Friday, February 16, 2007

Inverview with Drew Curtis, Founder of

"Once upon a time, was just a picture of a squirrel with massive nuts.
Now, it's one of the most popular websites on the Internet, with a strong community of users behind it--and yeah, they've still got the squirrel.

For those unfamiliar with the concept of Fark, it's pretty simple; users link to news stories that are weird, notable, or just plain stupid with funny headlines. It's addictive, hilarious, and extremely popular--the website has gotten massive attention from the Opie and Anthony Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and even Newsweek.

As a result, founder Drew Curtis has become something of an Internet celebrity, a typical beer-swilling dude who came up with a fantastic concept and executed it well. I got a chance to interview Drew Curtis (and kiss his ass a little) about his website, his new book, the newly-launched Fark TV, and his plans for the future.

When did you realize that Fark was getting to be so friggin' huge?

Drew Curtis: It was so gradual, we hardly noticed. Although, when we hit 1000 page views a day, we had one hell of a party."

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