Roundup - Thursday, December 19, 2013S

Favorites and duds from today's commenting.

Favorites, in no particular order:

Here's something funny from marmol heater in the Brian Boitano post. Also, I laughed at this silly line in the UVA Recruiting Letter post. We'll make this one the Comment of the Day. Thank God marmol heater showed up, because DAMN. Slow day. Real slow day.

This is also funny, from RMJ=H in the UVA Recruiting Letter post. This takes restraint and confidence, because it's dry as a bone most of the way there, and not in service of cleverness or snazzy wordplay. It presents its dry tone as a backdrop for silliness, like painting a room grey and then outfitting it with bright blue furniture. All this is a long way of saying that I need to pad this Roundup with words words words words words because it is otherwise pretty fucking light on content.

I enjoyed this easy joke from David Hume [!] in the Gregg Popovich post. This works for me. It's smart and it's right there in front of you. You probably know what I mean.

Total Fucking Duds

I normally try to keep the ratio of Favorites to Duds to 2:1, maybe 3:2. There were just too many Duds today, and too few Favorites. It happens. We're skipping the Duds.

Hey, there are one or two newish commenters out there who are doing maybe C+ or B- work. They're close. This is maybe a good sign, maybe an indication that the good work of the best commenters is starting to influence newer voices. That's encouraging! Also, hey, David Hume and MattinglysSideburns both made comments on Deadspin today.

Keep it up, funny types. I think maybe you're moving the needle. Don't let this shitty Roundup convince you otherwise.

Don't watch football tonight! (Nah, I'm just kidding. You guys would never much understand fine art, anyway [smiles condescendingly].)