"So what's up? You're [sic] chance to be a Babalu contributor. The best stuff posted in the comments will be moved up here." — Henry "Economist" Gómez, "Friday Open Thread," Babalú, February 1, 2008
Henry Gómez is inviting commenters to become editors-for-a-day. Will we now see hundreds of names on Babalú blog's editorial board? And we thought that a baker's dozen of contributors was rather much. But here's an idea: Why not auction the chance to write a Babalú post? Val's other reader challenges — such as when he offered to shave his legs on live video feed for a fundraiser — have never yielded the results he expected leaving him profoundly depressed and angry. Allowing other opinions at Babalú even for a price would not be as degrading as airing his personal toilette and may prove more beneficial to his charitable concerns.