The women bloggers at Blather of Heathens are very frustrated nobody takes them seriously, after all, they pour their hearts and souls into the blog.

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

a random John has posited a series of questions regarding the fakeness of the blog. I am interested in number 5. It is true this blog has been around for a long time and would be entirely too much effort for a single gainfully employed person to perpetrate as a hoax. So, if a farce, it must be perpetrated by a series of individuals. Lets assume each character is one Nacler, who is which? Here are my guesses with the reasons why:

Mari = Rosalynde Welch, fun and clever, she adopts a completely drab persona who posts about the utterly bland.

Aaron = Nate Oman, normally the most pretentious of the ethereally erudite T&S permabores, he takes on a persona almost completely the opposite: dim-witted, ignorant, and obtuse. But, the irritating arrogance persists, as does the terrible spelling. Hey, there is only so much you can cover up, or perhaps Nate is lampooning his own atrocious spelling in a self-depricating way.

Greg = Aaron Brown, practically a non-member anyway, gets to act like he really is one.

Septimus = Todd Peterson, Stephen Carter, or Christopher Bigelow, one of the former Sugar Beet people. Is it that much of a coincidence the Sugar Beet falls into obscurity when the Blather of Heathens is spawned? The rambling discourses are entertaining and fabulously vivid, so whoever is writing them must be an old hand at this sort of thing.

Miranda = Steve Evans, Blather of Heathens got put onto the BCC blogroll rapidamente when so many others are ignored, he must be involved. She also posted to BCC, which Steve is the admin of, so he wouldn't be exposing the tell-tale IP address leading back to him to some other blog admin. We have also always suspected him of being a closet cross-dresser anyway.

Jenn = Lisa Bushman, Lisa adopts the character of a hopeless, hapless victim of circumstances, the antithesis of her own person.


Susan M said... @ October 20, 2005 at 3:38 PM

Do you have your RSS feed switched on in your blog settings? Cuz I'm not getting new posts showing up in bloglines.

Rosalynde said... @ October 20, 2005 at 6:27 PM

arJ, is this you? The style is a little more prolix than yours, but it seems possible...

Since the Snarker has dubbed me, thus far, seductive, clever and fun, I suppose I ought to be flattered. But since the blogger I most admire, Nate Oman, takes your sharpest jabs, I'm sort of crestfallen that you're so easy on me...

Can't you at least come up with something scathing about my most recent snoozer on T&S?

Snarkimus Prime said... @ October 21, 2005 at 6:00 AM

Susan M,

The URL for the RSS feed is:


It is turned on. Beyond that, I don't know what to tell you. Sorry, I am not all that savvy on computery thingies.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ October 21, 2005 at 6:06 AM


No, its not arJ, its the Bloggernacle Snarker, and he and I are not one and the same. Since the Bloggernacle Snarker doesn't post in the Nacle, there isn't much chance of anyone discerning my true nature.

If Nate "the Great-in his own eyes" Oman is your most admired Nacler, then you do need to be subjected to much more derision. Consider "Rosalynde Season" open.

I did try to come up with something snarky for your nosepicking thing, but it just didn't lend itself to anything. Its not fair to make fun of your kid, that's not sporting. You need to post everyday, remember its quantity over quality, just like your idol Nate. If quantity increases and quality decreases, I'll have more to work with.


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