We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.
We wrote about a massive bust of a shipment of bootleg clacker balls, those baby-boomer toys that got banned for being unsafe.
One reader bemoaned the move, saying it would hurt kids' educations.
I used to use the clacker balls as bolos and throw them at my brother's head. I didn't know they had banned them. If we keep banning toys like this we will wind up with stupid kids. Lawn darts taught me the importance of getting the Hell out of the way of sharp flying objects. How will children learn these important life lessons?
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