Friday, March 13, 2015

Comments of Candor

In mankind’s continuing quest to bring relief to the blog-trodden world, here is a new series on “In Progress”, called “Comments of Candor”. The concept is culling insightful, incomprehensible, or insanely hilarious comments from web articles, posting them here, and then, as a voluntary class participation project, commenting what you would post next. Anyone can play, post, or comment…well, if you have permission from Peter (I've lost his email address). 

For example, here is an excerpt from an excerpt from an article about hunting the golden gnu:
“We breed them because they’re different,” says Barry York, who owns a 2,500-acre ranch about 135 miles east of Johannesburg. There, he expertly mates big game for optimal — read: unusual — results. “There’ll always be a premium paid for highly-adapted, unique, rare animals.”
…No one disputes that there’s money to be made in rare big game. Africa Hunt Lodge, a U.S.-based tour operator, advertises “hunt packages” to international clients traveling to South Africa that include killing a golden gnu for $49,500, a black impala for $45,000, and a white lion for $30,000.
The article elicited these comments:

honkie please March 13, 2015 at 3:52 am
Lord show me the Kickstarter for the breeding of a gnu that shoots back.

Brandon Berg March 13, 2015 at 7:43 am
Ah, the fabled gnun.

If you wished to play you might post something like this, but better, in the comments:

"Gnone other!"
“How much to hunt the breeds who did the breeding?”

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