Trish Gannon: Are bloggers smarter than the average Joe? As I've 'burked' on Huckleberries, I've got to tell ya, I'm impressed with your regular posters. I think I'm pretty smart (no ego problems here :) but out of your regular bloggers, there might be ONE that I think I could beat in a test of intelligence ... and that's not for sure. I notice that passion can get in the way of intelligence, but we all have those issues where our brains turn off. Still, for the most part, your bloggers seems better educated than most, and able to frame their comments and rhetoric in terms I find impressive. Is that true for all bloggers, or is it just a fact of life for this part of the Pacific Northwest where the most obviously intelligent of people on Earth happen to live?
DFO: I don't know if the bloggers/posters at HBO are sharper. But I know they're sharp. They have to be to match wits with the likes of DanG, Bob, Mari, Sara, Spencer, etc. You need a decent understanding of politics, religion, history, local government, etc., to pop off here.
Question: What do the rest of you think?