Which one of you wrote in the comments about the undiebomber that (this is a paraphrase because I can’t find it on the google right now) “all I know is that Booty Bomb is going to have to have one fat-ass bass line”? I’m trying to get to work on the nominees for comments of the year.
Also too, feel free to pipe up with any of your own nominees for comment of the year. Don’t be embarrassed to pimp your own comments if you like.
If there is an award category for self-referential comments, this should be the winner.
This one is pretty good, but I’ve done better.
Nom de Plume
I have all the best comments, but I always think of them too late.
You might also want to consider ‘lurker of the year.’
I posted a coupla comments using my patented “teatard” designator, and was DELIGHTED to see it picked up in BJ!
Thus we chart our victories……..
How would that work? Posting that you’re lurking (to be counted) would automatically disqualify… oh damn.
I nominate this comment.
I’m not trying to be a smartass, DougJ, but if you are using Firefox and you have the comment thread open, you can Ctrl-F to open a box at the bottom to put in your search term (or partial term). Then up and down arrows step through all comments.
I use it a lot on long threads to see if what I wanted to mention has been brought up already.
–‘lurker of the year.’ —
(Kramer casually enters, takes a few step toward the kitchen, and slaps a wad of bills onto the counter)
KRAMER: (Declaring) I’m out!
I’ma let you finish, but you should know that this is one of the greatest self-referential posts of all time!
Is this it?
@Roger Moore: Nice!
or, just typing a “/” (when focus is not on a control) will do it, too. cause everyone loves vi.
DougJ is the greatest front page blogger and the bestest business and economics editor evah. He puts out a hard-ass baseline every day. He’s the straw that stirs the Balloon Juice. We are not worthy to eat the popcorn from the soles of his shoes.
Bill E Pilgrim
Damn. I went looking for a comment that I thought was somewhat memorable, and was stunned to see that it wasn’t even this year, but last year.
Okay I’ve definitely been reading this blog too long, I would have guessed that I only discovered it within this year. Scary.
Here it is anyway, but you also sort of have to read the entire thread, both before and after it, to even follow it, which I would imagine would be strike three. It was fun to re-read it anyway, must have been one my first comments.
Damn! Cool tip.
I have learned something today. So, with that proud feeling of accomplishment, I will go drink beer and watch football while waiting for my pizza to finish cooking. Good times. And the games actually look pretty good and/or interesting today: I’ve got Vikings-Bears and Bengals-Colts now, Cowboys-Giants later (okay, maybe that one won’t be so good) and the Cole Bowl tonight–Patriots vs. Steelers.
I recall laughing tears at the entire post and comment thread about the big fiberglass Christ statue that got hit by lightning and went up in flames. However, if I can’t nominate an entire thread, I do recall losing it completely when I got to the “crucifried” comment in that thread, so I’ll settle for that.
Ahem. SOME teams are playing football right now. And, I predict the Vikings will get a touchdown today. Yes, I’m going bold.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Ash Can: It was the Gawker comment that someone reported that was the winner in that one: “He is resin”.
@Bill E Pilgrim:
I remember that one, cause I was just starting brewing around that thread…
Where oh where have the homebrew threads gone?
ps: Austin Homebrew Supply is better than the lottery this month, 1 in 50 orders has $50 cash in it! (way way better than the lottery cause even if you lose you end up with more beer =)
i just quoted a comment from here on my blog earlier this week (cant link sorry am typing on googlephone). it was about comment threads devolving into west side story meets godot w/the 3 stooges. its on my blog under “quote of the day” friday or thurs i think. i nominate that one
Doug, you can find a treasure-trove of worthy comments over at my blog; for a while I was doing a weekly post of “comments out of context” – blog comments that can stand alone and are great even if you miss the rest of the conversation. I haven’t done one recently because my business is a vampire squid and I haven’t had time to read a lot of comments threads, but there’s lots from back in the summer. Just click on “comments out of context” in the tag cloud and it will pull ’em all up.
@roshan: Wait a minute, did I win something? WHERE MAH PRIZE MONEY AT? C’mon people, I gotta put my dealer’s kids through college…
@Citizen_X: You get the warm fuzzy knowledge of being the snarkiest :BJ commenter ever! (Or, at least of having the snarkiest BJ comment in a calendar year as deemed by the Powers-That-Be. Not so impressive when stated like that).
@Bill E Pilgrim: I find it more amusing sans context. Kind of like Bush 2.0 and his presidency.
OT, but a Facebook friend just kindly informed me that, according to Fark “Who is committing the most acts of terrorism? According to the FBI, Muslim extremists have a lot of catching up to do if they want to be in league with animal rights and environmental movements.”
Called her out on the bullshit. Because freeing lab bunnies is just like killing 2000 Americans.
And pointed out that most domestic terrorism against people in right wing.
Random OT update. assiangrrlMN, only way I could find all the seasonings I wanted was to track down the Latin on the otherwise untranslated Crown Brand assorted herb assortments in not one but two nearby Asian markets. Imagine me now attempting to match up various dried brownish/reddish/yellowish dried bits of contorted shapes (14 packets!) with pictures on the web. On the upside, both places had black chickens but frozen so that will have to be for next time. On the other upside, I can’t wait to include this whatever it might be: Semen Cuscutae.
I see this game as a contest between a team that should be 3-5 but is 5-3 vs a team that should be 5-3 but is 3-5.
A titanic clash, in other words.
Damn you ecothingees!
@scav: Oooh, how exciting! I cannot wait to hear the details of your excellent gustatory adventures!
@Jewish Steel: You are incredibly optimistic about the Vikes. I can’t really disagree with your assessment of the Bears, though.
The thread that had me absolutely sobbing with mirth was back around February 16-17. John had injured his shoulder (I can’t remember now whether he had already had the surgery or was just in a lot of pain), anyhow, he was hurting and in a FOUL mood, and the weather was shitty, and I expect Tunch had done something to piss him off — it was a *magnificent* rant. The comments, rather than being all “oh poor baby” just completely piled on, each remark funnier than the last. I’ll have to go back and reread that thread. (I remember it in part because I was reading it just prioir to an evening business function and I managed to smear all my mascara/eyeliner from laughing to tears, and I’m afraid I resembled a goofy raccoon that evening.)
@Ash Can #17 (my reply button is not working, anyone else having that trouble): I agree, the entire Touch Down Jesus comment section was a total WIN. So DougJ, I bet you’ll find your winner there.
Agree about Touchdown Jeses thread.
Ce n’est pas un commentaire.
@SiubhanDuinne: “He is resin”. I think we should just repost the whole thread once a month to cheer us up.
(And now my reply button works just fine)
Flattery will get you nowhere.
licensed to kill time
Every year when this “best comment” topic comes up, I think ‘I’m gonna start a file! Copy the funniest, snarkiest, most erudite, informative etc comments and add to it over the year. That way I’ll have something to contribute!’
I just went looking for that file in my computer…I guess I didn’t do it, again. But this year I swear I’mma gonna start a file!
I think you need a category called “The Brick Oven Bill Award of the Stupid and Ridiculous” for all the trolls and troll wannabes.
licensed: I make that vow, too. Then life takes over.
@SiubhanDuinne: From what I recall, he said something that made it sound like he was hiring hookers to do something really dirty, and we all jumped on it with glee like flies on shit.
@YellowJournalism: The helicopters aren’t laughing. Fax your credenza!
I don’t know if it would qualify as bestest comment of the year, but Michael Gass certainly should earn the prize as bestest troll of the year.
Those helicopters … weren’t … laughing … when he faxed his credenza.
ETA: Dammit, shoulda read the thread before commenting. I see I’ve been beaten again. One of the highlights of my blog commenting life was seeing that thread unfold in real time. a thing of beauty it was.
maybe you should consider a “thread of the year” award too. In addition to the ones already mentioned, some of the BoB pile-ons were classic. Also the Cole vs. PayPal threads.
licensed to kill time
I totally agree, except that Michael Gass thread was from Oct 2009, so it may not count, I fear.
I’d rather have gass than change :) (sounds, um…eeewww…)
@licensed to kill time:
Damn, you’re right. About a year ago this time, so I’m not getting too old.
Sigh, trolls just ain’t what they used to be…
Hmm, let me take a look at my posts in the last year to see if anything worthwhile pops up:
Surely the original “show me on the doll where rahm touched you” comment has to be a winner!
I am going to pre-empt this post with a FYWP just to be safe.
I vote for this one from the thread “Random Repub Stupidity” from over_educated:
Or this one from Mike Kay (Team America) on the thread “But really, what has he done for me lately”:
I was right on the FYWP, the URL should be in the blockquote.
3rd edit, one more submission. Someone (Cleek?) sometime posted a list of how to actually use WP. That post gets a nod as well.
This one particularly tickled my fancy.
Any contenders are just hopeless also rans that can never possibly compete with the all-time champ, “I am aware of all internet traditions.”
This one gets my vote:
Davis S. Machina notes our current state of economic theory devolution.