The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

2011 has been quite a year, and there has been lots of news, scoops, leaks, exclusives, scandals, internet explosions, sexts, and one very very famous dead guy. So, here are the most-read posts on Gawker for the entire year—take a moment to remember what passed.


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs

In the days after Steve Jobs' death, friends and colleagues have, in customary fashion, been sharing their fondest memories of the Apple co-founder. He's been hailed as "a genius" and "the greatest CEO of his generation" by pundits and tech journalists. More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

Anthony Weiner's Cock Shot Emerges

Nobody really expected the week to end without Anthony Weiner's penis splashed all over the internet. And here it is: Andrew Breitbart showed a couple of radio DJs a picture of what is likely Anthony Weiner's dick, then they leaked it on Twitter. More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

The Facebook Setting You Should Change as Quickly as Possible

Facebook finally provided a way to keep any random jerk in the café from hijacking your account. But you have to go out of your way to enable this protection, and you might have to wait. More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

Watch Ricky Gervais' Extremely Uncomfortable Golden Globes Monologue

Holy wow. Ricky Gervais, the host of tonight's Golden Globes, just opened the show with one of the most unrelentingly harsh and uncomfortable monologues in awards show history-there was even a Tom Cruise/John Travolta gay joke! More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

Woman Gets Completely Naked on Argentina's Dancing with the Stars

When Nancy Grace slipped a nipple on Dancing with the Stars, it caused a huge uproar. Now imagine if Nancy Grace ripped off her top, exposed her breasts, humped her partner, took off her G-string, and appeared completely naked. More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

Married GOP Congressman Sent Sexy Pictures to Craigslist Babe

Rep. Christopher Lee is a married Republican congressman serving the 26th District of New York. But when he trolls Craigslist's "Women Seeking Men" forum, he's Christopher Lee, "divorced" "lobbyist" and "fit fun classy guy." One object of his flirtation told us her story. More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

Lindsay Lohan's Playboy Pictures Are a Letdown

Lindsay Lohan's much-discussed "boobs, ass, and vag" Playboy photoshoot has leaked online in its entirety (NSFW link) and it's a massive letdown. First, there is no "vag." Second, they photoshopped out her freckles and tattoos, which is a pretty significant change; More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable

Making small talk with your pot dealer sucks. Buying cocaine can get you shot. What if you could buy and sell drugs online like books or light bulbs? Now you can: More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

The Worst 50 States in America

America! Who likes it? It's merely a schizophrenic jumble of 50 warring personalities all vying to be number one. But of course they can't all be. So which state is the best? More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

Read a Disgruntled Whole Foods Employee's Epic Resignation Letter

Late Friday afternoon, an employee of the Whole Foods Market in Toronto sent this epic resignation letter to the entire company. It's an alternatingly amusing, enlightening, and occasionally infuriating read—but a good read, nonetheless. More »


The Most Popular Gawker Posts of 2011

Your Zodiac Sign May Have Changed

Astronomers have restored the original Babylonian zodiac by recalculating the dates that correspond with each sign to accommodate millennia of subtle shifts in the Earth's axis. More »


How a 14-Year-Old Girl Became an Unwilling Internet Pin-Up

Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD

This Is Mark Zuckerberg's New Home
High School's Incest ‘Prank' Is Year's Dumbest, Grossest Idea
How Bill O'Reilly Tried to Get His Wife's Boyfriend Investigated By the Cops

The Nerdy White Rapper Who Launched Two Internet Sensations in 24 Hours
Judge Beats Disabled Daughter on Video
Gordon Ramsay's Porn Dwarf Double Eaten By Badger
Cameras Catch USC Students Having Sex On the Roof
Misguided Internet Vigilantes Attack College Student's Cancer Fundraiser
Arizona Man Gives the Best Description of a Car Crash Ever
Ex-Girlfriend Gets Revenge By Turning Boyfriend Into a Meme
Steve Jobs on Why He Wore Turtlenecks
Jon Stewart: Why Is the Media Ignoring Ron Paul?
Steve Jobs Was Not God
New Twin Towers Unveiled as World's Jaw Hits Floor
‘It's a Food Product, Essentially': Fox News Starts Spinning Pepper Spray Cops
The Creepy, Lovesick Emails of Julian Assange
This Baby-Swinging Yoga Video Can't Be Real, Right?
Justin Bieber Ruins Entire Nerd Subculture With New Christmas Video