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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Huffy Huffington

I first became aware of the existence of Arianna Huffington in 2003, when i saw her on the Real Time with Bill Maher Show on HBO. I found her incredibly amusing, so I began reading her column and found out all about her and her History, which made her even more amusing to read. My amusement with her only incresed when she decided to run for Governor of California during the recall fiasco..ehh..i mean election against Arnold Schwarzenegger, and i really rooted for her to be a contender, cause the prospect of a one on one debate with Ahhnold was too beautifull to resist: The first debate by two immigrants running for public office of a state where illegal immigrants run amok. Just the idea, that in order to understand what the hell they are saying with their heavy accents we would require subtitles for the televised debate, was just too sweet and it would've have fit perfectly with the circus that was that election. Between you and me, i was rooting for Mary Carey- the porn star- to win: her idea of putting live webcams all over the governor's mansion so that the people can watch their "government in action" was ingenious, especially with the kind of "action" she would've provided. I am telling you, California lost big time for not voting for her. Anyway..this is about Arianna.. So let's get back to the feisty Greek woman and what she is doing now. Arianna has started her own Blog, titled the Huffingtonpost, where the idea is that its not only Arianna who posts. Nope, No Sir-ree, cause that would be selfish and in case you didn't know, Arianna is a populist now, so it has to be a group effort. So who does she call and ask to post on her blog? Her Hollywood celebrity friends. They get to wax poetic on politics, world affairs, gay marriage and whatever drrivle their pretty little minds manage to come up with. Yep, it's that horrible. It's so bad that a couple of websites spoofed it already, and you know that when even the lefty Guardian makes fun of you, you are in trouble. My favorite quote to sum up the horribleness that is the Huffingtonpost was provided by this review in the LA Weekly. Here is the moneyshot: This Web-site venture is the sort of failure that is simply unsurvivable, because of all the advance publicity touting its success as inevitable. Her blog is such a bomb that it's the box-office equivalent of Gigli, Ishtar and Heaven's Gate rolled into one. In magazine terms, it's the disastrous clone of Tina Brown's Talk, JFK Jr.'s George or Maer Roshan's Radar. Ouch.. True and very well said, but still Ouch...

1 Comments:

At 5/10/2005 11:34:00 AM, Blogger Kender said...

Great Post....thanks for the tip...too funny.

 

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