Wednesday, April 21, 2010

100+ Comments!!!

I’m happy to announce that, as of this writing, Φ’s angry, dashed-off post on Phoebe Prince has taken the lead in Delenda’s Great Comment Sweepstakes!

With the help of Trumwill, Sheila, and newcomer Dan (who, I will admit, isn’t a real person but a Lockheed experimental AI program gone horribly, horribly wrong), “Metaphysical Cynicism” has by Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. EDT, accumulated 98 comments, surpassing in under six days even the 93 comments that previous record holder, “Town and Country Foods”, took almost three years to achieve.

And when you add the thread from “Nice Girls, Mean Girls,” which got hijacked five comments in for further Phoebe Prince discussion, the total comes to 107 comments on this subject.

Kudos all around.

2 comments:

dan said...

I am going to put THAT on my tombstone:

Newcomer Dan

(1949 - 2032)

''Not a real person but a Lockheed experimental AI program gone horribly, horribly wrong..."

samsonsjawbone said...

lol, Dan.

Congrats on the Epic Comment Thread! (And I didn't even get to be part of it...) I have to say I didn't actually find the Phoebe story all that interesting. I mean, I admit I didn't read all that much about it, and maybe there's some interesting angle that I'm missing, but really it just seemed to me to be a case of 1) a teenager who killed herself because of 2) bullying. Sad as they are, those are two fairly common occurrences. I scanned some of those 100+ comments and I couldn't really figure out why everyone found the topic so enthralling.