Q: Are internet comments the worst?
A: Yes, internet comments are the worst.
As evidence, I’d submit a comment to this story, about cartoonist Cathy Guisewite calling it quits on the beloved, long-running strip Cathy. This incisive remark comes to us from someone called Woof:
“Good riddance. Cathy was a left leaning strip, drawn by a very left leaning woman.”
Yahoo! lets you click on a commenter’s name and see his or her oeuvre. Woof’s is pretty dumb. It zigzags across the line between deeply stupid and funny. I didn’t want to waste too much time picking through it. But I quite enjoyed his/her comment on this story, about Steven Slater, the JetBlue employee who quit in a blaze of glory on Monday.
Woof: “obama’s fault”.