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Old March 4th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are you a fan of Satire?

Sites like The Onion/ DailyMash / QuestionableNews.com / Insert other here - do you enjoy these types of stories? Well written and constructed Satire has always been something I've really appreciated.

I'm talking about news articles like this one; Man becomes first to climb Everest in car as he refuses to stop and ask for directions to Alton Towers - Questionable News - Reporting Truths... & Some Untruths for example.

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its not really a satire, it has no sarcasm or irony or truth whats so ever. Not to mention its sort of esoteric if you are not from UK. I love Amazon satiric reviews like this one http://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Huge-Ships-John-Trimmer/dp/0870334336/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362436726&sr=8-1&keywords=avoiding+huge+ships
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I like them all. But I need a smilie with a salt shaker.
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If you like that kinda BS, you really need to start downloading The Bugle podcast with John Oliver (of the Daily Show fame) and Andy Zaltzman.
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I used to like the National Lampoon, real life paper magazine popular in the 70's, 80's and early 90's. A lot of the web stuff just seems evil to me. Way to sarcastic. Here is my favorite cover from that rag.

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Devonshire Man Attacked by Own Moustache

Would this even fall under Satire?
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Haven't checked out the Onion for a while, but I remember reading great articles.

I remember a particularly funny one about Manny Ramirez (during his Red Sox days) working from home.


edit: http://www.theonion.com/articles/manny-ramirez-asks-red-sox-if-he-can-work-from-hom,5684/

'their defense in a vacant left field may substantially improve' - still cracks me up
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