The Extract is like that one bakery in that one shopping center in every town. The one that used to be a copy store. Before that, it was a Chinese restaurant after the second attempt at a pet shop lasted two entire weeks.
On their own, they might all be great business ideas. (Well, maybe not the second pet shop.) But there just wasn’t a market for what they were selling where they were selling it. The Extract has also tried to give people what they didn’t want, and with similar results.
At some point, you’ve got to sit back and laugh. After the last time the site shut down, that’s what we did. Literally. Then we thought, ‘Hey, don’t most people like to do this?’
With that question in mind and as much gin as the contents of our piggy bank would buy, this new comedy site was the best we could come up with.
Right now, we still don’t know what the ultimate shape of this thing will be. All we know for sure is that everything we post will have one thing in common: It made somebody around here laugh. (This first post can be an exception.)
The new site will include some written articles from hilarious people we know and hope to meet. We’ll definitely be partnering with some of our favorite comics to present clips of their funniest routines. Look for skits, animation and much more down the road a bit. Other than that, we’re not sure where the new direction will lead us.
In six months, we might be selling goldfish and dog food.
No matter what, we hope you’ll join us at the new(est) version of The Extract — provided you keep your standards sufficiently low.