The danger of snark

Quoth the Rocketboom: Nevermore:
[Via Bad Astronomy]

Rocketboom was one of the original video blogs, taking current geek news and making fun of it.

Sometimes though they’re the victim of their own snark. On April 29th they posted this video:

The thing is, that whole thing I posted about the Shuttle image being faked? Yeah, Rocketboom, oops. So …


As mentioned Poe’s Law states “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won’t mistake for the real thing.”

Of course the goal of the first piece was to pull in someone who would agree with it, not disparage it, but I guess that still fulfills Poe’s Law.

Now , just make sure you know what snark is ;-) Smiley face added to make sure we are clear that Poe’s law is not applicable <grin>

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