The engineers here in The Boiler Room are scratching our collective heads. After all, we’re not sure which is stranger: the fact that this thread was deleted, or the fact that it was posted in the first place:
On another tip from a “little birdy”, this thread sees the light of day for the first time in 7 years! Here it is:
Hmmm… is this a reference to the (once) famous comment #17? Let’s check the (now defunct) LGF Dictionary:
Comment #17 – Something mysterious and forbidden; a secret you’re not supposed to know. Derives from an incident on this LGF thread about Daily Kos posted on April 8, 2004 in which Charles himself made a comment (originally #17 on the thread) that was so over-the-top that he immediately deleted it. No one seems to remember what comment #17 said, and when later asked, Charles famously remarked, “Do not mention Comment #17.” Eventually that remark become one of LGF’s rotating titles and part of legend.
And in that Kos thread, we get some explanation (for the missing thread, not for the comment itself; thanks to CJ for turning the old comments back on again):
So, we’re not quite sure what the fuss was all about. Comment #17 was officially at littlegreenfootballs.com/showc/17/653956, so you can check it from time to time on the remote chance that CJ frees it. Kinda weird.
These strawberries sure are delicious, though.