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Of Ribs and Men (and Women)


Lissa Harris, our friendly neighbor at the Watershed Post website, decided to tackle the most important issue of the day today with a massive takedown of our Hudson Valley Rib Fest story, written by Paula Ann Mitchell.

The tongue-in-cheek post about the tongue-in-cheek article raises some important questions:

* What is the Watershed Post?
* What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
* Would Harris like to get into a rib-eating contest with snarky Life Editor?
* Would Harris pay for the ribs in such a contest? (I’m kind of broke)
* Do you have a quarter I can borrow?
* Most importantly, how can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?

We may never know.

But, alas, point well taken.
So as penance, I’m putting Paula in a diet of ribs injected with cheese, barbecue sauce and granola. No pudding.

Also, thanks for reading.

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  1. August 18, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Oh damn! I believe IT.IS.ON.Will gladly sponsor Watershed Post in a rib eating – or even better BRISKET EATING – contest with the broke ass Life Editor of the Daily Freeman.Just need a clear guarantee of major press from both competitors. Plus both competitors have to promote the Hudson Valley Brawl on August 27th (http://brawlnewyork.wordpress.com/) & sponsor our champion Heather Weisen (http://brawlnewyork.wordpress.com/2004/10/18/heather-weissen/) – it's a charity event.Agree to that & we'll set up a Watershed Post vs. Daily Freeman BBQ throw down at the final Picnic! on September 4th. Ribs or brisket eating – it's your choice.yours in BBQ,Frank DavisCha Cha Hut BBQhttp://chachahut.com

  2. August 19, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Here's the rub (pun intended!)We don't do quid pro quo, mainly because I don't know what quid pro quo means.Luckily for all, I'm going to cover the BRAWL event anyway (live-tweeting, tweet-pi-cing and live-streaming!)I can't take preferences on the brawlers, though. And, full disclosure, I actually know Heather.I would love to eat free food, I mean, to agree to a duel, but it would be better if it's for a cause.So, if IT.IS.ON., I would gladly give my pony tail to Locks for Love if I were to lose in this still-theoretical and unlikely-to-happen contest.Also, Lissssssssssssssssssssa would have to agree to this craziness.(I also think I might have misspelled her name again).

  3. August 19, 2010 at 12:56 am

    It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to do battle on the fields of honor for a fellow newspaperman's ponytail. You, sir, are on, sir. Ribs at high noon.One condition: You lose a rib for every additional time your underpaid, overeducated copy department spells my name wrong. First two times not included.

  4. JJ
    August 19, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Good lord, will someone please give this site's content a read-over before posting? "Would Harris paid for the ribs"? No, she won't. Perhaps Harris will PAY for the ribs, though.Although, I think the loser should pay.

  5. August 19, 2010 at 4:50 am

    No JJ, nobody edits my posts but yours truly, which is why you'll find a typoooooo every now and then, in order to properly raise your blood pressure, as apparently has been the case.I've got a challenge for you: In just a day – and without typos – write three blog posts, shoot and edit four videos, edit content for 20 pages for an entertainment magazine, take a nap, put together the pages for said entertainment magazine, process 228 e-mails, process four calls, write five news briefs, pull your hair, live-tweet an event, challenge another journalist to a rib and/or brisket eating contest, have a meeting, drink five cups of coffee, eat a foot-long sub in a minute, forget to deposit an important check, write a snarky reply to a blog comment, drink a beer and feed a kitty.The imperfect, immediate nature of the web creates such problems (the typos, not the hungry kitties). Alas, thanks to alert readers such as yourself, we can correct the typos.Print, as you know, is different (as in pretty much permanent), so it is much more closely scrutinized.Not that stuff doesn't happen in print.Check this out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/18/the-most-ridiculous-news_n_579913.html#s91379

  6. August 19, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Also, what typo? 😀

  7. August 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    In Ivan's defense, if I had a quarter for every typo I'd ever let onto the front page of our website, I wouldn't need to go around begging for ribs.Though I do have a cricket bat for whacking my co-editor every time she drops a preposition.

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