Monday, April 16, 2007

By the People, For the People

Several years ago, one of the major networks created a documentary about the lives and habits of Nielsen families, those lovable anonymous folks who agree to have all their television habits monitored to determine how many people are actually wasting their lives watching American Idol instead of a PBS special on the Battle of Your Bulge. In a stroke of brilliance, the network aired this documentary during Sweeps Week, and (not surprisingly) every Nielsen family tuned in hoping to catch a glimpse of themselves, sending the scores through the roof.

The URI! Zone does not get any advertising dollars for your continuing visits, but I recognize the usefulness of posting stories pertinent to the audience (stay tuned next week for a Celebrity Deathmatch between Kelley Corbett and Mike Catania, acted out with cats). For today's update, I essentially stole the words out of your mouths -- four and a half years of comments, both inane and profound. I started poking through these comments on Sunday, in hopes of finding a few choice whits of wit, and ended up reading the entire script, from the liberal diatribes of Rachel, to the grammar validation of Finicky, to the non sequitor tangents of Tree before he decided to boycott the site.

If you are bored at work today, or just in the mood for a leisurely dose of nostalgia, flip to a random section of the comments and see if you can remember the post that brought them about (every post is linked for your viewing convenience, but no peeking until you turn in your papers!)

Read what you had to say:

2003 (43 KB)
2004 (87 KB)
2005 (349 KB)
2006 (408 KB)
2007 (80 KB)

Here are some highlights if you actually do work at your job, and cannot be bothered to stop and smell the comments.

Readers Can Be Funny

March 30, 2004: Helping Mike move out
August 19, 2005: Aussies don't know what turkey bacon is
August 31, 2005: Why music is like sausage
September 7, 2005: FSU / VT trash talking
January 17, 2006: Readers hate musicals
February 22, 2006: 222, Pregnancy, and Marching Band
May 8, 2006: Shac thinks Rachel sweats my jock
August 11, 2006: Brianne wants a viola piece
December 29, 2006: Doobie and Otis dialogue

Readers Can Be Interesting

October 13, 2005: Two Things About You
January 11, 2006: Solving Sudoku With a Computer
January 24, 2006: Anna should live with a guy
February 1, 2006: Four Things About You
February 8, 2006: Sleeping Through Class

Readers Can Be SERIOUS. SERIOUSLY.

December 18, 2003: The gay marriage amendment
February 4, 2004: Giving more money to NASA
March 4, 2004: Bong buyer's in deep trouble, Chompy
October 7, 2004: The Apathy party is a bunch of douchebags
September 2, 2005: Rachel on New Orleans
December 14, 2005: Rachel on Driving
May 15, 2006: Flex Time at work

Post some of your favourite quotes in today's comments section!

Police plan to speak to all 200 revelers
The crocodile is armed
Florida Panty Snatcher passes away

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