Some favorites and a few duds from today's commenting.
Favorites, in no particular order:
In the Harvard/Princeton post, fat-leaveher drew a laugh with his cleverly worded conundrum.
Steve U killed me with his hilarious recontextualization of the Royals' mascot's name in the Hot Dog Law Suit post. He can always be counted on for razor-sharp one-liners. Later, he flexed his legalese muscles with a terrific addition to the MMA Pot post.
Delonte, Interrupted received some deserved applause for a terrific music reference in the Devil Rays post.
Gamboa Constrictor had a hell of a day, causing me to guffaw loudly with his silly pun in the Belgian Keeper post. Gamboa also took advantage of a grapefruit in his wheelhouse with an elegant self-reference in the MMA Pot post.
Total Fucking Duds
Unstarred commenter goolick33's Colin Cowherd reference in the OSU Scandal post was just a waste of time and space. Did we really need the picture? Are there a lot of Colin Cowherds running around?
Unstarred 16oz. Beer struggled today. Mightily. From what I can tell, his contribution to the Blake Griffin post is an unedited copy of a movie poster without any comment at all. Seriously, what the hell was the point of that? Later, in the Hot Dog Law Suit post, he contributed another unedited picture with . . . hell, is it worth a recap? This is terribly lazy commenting.
Also from the Hot Dog Law Suit post (which seemed to draw an awful lot of bad comments), unstarred commenter Shot_From_The_Musket contributed an ugly, awkward, unfunny porn reference. I'm all for tasteless porn jokes, if they're thoughtfully delivered.
Another from the Hot Dog Law Suit post, another unstarred commenter, another picture, another train-wreck. This time it was A Duck With a Lisp, referencing the Simpsons, to a resounding echo. I'm sure he can do better than that.
And finally, it's MelrosesMullet, killing and burying the Emmitt Smith meme once and for all with this barren offering, made worse by a glaring failure of italics. Emmitt Smith jokes can be hilarious, but it has to be about more than just Emmitt misunderstanding something; the misunderstanding itself has to be funny, or you've got yourself a turd.
I cut my goddamn fingers to ribbons this afternoon, and typing this with bandages all over my middle and ring fingers on my left hand has been difficult.
Here's to a raucous, joyous DUAN!