Achewood and Fafblog are going up against the Dilbert Blog and The Hate Mongers Quarterly on The Weblog Awards for Best Humor/Comics Weblog. I was going to write about how this is a clear example of market failure, since Girls are Pretty just isn’t included and the Dilbert Blog isn’t really that funny. Also, the Hatemonger’s Quarterly is some of the shittiest shit ever shat onto the net. Believe me on this one. You don’t want to spend the time confirming my opinion.
I know I’m biased, so let’s factor that into the equation, by moving my opinions of both Fafblog and the Hatemonger’s Quarterly towards the center. The result is that Fafblog is still one of the top 250 things to happen to humanity, while the Hatemonger’s Quarterly has become a despicable mediocrity. Even when they take on targets where I can roughly sympathize with an old conservative curmudgeon, such as the “Student Environmental Action Coalition’s Activist Training Camp,” they just sort of muddle around being unfunny. One of their favorite posts for the year involves making fun of an English professor for ending a sentence with a preposition.
On second thought, this isn’t really a market failure, since Achewood and Fafblog are both solidly in the middle of the pack, Dilbert isn’t in first, and the Hatemonger’s Quarterly is dead last.