"I say we go for it."
I believe that this new thread is more of a Stream of Consciousness thread. To me, the LTE is more like a Seinfeldian thread about nothing... or string of nothings (better known as everything). I believe both threads have their place in the polite corner tavern known as the DBR, and I believe each thread serves a general purpose.
I kind of like having both threads out there. It makes things easier to follow too.
The LTE can pick up steam pretty easily. Part of the difficulty with the LTE right now is that some of us are distracted by the comedic tragedy of the American political campaign. That distracts us from commenting on yogurt, Billybreen, and life in general.