Heather Havrilesky ("Polly Esther") has a web log.
November 15, 2001 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Heather Havrilesky ("Polly Esther") has a web log. (But you have to look at the source to prove it.)
posted by Steven Den Beste (29 comments total)

 
holy shit. this is the best news i've heard all day -- i'm not kidding.
posted by moz at 12:30 PM on November 15, 2001


Hmmm.... well, don't know what to say about this one. What does "Rabbit Blog" have to do with a "tiny little penis" anyway?
posted by Katy Action at 12:42 PM on November 15, 2001


hoo-ray!

this is great. now; find blogs for all the rest of the Suck writers.
posted by fishfucker at 12:43 PM on November 15, 2001


Terry Colon has a website, but sadly no weblog (or any updated content, for that matter). i really miss his artwork.
posted by moz at 12:48 PM on November 15, 2001


G. Beato is producing a Flash animated series.
posted by rcade at 12:51 PM on November 15, 2001


Polly is cool. Although her blog is fairly upfront about her previous job.

The demise of Suck has been a sad, sad thing. I really loved writing Filler...
posted by haqspan at 12:59 PM on November 15, 2001


But you have to look at the source to prove it

The blogger's links to Heather's NPR pieces labeled, "I'm going to be on All Things Considered tomorrow" is also kind of a dead giveaway.
posted by straight at 12:59 PM on November 15, 2001


Toast flying out of toaser = Laugh riot
posted by o2b at 1:01 PM on November 15, 2001


The "Hey Polly, I can't believe you've resorted to blogging" line was also a not-needing-to-view-the-source clincher. And heh, Filler may not yet be a historical relic.
posted by holgate at 1:28 PM on November 15, 2001


Woohoo! I'm so glad to hear about this.
Of course, what I *really* want is for her to start writing Fillers again...
posted by me3dia at 1:29 PM on November 15, 2001


this is great. now; find blogs for all the rest of the Suck writers.

Let's not and say we did, mmm'k?
posted by KLAX at 1:38 PM on November 15, 2001


why do all blogs look alike? Do they share style sheets or something?
posted by signal at 1:44 PM on November 15, 2001


The demise of Suck was one of the few dot com deaths that i found genuinely regrettable (...she says as she eyes the Pseudo.com sticker on her mousepad). Filler is sorely missed. (Suckster Carl Steadman's Industry Standard columns as well.)
posted by lizs at 1:48 PM on November 15, 2001


signal: off topic, but...

it depends. it looks as though heather's weblog uses blogger, which forces you to lay out your archives in a certain way (the date range text is written in a specific format, unless you use PHP or a similar scripting language to reformat it per pageview), which is partly it. but i think that the common weblog format (small column of text, header + footer, etc...) works very well from a design and (not necessarily jakobian) usability standpoint. that and, yah, a lot of weblogs are very simple deviations from the stock templates provided by blogger.
posted by moz at 1:50 PM on November 15, 2001


Re: Steadman -- is this a joke? I have never been able to figure it out -- it totally overloads my irony system.
posted by Mid at 1:58 PM on November 15, 2001


pseudo...

haaaaaaaaaa hahahaaaa!!!

sorry.
posted by o2b at 1:58 PM on November 15, 2001


That Steadman thing frightened and confused me ["Eighteen and older pics". . . gah! Can't erase memory!] beyond all caring about irony or not.

But, if you want, you can apply to date Carl.
posted by spslsausse at 2:07 PM on November 15, 2001


Mid: re Ready Steadman Go!

A: No. Carl would prefer that you send Suck submissions to either Ana Marie Cox,

wow. this must be an old site. even before suck had been disbanded, i don't think ana marie had edited suck for a while (wasn't tim cavanaugh doing that for a year or two -- at least, it seems).

view the source of carl spotting; nice design when rendered, but is this dated or what?
posted by moz at 2:08 PM on November 15, 2001


thanks, moz. I agree it looks pretty good. I'm just surprised at how similar most blogs are.
posted by signal at 2:16 PM on November 15, 2001


Ready Steadman Go was created sometime in 1997, by Mena and Ben Trott.
posted by waxpancake at 2:20 PM on November 15, 2001


wow, i didn't see that connection. thanks wax.
posted by moz at 2:23 PM on November 15, 2001


But you have to look at the source to prove it

The blogger's links to Heather's NPR pieces labeled, "I'm going to be on All Things Considered tomorrow" is also kind of a dead giveaway.

The fact that the domain is registered to her is also kind of a dead giveaway.
posted by briandame at 2:35 PM on November 15, 2001


why do all blogs look alike? Do they share style sheets or something?


kind of... we just all got excited about web standards and hung out at glish's too long.
posted by lotsofno at 2:49 PM on November 15, 2001


But you have to look at the source to prove it

can we stop blogging a dead horse?
posted by o2b at 3:04 PM on November 15, 2001


Did someone say something about the source?
posted by solistrato at 3:37 PM on November 15, 2001


Blogger sites (and Manila sites) tend to look rather similar. Greymatter sites are all over the map. Greymatter seems to be more customizable, albeit with more pain and effort. I know that my site bears little resemblance to several of the other Greymatter sites I read regularly.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 4:43 PM on November 15, 2001


Oh, and she's writing a novel for the much mentioned NaNoWriMo!
What an illustrious club to be a part of.
posted by davidgentle at 5:25 PM on November 15, 2001


o2b - i forgot to put sarcasm tags around the pseudo comment. sorry.
posted by lizs at 7:53 PM on November 15, 2001


Way the goshdarn hell back years ago, I had a very odd and fractured email conversation (one of my first with someone I'd never met, despite a lot of years of geeking around) with her about the donkey that my stepfather owned and loved (mostly thanks to her (the donkey's) great and abiding love for beer). I'm not sure quite how it started, but there you go.

I miss suck quite a lot, and I'm goofily glad to see this link to someone who was one of the first voices on the net that I ever to talked back to, and got a response from.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:53 AM on November 16, 2001


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