Where there used to be actual discussions, now you only got yelling matches where exchanging ideas was not the purpose; it was simply a contest to see who could be the most nasty and argumentative. The comments section devolved into a contest to see who could be the most bitchy, basically.
I'm not an advocate of making the "no comments" rule permanent, though not having to police the comments section would certainly free you guys up for other more enjoyable things. Maybe go 3 or 4 months with no comments, then turn them back on selectively and see if you get a fresh start with civility, or you end up with the same old rabble.... Would be an interesting experiment.
Meanwhile, now that Ann is not going to have to spend so much time sifting through the comments.... Maybe now she can again collaborate with the Electric Six and make another music video!!!!!
PS. I'm really glad they never connected Chris to that severed hand a few years ago! He really got away with one there!!! :-)