New Site Preview

Despite wanting to, I am not going to steal Watergirl’s thunder and post the screen shots I have seen, but I am just super excited about how it looks so far. What I like the most is it stays true the site over the past two decades- it isn’t one of those new shit layouts that everyone seems to have done that ruins their site. The best way I can say it is that looking at the pictures, it feels like the same house, but you had the designer upgrade the kitchen and dining room and fix where the floor was starting to lean a little bit and then had the cleaners and decorators over. But it’s still the same house and not some new joint and you aren’t going from a cozy craftsman or farmhouse and moving into a modern condo.

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    karen marie says:

    Oh, thank you! Much as I love Wonkette and LGM, I hate the new layouts, esp Wonkette, where you can change what story you’re reading but the comment thread is to the story you were reading first. #deleteDisqus

    I will be happy here if I can comment without having to type my nick/email every single time.

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    James E Powell says:

    it feels like the same house, but you had the designer upgrade the kitchen and dining room and fix where the floor was starting to lean a little bit and then had the cleaners and decorators over.

    Did you have the landscapers move the willow tree?

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    chopper says:

    so, lots of emojis, nested comments, and a like button?

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    @James E Powell: It’s still too close to the blog.

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    @chopper: I think they’re doing a nested ranked system like reddit.

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    jl says:

    As long as it has Cole pet and porch birdy nest live cams, I’m good.

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    Suzanne says:

    As always, many thanks to the whole team of jackals working so hard to keep the engine running. Sounds like this will be a major improvement.

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    eemom says:

    and then had the cleaners and decorators over.

    Just please, for the love of God, don’t take it in your head to do any mopping after they’ve left.

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    This is the story of chalk. Not just any chalk, but a Japanese brand called Hagoromo, which mathematician Satyan Devadoss dubbed "the Michael Jordan of chalk, the Rolls Royce of chalk" Then the company decided to stop making chalk. So mathematicians began hoarding it.— 🤷🏻‍♂️ (@Khanoisseur) May 7, 2019

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    @jl: So you’ve given up on the pawpaws?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Sometimes hearing that good news is coming fills me with dread. Not implying anything, just saying …

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    NotMax says:

    Extended autoplay of Thurston barking?


    Hoping the new design either axes or replaces the mini-dashes between comments, which makes it look like unspooling a roll of toilet paper when scrolling down.

    had the cleaners and decorators over

    If going that route, decorators first, cleaners after.

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    NotMax says:

    @Amir Khalid

    Reminded of a scene from The Mary Tyler Moore Show This link should be cued up to the start of the scene, which runs a skootch over two minutes.


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    Ruckus says:

    Are you saying that none of this is worth a shit?

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    Suzanne says:

    O/T, but I keep thinking about tRump attempting to nickname Buttigieg “Alfred E. Neuman”. Mayor Pete should just tweet back, “Who?”. As if that is a mental association anyone un-old would make.

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    Amir Khalid says:


    Who has NOT been likened to Alfred E. Neuman? If Buttigieg reacts at all, he should acknowledge Trump’s taunting-fu but point out that taunting only works on the easily distracted — “and that’s not me.”

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    wasabi gasp says:

    Tentative approval from the Warm Doodie Rug Preservation Board.

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    Mary G says:

    @Amir Khalid: Buttigieg said he was unfamiliar with Alfred E. and had to Google him.

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    NotMax says:

    @Mary G

    Say what? A pop culture icon AND former presidential candidate?


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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    Iiiiiiii dunno,Cole – this is starting to sound like this venerable lame joke:

    The lady was thrice-divorced, but she insisted that her new fiancé wait to consummate their relationship until they were wed. At last married, they proceeded to the honeymoon hotel. As they turned to one another in the nuptial bed, she said, Please be gentle – I’m a virgin.

    Now wait a minute, he said – you’ve been married 3 times before, how couold you still be a virgin??

    The first time I married for love – my high-school sweetheart – & we decided to wait. On they to the hotel we were involved in a horrible accident & he was killed.


    The second time I married for money, an 85-year-old multimillionaire. When we reached the honeymoon suite & he saw me or the, the poor man was so overcome he had a heart attack & died on the spot.

    So I presume your third husband also died on your wedding night?

    Oh no, we were divorced after three years. But he was a software development manager, & every night I’d fall asleep while he was telling me how great it was going to be.


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    satby says:

    @Mary G: @NotMax: chances are pretty good Mayor Pete did have to Google him. He’s the same age as my sons and only the comic book collector might recall the only the name outside of any context.
    Not sure I would anymore either, and I bought and read Mad when I was a kid… in the 60s. 50 y/o taunt for the not win.

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Uncle Cosmo: FTR “they” was spozeta be “the way” & “me or the” “me for the first time in the altogether”. This fucking computer is dropping whole hunks of bytes on the way to the Intertoobz. I got the edit screen, made the edits, hit “Save” – & the computer locked up. Piece of shit (borrowed from a friend after my little traveling computer was stolen out of my trunk) running Windows 8.2. I’m guessing this is the only OS in the multiverse that WinBlows 10 might be an upgrade over.

    (& while I was typing the “HP Support Assistant” took over the screen, asked me a stupid question, & then shivered like a fucking Chihuahua for 15 minutes before it let me answer it. Jeebus Fricken Cripes.)

    BTW&FWIW, greetings from the northeast suburbs of Prague, where at 12:20 local time it’s 58 F & overcast with light sprinkles. Belch.

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    Uncle Cosmo says:


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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Uncle Cosmo:
    I think FYWP disapproved of your poleaxed spelling and grammar.

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    The Pale Scot says:


    That is all I have to say

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    Another Scott says:

    @Amir Khalid: rofl.

    “Uncle knows what he did.”


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    MattF says:

    @The Pale Scot: AKA the ‘There’s a new menu at the cafeteria’ theorem.

    ETA: I really do expect that it will be good. Really.

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    Catherine D. says:

    @Major Major Major Major: “The greatest professor that ever got chalk on his coat” Ommence earworm now!

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    debbie says:

    I hope the text won’t be too tiny…

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    dww44 says:

    @The Pale Scot:This. So the promise that the front end will look the same is reassuring. I’m having adustment issues over at Booman’s new place. I don’t know where to look for the new posts.

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    karen marie says:

    @Wag: I really dislike the new layouts where shit is all over the place instead of consecutive like it used to be. BJ is the only one left that hasn’t fallen into that trap. I hope that what Cole means when he says it will be the same house is that trap will continue to be avoided.

    @NotMax: The dash line between comments is one of the things I like. It does not look like toilet paper. It seperates non-aggressively.

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    Citizen_X says:

    Is the rebuild going to get rid of that goddam ad script that keeps redirecting me—unrecoverably—off the site? Because that’s real annoying.

    (It’s most common on the mobile version, but happens on a computer as well.)

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    Steeplejack says:

    @karen marie:

    The dash line used to be a very thin solid line until it got “dotted” in one of the fixes. Solid was better.

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