It looks as though — now that Snarkernacle has fizzled out — a new mocking-the-Bloggernacle-themed blog has popped up to pick up the slack (which I found through the comments of this post)! Complete with LOL catz!
I probably shouldn’t admit to reading this sort of thing (since gawking and laughing when people are picking on other people is undoubtedly some sort of character flaw), but allow me to rationalize a bit: I love blogging and think it’s the greatest thing since… well, ever. Yet I have to admit that there’s something fundamentally absurd about this whole navel-gazing enterprise. Not to worry — blogspace has ridicule baked right in!
Plus, this new blog is funnier than Snarkernacle. My favorite (well, second favorite after this one) is this instance of meta-mocking (since the original post being mocked is already making fun of the Bloggernacle). I’d say the original poster had a point right up until that last bit about how abandoning such topics would make the Bloggernacle better. I think he meant to say abandoning those topics would make the Bloggernacle almost as much of a snooze-fest as Sacrament Meeting, but perhaps I’m just splitting hairs about what qualifies as an improvement. Of course the original poster’s real error is taking himself too seriously (as evidenced by his getting all angry and pissy at the anonymous commenter). Snarckernacle suffered from this same tragic flaw — if you’re going to devote a whole blog to making fun of other blogs, you really need to have a sense of humor about it.
Sadly, none of the Bloggernacle-mocking blogs seem to bother to mock Main Street Plaza. Naturally I take this as an insult since the only thing worse than people talking about you is people not talking about you.
That said, if anyone should decide to mock MSP, I have to warn you that you’ll have to be creative if you want to hurt our feelings. We’ve heard (and/or anticipated) all of the most obvious insults: “Why are you fixated on Mormonism if you don’t believe anymore?” “MSP is just a big ol’ atheist testimony meeting,” “You’re a drunk” (resp. a pervert), “Your drawings look like they were done by a kindergartner” (I can’t find the link on that one, but the drawings in question are here), etc.