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September 11, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

FUNNY BLOGS....What are the funniest blogs you read? I'll nominate Alicublog (Roy Edroso), Kung Fu Monkey (John Rogers), and Unfogged. What are your top three?

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Good topic.

1. James Wolcott
2. Gofugyourself
3. The Corner (NRO)

Posted by: JD on September 11, 2007 at 10:13 PM | PERMALINK

1. Sadly, No
2. Alicublog
3. The Poor Man

Posted by: floppin' pauper on September 11, 2007 at 10:17 PM | PERMALINK

In its heyday I don't think anything was funnier, zanier, brilliant, or more incisive than Fafblog, resquiescat in pacem.

Posted by: not Fafblog on September 11, 2007 at 10:17 PM | PERMALINK

1. The Poor Man (http://www.thepoorman.net)
2. Something
3. Something else

Posted by: Commander Spoon on September 11, 2007 at 10:18 PM | PERMALINK

How could the General not be on a top 3 list yet? Yikes!

Posted by: Greg on September 11, 2007 at 10:18 PM | PERMALINK

No question - it's The Borowitz Report.
http://www.borowitzreport.com/

Posted by: MelanieN on September 11, 2007 at 10:20 PM | PERMALINK

The Poor Man (http://www.thepoorman.net)
The Poor adult male (http://www.thepoorman.net)
the impecunious person (http://www.thepoorman.net)


Also what not Fafblog said. Take comfort, the medium lobster does not exist in conventional linear time and is therefore writing not in the past.

Posted by: Robert Waldmann on September 11, 2007 at 10:20 PM | PERMALINK

1. Sadly, No!
2. Jesus' General
3. Wolcott

Posted by: jonas on September 11, 2007 at 10:20 PM | PERMALINK

1. The Poor Man
2. Sadly, No
3. TBogg

Posted by: Eric Martin on September 11, 2007 at 10:20 PM | PERMALINK


Sadly, No!
The Poor Man
Tbogg

Posted by: kc on September 11, 2007 at 10:28 PM | PERMALINK

1) Chase Me Ladies I'm the Cavalry by the amazing Harry Hutton: http://chasemeladies.blogspot.com/
2) Poor Man
3) Roger Ailes (no, not THAT roger ailes)
http://rogerailes.blogspot.com/
(search for "Minneapolis" there and see an example I found laugh-out-loud funny)

Posted by: blatherskite on September 11, 2007 at 10:38 PM | PERMALINK

Roger Ailes
Dr. Biobrain
GOPUSA

Posted by: Heraldblog on September 11, 2007 at 10:38 PM | PERMALINK

Fafblog ruined me for any other comic blogs.

Posted by: HL Mungo on September 11, 2007 at 10:41 PM | PERMALINK

1. Tbogg
2. Wolcott
3. Jesus' General

Posted by: Emily on September 11, 2007 at 10:42 PM | PERMALINK

Newcomer Jon Swift is pretty damn funny. Otherwise, Sadly, No! and The Editors.

Posted by: RSA on September 11, 2007 at 10:44 PM | PERMALINK

Tbogg, Wolcott and Roger Ailes are the go-to sites for snark. The General is a man apart, the master of satire.

Posted by: Cap'n Phealy on September 11, 2007 at 10:45 PM | PERMALINK

Funny political videos here: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=AndyCobbonUTube

Posted by: DMR on September 11, 2007 at 10:47 PM | PERMALINK

Another vote for Sadly, No! and, slightly less so, Poor Man.

There's also a diving blog I hang out on that's a damn hoot, but y'all wouldn't be interested in that.

Posted by: shortstop on September 11, 2007 at 10:47 PM | PERMALINK

John Rogers' Kung Fu Monkey is some of the best smart funny out there. Sadly, No and Tbogg round out the count, with the Poorman being a close (very very close) contender.

Posted by: nolo on September 11, 2007 at 10:49 PM | PERMALINK

1. Sadly No
2. Bats Left, Throws Right
3. Jesus' General tied with World 'O Crap

Posted by: Candy on September 11, 2007 at 10:51 PM | PERMALINK

1. Leonard Pierce (ludickid.livejournal.com)
2. Christopher Bird (mightygodking.com)
3. Rereading Fafblog (again)

Posted by: shazbot on September 11, 2007 at 10:53 PM | PERMALINK

Gotta be Atlas Shrugs, if you can stomach it.

Posted by: calling all toasters on September 11, 2007 at 10:54 PM | PERMALINK

"Bats Left Throws Right" is all I can add to the list if we have to limit ourselves to traditional blogs. Very well written.

http://doghouseriley.blogspot.com/

Posted by: merelycurious on September 11, 2007 at 10:58 PM | PERMALINK

1) fafblog is funnier even when dead than anything else alive
2) the poorman however is really fucking funny. both andrew and sifu
3) sadly no ties with lawyers guns and money.

Posted by: kid bitzer on September 11, 2007 at 10:59 PM | PERMALINK

tbogg, poorman, atlas

Posted by: sj on September 11, 2007 at 11:01 PM | PERMALINK

The Big Feminist(TM) Blogs are a crackup for the train wrecks. Women are so peaceful and will do so much better when the men are in chains. But then they beat each other up for blow-jobs, puppies, shaving, anal sex, veganism, careers, mommys, attitudes toward sex, attitudes towards transgendered, ....

What a h00t!

Pandagon, Feministing, Feministe.

Posted by: feh on September 11, 2007 at 11:08 PM | PERMALINK

Sadly, No!
Tbogg
Alicublog

Posted by: djn on September 11, 2007 at 11:08 PM | PERMALINK

Sadly No
Tbogg
Something else - the Rude Pundit doesn't count because he's more than funny.

Posted by: g on September 11, 2007 at 11:10 PM | PERMALINK

1. Tbogg
2. Go Fug Yourself
3. Unfogged

Posted by: Klio on September 11, 2007 at 11:13 PM | PERMALINK

1. The Poor Man
2. Roger Ailes
3. The various blogs and reviews on the Onion Av Club

Posted by: Old Hat on September 11, 2007 at 11:15 PM | PERMALINK

Tbogg
Tbogg
Wolcott

Posted by: fresburger on September 11, 2007 at 11:16 PM | PERMALINK

1)Man gets hit with football blog written by George C Scott

2)Little Green Footballs after dark - "then we nuke Mecca (please try the veal)"

3) Hugh Hewitt's man tits


Posted by: Al on September 11, 2007 at 11:19 PM | PERMALINK

1. Sadly, No!
2. Poor Man Poor Man is funnier word for word than Sadly, No!, but Sadno wins in the quantity department.
3. Icanhascheezburger.com It's not political, but it has lots of captioned cat pics. And that has to count for something.

Posted by: guachi on September 11, 2007 at 11:25 PM | PERMALINK

1. TBogg
2. The Poorman
3. Jon Swift

Fafblog was the all-time best.

Posted by: Alan on September 11, 2007 at 11:27 PM | PERMALINK

Tbogg is great.

Atlas Shrugged is also extremely funny, but she doesn't mean to be (except when she's joking, in which case it falls flat).

Jesus' General is reliably zany, surreal, and entirely too close to actual Republican policies in its parodies to be comfortable reading.

Posted by: Zeno on September 11, 2007 at 11:32 PM | PERMALINK

If this is a survey, then I have to add my own votes for Sadly, No and Wolcott. Jesus' General has been doing more "out-of-voice", non-satirical posts lately. Though reading his "letters" is still a real treat.

Posted by: Brian Link on September 11, 2007 at 11:36 PM | PERMALINK

Just a thought...

Are we judging by the bloggers or the commenters? Because I've had more than a few good laughs right here at Political Animal.

Posted by: floppin' pauper on September 11, 2007 at 11:43 PM | PERMALINK

kevin drum is as funny as richard cohen.

that aside,

sadly, no!
fred clark's epic 7000 page takedown of "Left Behind" at slacktivist, possibly the war and peace of snark.
the poorman.

Posted by: robert green on September 11, 2007 at 11:55 PM | PERMALINK

1 - Jesus General
2 - Jesus General
3 - Jesus General

Posted by: Hal Aaron on September 12, 2007 at 12:06 AM | PERMALINK

Michelle Malkin.

Posted by: Armsmasher on September 12, 2007 at 12:15 AM | PERMALINK

1. The Dilbert Blog
2. Waiter Rant
3. The Poor Man Cafe

Posted by: Brian on September 12, 2007 at 12:19 AM | PERMALINK

Hey, thanks for the memory jog about Fafblog. I wasn't a regular reader, but that fabulous rant he did about Obama at the Dem convention has been on my mind and I couldn't remember where I'd read it.

Whatever happened to Fafblog anyway? Anybody know? The site is still up.

Posted by: gyrfalcon on September 12, 2007 at 12:19 AM | PERMALINK

Sadly, No! kicks ass, but not so much because the blog itself is funny, but because the commenters are bloody hilarious.

Posted by: craigie on September 12, 2007 at 12:26 AM | PERMALINK

1. Sadly, No!
2. (tie) Tbogg & World O' Crap
Honorable Mention: FixedEarth.com

Posted by: M. Bouffant on September 12, 2007 at 12:38 AM | PERMALINK

Alicublog
Instapundit
Chase Me Ladies, I'm in the Cavalry

Posted by: Mike on September 12, 2007 at 12:38 AM | PERMALINK

OT, but also related. For funniness,I do have to say that I miss Whiskey Bar. When Billmon called Republicans trying to follow Bush's changing reasons for going to war "zombies n a roller coaster" I lost it...

Posted by: Matt in Eugene on September 12, 2007 at 12:52 AM | PERMALINK

Whatever happened to Fafblog anyway?

Cancer.

Posted by: apostropher on September 12, 2007 at 12:57 AM | PERMALINK

1. Sadly, No
2. TBogg
3. Alicublog

bonus track: Rudepundit or Jon Swift

yea i know its not original

Posted by: Percy Kittens on September 12, 2007 at 1:29 AM | PERMALINK

Adam Felber's Fanatical Apathy.

Alicublog.

Making Light, but in the comments, not in the posts themselves.

Posted by: Linkmeister on September 12, 2007 at 2:50 AM | PERMALINK

1. The Poor Man Institute
2. The Poor Man Institute again, but this time for freedom, democracy, and a pony.
3. Kung Fu Monkey

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron on September 12, 2007 at 4:18 AM | PERMALINK

I can't really believe that noone here has mentioned anything other than a political (or at least politically-oriented) blog, other than the idiotic (but at least mildly amusing) icanhazcheezburger.

The funniest blog out there, by a long, long shot is Every Day Should Be Saturday (edsbs.com). It combines informed college football commentary with humor in a real, ingenious, lightning-in-a-bottle-type fashion. Kevin: you say you're a fan of college football (at least your Trojans)...if that's true, you need to check this blog out. So do all the rest of you that care even a little bit about NCAA FB. For those of you that are more generalized sports fans, check out Deadspin (deadspin.com) - that's just as funny and includes all kinds of soccer news, etc.

Third on my list is MGoBlog, but that's just because he's the best/funniest Big Ten FB blogger out there. If you're a Buckeye fan (like me), or just the kind of fan who roots against Michigan AND Notre Dame, last week's "emo week" and this week's "emu week" (ND TRUE freshman QB Jimmy Clausen looks like an emu and gets his 1st collegiate start this Saturday in front of 110,000 mostly silent fans in Ann Arbor in what's been called "The Cripple Fight"), the capitulation there's been oh-so-sweet.

So that's my top three. I love Sadly, No!, but it's been done here. I'll say it again: if you're a sports fan, or a college FB fan more specifically, check out these three.

Posted by: El Caballo de Sangre on September 12, 2007 at 6:44 AM | PERMALINK

One vote for driftglass, although the humor is more bitter than laugh-out-loud funny. Maybe that's why I relate to it.

Of the sites already mentioned, I'm a big fan of tbogg.

Posted by: Michael Bloom on September 12, 2007 at 7:34 AM | PERMALINK

for the occasional laff-out-louds, i love

1. TBogg
2. Alicublog
3. The Poorman

willing to try some of the others mentioned in this thread, however...

Posted by: Suzanne on September 12, 2007 at 8:29 AM | PERMALINK

Happy Furry Puppy Story Time with Norbizness
Group News Blog
Tbogg

Posted by: Scott on September 12, 2007 at 8:51 AM | PERMALINK

The Poor Man, Language Log, and Making Light.

Posted by: theophylact on September 12, 2007 at 9:12 AM | PERMALINK

Am I the only one who generally finds political humor unfunny? Even when I agree with the point of view of the author, it often makes me squirm. Plus, it seems like it's sometimes a cheap way to make a point. Of course, there have been glorious exceptions, but on a day-in day-out basis I prefer non-political humor.

So I'll go with the Dilbert blog as the funniest blog.

Posted by: Shag on September 12, 2007 at 9:14 AM | PERMALINK

http:whateveritisimagainstit.blogspot.com

Posted by: Percy Percy on September 12, 2007 at 9:30 AM | PERMALINK

Sadly, No
Rude Pundit
Wolcott


Jesus General was funny once, now not so much.Tbog can be funny but he lifts other peoples stuff and acts like its his own. That's not so funny.

Posted by: LuLu on September 12, 2007 at 9:32 AM | PERMALINK

1. Dependable Renegade
2. Tbogg
3. Wolcott

Posted by: blubird on September 12, 2007 at 9:41 AM | PERMALINK

Oh yeah, I forgot:
Granny Geek
Mark Morford

Posted by: blubird on September 12, 2007 at 9:44 AM | PERMALINK

Another vote for "Whatever It Is I'm Against It."

I'm always surprised that it isn't more widely read...

Posted by: KEn on September 12, 2007 at 10:06 AM | PERMALINK

The Dilbert Blog has some bits that would qualify as high-quality standup.

Also: The Comics Curmudgeon

Defective Yeti

Posted by: Noumenon on September 12, 2007 at 10:09 AM | PERMALINK

Fire Joe Morgan.

Posted by: anon on September 12, 2007 at 10:17 AM | PERMALINK

Fafblog. (shedding a tear)

Posted by: LaurenceB on September 12, 2007 at 10:29 AM | PERMALINK

1) Chase Me Ladies I'm in the Cavalry (the commenters are great too)
2) The Poor Man
3) Mimi Smartypants

Posted by: JR on September 12, 2007 at 10:31 AM | PERMALINK

1) Poor Man Institute
2) TBogg
3) Sadly No
4) Alicu
5) World o' Crap

Posted by: Junius Brutus on September 12, 2007 at 10:46 AM | PERMALINK

Savage Chickens:
http://www.savagechickens.com/blog/2007_09_01_savagechickens_archive.html

Posted by: Steve on September 12, 2007 at 10:57 AM | PERMALINK

http://imissfaf.blogspot.com/ I Miss Fafblog, Spot!

Posted by: opit on September 12, 2007 at 11:09 AM | PERMALINK

Cancer.

Or, umm, maybe not (comments 57-74). Don't get cancer, Fafnir!

Posted by: apostropher on September 12, 2007 at 11:38 AM | PERMALINK

Dependable Renegade should have a lot more votes.

Posted by: EmmaAnne on September 12, 2007 at 11:48 AM | PERMALINK

Busy Busy Busy too, but hasn't been posting much.

Posted by: EmmaAnne on September 12, 2007 at 11:49 AM | PERMALINK

James Lilek is a conservative and his jokes have the emotive range of an ice machine, but I enjoy his wit and his blog. They recall the early days of the National Lampoon when Chris Miller and Doug Kinney wrote there.

The link is to his Gallery of Regrettable Food.

http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/

Particularly ghoulish/funny: The Other Other White Meat


Posted by: Jeffrey Davis on September 12, 2007 at 11:51 AM | PERMALINK

Linkmeister, I still laugh out loud every time I think about those Making Light threads where they were doing the classics in LOLCats style.

Mr. Darcy: I can haz yur heart?
Lizzie: No U R rude.

Posted by: EmmaAnne on September 12, 2007 at 11:52 AM | PERMALINK

Fafblog rules from beyond. The world is just not as funny a place without it. Read the archives.

AnnotatedRant is not quite a blog, but makes up for whatever it lacks in blogginess with excessive humor

GirlsArePretty - no politics at all, but funny in a bizarro-twisted-dreamworld sort of way.

Posted by: Lurker on September 12, 2007 at 12:21 PM | PERMALINK

As a one-off piece of satirical brilliance, David Rees's takedown of Michael Ignatieff on HuffPo.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-rees/cormac-ignatieffs-the-r_b_59363.html

Posted by: Ish on September 12, 2007 at 12:46 PM | PERMALINK

I second Defective Yeti. And though he seems to have commented on this post, for some reason the apostropher has yet to be mentioned in his own right.

Posted by: Dug on September 12, 2007 at 12:47 PM | PERMALINK

Victory Cockups

Atlantic's Monkey

Bolton's Mustache Rider

Runner up:

An Outhouse

With apologies to Depends Media, Idiot's Corner, Special Ed, Treason in Defense of Slavery Yankee and Huge Mantits. You'll just have to try harder.

Posted by: Roger Ailes on September 12, 2007 at 1:12 PM | PERMALINK

1. Get Your War On
2. Jesus' General
3. Sadly, No

Posted by: Orson on September 12, 2007 at 1:23 PM | PERMALINK

In no particular order:

Happy Furry Puppy Story Time w/Norbizness
The Poor Man
Sadly, No!

Posted by: Nancy in Detroit on September 12, 2007 at 1:46 PM | PERMALINK

Nothing's better than Borowitz. 2nd place: The Onion.

homer www.altara.blogspot.com

Posted by: Homer Hewitt on September 12, 2007 at 2:09 PM | PERMALINK

The Cold Inclusive: http://inclusive.wordpress.com/

Skewers celebrity culture and Web 2.0, and the ways in which both of them are f***ing with our culture.

Posted by: Chris on September 12, 2007 at 3:07 PM | PERMALINK

Better late than never:
1.) Pharyngula (science and atheism - what a hoot)
2.) Blogging Out Loud (Alandwilliams.com)

Posted by: lisa on September 12, 2007 at 4:23 PM | PERMALINK

i will second noumenon's vote for comics curmudgeon. josh fruehlinger's (sp?) critiques of the newspaper comics strips are quite funny, and the commenters there can be hysterical.

alicublog and tbogg are funny. i wish wollcott posted more frequently.

your pal,
blake

Posted by: blake on September 12, 2007 at 4:27 PM | PERMALINK

Tbogg
Happy Furry Puppy Story Time with Norbizness
Sadly, No

But nearly all of the blogs I read get funny from time to time--yourself included. (And Josh Marshall isn't funny often, but when he is he can be hilarious.) As high-minded and serious as we are at IIRTZ, even we have been known to let loose the snark on occasion.

Posted by: Tom Hilton on September 12, 2007 at 4:28 PM | PERMALINK

Oh, and what the others said about Fafblog. Back in the day, nobody else even came close.

Posted by: Tom Hilton on September 12, 2007 at 4:29 PM | PERMALINK

1) Tbogg
2) Sadly, No
3) Blatherwatch

Posted by: Lazy Murrow on September 12, 2007 at 5:55 PM | PERMALINK

The Poor Man;
Alicublog;
Chase Me, Ladies;

in no particular order.

But God be with the days of Fafblog (I actually bought the T-shirt).

Posted by: Mrs Tilton on September 12, 2007 at 5:59 PM | PERMALINK

The free speech forum on www.irongarmx.net, where liberals and conservatives meet to do mortal combat on neutral ground, along with arguing about everything else. Bring your game.

Posted by: Swaggering Jingoistic RSM Goon on September 12, 2007 at 7:05 PM | PERMALINK

Jesus' General
Sadly No!
Jon Swift

Posted by: King Quaker on September 12, 2007 at 9:16 PM | PERMALINK

I'll put in a shout-out for Lower Manhattanite's posts at The Group News Blog (the successors to Steve Gilliard at The News Blog, God rest his cranky ass). That mofo can lay down the smack, not to mention some really funny shit when he's of a mind.

Posted by: Captain Goto on September 12, 2007 at 11:52 PM | PERMALINK

I nominate PoliticalFunnies.com as the funniest

Posted by: ziggi on September 13, 2007 at 12:21 AM | PERMALINK

More props for Lawyers, Guns, and Money.

Posted by: dallas on September 13, 2007 at 1:11 PM | PERMALINK

The top three blogs that make me laugh:

Atrios
TBogg
PoorMan

Jesus' General bubbling under

Posted by: Peter O on September 13, 2007 at 2:41 PM | PERMALINK

Interesting that very few people mention the blogs Kevin listed. I never really thought of Alicublog and Unfogged as humor blogs although they can be hilarious when they want to.

I'm with the majority, if I'm looking for (mainly political) yuks I head to Sadly No! and/or PoorMan. And every great once-in-a-while I head over to Fafblog to see if they're back.

Posted by: Doodah on September 13, 2007 at 5:18 PM | PERMALINK

Most of the humor at Unfogged goes on in the comments, rather than the main posts.

Posted by: apostropher on September 13, 2007 at 7:12 PM | PERMALINK

Tom Burka only posts once in a blue moon over at Opinions You Should Have, but he's very funny.

Posted by: de Selby on September 13, 2007 at 7:49 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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