Read only the User Friendly comics, inline?
April 8, 2007 4:48 PM   Subscribe

Can I get an RSS feed of the User Friendly comic that includes only cartoons, and has them inline in the feed?

I like to read the User Friendly comic (, but I'd like to read it without seeing the Daily Link, and more importantly, without having to click the link to see the cartoon (the feed just links to a cartoon which displays the comic). Is there any way to do this?

I've tried using Yahoo Pipes with their Regex filter, but the best I can do is filter out the daily link entries.

Creating an image tag fails, because the actual image is stored in a subdirectory that includes the short name of the month (i.e., aug, or sep), and there is no way to get this information in Pipes.

My second try was to put the whole linked page in an iframe, but that didn't work, because Pipes seems to completely strip out the tag. Bummer.

What else could I do? I guess this could be done manually using a PHP or Ruby script (I know both), but I don't look forward to coding all the infrastructure and scaffolding (which Pipes provides me), and I don't really have a place to host it.

What else can I try?
posted by bkudria to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
Here you go.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:14 PM on April 8, 2007

Huh. That works nicely. Thanks.
posted by bkudria at 5:25 PM on April 8, 2007

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