Alternate theory: Other people are reading threads faster than you think possible, and then coining absurd or amusing posts to illuminate the mood or to ridicule someone or just having fun with words. If you can blast through Rushdie's "Satanic Verses" in 24 hours and have it all nailed down, then I am the fool and I apologize. What I am saying is, sometimes people make comments that could mean they haven't read things the way you read them, or maybe they read and disregarded the things you felt were important. But maybe they did read it and you or I just don't realize. Different people deal with Cross-talk and Chaos in differing ways.