Comment of the Day: What Really Went On in the Lamar High "Riot"

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 reported on widespread Twitter rumors of "a riot" at Lamar High; HISD spokesman Jason Spencer initially said it was all a prank and there had not even been any fights at the school.

We then posted videos showing two fights. It wasn't exactly a "riot," but it wasn't "no fights at all," either.

One commenter said we were wrong.

Wyatt wrote:

I don't know what you guys think you see in those videos, but:

"HISD spokesman Jason Spencer said there was not even a fight there"

Ok?! Clearly it was some kind of aggressive square-dance that involved wild punches, and you're seeing a "fight" because you want to see one. Quit trying to make innocent district employees look like incompetent bullshitters.

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