Many thanks to ELLENWatcher Kirstie for alerting me to this Ellen-rich thread at Bitter Lawyer. I had already known that Ellen comments over there, and I suspect it's an untapped treasure trove--but alas it isn't conveniently searchable for her comments. (If any other reader's have similar tips, please share! I suppose if I'm really serious, though, I just need to start checking, obsessively, for myself.) This thread makes me think that Ellen does enjoy back-and-forth with other commenters when and only when they don't know who they're dealing with. On Corporette, where it's well-established that she's a special case, shall we say, Ellen almost never condescends to respond to questions or comments. (Counterexample, from earlier times, supports my hypothesis above.) But unsuspecting Kate is being rewarded for her ignorance here! Granted, our girl isn't exactly being gracious. But even negative attention is attention, and Ellen is VERY miserly with hers. As to content, two things: 1) Ellen is surely "earning money as a lawyer" now, but she has told us that Dad still pays at least some of her rent. Note that she's implying financial independence here, but not quite lying. 2) Other than references to ordering a VIRGIN MARY, I'm not sure I had ever heard before that Ellen doesn't drink at all. Has this ever been contradicted? Do you think her tee-totaling came before she watched Alan descend into hopeless alcoholism, or did she stop drinking only after she saw what it did to him?
Here's what became of Ellen's plan to lock down a boyfreind by Valentine's Day. Linda offers very appropriate advice. Special thanks to Pam for the observation about CAPS execution. I've wondered about that as well.
Further evidence that Ellen gets caught in some moderation net. I do love the prospect of MP reading her comments, however. Not to give anyone any ideas, but...what's to keep him from responding to any given post? Particularly since so many of them are about HIM?