Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Roundup

Some favorites and a few duds from Tuesday's commenting.

, in no particular order:

Unstarred commenter Rare Endangered Vuvuzela checked in for the second day in a row with a hilariously silly bit of clueless braggery in the Soccer Girl Video post. For his efforts, his comment was promoted.

In the Shawn Marion Finger post, don't_forget_where_you_came_from_cheese_mac cracked me up with an off-beat courtroom transcript. He's been terrific lately.

In the same post, Eddie Murray Sparkles put down an early Comment of the Year candidate with this typed response from Shawn Marion himself. This is the kind of thing he does that almost no one else can do; he thinks of these things, and then he has the talent to pull it off. Amazing job.

Also from the Shawn Marion Finger post, Steve U got to the concept of recontextualizing Shawn Marion's quote before anyone else, and did it better anyway. I laughed heartily at this.

Last but not least, unstarred commenter AlbertIngallsThugLife cracked me up with a joke referencing the climatic incongruity of hockey in Texas, in the Hockey Brawl post. Great job. For his efforts, his comment was promoted.

Total Fucking Duds

Terrible unstarred commenter and Deadspin troll priestinacloset1 befouled the Soccer Girl Video post with an incredibly lazy joke. To his credit, at least he attempted a joke this one time.

Also in the Soccer Girl Video post, unstarred commenter sir-pantsless was last in line to take the low-hanging fruit, overcooked it, and fell flat on his face. It's always better to read through the comments before leaving one, especially if you're going for the obvious joke.

Fucking norbizness. Really? That's the best you can do? A fucking Futurama quote? A completely unadorned, unedited Futurama quote? How in the hell has this guy not had his neck snapped by now?

I'm no longer sure it's okay to pick on shuttledik. This guy might be . . . umm . . . handicapped. There is no other way to explain this comment. There's just no way any person of normal intelligence could spend any amount of time reading Deadspin comments and think this comment is in any way appropriate.

That FavreFail promoted this comment, from unstarred commenter Big Jim Slade, is utterly beyond explanation. FF should have his star removed immediately. Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? [norbizness'ed]

In the Purdue Basketball post, unstarred commenter SpiritusMundi had his ass handed to him by an irritated (and newly starred) Cyrus_the_virus for an inexcusably lazy comment.

And finally, from the High School Hockey post, starred commenter nightelfmohawk got carried away with the slashies, which is a rather conspicuous way of highlighting an otherwise forgettable, useless comment. Nothing irritates me more than a bad, lazy, non-joke comment from a starred commenter.

Along those lines, just a technical note: I don't necessarily weigh bad comments from unstarred commenters the same as bad comments from featured commenters. Them's the breaks. Starred commenters should not be leaving foul-smelling detritus in non-DUAN posts. A lame, lazy, clumsy, unfunny comment from a featured commenter is a blight on the site itself, and there's no hiding it.

Hey, happy DUANing.

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