Pando, taken as a large green corpus, is generally tasteless. But is this a nadir? I think so: here's a post using the saddening death of famed journalist Michael Hastings to muse about a fucking startup.

Don't waste your time and scarce online sanity by reading the post, which I won't even link to, but here's the horrible hell nugget from Hamish McKenzie:

So now for the jarring, unfair comparison: the difference between Rockmelt’s social reader, which lets users find new content on their smartphones and share them with their friends, and the work done by Hastings and his peers.

Congratulations, you actually did it. You managed to exploit the death of a human to talk about a "social reader." The day after he died. At least you didn't need a disclosure at the end.