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Friday, February 8, 2008

Pillhead Ledger, Guardian Shakedown, and Endangered Species Make This Week's Hot Comments

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2008 at 6:36 AM

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The SF Weekly remains a one-way conduit of corporate misinformation, owned by out of towners, and staffed by mercenaries - much like the Onion. All your base are belong to us. While we don't appreciate your two cents, we will spend them. This is Thursday Kings of Commenting. -David Downs, Web Editor

Recently we said, Heath Ledger's untimely death was like, sad and stuff. Ellis H Maupin, responded,

"Doctors prescribe tons of medications to the American public without ample warnings or without ensuring that we know what they are for or what the dangers are."
(Ellis, Ledger OD'd on oxycontin, xanax, and valium. Either he was a depressed, disabled construction worker with anxiety attacks, or he was a cliche.)

Recently we speculated that Ward Bushee Will Bring More McNews to Chronicle. And reader "buddy" came back with,

"that's funny, when i asked people, "what has benjamin wachs done in journalism?" ... funny, because no one knew about you, or you paper, benji. what do think that means?"
(I think it means even lowly Benji's has people beneath him, and they are called dickhead commenters.)

A while back we said something funny about Armenian Genocide and then last week we told a commenter on that post he was stupid because of his grammar.

Now, Paul says,

"3 months and 92 comments later and calling someone out for saying "blog" instead of "blog entry" is the snarkiest response you can come up with? What, no more advocating the murder of millions of people anymore? I expected more from you SFWeekly, or did you suddenly grow a conscience?
(For the record, no. We stand by our stated wish to Exterminate all of Mankind.)

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Last week's Kings of Commenting highlighted the work of a commenter named "no one in particular" How does he do it?

"no one in particular" responded,

"In my defense, I was drunk. ... And I stand by assertion that, while the case may be important, the minute details recounted weekly are boooooringggg."
(Then you're going to love the next comments.)

We've been blogging every day of our juicy trial with the Guardian, who is suing us like little whiny babies.

jessichan adds,

"Your argument Weekly is already falling apart and the trial has just begun. Good luck you're going to need it. You're ridiculous postering has just lost my readership. BYE"

While Chris Brown counters,

"I would be so bold as to wager that you were probably not that committed of an SF Weekly reader to begin with if you are turned off so easily--moreover, perhaps you are just a plant posting on behalf of the Guardian."

(Be so bold, Chris. And if jessica is a plant, I hope she's drinking BRAWNDO!)

This week we did actual reporting online about Slim's and their vexacious neighbors.

Dan up in Seattle comiserates,

"I'm certain Seattle, where city officials have been waging a multi-pronged war on nightlife for the past several years, will be a perfect match for Jodi and Kirby Watson."
(Yeah, Beat it, NIMBYs!)

We did a three-part series investigating the future of investigative journalism.

Doug asks,

"Did you uncover any evidence that the public is willing to fund investigative journalism directly? Via a subscription model, etc.? I think many people just might pay for that."
(Not exactly, although we are accepting tips and donations/)

And lastly, we wrote about cute little endangered species and making money counting them.

ilovegreatideas says,

"This is such a great idea! I hope this idea catches on across the U.S. so that others can have the opportunity to become more involved as well! Good job Brent Plater!"
(Awe, that was sweet.)

See you next Thursday for something sour at Kings of Commenting.

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