More than anything else, the internet commenting First! is a declaration of ownership, the unfurled flag of a Mountain Dew fueled conquistador claiming a particular post his, by virtue of getting there first, and saying it. Noted chronological-commenting historian Patton Oswalt has an excellent new documentary about the history of the trend, from the comment threads of the first cave paintings, right up to the moon landing. [Funny or Die]
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id say that american flag on the moon is one of the more elaborate and expensive "first" comments
also, how can i upload a pic in a comment? Do I have to upload it to flickr and then post the url?