It's probably time for the comments section of PostSurf to receive some kind of overhaul. Like the ASP, it's a broken system that teeters on the verge of brilliance one moment, only to devolve into shameful hate-mongering seconds later, and worse yet, descend into pithy irrelevance moments after that.
In the world of PostSurf, there is no greater sin than boring your audience.
With the sheer amount of words generated on this site each week, I fear we all sin on occasion.
So comment of the week goes to Mr. Gary Leonardi, who, as far as I can tell, has only commented once on this site.
Mr. Leonardi was stirred to write after viewing an admittedly irrelevant photograph of Australian birds that I included in my Drew Courtney post.
Gary Leonardi says: June 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm
WHAT KIND OF EXOTIC AUSTRALIAN PARROTS ARE THOSE??? I LOV E BIRDS AND ALL EXOTIC ANIMALS ESPECIALLY MY AFRICAN GREY PARROT THURSTON. DO YOU LIKE EXOTICS? I USED TO HAVE AN IGUANA NAMED CEASAR BUT IT DIED OF A SINUS INFECTION. I WANT A MONKEY BUT I HEAR THAT THEY ALSO GET RESPITORY INFECTIONS AND THAT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DOMINATE THEM PHYSICALLY OR THEY BITE.
Like an ASP judge, I'm sure I'm being cursed right now for my idiocy. Gary Leonardi? Kanye-esque all caps? Parrots? Well, Leonardi's last sentence earned him victory: the most relevant metaphorical life-advice I've ever heard.
(And, perhaps, in the wake of last week's COTW choice, Mr. Leonardi actually used his real name. If so, I'd like to think this is his
One can dream.
Speaking of dreams: Who doesn't want a pet monkey?
I offer you this video of monkeys participating in watersports as my closing argument.