I love these two quotes from Stephen Colbert and was searching for more when I came across the video below. It’s great! More…
The Real Rush Limbaugh
As we all know, The Onion is a site which only writes comedy which is typically satirical in nature, and will include any and every topic in the news. Politics, sports, entertainment, you name it, they’ll write it. Sometimes, though, an article may be so well written by including the facts of a newsworthy event that sometimes it is difficult to tell if it is actual or satire. In fact, last February, Republican House Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana thought an article was real that was posted to the Onion’s website on May 18, 2011 that headlined, “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex.” Fleming went on a rant on his Facebook page – until someone informed him that the Onion is farce. He looked like a complete fool. Honestly, that article was too satirical to have been confused with reality. Fleming so wanted it to be true that he thought it was.
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In a dramatic narrative that could upstage this week’s Democratic National Convention, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) gave reporters today a detailed account of the fateful day he killed Osama bin Laden.
Mr. Ryan said that he was revealing his role as the triggerman who felled the al-Qaeda leader to “set the record straight,” explaining that he had remained silent about his mission until now, because “I don’t like to brag.”
According to The Onion:
In a press conference to reporters, company representatives said the homophobic new sandwich will include the national fast food chain’s trademark fried chicken filet wrapped in a piece of specially-smoked No Homo ham that would be topped with a slice of Swiss cheese and lathered in a creamy new Thousand Island-based Fag Punching sauce.
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Republican Presidential choice Mitt Romney shocked the political world today by releasing a picture of his choice for Vice-President—a man who, political insiders admit, was on nobody’s short or long list.
The photo shows Mr. Romney’s Veep pick, whose face was immediately recognizable to millions of Americans, wearing his trademark top hat and carrying what appears to be a moneybag, with currency of various denominations trailing behind him.
The actors Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer and Andrea Savage have filmed a video for Funny or Die to speak for the millions of women who want Republicans to make decisions about their vaginas for them on issues like the availability of contraception and mandatory ultrasounds for pregnant women seeking abortions. “Way, way deep, up there in my vagina,” Greer says.
Here are a couple short commercial parodies about our countries favorite Presidential Candidate joke… Mitt Romney.
First, we have “It’s Mittens Time.” Rather than grab that Miller beer after a hard day of firing people, sit down with ol’ Mitt and enjoy a cold-hearted Mitten Beer, brought to you by Bain’s Brewing Company in Laid-off, Wisconsin:
Sounds like political satire, right? Not in this case. I know many people are anti-Facebook for several reasons. But I have found Facebook to be beneficial, especially with keeping up in the news. I am careful as to who I friend and not afraid to “unfriend” someone if their main purpose is to be an asshole. But I love it as a one-stop source for my news. I “Like” many legitimate pages, and last night, this first image below, created by Tracy Knauss, came across Keith Olbermann’s page.
“Hello. Hello! Welcome boys and girls to your first day of school, and now in your last year of high school! Aren’t we growing up fast? Okay, before you all take your seats, I have a pre-arranged seating assignment. To make this go more smoothly, would all the girls move to the back of the room, please. And guys, you stay up front here with me. And you may call me “Mr. Frothy.” (“Frothy” beats chest with fists ala Tarzan-style).
Now, first of all, this is a satirical post from the website Free Wood Post. However, after this article went viral, so many people questioned it’s validity that snopes even researched and posted that it, “…is not something actually uttered by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum….” Although this is hilarious, it is also very sad that we have a man running for the GOP POTUS candidacy who is so off the chain, that so many citizens actually thought it may by true!
Throughout time kings and queens held court and their jesters served humor on the people. I’m sure throughout history there were times when these masters of satire were faced with the possibility of losing their heads as they opened their mouths. But most times even royalty could not resist their genius even if the throne itself was being held in humorous contempt. Thankfully today our jesters show themselves in the form of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. I have more respect for them than I do many journalists today. They are brilliant.
Now that Michele Bachmann has admitted defeat in her run for the Republican Party Presidential Candidacy, she is now up for hire. Doing what? Well… glad you asked. But first, let us bow our heads in a moment of silence while listening to a farewell song especially for Michele…
Bachmann is now up for hire as a consultant. There are three packages available, the Standard Bachmann b.s. Package, the Deluxe Bachmann b.s. package, and the Coup de Grâce Bachmann b.s. Package!
Do you need to learn how to sling mud and proper finger-pointing etiquette? Michele is your woman. Are you guilty of bad business practices? Under Michele’s tutelage, you will learn how to quickly turn the tables of the errors of your ways and point your finger at a completely innocent party, thus absolving yourself from all blame. These two critical items are taught in all three packages. More…