Hotlinking images, defined as using the graphic image of an external site in your own code, is an violation of internet etiquette. As Kevin Aylward from Wizbang! says, "It's all fine and good to give a hotlinker a break, but the best way to turn newbie hotlinkers into respectable Interweb citizens is a dose of public embarrassment."

Unfortunately, The Huffington Post hasn't learned its lesson so when they hotlinked to this:


We decided to replace it with another image:


(Note: No kittens were actually harmed in the making of this prank. The kitty is only sleeping. Here is a closeup of that image.)

Here's the direct link to that page. Eventually they should be smart enough to take it down...or not.

(UPDATE: After 3 1/2 hours, Max finally caught on and removed the image.)