I had to see what all the fuss is about HuffingtonPost.com since the site gets so much traffic and so many links.
I signed up for their Living Now RSS feeds, I don’t like to read all the political mumbo-jumbo.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the writers either, 1. like pseudonyms or 2. had hippie parents. I’ve only been on the feed for a couple days and here are some of the columnists:
I don’t like killing anything. I tried to find these “live” traps as they’re called, so I can spare the rat’s soul from being tortured.
I would have bought a shovel to cave the monster’s thick skull and then flung the rat onto the nearest freeway so it got totally and completely flattened. My five iron would not have worked.
Seth Roberts whines because his Shangri-La Diet was not accepted by everyone on the face of the earth as being the answer to all our obesity prayers.
I was not a weight-control researcher. In graduate school, I studied animal learning. Weight control is not just a different field of psychology; it is usually studied in a different department (nutrition or physiology).
Yeah, I hope all of our medical researchers graduated from the University of Close-enough, and got their advanced degree from Similarity University.
Karen Dalton-Benito-Mussolini is still whining about Katrina, with a touch of how her kids are are trendy because they are wearing eyeglass frames from the fifties she inheirted from her dad. (Wouldn’t that just piss you off?)
This works out well because my late father retired with thousands of frames. In the ’50s he would buy out entire storerooms as optometrists went out of business. They went out of business because they were trying to sell rhinestone cat eye frames to farmers.
She is actually thrilled they weren’t washed away by Katrina. Karen? First, your kids look like real dorks in those frames, and second, you could have claimed full retail value for the frames and gotten some folding money to fix up the place.
But who am I to argue with success? Arianna has a enough writers to float a cow. (Hi Kady) I just gave them a bunch more links, and maybe a few more readers. Oh yeah, one more shot: Arianna Huffington talks funny, no matter where you live.
UPDATE: Huffpo cheats. I went to their site last night (7/10) because I wanted to read the live chat with Michael Moore after he got off Larry King. BIG promotion about 9:30 EST start time. Waited until 10:00 EST and nary a mention of the chat. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
Went there this morning and there was the chat, with the timestamp as 9:30 EST, July 10. Damn lie.