web community admin for prez! April 24, 2002 6:18 AM   Subscribe

I've said it before and I'll say it again, but world leaders could take a lesson from the firm yet benevolent way in which Andrew admins his web community. And I'll save you the trouble, the "tractors are sexy" link is here.
posted by luser to General Weblog-Related at 6:18 AM (15 comments total)

But what if there is no glamour shot of myself? What is andrew going to do then? huh?
posted by jojo at 7:47 AM on April 24, 2002

There's always a glamour shot. There has to be, it's one of the unwritten rules/laws of nature. And if there isn't, well, you saw Geoge W. Bush appearing in 'The Magic Of Photoshop'?
posted by nedrichards at 8:40 AM on April 24, 2002

Andrew's diary is one of the surest tickets to a belly laugh on the web. E.g.:
Dear internet,

Today I was using you, and I resized a window I had open to a server I have on you. Right at that second my server broke, right as I resized that window. I don't know if it was a coincidence, or whether resizing the window made the server address some distant piece of memory it doesn't usually address, but something happened that led to a series events where lots of mechanical things broke, or finnished their previously-started breaking, or at least they decided to make it apparent that they were broken. All I know is I had a nice night planned until that, and now I am sleepy and I owe some americans 800 dollars and counting. Internet, you
suck. I oughta beat you up so bad.

your enemy,


p.s. the moral is, never resize any windows.

posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:18 AM on April 24, 2002

He is hilarious. #1 Onion, #2 Andrew, in my book. Anyone out there have any connections? He needs wider exposure.

I've saved every eggpost he's ever written.
posted by luser at 10:51 AM on April 24, 2002

Front page posts that only make sense to two or three people "in the know" are generally Bad Things.
posted by aaron at 1:58 PM on April 24, 2002

What Aaron said. I see a cryptic, ugly diaryland page. What is the lesson we are supposed to learn?
posted by rodii at 2:33 PM on April 24, 2002

What Aaron and Rodii said. I read it, dug up some of his other stuff to read, and I still am missing the gist here.
posted by xena at 2:44 PM on April 24, 2002

Andrew created Diaryland. Some girl gave him crap for how he was administering the site (he has a pay for use system in addition to the free service), and so he found a glamour shot picture of her and put it on his site, along with a quote from her.

(this was posted in general weblog related, and it is.)
posted by perplexed at 3:17 PM on April 24, 2002

what perplexed said. took me two seconds to figure out what was going on.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:24 PM on April 24, 2002

posted by beefula at 4:37 PM on April 24, 2002

Neologism of the day: STRILL = still + shrill.
posted by gleuschk at 4:55 PM on April 24, 2002

I GOT what Andrew was doing, and thought "BFD". Seemed like fairly banal revenge.

I don't get why luser thought it was worthy of a post, and what he wrote gave me the impression that there was more to the story, or there's an inside joke or something.
posted by xena at 5:25 PM on April 24, 2002

No in-joke, secret backstory, or so-stupid-it's-funny irony intended here. I honestly thought the humor was self-evident. Guess I was wrong. Anticipating what people will think funny is not easy.
posted by luser at 2:40 AM on April 25, 2002

Honestly, I couldn't figure out what the heck you were talking about.

But we can agree that Carrot Top is Satan.
posted by aaron at 9:03 AM on April 25, 2002

Eh. Either you get Andrew or you don't.

(God, I'm starting to sound like a warblogger fawning over Andrew Sullivan!)
posted by mark13 at 9:30 PM on April 27, 2002

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