Back when blogs were going mainstream, but before they were turned into sweatshops for the political parties, a lot of them trafficked in “fisking” – line-by-line mockery of a print article, which can be further defined here. At some point a blogger (can’t remember who) started doing his fiskings in the voice of “Mystery Science Theatre 3000″ characters, and it all pretty much jumped the shark, but I missed it. Which is why Sadly, No!, which applies the fisking technique to fringe right-wing columns and articles, is swiftly becoming my favorite blog. This post tearing apart a nutty philosophy book called Moral Armor made me laugh out loud, quite a bit. His lede:
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stuffed copies of Dianetics, Atlas Shrugged and the Bible into a juicer, and then poured the resulting mixture on your crotch and then set your crotch on fire?