I'm having trouble creating a new site for myself right now because I'm embedded in a career that would likely frown upon a) sharing trade secrets, even though that'd be the only compelling professional content I can think to write and b) sharing my personal views on any number of things (+ I don't want to just write an online diary like it's 2002 and I'm livejournaling all my feelings).
I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is wonderful and an inspiration and I'd like to know the origin story (really).
edited to add: PLEASE create a LinkedIn profile for Princess Penelope Pricklepants.
Until relatively recently I worked at Apple so I know the feeling of needing to compartmentalize work into a private space. The last project I worked on there was way too much pressure and really not fun for me (replacing an internal software system with heritage from the NeXT days that I'd worked for years with a system that was technically inferior but more "Enterprise"), so writing silly stories helped as a steam valve. Happily the new job is cooler, more interesting, and something I enjoy doing, but the absurd stories are still fun.
Perhaps techcrunch could be improved with the addition of plastic cows and/or hedgehogs.
This is exactly like the last start up I worked at and any tech meetup i go to.
YC are just too conservative to see the value in such unconventional ideas.