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It may take a while to get our rhythm, but if there are five things we’ve learned about blogs, it’s:
1. Lists. Make lots of lists. Like this.
2. Mention the starlet-of-the-day in as many headlines as possible, so search engines will drive traffic to you. (If you see a headline saying “Drunk, Pantyless Lindsay Lohan & Metro’s Plans to Expand Light-Rail,” just don’t pay attention to the first part.)
3. Also, nip slips are an extremely important phenomenon in modern American life. Please send in any and all photos of Houston women experiencing nip slips. We're not sure why this is important -- we've all seen nipples -- but it apparently is.
4. Print every Obama rumor you can. We're working right now on an exclusive involving him and a pantyless, drunk Lindsay Lohan.
5. Every list must include some piece of criticism that will rile up an extremely dedicated bunch of commenters. Therefore we declare: The new iPhone sucks, as does everything Apple puts out; Ron Paul's ideas are unconstitutional and Battlestar Galacatica is better than Star Wars. (We have absolutely no idea about two of those three, by the way.)
Anyway, welcome and check back early and often.
-- Richard Connelly
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