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HTML Problem Solved

Finally fixed my stupid Internet Explorer comment problem and for those of you scoring at home, all it took was adding this to my IE stylesheet:

#comments blockquote {
border-width: 0;

#comments blockquote.noah {
border-width: 0;

Man, do I feel stupid for wasting all that time.

All is not lost, however, and for those of you who have been kind enough to follow my HTML sagas, here are some links for your enjoyment:

No one bothered to inform Snapple that even the biggest ice pop in history will melt in the sun

Awesome McSweeney’s List #1: “Ad Slogans That Would Be Perfect for Levitra, But, Unfortunately, They Have Already Been Used.”

Awesome McSweeney’s List #2: “Things Not Overheard at a Conceptual-Art Gallery Opening.”

Disney and company crack down on the underground Pinata marketer (yes, you read that right — LA Times article, registration/BugMeNot required)

Expiration dates for all your favorite household products

June 21, 2005