Help further my guilty, snarky pleasure
September 30, 2010 5:13 PM   Subscribe

What are your favorite "snarky" websites?

So I'm obsessed with websites where people complain about or otherwise criticize everyday encounters, or similar topics. I especially love sites where the comments often get snarky (i.e., question the legitimacy of the original complainer's complaint) and result in long threads of debate. Examples of what I'm talking about: the livejournal communities bad_service, customers_suck, and stupidpetowners and my recent non-livejournal discovery, Etiquette Hell.

What are some other good snarky sites out there? Bonus points if they're frequently updated.
posted by mingodingo to Computers & Internet (32 answers total) 114 users marked this as a favorite
 
My favorite is Metafilter.
posted by domnit at 5:15 PM on September 30, 2010 [15 favorites]


Regretsy (where DIY meets WTF)
And of course, FARK is pretty damn epic (but not for the faint of heart...plenty of morans and offensiveness mingle with wit)
posted by smirkette at 5:17 PM on September 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Regretsy (NSFW)
posted by KokuRyu at 5:17 PM on September 30, 2010


You may be quicker, but my link is betterer (so very NSFW)
posted by KokuRyu at 5:18 PM on September 30, 2010


Ah yes, I do love regretsy. I didn't include it originally b/c, while the original snark is epic, there's not much "meta" snark within the comments (it's mostly about who can be the wittiest commenter...there's never arguments that April's original posts aren't snark-worthy, in other words).

Not that I'm picky in my snark. :)
posted by mingodingo at 5:20 PM on September 30, 2010


STFU, Parents.


Not Always Right.

posted by cyndigo at 5:22 PM on September 30, 2010




Comics Curmudgeon!
posted by hellojed at 5:42 PM on September 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Television Without Pity - for example, their recaps of My So Called Life are a thing of beauty. I re-read them thrice yearly.
posted by peagood at 5:52 PM on September 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cakewrecks!
posted by np312 at 5:56 PM on September 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


There is the library_mofo group on LJ, not as snarky as you might want. This one is a "mefi's own" blog, recently acquired.
posted by jessamyn at 5:59 PM on September 30, 2010


Television Without Pity (peagood's suggestion) may hit the spot. It's kind of as if MetaFilter writers wrote really well about TV.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:07 PM on September 30, 2010


Judge a Book by its Cover is good, though it's not updated as often as it used to be since Maughta lost her library job.
posted by brianogilvie at 6:08 PM on September 30, 2010


Daring Fireball
posted by OmieWise at 6:28 PM on September 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wonkette.
posted by birdherder at 6:31 PM on September 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


SpoonyExperiment.com
This guy reviews horrible video games and movies on camera. Very funny.

ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com
Another website where funny people review bad movies and video games on camera.

Cinemassacre.com
This website features low budget homemade horror movies this guy made as a teenager. Also includes links to the Angry Video Game Nerd series of videos, where he dresses up like a nerd and reviews old horrible video games. Extremely entertaining, includes swear filled rants and toilet humor.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation
A man named Yahtzee reviews video games every week and makes videos complaining about them.
posted by EatingCereal at 6:31 PM on September 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Videogum.
posted by Pochemuchka at 6:36 PM on September 30, 2010


Consumerist is good for snark when the readers don't agree with a complaint, but you have to search through the legitimate complaints to find them.

Go Fug Yourself is for snarking on celebrity fashion.

Dlisted is for snarking on celebrities and pop culture in general.

And, just adding these in case you're part of the target audience, two blogs full of snark and hatred for all things Kate Gosselin: 15 Minutes Gosselin Style and Gosselins Without Pity.
posted by amyms at 6:40 PM on September 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


2nding Wonkette and STFU Parents. Tweeting Too Hard is good too.
posted by kat518 at 6:52 PM on September 30, 2010


3rding Wonkette. I only find political news palatable anymore if it's through the lens of the Daily Show, Colbert, or Wonkette. Wonkette is much more frantic, internetty, and absurdist than TDS or TCR, though. Wonkette is most convenient, though often somewhat NSFW headline-wise.
posted by elpea at 6:59 PM on September 30, 2010


Ooooh, 2nding Dlisted. I never cared (still don't) about celeb gossip, and looked down my nose at gossip blogs until my friends kept sending me hilarious Dlisted links. So. funny.
posted by elpea at 7:00 PM on September 30, 2010


No site does smug snarkiness nor good old-fashioned, America's Funniest Home Video-style 'kick 'em in the crotch' schadenfreude quite like Metafilter. But, if you want wit and humor that doesn't turn too nasty: Lileks!
posted by Mael Oui at 7:30 PM on September 30, 2010


Oh wait, I think you want nasty.. I'm assuming you've seen Oh No They Didn't over on LJ for the celeb gossip? That's nasty and frequently updated (along with Dlisted and the like).
posted by Mael Oui at 7:36 PM on September 30, 2010


Seconding Not Always Right. Piles and piles of LOLCUSTOMER. I'm particularly fond of the 'bookstore' tagged entries, as that's my own personal retail experience.
posted by booksherpa at 7:45 PM on September 30, 2010


So nice to see April Winchells name pop up.
posted by venbear3 at 8:33 PM on September 30, 2010


people complain about or otherwise criticize everyday encounters, or similar topics . . . where the comments often . . . question the legitimacy of the original complainer's complaint . . . Bonus points if they're frequently updated.

4chan. Seriously. Maybe take a look around at the 4chan Archive to see if it suits your style. Each board has its own personality. Here are a few that I quite enjoyed:

ALL LINKS NOT SAFE FOR WORK AND CERTAINLY CONTAIN OFFENSIVE MATERIAL:
/sp/ - Sports*: /sp/'s Greatest Hits
/v/ - Video Games: Why aren't my games working?
/a/ - Anime & Manga: "Go to fanfiction.net"
/g/ - Technology: Building a computer with the Asus girl
/adv/ - Advice: I have a crush on my boss
/jp/ - Otaku Culture: "OP here. I should also note that the turd (or 'dot') to the right slowly traveled south at one point, so if the character makes sense with that dot lowered in relation to it, then this may be vital information."

*Nominally
posted by clorox at 8:59 PM on September 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


/sp/'s Greatest Hits

Should link here. Remember, NSFW.
posted by clorox at 9:06 PM on September 30, 2010


Pajiba - "Scathing Reviews, Bitchy People"
And if not religious, or religious with a thick skin and/or open mind: Pharyngula
posted by moxiequz at 10:28 PM on September 30, 2010


http://www.27bslash6.com/
posted by S_Wolf at 12:12 AM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hipster Runoff is great for skewering, well, hipster/alternative culture. You might not get much out of it if you're not an achingly cool and definitely not-a-hipster 20-something urbanite like me though.
posted by Ted Maul at 1:46 AM on October 1, 2010


I always get a chuckle out of spEak You're bRanes. It's a very specific snark at a very specific type of commenter, but if laughing at dumb, ill-informed racists and classists is your bag, it's the site for you!
posted by benzo8 at 12:27 PM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Clients from Hell
posted by lockstitch at 8:11 PM on October 2, 2010


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