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In my first "substantial" diary for DailyKos, the first of my diaries ever to be frontpaged, I wrote of a serious problem that had the potential to shake the world of left-leaning blogs.  I speak, of course, of the critical snark shortages in the months before the election, shortages which would only get worse as the election grew closer.

Science Friday: Liberal Blogs in Crisis
Fri Jun 18th, 2004

Liberal bloggers are facing a snark shortage that may have serious implications in the coming months, experts say.  Blog readers are being warned to expect rationing and long lines at their favorite liberal blogs -- and that some blogs may not make it through the current crisis.

Strategic Snark Reserves "Dangerously Low";
Increased Consumption Blamed

Experts report that the United States Strategic Snark Reserves have been severely depleted, and absent new discoveries of snark may run dry within three years.

"Liberal bloggers have been using snark at an exponentially expanding rate, but it's not a renewable resource" said Lawrence Peters, head researcher at the American Blog Studies Group, a liberal think tank.  "Once it's gone, it's gone."

Already the shortage has had an impact.  Liberal bloggers like Billmon and Josh Marshall have taken extended vacations in recent months to recover; others, like the Washington Monthly's Kevin Drum, have dramatically curtailed daily snark output.  Other bloggers have suffered more severely.

"I just couldn't take it anymore," blogger Hesiod probably would have said, had this reporter bothered to contact him or any of the other people mentioned in this story.  "It started out bad, even before the Bush Presidency began, and it just kept getting worse."

Hesiod's own blog, Counterspin, was shuttered recently when he experienced Total Snark Failure, known as TSF.  "It was awful.  I just woke up one day and... it wasn't there.  Just nothing."

Blogger Billmon knows what Hesiod is facing.  Billmon had an episode of TSF earlier this year.  "Luckily, it was only temporary.  But it hurt like hell to be shut down."

The long-term prospects for bloggers such as Hesiod are unclear.  Snark-related research has been severely curtailed by the Bush administration, and new snark supplies are nearly non-existant.  In the meantime, all Hesiod can do is hope.

"I mean, maybe new sources will be found.  Until then, I guess my blog has to stay closed."

You can read the rest here.  Looking back, the whole report seems eerily prescient.  As true today as the day it was written, as the saying goes.

Unfortunately, we hoped that, come November, we would have at least a minor reprieve; obviously, that hasn't happened.  To make matters worse, the Administration policy of saying and doing intentionally stupid things, just to deplete the sanity and snark reserves of liberal bloggers, continues unabated:

WASHINGTON - Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Donald Evans resigned Tuesday, the first members of President Bush's Cabinet to leave following his re-election.

...

"The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved," Ashcroft wrote in a five-page handwritten letter to Bush.

Ooof.  I admit, that one knocked the wind out of me.  Can we really do this, for another four years?

Humor, and most specifically snark, is the only thing, some days, that makes politics bearable, and is one of the best things about our online community.  We lost some great voices, in the crisis; they will be missed.  At the same time, new voices stepped forward with snark untapped, and as such we, so far, have survived.

Let this thread act as tribute to the fallen, and a beacon of hope and defiance amongst those of us who remain.  Together, we are strong.

And keep your snark dry.  We'll need it.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 02:06 PM PST.

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  •  you think that's bad? (none)
    During the primaries, MB and I ran out of open threads.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 02:05:58 PM PST

  •  Birds (none)
    John Ashcroft and Michael Moore, birds of a feather?

    Ashcroft: "The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved."

    Moore: "There is no terrorist threat."

    Whoda thunk it!

  •  You Want Snark? (4.00)
    How's this?

    You're on the front page two days, and you're already pushing your greatest hits collection?</snark>

  •  Does this mean.. (none)
    ... that I have to evaluate all my comments, to make sure that they are "snarkworthy"?

    Those who fail to learn from history...are invited to submit an application for a position in the Bush administration.

    by Timoteo on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 02:11:29 PM PST

  •  Blogs Jumped The Snark (4.00)
    <waits to be backhanded>
  •  ALL SNARK AND NO BITE... (none)
    <backhands self>
  •  I'm almost afraid to ask ... (none)
    What is SNARK?

    Pssst ... there are mad men in the White House.

    by banjon on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 02:22:10 PM PST

    •  It's a kind of humor, (none)
      sort of similar to sarcasm...I'm not sure how better to define it.
    •  Maybe this (none)
      is the origin of the word, dont really know meself.

      Carroll, Lewis. The Hunting of the Snark: an Agony in Eight Fits

      But this stanza is rather apropos:

      His form is ungainly -- his intellect small --
      (So the Bellman would often remark)
      But his courage is perfect! And that, after all,
      Is the thing that one needs with a Snark.

      bloggers: we watch the watchmen.

      by Ugluks Flea on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 02:38:18 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  This is what I found (none)
        In the OED:

        [Invented by `Lewis Carroll' (C. L. Dodgson) in The Hunting of the Snark (1876).]

            An imaginary animal. Also Comb.

          1879 Temple Bar Nov. 391 Hunting for snarkes is a very pleasant occupation, if you do but make-believe strong enough. 1888 LEES & CLUTTERBUCK B.C. 1887 xxvi. (1892) 297 There is quite a Snark-hunting ring about it. 1895 K. GRAHAME Golden Age 90 Some sinuous and snarklike conflict on the mat.

        They came a little closer with "snarky":

        [f. SNARK v. + -Y1.]

            Irritable, short-tempered, `narky'.

          1906 E. NESBIT Railway Children ii. 49 Don't be snarky, Peter. It isn't our fault. 1913 J. VAIZEY College Girl xxiv. 326 `Why should you think I am "snarky"?' `Because{em}you are! You're not a bit sociable and friendly.' 1953 E. COXHEAD Midlanders x. 247 I've known you were the soul of kindness, under that snarky way. a1974 R. CROSSMAN Diaries (1976) II. 627 We also have to overcome something else{em}the stream of anti-government propaganda, smearing, snarky, derisive, which comes out of Fleet Street.

            Hence {sm}snarkily adv.; {sm}snarkiness; {sm}snarkish a.

          1912 R. FRY Let. 16 Mar. (1972) I. 355 So sorry I seem so snarkish just now. 1960 Economist 28 May 859/2 In some of his comments on bureaucracy there is a relapse into snarkiness. 1967 Listener 20 July 91/3 Viewers' letters are not just read out. They are commented upon by Kenneth Robinson (usually rather snarkily).

        •  See Also... (none)
          Good ol' dictionary.com (via a search of "snarky"):  "From dialectal snark, to nag, from snark, snork, to snore, snort, from Dutch and Low German snorken, of imitative origin."

          And, circa 1996 or so :

          Det. Kellerman: I don't know, uh, last time we worked together you were kind of snarky.
          Det. Bayliss: Snarky?
          Det. Kellerman: Yeah, snarky, you know, from the ancient Greek, meaning butthead.

          That's where I first heard it, anyway.

    •  I rather like this definition (none)
      from the urban dictionary:
      (adjective) describes a witty mannerism, personality, or behavior that is a combination of sarcasm and cynicism. Usually accepted as a complimentary term. Snark is sometimes mistaken for a snotty or arrogant attitude.

      Her snarky remarks had half the room on the floor laughing and the other half ready to walk out.

      There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. --Benjamin Disraeli, cited by Mark Twain

      by sheba on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 05:23:48 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Snark is a renewable resource (none)
    We're just waiting for G-dub to say something really stupid. He's been eerily quiet these past few weeks . . .

    Although I'd like to point out that the idiot can't even visit CANADA and get a warm reception. I mean, angering the Arab world is really nothing new, but this guy sparks anti-Americanism in CANADA. That's like sparking anti-Belgianism in Luxembourg.

    (and the snark is back in town.)

    "Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican." -Lisa Simpson

    by Vestal Vespa on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 02:30:44 PM PST

    •  You've got that right :) . (none)
      PM Martin is getting raked over the coals here in Canada for hogwash directly relating to Bush's visit. See Bush pushed for Canada's cooperation in the Bush version of Star Wars. It wasn't on the agenda and was not supposed to be brought up publicly (I'm sure it was privately).

      Immediately after Bush's departure from Halifax, Martin was questioned by the press and he blurted out something about Canada making it's own decisions and it being a sovereign nation (or some such garbage). He was fully on the defensive considering just the mere mention of Canada's cooperation in Missile Defense here is enough to topple a government.

      NDP House Leader Bill Blaikie said he has some "swamp land in Florida" that he wants to sell Mr. Martin if the Prime Minister really believes ballistic missile defence will not lead to space weapons.

      NDP Leader Jack Layton said he raised the issue at a reception on Tuesday with Mr. Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. He said the Americans were not shy about the possibility of putting weapons in space.

      Mr. Bush, according to Mr. Layton, said the United States would not deny itself the possibility of space weapons if the technology materializes.

      Liberal MPs say they have been flooded with messages from angry constituents demanding that Canada oppose ballistic missile defence after Mr. Bush asked for co-operation during public appearances in Ottawa and Halifax this week. Globe and Mail - Toronto

      We're just waiting for G-dub to say something really stupid. He's been eerily quiet these past few weeks . .

      So just in case you thought that Bushwacker didn't say something REALLY STUPID in the past few weeks, you don't have far to look.

      Pssst ... there are mad men in the White House.

      by banjon on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 03:37:40 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Space weapons? (none)
        Jesus effin Christ, man . . . Okay, so Caligula appointed a horse to the senate, but at least he didn't think we were under attack from space weapons.

        "Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican." -Lisa Simpson

        by Vestal Vespa on Mon Dec 06, 2004 at 11:00:02 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  I remember This One (none)
    Hunter,

    I stuck this one in my file of favorites ON MY DESK TOP.

    Thanks for a tour of the old days.

  •  as one of the tin foil hat faction (none)
    i am, of course, entirely skeptical of any announced snark shortage. you guys are just trying to drive up the price of snark.

    i'm an agnostic, i'd be an atheist if it weren't for mozart

    by rasbobbo on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 02:34:33 PM PST

  •  Snarkpark (none)
    is the name we give the commerical blight at major interchanges along interstate highways . . . ususually characterized by a McDonalds, a Wendy's, two gas stations, a Cracker Barrel, and a Dollar Store.

    We despise snarkparks except when we have to pee. And then we use them with abandon.

  •  why? I ask (4.00)
    Why is it that whenever I'm working on a diary entry, someone more talented and with better hair finds a more entertaining way to write it?

    You creative snarky bastards! snarkatopians. snarkanistas. snarkasses.

    You want snark? I'll give you snark. We have a secret snark mine here in Canada that you will never find out about.

    oops

    Alrighty then. Carry on.

  •  For snarky blogs, I recommend (none)
    http://www.sadlyno.com and the World O'Crap and the others linked off his blogroll.  http://tbogg.blogspot.com for instance.

    Nothing, however, has so far beaten http://fafblog.blogspot.com

    Bow before Giblets!  Bow before Giblets NOOOWWWWW!

  •  Snark-proof. (4.00)
    As many commentators have noted (including this one,) the current administration is nearly snark-proof.

    The key to high-quality, refined snark is absurdity, or the difference between what is said and what is real. The less obvious, or subtle, this is the better the snark becomes.

    However, BushCo obliterates sublety. One example: outright denial of a factual event that happened in the past, eg. Cheney's "I never said there were WMD's in Iraq." Good snark requires a small mis-statement. Blatant, outrageous, incredible, hyperbolic lies cannot be snarked.

    Another example: "We're not using napalm. Our napalm is different."

    or,

    "The US torturing Iraqi's is a good thing. Saddam torturing Iraqi's is horrible, evil and reprehensible."

    or,

    "Taking from the poor and giving to the rich is what compassion is all about."

    So, what emerges is the ultra-snark: an outrageous absurdity made even more outrageous, which is what is causing the shortage as snark supplies are overused for the same or less effect. Examples:

    "Bush promises end to the long, national, nightmare of peace and prosperity." (the onion.)

    or,

    "Rumsfeld mystified by sudden, surprising appearance of brown corpses in Fallujah." (me)

    or,

    "New, Larger Tanker Trucks requested by Halliburton to haul both heroin and oil out of the middle east." (me)

    or,

    "North Korea proudly displays weapons Iraq is not allowed to have." (onion)

    What we need to do, as a community, is conserve our snark. Any new snark reserves must be protected. Snark-draining kossacks must be isolated from the rest of the herd, and/or shot. The snark market must be informed, and the price of a barrel of snark must rise. Rationing must occur. Snark must only be used where it can do the most good, not on useless things like the economy or bush's grammar.

    Because if we use up all the snark now...who will think of the children?

    •  Of course (none)
      -Tom Lehrer famously argued that political satire became obsolete when Nixon got the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet there turned out be plenty of snark left for the demanding Reagan era. And I personally have great faith in tail production improvements. My dad, who's in the oil biz, assures me it can be done.

      Europeans are to Americans what Greeks were to Romans. Educated slaves. - Luigi Barzini

      by Sirocco on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 03:20:11 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  We can make it (none)
      We've hit snark crises before (and recovered).

      * In the 1970s:
      "Kissinger Awarded Nobel Peace Prize"
      "Ford Denies Communist Domination of Poland"

      * In the 1980s:
      "Trees emit more pollution than cars"
      "We did not trade arms for hostages"
      "We have liberated Grenada"
      "Ketchup is a vegetable"

      We can make it through this crisis, too.

    •  If I'm elected (none)
      I will keep any snark surplus in a lockbox.
  •  Two snarks walk into a blog... (4.00)

    "I still think politics is about who's getting screwed and who's doing the screwing." -Molly Ivins

    by hono lulu on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 02:56:58 PM PST

  •  Remediation efforts (4.00)
    Here at dKos due to the increase of those driving SUDs with lower emission standards it is clear that the snark shortage and the rising world price per barrel of snark (not to mention the price per bbl on the spot market) can only be countered by increased production from already developed sources.

    Foremost methods for remediation existing wells include steam injection and slant drilling. Application of these measures will, I am confident, greatly increase snark productivity in the coming years.

    It is fruitless to expect the aveage diary driver to give up his S(eriously)U(nhumored)D(iary) and to engage in snark retention. The use of perspective in diary driving has decreased due to the One Way automatic transmission. Only increased production of snark from existing wells and outside sources is likely to have any impact on an impacted situation.

  •  Precious, precious snark (none)
    Bravo, Hunter.

    The main factor that contributes to the endangerment of snark, is earnestness. Other encroaching sentiments include hand-wringing, navel-gazing, and other varieties of taking things too seriously.

    We will miss Ashcroft as a target, of course, and I will miss Tom Ridge and my belief that he is  wearing white tube socks with his loafers every time he holds a press conference to change the terror alert from Bert to Ernie. But we -- and the snark -- will prevail.

    A second Bush administration will be rife with targets, and now that the elections are over, we are free to remember that Democrats as well as Republicans are snarkworthy. (Janeane Garafalo, remember when you used to be interesting? Yeah, me too.)

    DeLay and Cheney are still running the show, and I'm sure we'll hear of a movement to make "God Bless the USA" the new national anthem before too  long. Keep your eyes cranked upward and your smirks firmly in place.

    Snark on, fellow bloggers.

  •  Experts in the field of Snark (none)
    feel that the Bush Misadministration's policies have created and unleashed a whole new group and wave of snarkers, not only in this country, but throughout the world. They believe that there is not a finite number of snarkasses in the world and that many more are created faster than are  burning out or are getting destroyed by the current policies, actions, words, and people that lead the Rethuglican Dominated Government here in the US.

    This is contrary to Bu$hCo's claims and assertions that they are Winning the War on Snarkness,due to their policies of taking the fight directly to the snarkers themselves.  

    As a result of the election on November 2, 2004, new efforts to curtail snark include the pReznit's claim of election mandates with only 51% of the vote. However the most significant new action against snark is already in full force as noted by the high visibility and use of Radical Clerics to assist the moral voter see the light.

    The first notable sign of this new policy occurred when Radical Cleric Falwell stated on CNN during a heated discussion regarding critics, cynics,skeptics, and snarkers of  Mr. Bush's policies, and I quote, "And I'm for the president to chase them all over the world. If it takes 10 years, blow them all away in the name of the Lord." Certainly leaving much, much, fodder and material for those radical and perhaps previous moderate but non-vocal snarkasses to Kerry on and snark-up for many years to come.

  •  How does one distinguish a snark from a snipe? (none)
    •  Snarks Smell Blood... (none)
      ...and come in for the kill.

      Flailing around only makes things worse...

      •  Snark and Common Snipe must be (none)
        a closely related species.

        According to Sibley Guide to Birds:

        Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) The cryptically patterned, usually solitary and somewhat secretive species is found in any damp, muddy habitat where vegetation provides some cover; it is usually seen at the edges of shallow ponds and swamps.

        Range: Thoughout Canada and continental United States

        Voice: Flight call a dry, harsh, scraping scresh or kesh ...

  •  We'll always have snark (none)
    Snark is NOT a nonrenewable resource. I've been finding new sources daily. I think everyone is confusing lack of snark with post-election depression.
    •  snark is a matter of mind (none)
      it seems that  the freepers are really pushing the myth that the 'left' lost something in this reselection of 'w'.
      nay i say it aint so.  they are really nasty posting way to much about how we should all drop dead and move  such extemes.
      forget it about. i am 'too' liberal and frankly lazy to pull my shop out of  nyc to move to whereever.
      if their victory was so sound why must they taunt the majority into feeln bad.
      being reality based is just feeln about all the violence and death and economic depression sped on by their choice 'little boots'
      they are insecure with theri criminal acts and the truth always prevails.
  •  dear jane (none)
    the snark supplies are almost gone. this is only message 79, and we are down to a trickle.

    i love you, and if i don't return, go ahead and marry fred, he's been stalking you for years.

    regards,
    Hal

  •  Give snark a chance (none)
    Ev'rybody's talking about
    orgasm, sarcasm
    revolution, evolution,  regulation, integrations,
    meditations, United Nations,
    Congratulations.  

    All we are saying is give snark a chance
    All we are saying is give snark a chance

    "Somehow 'we told you so' just doesn't say it"

    by Rp on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 04:28:06 PM PST

  •  The snarky Horse is gone! (none)
    While we are lamenting the dearth of snark, we should pause and take note of the departure of Mediawhoresonline from cyberspace.  The august Horse, out to pasture now for many months, no longer exists.

    I used to check in from time to time, hoping that the Horse would be back at work, but now the entire page is blank.

    ... Good night, sweet Horse, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

    "Pro-life" really means "pro-criminalization"

    by Radiowalla on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 04:35:31 PM PST

  •  We must go drilling for snark... (none)
    forget conservation.  I'm sure there's lots of snark in the Middle East.  The Arabs sure aren't using that snark.  Why don't we bring freedom and democracy to them, in exchange for their snark?  Those liberals always talk about how Arabs can't handle freedom and snarkiness.  Well, we have greater faith in them than that.

    Besides, if we don't get to it, the Chinese, who have been using more and more snark, might get in with them.  There's only so much, and we Americans, having a God-given right to use 1/4th of the world's snark supply with 1/50th of it's population, need to get to it before the Chinese do, so they can keep THEIR God-given right to 1/50th of the world's snark with 1/4th of it's population.

    (Insert Democrat Here) for President in 2008!

    by teenagedallasdeaniac on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 05:01:27 PM PST

  •  it's times like these we have to ask: (none)
    why do you hate snark?

    if you can't snark, the terrorists have already won.

    No Snark Left Behind.

    Help America Snark Act.

    i think i'll rent snarksky and hutch tonight.

    Oh no! i've snarked and i can't get up!

    honey, you've got a little snark right here..no the other side...there you got it.

    Snarked for HER pleasure.

    •  You want snark with that? (none)
      Practice safe snark!

      Weapons of Snark Destruction.

      1,2,3 o'clock, 4 o'clock snark, 5, 6, 7 o'clock, 8 o'clock snark...We're going to snark around the clock tonight, we're going to snark snark snark till the broad daylight.

      Snarkily ever after.

      And, as a college student, I'm a very big fan of SnarkNotes....

    •  Ooh one more, I can't help myself (none)
      I like to snark, snark, snark, apples and bananas...I like to snork, snork, snork, opples and bononos...etc.
  •  Cheers and Jeers... (none)

    ...remains fully locked and loaded for snark.  Tune in tomorrow as we kick off our first-year anniversary week.  Jello Pudding Pops to the first ten customers.
  •  Snark shortage...? (none)
    Check my old diaries; I've got buckets to spare of the stuff.
  •  All time high (none)
    NYT Lead:
    "Today, the world market of snarkoline hits all time high. Shortages massive. World leaders gather to snark issues."

    It's verifiable vote counts,stupid

    by CFnAR on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 06:51:31 PM PST

  •  I blame Peter Benchley, (none)
    and then of course Spielberg.  Ever since they came along people have been erradicating the Great White Snark, until natural reproduction couldn't keep up.

    In a meager effort to fight back, I have expanded "Rudolph The Red State Reindeer" from a comment I posted earlier this week into a full diary.
    I'll post it tomorrow morning.  

    Bush is a messianic, megamaniacal, imperialistic, sociopathic, borderline retarded facist. But there's also a down side.

    by jazzmaniac on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 07:06:38 PM PST

  •  Snortage (none)
    If there is a genuine snark shortage, and if current snark levels have to be maintained or even, in the face of continued opposition, increaed, then there's only one viable option.

    Reinstate the draft.

  •  I-RONY: the state of being a moron (first person)? (none)
    If Kos is rapidly losing "snark" what ails the right-wing purveyors of such fine sites as NewsMax and Drudge?

    Why, they ran out of irony many years back. Actually, the last bit of irony involving Repubs was when they pardoned Nixon, and that's a while back.

    Is there some way to export some their way? Looking at these guys on TV, and knowing they can't begin to see how ridiculous it all is, makes me feel for them. Perhaps we could invest in research to find a substitute?

    Wind power doesn't seem to be cutting it.

    "...there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii.

    by thingamabob on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 07:36:06 PM PST

  •  I'm impressed here. (none)
    I would have said that true snark and any volume of puns couldn't coexist, yet in this thread there's been a remarkable marriage of the two.  Kudos to all.
  •  Snarky THIS (none)
    PR Meets PsyOps in War on Terra - LATimes

    On the evening of Oct. 14, a young Marine spokesman near Fallouja appeared on CNN and made a dramatic announcement.

    "Troops crossed the line of departure," 1st Lt. Lyle Gilbert declared, using a common military expression signaling the start of a major campaign. "It's going to be a long night." CNN, which had been alerted to expect a major news development, reported that the long-awaited offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Fallouja had begun.

    In fact, the Fallouja offensive would not kick off for another three weeks. Gilbert's carefully worded announcement was an elaborate psychological operation -- or "psy-op" -- intended to dupe insurgents in Fallouja and allow U.S. commanders to see how guerrillas would react if they believed U.S. troops were entering the city, according to several Pentagon officials.

    "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - JFK

    by jillian on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 07:54:00 PM PST

  •  The only thing we have to fear... (none)
    is snark itself.

    Snark not what you can do for your country, snark what your country can do for you.

    Speak now, or forever hold your snark!

    I see snark people.

    E.T., snark home!

    Ich bin ein Snarker.

    Talk to the snark.

    Once upon a snark...

  •  give it a rest (none)
    "Snark" and "Jumping the Shark" are both so 2003.  They both started to suck really hard a long time ago.  What are you guys, twelve?
  •  Hmm... (none)
    So if it's not a renewable resource, does that mean that that snark was a boojum?
  •  wtF's goin on?¿ö (none)
    ...i stepped into the room to chiLL, and my Snarkom-ometer exploded in my pocketprotector! and shattered my multifocals..

    Regarding: snerks.. WTF IS IT NOW!?! writes some pretty gOOd snerb.

    We're just bozo's on this bus...

    by Orj ozeppi on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 10:38:19 PM PST

  •  What is snark? (none)
    I'm kind of new to Kos and kind of old (41) so can someone please explain what snark is?
  •  Huh? This I don't know about... (none)
  •  Front Page, ..........Huh? (none)
    After reading you post and at least 60 replys, all but a small handful just a quip of little or no value, I have yet to see the point.

    Try Snark.Org

    Quip.

    Truth - Equity - Peace - That's what I've learned from Jesus The Liberal.

    by ssolice on Mon Dec 06, 2004 at 06:58:02 AM PST

    •  Then... (none)
      After reading you post and at least 60 replys, all but a small handful just a quip of little or no value, I have yet to see the point.

      Then you've gotten the point perfectly, young grasshopper.

  •  A 'run on snark' and impending economic collapse (none)
    I see what's happening...

    We've been living way beyond our means.

    Borrowing snark from 'humorless' countries like Japan and China..even Germany...

    Using it to buy vast quantities of Mojo on the daily "Cheers and Jeers"(tm some guy in Maine)...

    Well it's got to stop...stop I say...

    Our snark balances are over drawn and it will be all our ruin when those other countries have the 'last laugh' (tm)....be forewarned...

  •  Snark has no meaning.. (none)
    down the rabbit hole.

    To snark here, all one has to do is go to the "free republic" website, cut & paste any message, add "</snark> to the end of the comment, & ta da.. everyone is a comedian.

    The question is.. is our children learning?

    by God loves goats on Mon Dec 06, 2004 at 12:24:24 PM PST

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