Thursday, June 4, 2009

When Godtopus closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.


Let it never be said that life doesn't have a sense of humor. It waits until you're as down as you can be and then goes BAM! PSYCH! and throws something good at you. Really makes me want to beat it up.

So, in case you don't already know (I wonder how many non-Pajibans read this, maybe like 2 people) I got a gig doing the Eloquent Eloquence column on my favorite website, Pajiba every week. For the uninitiated, it's basically a countdown to the best comments of the week. I have to read through something like 15 posts a day, pick the best comments, write a short intro and wait to be slaughtered by what can be the meanest bunch of commenters on the internet. I know because I've done it. The slaughtering, I mean. Done it a lot.

Anyway, it's a sweet gig and I'm psyched. At least it was this first week. I think I'll wait until I have to sort through one of those 300+ comment threads that nearly broke Prisco, who had the job before I did. But hey, I have absolutely nothing to do all day, and I already spend most of it reading Pajiba comments ANYWAY, so it's sweet that I'm getting something out of it.

So I'm very excited. The first column goes up sometime today, so be sure to check it out!

1 comment:

Spender said...

An amazing first week, Figgy and a nice job choosing the winner. Best of luck and know your fellow 'jibans love you even as they're hurling rocks and rotten eggs.