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LifeHut How to do everything from mowing the lawn to being a cool parent.
posted by oissubke (18 comments total)

 
pontificationhut.com
posted by MaxVonCretin at 7:13 AM on August 4, 2005


How to become rich and wealthy:
The type of job you have also plays a role. If you are only pulling in $18,000 a year, then your chances of becoming rich will be much harder then (sic) someone pulling in $50,000 a year.


Can I settle for poor and wealthy?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:26 AM on August 4, 2005


The "how to be a cool parent" article is so daft and weak that I find it haerd to believe that anyone but the weakminded would find it helpful. Rainbow parties? C'mon! How about some Disney-character blotter tatoos?

"How to Do Everything" should be subtitled: if you have trouble tying your shoes.
posted by beelzbubba at 8:04 AM on August 4, 2005


The "HT Be A Cool Parent"article and the "How Not to Cheat" article both seemed so flawed by moral opinion that I would have a hard time reading other stuff on the site. Maybe there's a bunch of stuff I'll miss.
posted by OmieWise at 8:14 AM on August 4, 2005


Good gracious. I think the advice here falls on the "horrible warning" rather than the "shining example" side of the equation.
posted by frykitty at 8:28 AM on August 4, 2005


Ignoring its inane content, that's one of the worst-written sites I've had the displeasure of visiting.
posted by letitrain at 8:32 AM on August 4, 2005


Oh, I don't know. I only read a couple of the articles, and while I thought most of what was posted was just common sense, I can see how this might be helpful to some people. My wife tivo's a show on MTV about these kids from Orange County, and based on the way they behave, I know that this sort of stuff would be perfect for them, provided the cared enough to have a good looking lawn, or whatever.

Truth is, I saw no more (or less) pontification in those articles I read than what I've seen over on Ask Metafilter. I impressed with how protective you guys are of it to denigrate any other competitor.
posted by crunchland at 8:39 AM on August 4, 2005


How not to cheat: step 1 - don't cheat. Wow.

Am I a small-minded grammar nazi for cringing every single time the site author said "your right about that" instead of "you're right." Someone send lifehut an article on "How to properly use your, you're, there, their, and they're."
posted by mathowie at 8:43 AM on August 4, 2005


5,000 years ago, this would have been the guy writing Leviticus.

This isn't quite like Ask Metafilter. It's like Ask Metafilter without the asking, just telling, and all by some anonymous guy.
posted by 4easypayments at 8:44 AM on August 4, 2005


WTF? This is an embarassment. Why is anyone linking to it (MeFi, Lifehacker). Next up: my advice on how to repair a car! No, never tried it myself...
posted by twsf at 8:54 AM on August 4, 2005


Am I a small-minded grammar nazi for cringing every single time the site author said "your right about that" instead of "you're right." Someone send lifehut an article on "How to properly use your, you're, there, their, and they're."

Perhaps The Hut does not feel as strongly that contractions are essential to ending fights or becoming rich.
posted by Mr. Six at 9:10 AM on August 4, 2005


From: How to end a fight quickly: Women, this particular move would be perfect in the event that someone is chasing you or attempting to rape you. Any physical pain you can apply to the attacker at this stage, in my opinion, is completely acceptable. Your life is in danger, so you must do what you can to protect your life. I recommend a possible combo: Balls, Kneecap, head.

I also recommend going for the genitals. Many people feel this is a ‘wussy’ form of fighting. I disagree. If you are in a situation you have not chosen to be in and you are in a position in which you must defend yourself, then I say ‘all goes’.


Great - advice on how to win a fight from someone who's obviously never been in one. Most self-defense trainers will tell you to avoid kicking an assailant in the jewels - it's more likely to turn a sexual assault into a murder than help you get away. The eyes are a much better target of opportunity.

Bad advice is not only useless, it can be dangerous.
posted by ToasT at 9:13 AM on August 4, 2005


mathowie-Apparently it is their right to use your instead of you're.
posted by OmieWise at 9:17 AM on August 4, 2005


Advice from a 24 year old kid...yeah, I'll bookmark that site.



posted by mrblondemang at 1:44 PM on August 4, 2005


How to play the flute. First, blow into one end as you plug various holes with your fingers. Two, don't think dirty thoughts.
posted by hal9k at 2:15 PM on August 4, 2005


I heard a story one time of a waitress who became a millionaire simply because she was so strict on how she spent money and what she invested in. If a waitress can accomplish that status, pretty much ANYONE can.

I heard a story one time about these two kids who were making out and they heard a news flash on the radio about an escaped convict with a prosthetic hook hand and then they drove away and later on the guy found a hook hanging from his door handle. If a guy with one hand can escape from prison, pretty much ANYONE can.
posted by hifiparasol at 2:37 PM on August 4, 2005


At least the design is nice.

As others point out, "How to become rich and wealthy" is just stupid. Apparently being rich and wealthy equates to never eating out, never buying luxuries and living on a shoestring. It's more like "Hey I spent $1,000,000 over 30 years" vs "I spent $1,000,000 when I'm 50". All incredibly generic, Reader's Digest advice. Just incredibly stupid.

Being rich and wealthy means not worrying about where you want to eat or what you want to do. It is not brownbagging and saving.
posted by geoff. at 8:58 AM on August 5, 2005


Just read the parent one, this guy is a nutjob. I can't believe I even wasted my breath on him.
posted by geoff. at 9:00 AM on August 5, 2005


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