Of course, I never mind a cogent, relevant, logical thought even if it is in the comments section. As a blogger, I value the comments of my readers - except those big meanies that beat me up over the "Thoughts on my daughter's BF" post. Unfortunately, "colorful" commenters seem to be a bit too frequent at LSJ.com. Consider these examples . . .
In an article headlined GM to slash 1,200 local jobs, the Journal announced another round of layoffs here in Lansing. Already deeply affected by the automotive meltdown, Lansing expects to suffer even more from this devastating blow to our community.
One "Chestercopperpot" opined:
Please watch this show. It's 30 minutes of your life that feels like 400 years. Be sure to pay attention to the high quality public access production value. Notice the dust, unbuttoned shirt, effects of a poor diet, and strange enough, you can actually see the various smells.Huh? Was he reading what I was reading?
Brother pot is not the only enigma hanging out at the LSJ comment column. When the LSJ wrote a story entitled, Closed Stores foretell year ahead, experts say,"alwaysright2" offered this bit of helpful commentary:
Cheney and Rumsfeld were an important part of the Nixon administration. We never held Nixon responsible for his crimes so the criminals felt they could get away with crimes in the Bush administration too.Yeah . . . um . . . okay. So apparently Dick Cheney was personally responsible for Steve and Barry's closing. Did I miss something? Did Steve and Barry go pheasant hunting with the former Vice President? The connection with Donald Rumsfeld makes a little more sense. Maybe Old Navy just got caught up in a round of base closures, or . . . something . . .
Truth be told, the best cracked pot reading isn't the actual responses to the LSJ's journalists. Nope, it is the comments written in response to . . . other comments. On a good day you might even be able to find someone freaking out on a third or fourth generation comment. Not that I, um, spend that much time looking.
For example, "tim74" reveals that his favorite pastime might not be reading the news, but rather might just be cracking on the folks that comment on the news. When the LSJ announced the retirement of a local elementary school principal, one former student commented, "Bill Thorson was my own Wacousta School princable. he will we hugly missed and loved. I wish him well."
Timbo sensitively wrote in reply "Hope he didn't teach spelling to you."
Nice. Very civil.
I've tried in vain to come up with a spiritual application for this phenomena, what with this being a preacher's blog and all. No luck. I guess I'll leave it up to you, faithful reader, to make the application.
Just post it in the comments section.