You guys, let’s be honest with each other. It’s a long holiday weekend. We’re all pretty much checked out at this point. Even sad news hardly registers. (No offense!) And if you aren’t pretty much checked out at this point, I’m not sure what exactly is up with you, but I would highly recommend CHECKING OUT. It’s supposed to be pretty nice outside most of the weekend where I am. I hope the same is true where you are. See you Tuesday!
After the jump, the Week’s Highest Rated Comment, the Lowest Rated Comment, the winner of this week’s ‘Gum Bowl Edition Caption Contest, and the Editor’s Choice.
This Week’s Highest Rated Comments
Ed. note: Good work everyone. Like I said, I’m pretty much checked out. These are great, though! Right? Sure. Probably. The best!
This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment
Ed. note: This comment barely seems to even necessitate a response. First of all, Hit Girl, I don’t think that a single person in the entire world is bothered by this because of some misguided class issue. Who gives a crap that it’s a kid at Columbia? I mean, the fact that he is the Valedictorian at an Ivy League school definitely makes his theft seem all the more egregious because his school theoretically holds him to a higher standard, but it’s not insulting and obnoxious because of his socio-economic class. Second of all, plagiarism is theft, and it is wrong, period. More importantly, passing someone else’s work off as your own is morally reprehensible, in addition to being illegal, and anyone who has ever created anything in their lives would find your statements to be insensitive at best, and vile at worst. I’ll make an assumption of my own here, which could prove to be disastrous, and suggest that when you say you aren’t sure if theft is wrong, you are talking about, like, downloading music and movies without paying them? In which case for legal reasons as a professional blog writer I am obligated to tell you that you are mistaken and it is definitely wrong and no one should ever do it. But as a human being in 2010 I will agree with you that it feels, somehow, like a gray area even though we know that it is not a gray area, because it is literally not paying money for something that costs money, which is what theft is. But if you’re talking about anything beyond this weird new media loophole, then I have no idea what you are talking about, and you should really figure out the difference between right and wrong quickly before you go to jail, which might be where you belong?
This Week’s Caption Contest Winner
Ed. note: Congratulations, Guided By Vodka. You earned it!
This Week’s Editor’s Choice
Ed. note: This week I choose ALL THE COMMENTS! Lazy? Yes? Holiday weekend? DOUBLE YES! Honestly, don’t tell anyone, but sometimes the Editor’s Choice is COMPLETELY ARBITRARY, because the reality is that you guys post literally thousands of comments each week, many of them very clever and thoughtful and contributive, and I simply don’t have the time Friday afternoon to convene a colloquy of Fair Minded Judges to determine the exact best one according to a subjective set of rules and qualifiers. So for this beautiful long weekend, let’s give it a rest and all just ENJOY EACH OTHER’S COMPANY.