Damn it. I always hate when I'm still there at closing time.
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. Which is, I guess, okay, but I do sort of feel partially responsible (?), though I tend not to comment in a thread beyound, say, the 21st. I figure, though I occassionally do read threads longer, that after a while, the gems in the comment section become rare, and the two sided banter begins to dominate.
And I think many people lack my patience. If you're not in the first ten comments, you don't get read. Certainly not if your number fifty,unless it's the last posted comment. Figure five or six back, add that to the first five or six, and I think that's probably more comments than most people read.
To press Billmon's analogy too even greater service, it's like sitting at a crowded grouping of 6 to 7 tables of people, and realizing that everybody is a talking at once, in isolated conversations, and not listening to the response of the person their speaking to. And worse, hearing the noise level rise as everyone tries to make their point above the din.
At some point, I tend to wander away from the tables and over to the bar. There is a certain value to intimacy, and it's hard to find at an overly crowded bar.
I'll still drop in. Thanks.
Oh, and his point about posting "the unabridged lyrics of old rock 'n roll songs", made me realize that I did slip and posted the lyrics of I'm Proud to be an American in its entirety in a previous post. Many mea culpas. I'll be happy to pay the royalties on the 100 people that may have read that post if they'll send me the rate and an address. And I'll edit the song to an acceptable (legal) level w/in the post in the next few days.