Originally Posted by mcbear
When a new J'ism [Jay thread] shows up when I am on another screen or computer I oft times look at it and have this Mystery Science 3000 feeling as I start typing. It becomes its own level of entertainment - what will be the next chapter, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Really.
I've seen more stimulating conversations between a crazy homeless person and his toe jam than most of what Jay posts passes for. I don't see the fascination, honestly, unless this is just re-living debate class for some of you guys. The missing component is a position
, of any kind, that is genuinely his. We don't need Jayhawk to regurgitate random, controversial crap from the internet - or worse - selecting stuff from the internet that is beating the same dead horse; auto-trolling. There's nothing stimulating about that, because a robot could do the same thing.
The allure of this place is the opportunity to persuade, and to be persuaded, by those who have different experiences and opinions, and to emerge a better person for the effort (better informed, more well-rounded, more considered in your opinions, etc). Or at the very least, to casually meet and talk to people you'd otherwise never run into.
By these measures, our fowl falls terribly short; and spends no small amount of time here, just......I can't figure it out.