I like to look in to see what locals are talking about. It's a pretty good gauge most days. It's the MJ TALKS! Facebook page.
Today, for example, I see the locals are complaining about their garbage not being picked up.
There's some useful information on this page from time to time but, quite often, you find a lot of belly aching about local issues - from potholes and traffic trouble to picket lines and politics.
The other day, a friend of mine pointed out the fact there are over 7900 members of this Facebook page. That's remarkable. Assuming they're all Moose Javians, that's close to 25% of the local population.
But then, to the point, he said, "We only had 3162 people who voted in the recent by-election. What does that tell ya?," he asked.
I shrugged my shoulders and he said, "It tells me these people are keyboard warriors who just hide like they're some kind of avatar."
I didn't know what he meant. But, I've found the word "genius" is a synonym of the word "avatar".