My post about the gayness of High School Musical 2 has now drawn nearly 1,300 mostly angry comments, which, judging from a cursory Internet search, makes it one of the most commented blog entries ever posted by anybody on any site. I am not kidding. Please find me other blog entries with this many responses because, in order for me to sleep well tonight, I need to know that there are at least a few other topics that are more important to the planet Earth than High School Musical 2.
I've only skimmed the comments into the early 1000s, so I can't really post a comprehensive "best of" list here. But I will give you one gem that some guy put up earlier today:
when i figure out where you live i'm going to shove my school's flag pole up your ass!!
Since I haven't really posted a real response to the nasty comments, people have been wondering if I'm offended by them or enjoying them. Well, I'm having the time of my life and marvelling at how absurd it all is, although it is cutting into my work schedule.
I am in the midst of working on a measured response, but it is not really about defending me or my piece. I mean, really, arguing with a bunch of children would be like, well, arguing with a bunch of children—so why bother?
But I do feel the need to answer some of the questions posed in the comments section, many of which could easily be answered if you actually read the article, but perhaps that's asking too much.
As for the flag pole up the ass, that's not really a threat. In my world, that's called flirting. So that must make you...so gay.