Now that they've purged the comments of nearly all objectionable content on Gawker it's really jumping out at me how not that interesting most of the comments are. There's very little wit, and way more people who think they're funny than actually are. (Present company excepted of course.)
I don't mean to sound like a jerk but they are just strikingly mediocre. I feel pretty mediocre myself just hanging around over there, and like my brain is withering away. Watching people galumph after the trolls was at least kind of amusing.
It's funny because I feel like the content is actually improving.