Oh, hi! I’m Kate “The Intern” Richardson. For one day, and one day only, Maura and Jess have let me out of the tiny, dark room where I watch tribute videos and troll MTV’s virtual worlds. First I must say what an honor it is to be guest-editing. This site is just as much fun to work for as you could ever imagine in your wildest Internet-themed dreams. Some of you may be wondering exactly what it’s like around here behind the scenes.
Well, if Idolator were the movie version of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Maura would be Mona Stangley, the fiery madam with a heart of gold; Jess would be some combination of Jewel, the plucky housekeeper/co-runner of the brothel, and Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, the dogged protector of the house; and I would be a cheerful whore/chorus girl. Or maybe I’m Deputy Fred, the bumbling subordinate? In any case, my point is that around here there’s “just lots of good will, and maybe one small thrill…but there’s nothing dirty goin’ on!”
When I’m not forcing people to watch Dolly Parton content, I like forcing them instead to watch Planet Earth. Seriously, have you seen this shit? And when I’m not doing either of those things I’m sort of at a loss, though I occasionally dabble in school work at a major university in New York City (not Columbia). As for music, you probably know more about it than I do, except when it comes to Jimmy Buffett.