A couple of interesting posts have sent me over the edge this week...smarmy was a perfect question to ask oneself as in JK Brady's post, b/c if you spend that much time in meditation (I wish I had that opportunity and that guru) and then are led to wonder if you are being too smarmy (it's a good question)...then enter a post asking about it, and the overwhelming response are numerous Comments that meet the definition of 'smarmy' ...I'm led back to a thought about OS. Why do certain personages get TONS of Comments no matter what they Twit, and so many of those are smarmy, per JK's posted definition of the word? Is this a love-me-love-you fest or a place for commentary on what we think about and how well we are able to put it into language? I'm all for love and give it generously. I'm also for the fewer and fewer serious minded comments - often pegged as 'snark' - when a Commentator offers some potentially helpful thoughts on the post as it was written - comments on the writing itself, and usually ending on a positive note...without smarm or suck up. Is it possible OS is evolving into a popularity contest?