Well, it was bound to happen: two online advice columns received — and published — the same letter today. Their different responses provide a window into the columnists' psyches.
Advice columns are a little like cats: they may not actually do much, but they're fun to look at. Also like cats, not all advice columns are created equal. After the jump, we grade a few of the major players.
When I first started writing an "advice" column, I figured that people that wrote in to advice columns were really just writing in for someone to validate something they already knew. But after getting hundreds of variations on the same 3 questions from equally earnest people, I realized that people do think random…