This blog is supposed to encompass all things entertainment. I know it’s kind of a stretch, but I do find entertainment in occasionally reading the comments section of articles on the internet. I even (rarely) comment myself.
One of the biggest things that entertains me about the comments section is seeing how quickly a commenter will blame Obama for whatever the article is saying. It never takes long and I’m sure there’s a drinking game in there somewhere. Take any article, even one with the headline “Single Mother’s Home Burns Down.” Somehow, someway, within ten comments, it will be Obama’s fault.
Some comments sections allow you to give a thumbs up or a thumbs down to other people’s comments. I like to give a thumbs down to anyone who types “imo” after their comment. A comment on an internet article is by definition someone’s opinion. No need to actually type “imo” to let us know. I wish I could give two thumbs down to anyone who types “imho.” I’m not sure if the “h” stands for “honest” or “humble” but what I do know is that either way, the “h” bothers me all the more.
Recently, to gain some views on my Chicago Cubs Blog (http://realcubsfan.wordpress.com/), I’ll make a comment on the article and post a link to my blog. The blog always relates to the topic of the article. I’ve noticed that most people are stupid and many are ever so willing to reply to your comment with negativity, even if it has nothing to do with what you wrote. One person thought I was stupid for proposing trading away the future of the Cubs. Just to let you know: I proposed one trade in this particular post and only two prospects were involved, one of which was ranked #13 in the Cubs system and one who wasn’t ranked. This doesn’t in any stretch of the imagination qualify as trading away the future. Another commenter wrote that he’d read my post “if it wasn’t so rah rah stupid.” I’m not even sure what that means. What I do know is that I got 28 views on one of my posts by doing this, which was an all time high for me.
I think may of us will become quickly aware that most of America has no idea of the difference between “to” and “too” or “there” “their” and “they’re” after reading a few comments. Really makes you wonder what “they’re” teaching these people in schools these days. Obviously not “too” much. Or, as a commenter would say, while trying to make an intelligent point, “there not teaching kids to much in schools these days imo lol.”