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The Toast Is Ready

Dearly beloved Hairpin pals Mallory Ortberg and Nicole Cliffe launched their new website, The Toast, today, after a “brute force attack” caused some issues yesterday. (The Hairpin has no comment.) What is The Toast?

The Toast is a daily blog that publishes features on everything from literary characters that never were to female pickpockets of Gold Rush-era San Francisco. The Toast is one of those mass-market science fiction paperbacks some used bookstores put out on the street in big press-board rolling carts, the kind with drawings of women in long white robes standing in front of a horizon with two or three moons on the cover.

The Toast is a long email chain about force-ranking the Mitford sisters. The Toast prefers free weights to circuit machines but also enjoys a good sit. The Toast doesn’t care how much you or Marilyn Monroe weigh. The Toast is happy, then dignified. The Toast is not haunted, but would welcome a visit from ghosts.

The Toast will be a wonderful website, but you already knew that. Go check it out and get yourself a commenter account.



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