The video of Chris Christie yelling at a guy on a boardwalk at the Jersey Shore showed the New Jersey governor in a less than flattering light, but as one incisive commenter points out, it's the light that usually reveals a person's true self.
It's easy to laugh at Clint Eastwood's loony speech at the Republican National Convention because he was held up as a serious commentator and then delivered, well, this.
The comment we liked on Dashiell Bennett's reporting of the amazing San Diego fireworks debacle wasn't one of the many, many premature ejaculation jokes, lame budget comparisons, or echoes of "dude that would have been so cool."
The Atlantic Wire's Richard Lawson put forward several theories Tuesday for the American television watcher's recent fit of anglophilia, but none of them were quite so bluntly stated as the theory of our featured commenter, HFgm: British TV is better.
Naturally, John Hudson's post about Ron Paul supporters furious over Rand Paul's endorsement of Mitt Romney drew many Ron Paul-supporting comments.
The news that a group of scientists think the earth may have reached a "tipping point" beyond which the climate becomes inhospitable to human life and there's nothing we can do to stop it, is pretty scary stuff, unless you have the right attitude.
We did not choose our featured comment today because it was overly pithy or insightful, but because it made a point that's worth more discussion.
The cranky comments section of Rebecca Greenfield's post on Hollywood's beef with Silicon Valley started to reflect the post itself, though with the notable absence of anybody defending Hollywood or its representative, Ari Emanuel.
Our readers love having an incisive discussion about Mad Men after reading Jen Doll's incisive analysis of the show, and Tuesday's was particularly sharp.
The death of Donna Summer touched a lot of people, many of them our readers, and reminded us of a bygone era not just of musical genre but of technology.
Sometimes the pictures just don't match the words, as with today's breathless reporting of a possible run on Greek banks accompanied by photos of ATM users calmly standing in line.
Nothing has been cut and dry in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, especially Strauss-Kahn's claim his encounter with Nafissatou Diallo was entirely consensual and he was set up, and at this point our readers readily mock suggestions his version could be the truth.
We love our commenters, especially when they dive into conflicts near to our hearts like the cultural divide between New York and San Francisco, and even when their points don't make sense at first blush.
A lot of people weighed in on John Hudson's post about the "swift-boating" of President Barack Obama, most either to remind us of George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished" moment, or to call Obama a socialist, but one take on the ad actually was pretty original.
Then maybe there wouldn't be a lockout next season, suggests one commenter
Noting the "lousy job" that all networks are doing to educate viewers
His assumed expertise on Venezuela reminds our commenter of a commercial
So it's OK to remain scared
It's May, it's New York, you're getting paid--things could be worse
A young nudist comes forward with a proposal
The Atlantic Wire regrets the error
Why we should have seen the location revelations coming
A commenter questions whether it was even smart from a scientific standpoint
An attempt to make sense of the Internet's first days
50,000 new jobs less impressive when you realize how much they pay
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