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Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

Gorged on Snark and Personal Loftiness

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media
Paul Fidalgo

In the hands of some, snark can be executed smartly and entertainingly, but it must be in manageable doses. But as it becomes an increasingly dominant mode of modern communication, especially online, it becomes poisonous.

Friday Talking Points -- Cold War Nostalgia

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!

Defending 'Joan of Snark'

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

In time, snark will likely run its course. For now snark, as well as the women who wield it, is here to stay.

A Modest Hurricane Proposal for Honoring Climate Change Deniers

Kevin Welner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Kevin Welner

Here in the U.S., the explosion of climate-change deniers has given us a wealth of names to choose from. No more Dorians and Humbertos! Bring on Hurricane Lungren and Tropical Storm Milloy.

American Exceptionalism

Ian Squires | Posted 11.20.2012 | Comedy
Ian Squires

A new study concludes that in less than 20 years, every last American citizen will be "a sedentary mass of lard unable to effectively bathe themselves, let alone actually contribute to a sustainable society in any way. It's over."

Dispatches from the DNC: Day 3 -- A Good Time to Be a Billionaire

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

We are the smallest, most beleaguered minority in America today. When we squeeze the middle class and consolidate money upwards, all we're doing is protecting our minority rights.

Billionaire Dispatches from the DNC: Day 2 (We're Buy-Partisan)

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

If we expect to protect our billionaire agenda from the tyranny of the majority, we need to cultivate some Democrats who will work tirelessly on our behalf.

Billionaire Dispatches from the DNC - Day 1 - Welcome To Charlotte~

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

We are the smallest, most beleaguered minority in America today, and here at the Democratic Convention, it feels like we're even smaller and more beleaguered.

Billionaire Dispatches From the RNC -- Day 4

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
Clifford J. Tasner

A member of the most beleaguered, smallest minority in America today will be swept into office on a sea of a billion dollars of our unregulated, unlimited campaign cash to become America's first Billionaire President!

Billionaire Dispatches From the RNC -- Day 3

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

Today, all of our telecommunications companies brought Republican lawmakers and candidates to Tropicana Field for batting practice. Come January, these are the guys who are going to take a bat to Net Neutrality once in for all, so it'll be a home run for us!

Billionaire Dispatches from the Convention, Day 1

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

Felonius Ax of the Billionaires here, reporting from Tampa: So they're postponing the opening of the Republican Convention due to extreme weather. All of us big bundlers are hunkering down at the Weston Tampa Harbor Island Hotel.

The Role of Satire, Snark And Sarcasm In Building Community

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

In no way am I above this, as I too have leaned on what I think is funny in order to take a swipe at someone with whom I disagree. It can be cathartic and, truthfully, when you hit a snark-homer, it feels awesome.

Mitt Romney: Each Business Owner Must Build His Own Roads and Bridges

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

So let's connect the dots here. Governor Romney finds the whole speech, even when taken in context, to be "even more disconcerting." To my mind, the speech is little more than common sense to anyone who lives in the real world and is honest about how a business actually works.

I Know You Are but What Am I?! The Snark Epidemic in Modern Media Discourse

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We've gone from the repressive culture of the Victorian era, through the enforced civility of the 40's and 50's, past the wild rebellion of the 60's and 70's, right up to the Pit Bull Throat-Ripping Mentality of the 2000's.

The Week's Best Someecards (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

It seems that the only language anyone understands these days is Snark, and the only means by which it can be communicated is via the Internet. One of...

On July 4th, Avoid the Steele Trap: Separate the War from the Warriors

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Imagine the impact we could create this 4th of July if we invested the same amount of energy spent snarking at Steele into fighting for the troops, veterans, and military families he slighted.

Snarclight: A Portrait of a Hollywood Usher

Ali MacLean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

We appreciate you choosing Arclight. And may I add that I personally appreciate you choosing to see this fine piece of cinematic history. I trained at RADA and now I wear a polyester vest. Keep it up, folks.

WHY Are We in Afghanistan? And Other Pressing Questions of Our Time

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

Bill Press had a discussion on the "war" in Afghanistan on his radio show this morning. I put the word "war" in quotation marks because it remains d...

Defend Corporate Personhood!

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

There's been a lot of hand-wringing over the Supreme Court's decision to blow the lid off corporate campaign contributions and overwrite a century's w...

"Deathers" Expose Canada's Health Care Secret

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Toby Barlow

When Obama explains how the U.S.'s health care can be fixed, he points to Canada. Sounds good until you consider that after Canada instituted its health care program, everyone in the country died.

Snark Sells: Witty Comments Overtake Washington

Politico | Daniel Libit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Snark sells -- and Washington is trading in it heavily these days. While witty (or not so witty) banter has always had its place inside the Beltway, t...

For the Love of Blogging

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

When I first started blogging, I never imagined it would become one of my favorite things to do.

Sexy Job of the Future: the Almighty Fact-Checker

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

It's sad to think that journalistic standards, and reliability, is slipping away as magazines and newspapers shut down. But this is creating a great Hollywood close-up for the humble fact-checker.

Middle-Aged Film Critic Writes a Book Railing Against Snark; Man on Internet Agrees

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Remington

As Denby says, snark is like a middle-school rumor: vicious, authorless, and anyone who objects gets slagged as having no sense of humor. It's good that he's publicly objecting.