Entries Tagged as 'satire'

Where Did You Get Those Tina Fey Glasses?

Comments   0   Date Arrow  September 22, 2023 at 6:00am   User  by Mark Willis

I’m a week and a day late with this one, but Hurricane Ike slowed me down a bit. May your Monday morning feel as alive as Saturday Night.

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Spoofing the Sarah and Charlie Show

Comments   0   Date Arrow  September 12, 2023 at 7:16am   User  by Mark Willis

While looking for a clip of the real thing where Sarah Palin elucidates the Bush Doctrine, I found this YouTube spoof. When access to reality fails, satire serves.
Here’s the blurb from www.britethorn.com: “This is raw footage from Gov. Palin’s first interview since being named John McCain’s running mate.”

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Another Inalienable States’ Right

Comments   0   Date Arrow  September 8, 2023 at 9:58pm   User  by Mark Willis

When I waxed nostalgic about Alaska’s take on states’ rights (think red meat and oil wells), I forgot all about fulfilling the llibertarian dream of growing pot in the back yard. Thanks to the1st Official Sarah Impersonator for reminding me.

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Parting Words: George Carlin

Comments   0   Date Arrow  August 3, 2023 at 8:47pm   User  by Mark Willis

George Carlin died six weeks ago. It’s Bad For Ya, his final comedy album, was released last Tuesday. It includes a bit about mourning friends for six weeks, then removing them ceremoniously from his address book like crossing them off a scorecard. “You know what I’ve been doing? Going through my address book and […]

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The Times — Are They A-Changin’?

Comments   1   Date Arrow  July 22, 2023 at 2:14pm   User  by Mark Willis

JibJab is back with a new satirical video for the 2008 election — Time for Some Campaignin’. JibJab seemed to invent the Internet video mashup in 2004 with This Land!, which presaged YouTube by two years. Now JibJab has a YT channel and a commercial site. According to their YT profile:
Brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis […]

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George Carlin was an American Rabelais

Comments   1   Date Arrow  June 23, 2023 at 12:18pm   User  by Mark Willis

“Does it sound like an old friend is gone?” That’s what George Carlin said about removing a compound matrilineal redundancy from his famously scandalous comedy routine, Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television. Thanks to Carlin and free speech champions like him, you can say those words on the Internet. If you are offended by […]

Tagged   Rabelais · satire · 1970s · pop culture · free speechComments  Add Your Comment

Fashionista Street: Lust For The Ludic

Comments   0   Date Arrow  April 3, 2023 at 12:01am   User  by Mark Willis

Gordon Brown greets France’s first lady Carla Bruni with a kiss on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street. [Source: Telegraph]
First it was nude horses. Then it was a postmodern deconstruction of Simon Fluegel’s earthy subminimalism. Hundreds of thoughtful yet distracted voyeurs have flocked to the blog in search of the ridiculous, if not […]

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Playing By Ear: Subminimalism In B-Flat

Comments   2   Date Arrow  April 2, 2023 at 12:01am   User  by Mark Willis

The postmodern acumen of this NPR music review is too deep to be buried in the April Fool’s archive. The author and sensitive New Age guy writing here is one Bryce Cobham-Dowling. Who he?
“For most of his 30 years, Simon Fluegel has explored the musical movement known as subminimalism. You probably know of him for […]

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Shock & Awe: Naked Animals Need Fig Leaves!

Comments   7   Date Arrow  April 1, 2023 at 12:01am   User  by Mark Willis

Think about this. “Decency today means morality tomorrow.” So true. We need more leaders who believe this in their hearts. Righteous men and true patriots like G. Clifford Prout, President of the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals:
“G. Clifford Prout was a man with a mission, and that mission was to put clothes on all […]

Tagged   satire · 1960s · 1950sComments  Add Your Comment