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Author Topic: Satire on the web  (Read 4370 times)

Edvard

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Satire on the web
« on: June 28, 2006, 12:06:54 PM »
On this thread there was a brief discussion of "satirical" websites. Sites that seem legitimate, but then it is revealed that the purpose is to Satirize a legitimate issue, people group, religion, political ideology, etc.
How about a thread for such sites, as they can be at once rollickingly funny, flat stupid or thought provoking in a how-dare-they-say-that-and-live sort of way, but mostly fun. (and if it's political or religious, include a disclaimer...)
I'll start out with a real fun one: Gobler toys!
http://www.goblertoys.com/



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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 01:20:51 PM »
it is my belief that there is no more consistently brilliantly funny satire publication that has ever existence on the face of the earth, than The Onion.

http://www.theonion.com

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ps. there are tons of books now collecting articles from theonion.  click here for amazon list.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2006, 01:22:25 PM by mouser »

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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 02:35:30 PM »
I saw this one a long time ago. A white couple made a website about how all the black people love them:

http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/

I love this one:
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Johnny is generous enough to remark upon how "articulate" I am! That makes me feel good!


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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 01:44:30 AM »
Mouser, it is my belief that you are 100% right. :D

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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 01:48:56 AM »
I just discovered theonion has a podcast of its little news snippets.

here's one of the latest:
Aging Seeing-Eye Dog Purchases Seeing-Eye Squirrel
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

http://www.theonion....m/content/node/49854

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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 01:49:34 AM »
You guys must not know about http://www.newyorker.com/...

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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 01:56:56 AM »
what does the new yorker have to do with satire?
(well i guess the cartoons)

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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006, 11:14:46 AM »
I think calling the New Yorker satire is a kind of satire in itself. Good one, Moerl  :up:

I had a few referenced in my other post, one (shelley the republican) was a right-wing satire but I cannot for the life of me find a left-wing satire site of the same caliber. Perhaps the right-wingers are too stodgey to pull such a lark? Please help me in my quest...

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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006, 12:26:39 PM »
This one hasn't been updated for a while, but it's a screecher, watch yourself...
http://www.divisiontwo.com/

i especially like "Jorge Lopez' " comparisons between Windows and Linux...
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...As I am sitting here writing this column, my computer is busily defragging my hard drive, running my virus scanner, and I'm being shown a list of all the latest MS security patches that are being remotely installed on my machine today. Why doesn't Linux come with any defragmenting tools or virus scanners or Active Backdoor Update like you get with Windows? These are all must-have features for me...

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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006, 12:40:44 PM »
"Satire for smart people..."
http://www.bbspot.com


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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2006, 02:02:46 AM »
a must listen:
http://www.theonion....m/content/node/50133

"The Onion News For Kids"

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Re: Satire on the web
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2007, 04:10:25 PM »
Auto parts for the clueless...

http://kalecoauto.com/

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