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Fafblog's back baby! Have some pie!
April 3, 2008 11:58 AM   Subscribe

After nearly 21 months of hiatus, whimsical politics blog Fafblog is back! And it's redesigned, too! Right now I would ordinarily include a link to best posts of the past, but I would have to include all of them.
posted by JHarris (49 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
*faf* *faf* *faf*...
posted by sourwookie at 12:05 PM on April 3, 2008


FafBlog is the best blog!

I have to admit that the pseudonymous blogger knows how to turn a phrase:

Once Iraqis were tortured and killed by an evil dictator. Now they are tortured and killed by freedom! Their genitals are shocked with the electrodes of liberty. They are mowed down by the machine guns of independence!

Indeed.
posted by Justinian at 12:15 PM on April 3, 2008


This makes me ridiculously happy. fafblog was one of the very best satire blogs, and I've missed it sorely.
posted by scrump at 12:19 PM on April 3, 2008


Oh, man. I kept FafBlog in my favorites list until just last month, when I finally decided there was no imminent return planned. The best of the web indeed... thanks, JHarris, I never would have known it was back. And, apparently, fie on me for giving up hope.
posted by Mayor West at 12:22 PM on April 3, 2008


Well, fine!


Really, this is fine.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:25 PM on April 3, 2008


Awesome.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:28 PM on April 3, 2008


So I was going through some old posts, and figured a few pointers might help people remember the wonder... the wonder that is Fafblog. Except nearly every archive page I go to is at least 50% awesome!

For example.

Also, Giblets is Legend.
posted by JHarris at 12:39 PM on April 3, 2008


I was prepared not to like it, but then I liked it, so my preparations were for naught.
posted by davejay at 12:42 PM on April 3, 2008


How did I miss this blog? I really must stop living under that rock.

It's the perfect antidote to the depressing and enraging BushCo-related FPPs further down the page, so thank you very much!
posted by rtha at 12:42 PM on April 3, 2008


i totally blinked!!
posted by deejay jaydee at 12:44 PM on April 3, 2008


Funny!
posted by Tehanu at 12:48 PM on April 3, 2008


This is the best thing I have seen today and I have been watching owls for 36 straight hours.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:49 PM on April 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


All of the rainbow peril is very good. It's in the same league as owls.
posted by Tehanu at 12:55 PM on April 3, 2008


Ahh that is pretty darn funny.
posted by Mister_A at 12:58 PM on April 3, 2008


Can the president eat a baby?

I SQUEAL WITH JOY.
posted by solistrato at 1:03 PM on April 3, 2008


I feel like I am the only person alive who doesn't like Fafblog. At all.

Please forgive me.
posted by Chrysostom at 1:07 PM on April 3, 2008


Fafblog and little Batman speak in the same voice in my head. Oh my.
posted by mkb at 1:08 PM on April 3, 2008


I feel like I am the only person alive who doesn't like Fafblog. At all.

You'd probably like the GrayMouserBlog.

/totalNerd
posted by thanotopsis at 1:12 PM on April 3, 2008 [4 favorites]


It's got rabbits on the top banner.

I approve.
posted by WalterMitty at 1:18 PM on April 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh god, oh yes, oh god yes. I, too, finally deleted this from my bookmarks, since it had been- what, two years? since the last post. I cried a little when I did it.
When I saw they were back I worried that it was only for April Fools Day, but no! Glorious pie for everyone!
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 1:20 PM on April 3, 2008


God this makes me happy.

Fafnir. Giblets.
All is right with the world. The election can go on.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:53 PM on April 3, 2008


So, does anyone know what the deal is? Why they stopped, and why they're starting anew?
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:42 PM on April 3, 2008



davejay: I was prepared not to like it, but then I liked it...

So you admit you were against fafblog before you were for it?

lobstermitten: Why they stopped, and why they're starting anew?

It probably has nothing at all to do with the horrifically complex coding required to customize Blogger beyond any of the dozen-or-so available templates.
posted by mmrtnt at 3:11 PM on April 3, 2008


You'd probably like the GrayMouserBlog.

/totalNerd


I had to look that up. I agree, that is totally nerdy.
posted by dhartung at 3:26 PM on April 3, 2008


In short: YAY!!!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:52 PM on April 3, 2008


Fafblog makes me want to kill myself out of sheer happiness. I'm glad it's back.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:49 PM on April 3, 2008


LobsterMitten, I read somewhere that the author(s) had health problems that flared up.

Attempts to identify the Fafblogger definitively have met with firm requests to leave him/her/them/it alone. I can think of at least one bloggy near-outing that the author deleted.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 6:17 PM on April 3, 2008


Chrysostom, the road to forgiveness runs through understanding. Maybe if we knew what you disliked about Fafblog? Maybe we could explain some of it to you?
posted by JHarris at 8:12 PM on April 3, 2008


No. There is no forgiveness for disliking fafblog, only the fires of retribution.
posted by Justinian at 8:24 PM on April 3, 2008


Yipes! I've never seen this before. Flagged as fantastic.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 8:29 PM on April 3, 2008


i_am_joe's_spleen: yeah, I knew that they were pretty firm about retaining anonymity, I was just wondering if they're planning to keep the blog running now or if it will be a more sporadic thing or what. If they were ill, I'm glad they're better now.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:52 PM on April 3, 2008


Oh god, oh yes, oh god yes. I, too, finally deleted this from my bookmarks, since it had been- what, two years? since the last post. I cried a little when I did it.

Yeah, now if only we could get Billmon back, too. Dammit.

(I just checked again, just in case. No luck.)
posted by rkent at 9:49 PM on April 3, 2008


I don't like it because it doesn't give me any new information or insights. It has semi-shiney verbage which sounds as if somebody opened a dictionary and picked words at random. It is style over substance, which I detest with a goddamn passion. It is the britney spear's crotch shot replayed nigh unto perpetuity for drunken illiterate slobs who frequently lose the key to their parent's basement and have to break a window to obtain shelter.

I could just be crabby, though, and in reality it's an ironic interpretation of existential cultural rhythms vernacularized by hyper-alliteration wassily placed between facile dumpsteresque dictionary diving and placebo driven hypo-sensitive schizoids on acid.
posted by bravelittletoaster at 9:56 PM on April 3, 2008


No, it's funny.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:12 PM on April 3, 2008


bravelittletoaster that was a very interesting sentence.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:11 AM on April 4, 2008


Fafblog is the funniest site on the Internet. I was deeply saddened when it went quiet.

... Despite not being updated since mid-2006, it never quite got purged from my RSS reader.

I thought my brain was tricking me when those first two posts showed up on the first.

Giblets is my MeFi Moderator.
posted by sparkletone at 12:28 AM on April 4, 2008


Oh. One thing missing in the new, otherwise great, layout:

The old Fafblog had a picture in the sidebar. It was always a bizarre, somewhat confusing picture. It was invariably accompanied by a hilarious caption.
posted by sparkletone at 12:29 AM on April 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


bravelittletoaster, with all due respect, you're wrong on this. Fafblog shows up the idiocy of the world by presenting it in a new light. It might all be old information, but it's certainly new commentary upon it. And it's sharply written; whoever is behind F/G/ML, they have an amazing facility with the English language. I've never seen a joke there that was overwritten without it being part of the joke (which may be the case with a Medium Lobster post).

And Fafblog is as unlike Brittany's nethers as a thing can possibly be.
posted by JHarris at 2:19 AM on April 4, 2008


Somebody's asking to get impaled on a britney spear.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:06 AM on April 4, 2008


I have a really dry sense of humor, thorrry! But I think my settings were set to "extra-crispy" last night. Apologies to all and enjoy the return of your favorite blog. I'll try it again later.
posted by bravelittletoaster at 9:32 AM on April 4, 2008


Ah sparkletone, I remember that picture. I remember when the Great Head of Zardoz was there.

Come back to us, Great Head of Zardoz! Whatever we did, we didn't mean it!
posted by JHarris at 12:47 PM on April 4, 2008


Lies! Lies? Must be lies. Can't be back. I buried the body so deep, so very deep. I used the extended shovel and everything.
posted by chairface at 5:17 PM on April 4, 2008


chairface, I understand the joke. But it isn't funny.
posted by JHarris at 9:26 PM on April 4, 2008


Come back to us, Great Head of Zardoz! Whatever we did, we didn't mean it!

The ones involving Ronald McDonald were always my favorites.
posted by sparkletone at 12:37 AM on April 6, 2008


Is anyone still reading? Here's a favorite: launchin a space probe into God!
posted by JHarris at 6:55 AM on April 6, 2008


So... are the posts just sort of whenever?
posted by Tehanu at 9:03 PM on April 7, 2008


Yeah, I'm a bit impatient myself. But updates from before the Great Hiatus weren't daily, but every few days. It seems the unknown Fafblogger puts serious work into these, hence the delay between posts. But there's loads of archives anyway....
posted by JHarris at 3:18 AM on April 8, 2008


Ok, thanks. I sorta guessed that from the archives that I have indeed been reading, but I wanted to check.
posted by Tehanu at 7:20 AM on April 8, 2008


Woot!
posted by Tehanu at 12:19 PM on April 8, 2008


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