> require 'rubygems'
> require 'hpricot'
> 
> Hpricot.XML(some_feed)

i forgot to mention that at first.. yes..

i did require 'rubygems'..

here's another snapshot..



irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems'
=> true
irb(main):002:0> require 'hpricot'
LoadError: no such file to load -- hpricot
        from 
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:32:in 
`gem_original_require'
        from 
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:32:in 
`require'
        from (irb):2
irb(main):003:0>
irb(main):004:0*


thanks!
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