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The Ocho Hits 8

8 milestones to celebrate this week, the eighth anniversary of The Ocho

By Bill Frost
Posted // February 5,2014 -

Eight milestones to celebrate this week, the eighth anniversary of The Ocho:

8. 2007: The Ocho launches, years before Buzzfeed ruins lists for everyone.

7. 2008: City Weekly’s editor asks, “How long has this ‘Ocho’ thing been here?”

6. 2009: The Ocho is optioned for an action-film franchise, Eight Ways to Die Hard, Fast & Furiously.

5. 2010: The franchise is shelved, then resurfaces as an unauthorized adult DVD, Eight Dudes & Asa Akira.

4. 2011: The first (and last) Ocho-Con is held at the Salt Palace; dozens accidentally wander in from an adjacent gun show.

3. 2012: The Ocho’s original author dies and is seamlessly replaced with a ghostwriter hired on Craigslist.

2. 2013: Gov. Gary Herbert buys a second refrigerator to accommodate his Ocho clippings.

1. 2014: City Weekly’s publisher asks, “How long has this ‘Ocho’ thing been here?”

Twitter: @Bill_Frost

 
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Posted // February 5,2014 at 18:13 We have a Publisher?!

 

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Posted // February 5,2014 at 08:58 If the site was launched in 2007, wouldn't this year be the 7th anniversary? I mean, in 2008 you would have celebrated the first Anniversary (i. e. the first time that the site was a year old, which is what "anniversary" means) - Or am I missing something?

 

 
 
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