Liz Spiers and the Gothamist Flame Wars: Whip it, whip it good

Take a look at the amazingly silly and swarmy sand-kicking going on in the Gothamist comments section. Some guys who might sometimes know better got into a virtual shoving match set off by their excitement over Elizabeth Speirs going off to NY Mag.
On the other hand, this kind of loudness is also one of the things I miss about New York–there are lots of chipheads out here in software land who are just as uptight and doctrinaire as the NY crowd– –but they save their venom for interanet email wars at work, depriving the rest of us of the chance to feel self-righteous at their expense (thanks, guys)