If the Bloggernacle had Laws governing it, one of them would surely be Thou Shalt Discuss Excrement Often, and Not Withold the Contents of Thy Bowels, or Loins, or Anything Like Unto It from Your Readers, for they are Beholden to it, No Matter How Odiferous, Rancid, or Putrescent it May Be Unto Thee, for Thine Uncleanness Shall Be Multiplied Upon Thine Readers and Therefore Not Upon Thee.

Seriously people, what is it about the Bloggernacle that has dookie being the "go to" topic? FMH does it regularly, TftC has been emulating them, BCC has dipped their toe in the honey pot, and now NCT has gone down with the brown. Matt W half-heartedly tries to turn it into an intellectual discussion on why people could be so inconsiderate in making messes with it and whether that is some indicator of socio-economic status, or some other such rot. But, the bulk of the discussion is about plain old crap.

Yes, everyone does it. Everyone burps, farts, picks their nose, scratches themselves, and engages in various other gender and non-gender-specific bodily functions too. Nobody talks about them on the Bloggernacle. Just poop. Which really is discriminatory to all the other personal hygiene-related topics. I mean, come on, someone really could work farting and burping, but nobody does. Which suggests the Bloggernacle is either bigoted against all others forms of hygiene-related exposition, or they are obsessive about it. Not sure which.


a random John said... @ November 14, 2007 at 2:22 PM

You know, Mormon Mentality has been planning a Diarrhea Day that would fill the front page with shitty posts, but after the recent flow of turd posts we feel the topic has worn out its welcome and we had to postpone it. Each blogger has been instructed to take one (and only one) Immodium.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ November 15, 2007 at 4:28 AM

a random John,

From the bottom of my heart, on behalf of the Bloggernacle, I thank you.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ November 15, 2007 at 5:59 PM

I feel inspired to quote the immortal Dave Barry:

Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.

Words to live by.

Anonymous said... @ November 16, 2007 at 9:34 AM

I blame the Germans.

-Adam Greenwood

Jacob J said... @ November 18, 2007 at 1:07 PM


No one talks about burping and farting?!? So that you may stand corrected, I would point out that NCT is an equal opportunity offender when it comes to bodily functions. Someone once made it to NCT by googling "my sister farts in her sleep." Although it doesn't get you a hit on google anymore, it did in the past.

Seth R. said... @ November 18, 2007 at 7:04 PM

Hugh Nibley said that the downfall of societies can be correlated with the amount of time they spend obsessed with bodily functions. FWIW.

mjby said... @ November 20, 2007 at 1:48 PM


Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, all of you snarkers. SP, enjoy the break and the adorable minitrons.

Janet said... @ November 20, 2007 at 5:18 PM

I second Maggie's happy holiday wishes, and also add that if the dearth of fart posts discomfits you, I'm quite sure DH would willingly author one.

I, of course, never fart. I'm a lady. I "fluff." Or at least that's what our Young Women's leaders used to tell us to call such indecorous activity.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ November 21, 2007 at 12:49 PM

Thanks Margaret and Janet, you have good Holidays too.

Remember a Janet, a fart by any other name smells the same.

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