On 2005-12-02, Roger wrote:
Look at me! I'm staging a coup d'??tat over here! Because we haven't quite reached our quota on military metaphors for the year.
Vincent, all I mean is that, in my observations, there have been numerous times when you've tried to gently guide the course of a conversation in a comment thread towards a particular direction. And sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
The guests are jumping on his furniture, and Vincent is politely asking them to please stop. Some do, some don't. I've generally tried to heed his words, and if that makes me a slavering fanboy, then I guess I'll live with it.
I would suggest this is a contrast to Ron's style of hosting. I'm not trying to condemn either style, though that's really besides the point—the whole great thing about sovereignty is that you don't need to give a rat's ass about anyone else.