While attempting to improve the quality of content by hosting Dialogue staffers, you have Dave, who vehemently attacks anyone who dares voice a differing opinion. And then you have unfeeling, callous permabloggers like Aaron Brown who mock the tragic death of a kid who allegedly jumped from a vehicle over profanity. Nice dichotomy.

Dave's faux pas is forgiveable given the awkwardness of the medium and his general smugness. But, did it ever occur to Aaron Brown, apparently a lawyer, the only witness is the lead suspect if there is any indication of foul play, and that lead witness is possibly a liar, who at the very least is going to withold information so as to exonerate himself? No, no, lets just mock other people's pain and agony by trivializing the whole matter as utterly merciless satire. Does something bad have to happen to you personally for it to not be funny?

Hey, the Snarker is snarky, but mocking a literal fatality is just reediculous.

Ronan, as President Pro Tempore you need to step in and delete this thread if you don't want the stain to be on BCC. What is the point of trying to elevate the quality of your group blog by having Dialogue people on, only to have your permabloggers make you look like idiots?


Stephen said... @ November 16, 2005 at 5:47 AM

A useful link that they ought to consider:


Ronan said... @ November 16, 2005 at 6:16 AM

BCC does not air its laundry at Snarkernacle. It's tempting -- Snarker you have become very powerful indeed -- but I shall ignore your bait. For now.

And you like to flatter, sir, but I can assure you that BCC continues to be fearlessly led by a super genius.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ November 16, 2005 at 6:43 AM


I am powerful, I cannot help it. Being a cartoon character is a heavy burden, but someone has to do it.

I am not asking you to divulge the inner workings of your secret combination. I am merely encouraging you to take swift and decisive action against those that would besmirch your good name (since you were deomcratically voted by the Nacle to be BCC President Pro Tempore), and the reasonably good reputation BCC enjoys.

I hope Wile E. Coyote covertly takes decisive action to remove the stain from BCC. Release the ninjas!

Steve EM said... @ November 16, 2005 at 7:10 AM

Snarkey can't be a New Yorker given his sensitivitity on this. Snarkey, given this RM's stupidity, he was bound to die young of something. Come to think of it, it's amazing he survived a mission. I came home from my mission a better cusser in French than English. To quote a great movie, "It's like wiping your ass w/ silk.". Anyway, this poor guy's death is nature's way to get his stupidity genes out of the pool. Life can be cruel and tragic.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ November 16, 2005 at 7:33 AM

Steve EM,

I know a lot of people tell you this all the time, and it is simply redundant to even say it, but you are an idiot. Forgive me for stating the obvious.

Anonymous said... @ November 16, 2005 at 8:33 AM

Why do you feel so bad for the RM? He's the lucky one! He finally gets to rest, and he probably won't even be held accountable for suicide. Would that we could all be that "stupid" (read- "lucky").

Steve EM said... @ November 16, 2005 at 8:50 AM

Love ya Snarkey. Sorry for my bluntness, but I am a born and bred New Yorker and just can't help it. Let's all resolve to use some profanity at home to toughen our kids so something this tragic won't happen to them.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ November 16, 2005 at 9:08 AM


Have you talked to someone about that depression problem?

Steve EM,

Oh, so its NY's fault that you are an offensive loudmouth. I bet I can find a whole lot of NYers who wouldn't agree with you.

Anonymous said... @ November 16, 2005 at 10:24 AM

What depression problem? I'm not depressed, just majorly overworked.

And people like that missionary guy are to be envied, not mocked. He probably did not know he would die- it was an accident. The best way to go. You don't have to die as an old, decrepit shell of the man you once were, and you don't have to live with the eternal stigma of having taken your own life either. Oh, and as an added benefit- no grieving wife or children to worry about from above.

We should be talking about how lucky this guy is, not how stupid.

Crystal said... @ November 16, 2005 at 11:43 AM

Ummm, if this guy is lucky, then why aren't we all just jonesing to die?

It's kind of silly to think that the earlier we die, the better off we'd be.

To borrow a phrase from a good friend of mine:

If I were to die right now, I'd "go to not-Heaven."

Some of us need as much of this probabtionary time as we can get.

Anonymous said... @ November 16, 2005 at 12:42 PM

then why aren't we all just jonesing to die?

Some of us are, but that nasty little doctrine against suicide kinda stands in the way, and we don't want to damn ourselves forever because we didn't "endure to the end..."

Steve EM said... @ November 16, 2005 at 1:50 PM

Anon, I'm afraid Snarkey's right. You are depressed. Please see your doc ASAP to avoid the fate of the jumper.

Snarkey, it seems you knew the jumper. I'm sorry for your loss.

Crystal said... @ November 16, 2005 at 3:56 PM

Are you really so righteous that you'd want to cut short your mortal time, because you're done progressing all you can in this life?

The intelligence we attain in this life is all we bring with us when we go.

Anonymous said... @ November 16, 2005 at 4:31 PM

Bingo, Chrystal. That is why the doctrine of our church condemns me to stay until I die a natural death. Which is why that kid was so lucky- his natural (read, accidental) death came "tragically" prematurely, mercifully ending early the "days of his probation." Of course, unfortunately for him and for all of us, there is no end to eternity.

Brian G said... @ November 16, 2005 at 11:42 PM


I love ya. Love this site. It's not only a quick and funny way to learn what's going on out there in the 'nacle it's also given a lot of free publicity to a certain blog that's near and dear to my heart.

Still though, I got to tell you one thing, and it's going to be hard for you, so I apologize in advance.

This is how you spell ridiculous. R-i-d-i-c-u-l-o-u-s. Ridiculous.

I suck at punctuation and am often called on it and it hurts, so I hestitated to write this to you, Snarkey. I hope you can forgive me, but there's really only two other people I know who spell ridiculous in your unique fashion. One of them is Aaron B. Cox. The other one I don't care to name at this time.

So just a heads up from a friend.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ November 17, 2005 at 4:15 AM

Brian G,

Thanks for the heads up on the bad spelling. No, I didn't take it too hard, I only used 3 kleenex to wipe away my tears. There are loads of Bahd Spellahz on the Nacle, so do give us all some kredit.

But, Brian, please don't be so naive, I frequently misspel things on purpose. Blogger has a spell checka (a pretty good won at that), which I dont uze on porpoise, just to irritate people like you, and Ronan, and Steve EM, and Stephen (ethesis), and Crystal, and Elizabeth, and Rusty, and all the rest of y'all who just can't let a sleep Snark lie.

Would you prefer that I use it from now on?

Brian G said... @ November 17, 2005 at 3:23 PM

Do what you like, Snark. Your secret is safe with me.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ November 18, 2005 at 4:47 AM

OK, Brian, you're part of the club now, the Super Secret SnarkerNacle Way Kewl Hipster on the Down Low Club.

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