Can you put away the icepick now?

Comrade Myers signs his confession before the eyes of the Committee

I have been ordered by the Ministry of Justice of the We Are All Giant Nuclear Fireball Now Party to publicly confess my shame and apologize for my grave offenses against the WAAGNFNP. I do so apologize. I have been ordered to abjure all attempts to redirect trolls to the distraction of the Glorious Show Trial against the Enemy of the People, Chris Clarke. I do so.


  1. Rheinhard says

    I have to say with regard to the show trial and WAAGNFP:

    I don’t get it.

    I’m sure there’s some industrial-grade snark lurking just below the surface, but I have not the time to read the whole voluminous backstory in order to get the joke.

    Can someone give me the sound bite explanation of what the flarn is going on?

  2. says

    Oooh, an ice axe sounds worse. Stop giving them ideas.

    You aren’t supposed to get it, Rheinhard. It’s one of them there new-fangled most-podernist things invented by some hoity-toity communist working out of a humanities department. You’re just supposed to nod and go along and pretend it’s all very deep, even as you don’t have the slightest clue what the hell is going on.

  3. says

    I don’t like how this is going…
    If you don’t sing what they want you to sing, they may give you the Christmas candy they got from last year’s Halloween trick’or’treating.

    Trust me, it’s an experience less pleasant than death by either ice pick or ice axe.

  4. Oaktown Girl says


    Comrade Myers – The Minister of Justice accepts your confession and repentance.

    We kindly and respectfully (and that’s rare for us, so you know this is important!) ask that you please repost it (with that nifty image, and with your blog link, of course) on the Chris Clarke Show Trial thread. Some of us have worked very, very, very hard to put this thing together, and it’d really be nice to have your valued contributions on the permanent record of our proceedings. Thank you very much.

    Yours in Service to Justice and the WAAGNFNP,

    Oaktown Girl
    Minister of Justice

  5. says

    I still don’t get it. Can someone please explain to me once and for all (in email if you wish) the gist of this particular in-joke? What’s going on between Michael’s blog and Chris’? What was the origin of all this? I know what a show trial is, I just don’t understand the in-joke of this particular one, which is really annoying as I’m a long-time reader of all the blogs in question.

  6. Jim in STL says


    The origin of the WAAGNFNP can be found in a post that Michael put up on Wednesday Oct 4 entitled “A Matter of Will.” Beginning with the words “So it occurs to me that one of the more pleasant aspects of a giant nuclear fireball that consumes all life on earth is…”