In the spirit of Cogdog’s comment blogging carnivale—a tradition that encouraged D’Arcy to follow suit—I offer up the Elite Bava Ten commenters. Ladies and gentleman, these are the people the make this blog run, these are the soldiers in the trenches, the workers in the factories, the glue that keeps the fragile threads of the interwebs together. In fact, they’ll be all around in the dark – they’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look – wherever there’s a fight, so hungry people can eat, they’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, they’ll be there. They’ll be all around in the dark – they’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look – they’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. They’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready, and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise and livin’ in the houses they build – they’ll be there, too.
I salute you all.
What was wild to me about this experiment was to find out who the top commentator on the bava. I actually thought it might be Scott Leslie–who is the champion of comment blogging—but, in fact I found out it was one of—if not the—finest UMW has to offer: the great Brad Efford, a.k.a Judges. 62 comments?! Wow, and his are always deep, searching, and–my favorite kind—challenging. As a matter of fact, I really don’t think Brad is all that interested in EdTech, and I can’t say I blame him. What he is interested in, however, is a compelling conversation, disagreement, and some kind of struggle over the issues at stake in our culture currently, and his contributions here have been invaluable for the bava, but more importantly essential to my development as a thinker. Talking with him is always an energizing and exciting opportunity to try out ideas, disagree, and search some of the larger questions of faith, uncertainty, and b-movies. So Judges, thanks, you somehow make this stuff that much more compelling for me while at the same time manage to keeo me honest on so many fronts.
Now don’t get me wrong, I ain’t taking no hippie vacation from blogging after this post like Alan, some might remember what happened the last time I took the hippie vacation route don’t you? No, I’ll still be here. I’ll be all around in the dark–I’ll be everywhere.
P.S. I got the image above and the widget of the Bava 10 in my sidebar using in Webgrrrl’s plugin here.