Favorite comments of the week: now with staff interpretive readings

March 21 2014 | arielmstallings

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This week we're going to try something a little different with our noteworthy comment round-up… three of us have chosen to do interpretive readings of our favorite reader comments.

Offbeat Bride

On my tongue-in-cheek post about Offbeat sins, Emmy chimed in with some great perspectives from a more traditional reader. Here's her comment, as interpreted by Catherine, Offbeat Bride Editor and Vendor Relations Manager:

Ok, I just honestly let out the loudest real-life "HAAAA!" with the hand-swipe gesture. Interpretive reading begins… now.

Offbeat Home

Ok, so Megan posted today about some insanely cute forest animal bathroom decor, including this squirrel tissue box holder. Eagle-eyed commenter Lisa shared one of the most amazing Amazon product reviews ever posted, which the site's Managing Editor Megan will read for you here:

Offbeat Empire (but sorta about Offbeat Home)

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about my lingering discomfort with the response to the clickbait I post on Offbeat Families Facebook page. In the comments, I mentioned that thankfully, none of the other Facebook pages get as many weird comments as Offbeat Families. As I said, "I'm not too worried about Offbeat Home & Life because the topics just aren't that sensitive… who wants to hate-read a post about alternative urns!? BORING!" Well, my new BFF Beatrix poked holes in that statement with her hilarious satirical comment that lovingly skewers all of us:


Beatrix, you aren't a community manager by any chance, are you? Because yeah: YOU GET IT. You get it hard.

Your turn

Ok, sweet friends. Anyone inspired to do a dramatic reading of THEIR favorite Offbeat Empire comment? Hell, doesn't even have to be from this week. Find your favorite. Read it on camera. Post a link to your youtube video in the comments. Make us laugh.

    • Yes, please keep this format! It's so good. I love hearing your actual voices so that when I read articles they don't have to sound like me in my own head.

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  1. This is easily my favorite post of the week. Y'all should totally do this more often!

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      • Aw, shucks. Alas, no, my voice is rarely so soft. I usually reserve that for late-night baby rocking… just thought it'd be fun to say words like "tits" and "balls" in a counterintuitive tone. I have been obsessed with ASMR since that article posted tho!

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  2. I'm dyinggggggggg over this. Thank you for giving those exclamation points the attention they deserve!!

    I'm no community manager (I dig in the dirt for a living), but chilling on the OBE pages and the tribe has added bite my satirical skills like vinegar to a cucumber.

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