Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Some favorites and very few duds from Tuesday's commenting. (All links work in Firefox.)
Favorites, in no particular order:
Here's some funny #insidebaseball from IronMikeGallego in the Daily Screencap post from this morning. I wouldn't normally include something this far inside, except it's actually pretty damn creative. It's a photo joke, it uses the reply system to hide and deliver the punchline, and it's clever. It took me a minute, but I got there. Nice work. Later, in the Virgil Update post, he dropped this magnificent, meandering personal story, earning a round of applause. That there's a great, great comment.
Our guy All Over But The Sharting had quite a few humdingers today. First, in the Dismembering Pornstar post, he dropped another excellent Olive Garden joke. In the Timothy Burke NWO post, he took a clever, way-out-there look at the intersection of the referenced event and a curious choice of language. I'll admit, I initially thought he was taking a brutal shot at Tim Burke, but no. Just a really creative joke, very well done. And finally, here's a hilarious shot at a totally deserving target in the Math! post. Nice work today.
Steve U first cracked me up in the Timothy Burke NWO post with another #insidebaseball joke, this one taking the form of a funny series of cable commercials. Again, there's no way this kind of thing makes the favorites if it isn't packaged as creatively and carefully as it was. Later, in the Lax Bros post, I chuckled at this well set-up dig at the Boston Globe's reporter. Clever, silly, efficient, lovely.
Unstarred guy Bourbon_Meyer earned a promotion for this funny one-liner in Barry's LOLMets No-Hitter post. I'm a bit surprised this comment didn't get a bit more attention, although it's easy to miss it among all the shit that was thrown around in that post. Jesus.
Here's a hilarious shot at Sid Fernandez in Barry's LOLMets No-Hitter post from Walk Off HBP. I laughed aloud at this one. That post was mostly a fucking train-wreck - this was the best comment in there.
Here's another hilarious shot, this one at Jay Bilas via Dick Vitale in the Al Qaeda post, from Clinton Portishead. I don't always love the comments that use the Twitter format to deliver the punchline, but in this case, obviously it's called for and it works.
Lionel Osbourne earned a round of applause for this totally silly one-liner in the Dead Masseuse post. It's charming and funny and perfectly cooked. Nice job.
And finally, also in the Dead Masseuse post, it took me a minute, but I really enjoyed this ruthless dig at Kobe Bryant from Rare Endangered Vuvuzela. That's a nice pull.
Total Fucking Duds
Lots of bullshit commentary today, most of it in Barry's Mets post and Drew's stuff. That's to be expected. I ignored the Funbag altogether, as is my prerogative. Several of you suggested I skip the duds altogether, and that may happen, but I'll stick with it in the meantime. Realistically, I'm going to have to limit the duds to only a few per Roundup.
Unstarred guy JSDorn6's utterly useless contribution to Barry's LOLMets No-Hitter post is pretty indicative of the kind of shit that mostly defined the comment section of that post. I'm legitimately worried that PowWow will remove whatever barrier now exists between this kind of inane and totally boring commentary and the hordes of assholes just waiting to call this guy a homo and threaten to kick his ass. It'll be up to those of you who give a damn to resist the urge to interact with this bullshit at all costs. That's the only way. Regulars have to give this crap the cold shoulder, or it will spread like fungus.
And on that note, here's a worse-than-dismal featured commenter with his head desperately far up his own ass: Tyreeeeeli just couldn't resist approving a pink commenter for the exact kind of commentary you can find all over every other sports site in the universe. Great job, dick. Later, in the Virgil Update post, he used all his brain-power to think up this wonderful comment, which should be sufficient to get him jettisoned into the vacuum of space. Seriously, guy?
Unstarred guy Lenny Dykstra's Roadbeef dumped this #yousawamovieonce garbage in the Virgil Update post. I have a feeling the Comment Ninja Squadron had moved on from that post by the time this came in. Be original, commenters. Nobody cares that you remember the details of a movie you once saw.
And finally, unstarred commenter Mike Vogts stopped by with this blah-blah-blah yadda yadda wall o' text in the Unstoppable Spurs post. This is exactly the kind of snarky, combative bullshit that defines Gawker commentary. Nobody wants to read your snotty sarcasm, asshole.
Alright, folks, that's all for tonight. When I say "keep doing your damn thing", man, I mean it more than ever. Keep doing your damn thing. Keep on keep keepin' on. You do you. Go on and do it, do it, do it until I am satisfied (which is probably never).
DUAN it up!