by admin on Jan 11th in Internet
What is snark? Call it sarcasm, satire, potshots, or plain old making fun of something, snark is one of the Internet’s top commodities (after porn, e-commerce and the legitimate exchange of information).
When your brain is fried like pepper bacon after a day of caring about other people’s problems, log on to these sites and have a few LOLs at someone else’s expense:
- The Cheezburger Network – It started as a blog of photos of cats whose thoughts we could read via PhotoShopped captions in a funky dialect. The kitties hit the viral media like plankton sucked into the Gulf Stream, and LOLcats became a cultural sensation. Also not to be missed: FAILblog, Pundit Kitchen, Graph Jam and Failbook.
- Joe Mathlete Explains Today’s Marmaduke – Take one of the world’s most outdated comic strips and put it in the hands of cynical blogger/playwright/musician Joe Mathlete. His observations range from profound to enraged, with deadpan tossed in once in a while to throw you off.
- Regretsy – The world’s finest artisans and craftspeople sell beautiful works of art on Etsy.com. This site is not about them. Regretsy combs actual Etsy listings to find the worst, ugliest and most offensive dreck imaginable. The best part, though, is writer April Winchell’s commentary.
- Cake Wrecks – Who knew that there were so many hideously decorated cakes in this world? And yet blogger Jen Yates keeps finding more. From outrageously misspelled birthday wishes to grotesque attempts at frosting, Cake Wrecks makes cultural icons out of bakery mishaps.
- Awkward Family Photos – You think your own family photos are embarrassing? One look at this site and your neuroses will be forever wiped clean. Horrific matching sweaters, inappropriate poses, baby brother’s unfortunate temper tantrum on portrait day … there will never be a shortage of posts.
And after you’ve surfed your fill of snarky sites, here’s one to restore your faith in humanity: It Made My Day.