Highlighting the Worst Internet Comments In All of England

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 03:04 PM

(Stephen Nessen)

Internet comments! The conventional wisdom is that you’re never supposed to read them, because they’re so often terrible.* There’s even a Twitter account that’s purely built to periodically remind you to stay out of comment threads.

So I've been surprised, over the past couple weeks, to find myself really enjoying an account called Daily Mail Comments that simply aggregates the most jaw-droppingly bad comments from The Daily Mail, the UK tabloid. Some of the enjoyment just comes from perversity, and the rest, I think, comes from seeing what kind of absurd topics people can get worked into a lather about. Like being angry that survivors from a theater collapse weren't wearing coats. 

 

*(Minus TLDR ones, which are generally really nice and smart.)

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Comments [2]

kingkio

The United Kingdom consists of 4 countries, not just England. Please change your title to reflect this.

Jan. 04 2014 04:51 PM
brooklinda from brooklyn, ny

http://sockpuppettheatre.com/

Dec. 30 2013 09:51 PM

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