Some bloggers will do anything to be noticed. Take us, for example. We get our blog hits where we can. As George M. Cohan said, "I don't care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right."
Yesterday it was a double InstaLanche, today a ToastaLanch [petard alert* if you click on that link] -- as in Huffington's Toast, the yukking man's version of Arianna's new super yawner, The Huffington Post. Using the Arianna template, the Toasters attempt -- but ultimately fail -- a send-up of the mighty InstaPundit, who outmaneuvers them by InstaLinking a member of their cabal. Says another cabalista:
Okay, first of all, yes, I may know a thing or two about where Huffington's Toast came from. More on that eventually.
As we said, some bloggers will do anything to be noticed, but we have to hand it to these folks. In business under three days and already they've had 11,000 hits. Who needs InstaLanches, anyway? But can it last? Will those eager eyeballs keep rolling their way? They seem to think so:
Anyway, enjoy the Toast . . . Generally, the buzzards fly away once the carcass is eaten, but we may make buzzard history by sticking around
Thanks for the link, and don't worry about the spelling -- Sissy Willis, Silly Willis? The important thing is to be noticed.
*French pétard, from Old French, from peter, to break wind, from pet, a breaking of wind, from Latin pēditum, from neuter past participle of pēdere, to break wind.
Update: The Toasters are the Toast of the Sphere. Everyone, it seems -- most especially the toastees -- is amused, and the kudos are 'lanching in:
John Podhoretz at NRO's The Corner: Arianna gets punked.
Andrew Sullivan: This is hilarious. And yeah, I get skewered too.
Ann Althouse: It makes me a little nervous sometimes.
La Shawn Barber: You’ve got to check out Huffington's Toast.
Professor Bainbridge: Trust me.
INDC Journal: The mockery of Glenn Reynolds had me wiping away tears.
Protein Wisdom: "You dare to mock the creamed corn?"
The American Mind: The best HP parody I've seen so far.
RedState.org: Much funnier than the real thing.
Aaron's cc: Oh, the humanity!
Sisu: Me, me, me!
Great case study of the Darwinian dynamic at work in the blogosphere.