An article on theCHIVE community y’all might enjoy …

We recently gave an interview to Washington Times columnist Jeff Barrett. I’m not posting this on theCHIVE in a sort of hey-look-what-cool-shit-people-are-saying-about-us! way; as many of you know, I’ve denied interviews to larger publications as I have no interest in using mainstream media to spread theCHIVE word.

However, this interview is largely about the Chivers and the kindness of theCHIVE community. Plus I figured since I’m constantly asked these very same questions I could kill, like, 2 million birds with one stone here. At the very least these are my honest thoughts on the Chive and provide some insight to its humble beginnings. Also, it’s Leo’s birthday today and I thought this would be fun for him to wake up to.

Entire article right here.

Deep cleavage gallery to follow in about a half hour.

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  • John

    Thanks for taking this ride with us so far, Chivers. Three years ago, Bob, Leo and I were living with three other roommates in a small 3 bedroom house in Venice trying to figure out this whole blog thing eating frozen burritos. We plan on staying true to those frozen burrito roots for years to come.

    • dick

      But now with more douchey scarfs, right?

    • winfields

      Nice work John! Still my favorite time wasting site while at work. Keep it up.

    • http://www.allinbayarea.com TWON925


      • rob

        a "rock star"? you mean like showing up an hour late, already drunk, and then playing half a set before going back stage and trashing the green room? sounds cool.

        • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

          Yeah, he'd fit right in! Hire him, meow!

          – Fan testimonial: "well it is ONLY the best site in the whole world. It has all you need and Paula too πŸ˜‰ – insanely great"

    • Take notes

      Get rid of the hipster scarves and awful pop-up ads on the iPhone. No matter how many times you hit the x for the Zillow ad it reappears a second later. Brutal experience when trying to view FLBP.

      • alex

        …or you could just buy the app. as shocking as that sounds, it costs less than a Snickers bar and is much more satisfying.

    • Carlo

      It just may be time to remove the "Probably" …

    • jenner1185

      That was a great article! The Chive really is the best site in the world!

      • macs scumstache

        shut up jenner i'm so sick of your fat face

    • Flox

      Nice to see that some people succeed without being all to calculating about it. When I stumbled upon this site something close to 2 years ago, I had no idea it would ever reach such heights, but I'm glad it did. Thanks for your efforts. Honestly.

      • figleaf


    • Take

      So a comment I posted gets removed. Come on, you can be roasted to John.

    • Bino

      I rarely comment on theCHIVE but I am obligated to say keep up the great work. This has become my homepage, my wallpaper, my wardrobe and the reason why my Refresh key is worn out.

    • CosmoKramerTheAssMan

      Great article, John. Keep up the great work. Proud to be a Chiver.


    • Ricky Ross

      Great article John. I came across this site a little over a year ago and I can't stop following it. It's great to see you start from humble beginnings and grow this site into what it is today. I got a couple of guys in my office hooked on the site but more importantly I got my brother hooked on it. I'm sure he's pumped with the Bill F*cking Murray shirt I got for his bday and the KCCO shirt that's coming up for Father's Day. It gives us a daily item to talk about and it helps us keep in touch. Thanks for the fun and I'm excited for the future.

    • https://www.facebook.com/marcrajs Marc Rajs

      Nono, thank you! TheChive is a daily ritual for me and my wife. She is all about TheBerry too. We love spreading the word. CHIVE ON!

    • DickFister

      Thank you all (and all the chivettes) for making my work day a little more "bare-able"

    • TheBest

      Only the best site in the world could end a serious article about communities and charities by teasing an upcoming post regarding "deep cleavage." No need for the "probably" in the slogan.

    • moon101

      I say "Good Show Sir" (Tips hat slightly)

      However a small 3 bedroom house with 6 ppl… dare I ask where you all slept?

    • Whorebait

      I have to say, what you guys are doing is exactly what this world needs, something to bring people together, spread joy and happiness, and to see the stories and pics from the Chive Everywhere category, you sure have made a global difference. I can honestly say, you guys bave already made a huge (positive) difference across the globe. Keep it up, and keep it calm, im damn proud to be a part of this family.

      Ill see you guys in NYC, i cant wait to shake your hands, ill probably point and laugh at Mac, but it will definitely be an honor to meet you guys.

    • http://www.wagonmusic.com Mo'Phat

      Thanks John and Leo (and the crew) for starting and maintaining The Chive. Great diversion. My favorite place to be online.

    • the_mike

      This site has cost me three jobs, way too addicted. Oh well KCCO

    • SteelhorseCowboy

      Great Article, great site, great community, thanks…..

    • JohnsShadow

      Leo is still terrible. Enjoy your success.

    • Underbaker

      Mmmmm, frozen burritos… <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CMwYLkRy83s/TCZr1qj1MfI/AAAAAAAAAKY/vLFXca6fWAI/s1600/10pkToyStory.jpg&quot; width="200"> Thanks to the whole Chive crew (including Mac) for giving us this awesome entertainment, I know it would be easy to cash in if you wanted to and thats what makes it so much more awesome that you do this for us.

    • Ghost in the Machine

      Hey, TheCHIVE is fast becoming the new Playboy, only better.

      • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Still not a good idea…

        – nobody deserves to have the Chive blocked by content filters.

        • Ghost in the Machine

          From a view of sociocultural impact not T&A. Considering the nature of the article and and the commitment of the Chivers, thought that was obvious.

    • R.Reagan

      Thanks for making everyday a little brighter guys!

    • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

      You guys did an interview and you didn't even mention the greatest success factor; ME!??!

      I'm gonna shove that clown boot so far up… aaAAAarrghHHgh!!!!

      No hug,
      – Hmpff!

    • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

      Some well deserved recognition for you guys. You've built something really unique and have a lot to be proud of. Keep living the dream and thank you!

      Oh and Happy Birthday Leo!!

      • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Suddenly…. cakechick!

        – Fan testimonial: "well it is ONLY the best site in the whole world. It has all you need and Paula too πŸ˜‰ – insanely great"

        • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

          And in Chive Everywhere πŸ˜‰

    • Trevor

      I love how much work y'all have put into this website. It's honestly something that I have to look forward to every day. I'm so thankful that I was introduced to this site and plan on spreading the love to everyone I know. KCCO

    • Shepard Wong

      "Deep cleavage gallery to follow in about a half hour." ….fuggin' John…FTW!!

    • https://www.facebook.com/thomask Thomas Kanara

      Awesome shoes guys πŸ˜€

    • Twitter12

      Suck a dick John. No one gives a shit about your story.

    • Brian

      And still no DC meet up????

    • MJ Chivette

      That was a great article. My best buddy showed this site to me close to 6 months ago and I have definately been a loyal chivette ever since. It has gotten me through some really stressful days getting my business up and running. Thanks for the mental breaks, and I can't wait for Tapiture! You guys are really doing a fantastic job!

    • Nicole

      Congrats on an excellent article. Y'all kick ass and take names! Thanks for being awesome, and providing much needed hilarity.
      Chive on!
      Love, your favorite Austin Chivette

    • Felcus

      So when's the IPO? πŸ˜‰

    • isawoj

      The raging bile duct of the Internet has quite a ring to it. πŸ˜€

    • Master_Rahl

      Great interview, John

    • Chunk Pants

      When keepin it real goes right!

    • Lisa

      John…y'all don't know it but you've saved my sanity a few times in the last 3 years. I had no idea how much a simple google image search for "deer ears" would change my life. Thanks. πŸ˜‰ It's been great to see y'all grow. Here's hoping the chive'll be here til the internet ends…ie forever. πŸ˜‰

    • Armed Ann Dangerous

      Thank you all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/anthonyhumpel Anthony Humpel

      Mad respect for what you guys have achieved in only a few short years. I happened to come across theChive by accident in the very first couple months of its birth and I have not missed a DAR yet. You not only just entertain but inspire each and every single day. Thank you…. keep up the good chive!

    • Kerrdurh

      Thanks for all of the good times so far guys. Thanks for helping some of us make it through the day…Bravo guys!

  • Dr. Brovorkian

    Yea boobs!

    • Lisa

      Best. Username. Ever.

  • bill

    ok, buuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrp, whatever.

    • sarah

      you posted that comment seconds after the post went live. so all you just said was you didn't bother reading it. I thought it was actually very nicely done

      • bill

        hmmmmmmm, interesting….buuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrp. whatever.

        • thatguy

          Ur a tard

    • Me.

      "theChives not the place for you"..

    • a-nom


  • rob

    I'm gassy with giddiness.

  • Trav1121

    You have built something fantastic and special here and, looking at the USER submissions everyday, just goes to show how much we, the people, appreciate it and have trust and faithh in you. KCCO for a good long while yet, guys!

    • MOAR

      Well said. Proud to be a chiver.

  • thaomeow

    Judging by the picture, yes, yes it is.

  • jacob

    if you did read the article is was fantastic, 'mind bending threesome' was the high point for me

  • DC Chiver

    Leo – the picture says Washington Times, the write up says Washington Post – 2 different publications that are polar opposites. Which was it?

    • DC Chiver

      By the way – Happy Birthday Leo.

    • osgood

      The photo says Washington Times and right below the pic it reads Washington Times, can you read?

      • DC Chiver

        Because they corrected it…….but hey thanks for your comments.

  • Potsie

    You guys need to suit down. Not natural seeing business wear on you. Keep up the good work.

    • toby

      well, they are wearing clown shoes…

  • viking

    theres nothing like being able to love what you do and get paid. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.allinbayarea.com TWON925


  • mark

    I like how john just curses when he feels like it … but it was cool to hear his thoughts on the chive growth. At the very least he's not cocky at all about it, which is refreshing

  • Dbswv

    Deep Cleavage? Cmon!

  • Chiver

    We thank you guys for making our lives that much more enjoyable! Much appreciation from the chive community!

  • Pat

    Good Interview John!

  • @BuckeyeEmpire

    "5 minute escape?" Shit sometimes work is a 5 minute escape from theCHIVE!

    • SocraticM3thod

      Amen to that brotha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.hurley.397 Trevor Hurley

    Nailed it, you guys rock!

  • insanely great

    well it is ONLY the best site in the whole world. It has all you need and Paula too πŸ˜‰

    • meantux

      o she will be using that quote!

      • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

        HELL! YES! I WILL!!1!
        Someone just earned an extra strong free drink here… <3

        – Fan testimonial: "well it is ONLY the best site in the whole world. It has all you need and Paula too πŸ˜‰ – insanely great"

        • insanely great

          Holy Hell!!, This will make me semi-permanent famous at the very least..Fan Testimonial is only the bees knees and the cats pyjamas..

          What's in the extra strong free drink? Not that I really care anyhow, I'd drink anything for you Paula. πŸ˜‰

  • GomerPyle

    Great article! Nice job!

  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo
  • http://clickexposure.bigcartel.com/ Kristen

    Great interview!! πŸ˜€ I'm always proud to be part of theCHIVE community as a loyal Chivette!

    • Juiol

      You need real things to be proud of

  • CC Josh

    "Deep cleavage gallery to follow in about a half hour." perfect

  • AnyoneForCoffee

    You've denied interviews to *larger* publications than the Washington Times?

    The World Times?

    The Galactic Times?

    The Time Times?

  • Juschlln

    Absolutely awesome article John! So nice read that your thoughts on this website, and on Chivers/Chivettes, are exactly the same way I feel. TheChive is a very special community of wonderful people. You all make my day worth waking up for and I get a chill down my spine thinking about how lucky I am to be a part of it all. KCCO!

  • theblenny

    Atta boy, you need to enjoy your success.

    • Trav1121

      Have you seen the Chivette photoshoots? They are enjoying it. Enjoying thr shit outta it! Haha Lucky bastards. πŸ™‚

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