Sunday, October 7, 2012
Bracketology: Dressed for Success -- 7th Round (the Championship)
Doug: I'm out of town for the weekend, at Homecoming at my sons' college. Sorry no updated brackets, but you'll notice I left the last polls up. I'll post the final brackets later in the week.
No question for you today -- to be honest, I'm still a little upset that for the second time, in what used to be a genuinely fun activity, it's not ended in the same spirit it started. This is not to run anyone off or chastise anyone; around here we certainly treasure the freedom of speech/opinion. But, I only wish all of our readers would come with the intent of playing nice -- with no personal or political agendas, just a good cup-of-coffee-and-conversation sort of place to hang out. It's a challenge sometimes to moderate the blog, when comments stray from the intended conversation of the day. The last thing we want to have to consider is censoring comments... Sadly, with the way the last polls ended (with the hijacking of the vote totals) and the lack of respect for mine and Karen's wishes in last Wednesday's Bracketology post, I wonder if we won't be doing this again for quite some time. Again, the Osmonds sang it... and that's really too bad.
All that being said, the past two weeks have been very lively comment-wise, and we certainly want to encourage all of our readers to exercise the right to express their opinions on our topics du jour. This is a community, after all.
In cheerier news, if vampires are cheery -- a couple of Dracula posts are coming your way at the beginning of the week, and Red Sonja under the influence of Frank Thorne will finish your work week. And in between, a query from our pal david_b prompts a fun conversation opportunity on Wednesday. Looking forward to it!
Enjoy your Sunday, and to those of you who will enjoy tomorrow's federal holiday (as my wife and I will), a tip of the cap, a hearty handshake, and a slap on the back! Those days are little treasures in life, aren't they? Be well.