girls, L.A., but one of our biggest traffic-getters of 2012 was actual news about douches making fun of homeless people. It probably didn't hurt that we had actual photos of them doing it.
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6. The 20 Worst Hipster Bands: The Complete List. Nothing seems to get people wound up as much as when we say their favorite band in the world is complete and utter shite. We got so much backlash for this one that we published a follow-up saying, "We Admit It, We Were Wrong." So there.
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5. Marilyn Monroe's Seven Never-Before-Seen Mostly Nude Photos at Duncan Miller Gallery. You're Welcome. Anytime you have nude photos of a female celebrity, it's a good thing for web traffic. But nude photos of Marilyn Monroe that have never been seen before? Pure gold.
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4. Jenna Marbles: The YouTube Star. This is the story about how a smart young woman with comedy chops has come to be a top-10 subscriber-attraction on YouTube. And without having to do with "Gangnam Style" dance, either.