Instead of nodding your head in agreement, yelling obscenities -- or throwing your lunch at your computer screen, which is problematic at best -- the Reader Comment option on this and other blogs is a very useful way to weigh in on the conversation. This reader comment, from H. H. Silver, was in answer to the recent post "James Beard 2011 Semifinalists Announced: The L.A. Edition." Thank you, H. H. Silver. Okay, we like any comment with a nuclear fusion joke.