Aug 18 2016

Well That Got Weird Quickly

Nice article about Star Trek Beyond (written by my former colleague at Babble, Whit Honea). Discussing whether or not it’s OK to take the kids. Spoiler alert: Whit says it is, with the caveat that your mileage may vary. (That’s usually the case, but I was glad to read that there wasn’t any blood and guts, which is usually what bothers me.)

Then I read the comments. I’ll let them speak for themselves.

Star Trek Beyond article insane comments

Generally it’s a good idea to skip the comments. In this case, though, I’m glad I didn’t. Because commenters responded the same way I did, which is to reply with a hearty, “What the hell are you talking about?” Or, to put it another way:


Here’s what parents can expect from ‘Star Trek Beyond.’

Source: Are Your Kids Ready for ‘Star Trek Beyond’? | Fandango

Jan 04 2010

12 Year Old Commenting On Obama

From YouTube:


I believe that children are our future… Sing it with me now.

Dec 15 2009

Two Comments From The Hive

A word of explanation: I refer to user-generated online content as The Hive. Especially when it comes to comments. I’m often more interested in the comments people

From the story about the two brothers who were homeless and living in a cave and then inherited seven billion dollars.


12:18PM Dec 14 2009
GOD’S PROMISE TO NOAH AFTER THE FLOOD. Bible – Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

And the other:

Doctor Horrrible
9:49PM Dec 13 2009
Inheriting billions…so easy 2 cavemen can do it! XD

The first comment I don’t even understand; there are some folks who think that if you quote the Bible that makes whatever you are saying important, even if it doesn’t make any sense. The other comment is at least moderately amusing. But what else would one expect from the brilliant mind of Doctor Horrible?

Dec 10 2009

Comment from Steelers-Browns Game

Today in One Nation Under 12 — the childishness of sports fans.
Here is a comment from, posted during the Steelers-Browns game on December 10, 2009.
so many breaks in the action ruins the game i wish it wasnt all about the money
Indeed. I’m sure the players all agree with you. They would happily take a pay cut, right?
Being a sports fan changes quite a bit when you get older. When I was a young Yankee fan, I didn’t think about the business of the game. I just liked the sport. Some people would call that “purity” but I would argue it’s closer to immaturity. But when you’re 8 years old, a certain amount of immaturity is acceptable. Desirable even.
Once you get older, less so.