[Possibly several of the members of the BroBomb editorial team, pictured at SIA in 2010. From left to right: Jon Hartley, honorary contributors Chris Casula and Matt Barber, and Ryan Dunfee. Photo courtesy of a nobody]
Meanwhile, Lord Justice Leveson proposes much tougher regulation on the British press.
HAMPTON, New Hampshire (December 4th, 2012) – Against all odds, skiing’s underground delivery service of bombastic opinion and seething critique, BroBomb.com, has surpassed 2,000 Facebook fans, and as of press time, is well on its way to 2067. This remarkable milestone seemed impossibly out of reach for the fledging media outlet, which had languished at 1,867 fans for the better part of the previous year and a half. Now with a fan base several magnitudes (smaller than) that of crappier but somehow more popular skiing-focused websites, the staff of BroBomb now feel even more entitled to pass off their crusty judgments as fact, and a corresponding inflation of egos is also in motion.
When he reached himself for comment, BroBomb’s Ryan Dunfee said that “When I started writing for BroBomb as an unemployed college graduate living in my parent’s basement all the way back in 2009, I never would have imagined I’d become a part of a movement that now garners 1/7444 the following of Nickelback.” Dunfee, who was living below the poverty line until New Hampshire changed their income standards this summer, has devoted countless unpaid hours and untold wit to mocking contemporary ski culture and its participants, and earns income solely off sales of the product he scams ski companies into giving him for supposed “Real Deal Reviews.” There was going to be a mention in here somewhere about BroBomb founders Jon Hartley and Matt Barber, but Dunfee requested it be deleted.
In other news, The Economist recently reported that Lord Justice Leveson, the appeals-court judge who was chosen to lead the investigation into systemic abuses by the British press, has apparently handed down a much more onerous report than Prime Minister David Cameron had anticipated. In the report, released November 29th, Lord Justice Leveson claims that the practice of hacking cellular phones has been widespread and largely accepted in British newsrooms, that the press often acted thuggish towards individuals who were the subject of sensitive news stories, and a host of broader criticisms of reporters, proprietors, politicians, and police. The judge proposed new legislation to create a tough, independent body that would monitor the press going forward. Click through to the full story on The Economist’s website here.
BroBomb was founded in 2008 by Jon Hartley and Matt Barber. Initially founded as a mouthpiece for complaints about public transportation issues in Philadelphia’s Germantown district, the authors quickly switched focuses to freestyle skiing after being harassed by members of the subway union at the their local bodega. Since then, BroBomb has been an outlet for undistorted industry news, edits of kids wearing tight pants, and unapologetic opinion about the state of skiing. For more information, and to spend your life savings on BroBomb wearable propaganda merchandise, please visit http://www.BroBomb.com.