The Carnival of Satire (#92)

The Carnival of Satire (#92) -- guy sitting on wing of planeWelcome to the travel edition of the Carnival of Satire. We haven’t been on a plane for a few months, so we were surprised to see the new overflow seating policy of Air Canada. (Pictured to the left.)

Chris Christensen starts off this fortnight’s satire with these 7 Outrageous Predictions for Travel in 2008.

Madeleine Begun Kane takes us on a poetical politics ride with this funny A Liar’s Haiku and a limerick crying for sanity: Dear Editor: Enough With The Polls, Already!.

DWSUWF has run a grand social experiment in identity: what would happen if a Democrat became a Republican in San Fancisco? Find out in Republican Like Me

Stop the presses. Damian G. breaks this news: Ron Paul disavows bigoted statements written on campaign blimp..

Quelqoth reports on the Comfy Chair Fiasco.

But back to Republicans. Bagel has coined a new phrase and put it on a toke bag: “You say ‘lemming’ like that’s a bad thing.” Sorry, toTe bag.

The Offended Blogger has begun the Oh, Bloody Hell Offensive (against the testosterone travel industry, we think).

200motels presents Mexican wrestling: CHUCHA LIBRE!.

Sidhusaaheb has a modest proposal: Auction the Bharat Ratna!.

Speaking of India, Jason X presents The Onshore Alternative.

And the LOLcat phenomenon has now also branched out to Animal Planet, thanks to The Silent LOL.

Andrew Hendel believes he has the Top 10 Best Reasons To Not Work Out at the Gym, but the list neglects the most important reason — they don’t serve beer!

Steve has an entertaining and sarcastic review of The Year in Television 2007 .

And if all of this wasn’t enough, we have also learned that LOBO hates Hittites. Just sayin.

And that’s it for this edition! If you have some satire to share, please consider submitting next time. Thanks to these fine folks for helping us with webby-stuff: the Blog Carnival for their form; and the listings at the Ubercarnival,, and at the Blog Carnival too. A special thanks to Odegaard for his excellent Photoshop work.

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8 Responses to The Carnival of Satire (#92)

  1. bagel January 17, 2008 at 11:12 am #

    I love when people get me!

    PS: How did you know I’m a ‘publican?
    Is it that obvious?

  2. diesel January 17, 2008 at 11:55 am #

    LOBO’s rant against the Hittites is classic. Although he has corrected “Hittites” to “Frank Lloyd Wright.” It’s a common mistake.

  3. Mark A. Rayner January 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    Bagel — ’twas but a stab in the dark. I was tempted to post the Python “twist of lemming” video too. (Not to be confused with Lemming of the BDA:

    I’m always confusing Hittites with Frank Lloyd Wright. I have the same problem with Ancient Sumerians and Sir Christopher Wren.

  4. Qelqoth January 17, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    Thank you for submitting my article to your carnival. What surprises me though is that I haven’t even been active with for a while yet despite my lack of social skills, you are still willing to provide your readers with updates of my irreverence.

    For that kind of generosity, you should be bought enough beer to swim in. Sadly, I can’t afford that so the best I can offer is a guarantee that I will continue to procrastinate as often as possible.


  5. LOBO March 24, 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    I don’t know how I missed this plug … I’m a huge fan. In fact I’ve been thinking about doing a Thag crossover spoof (‘cept I can’t get around the likelyhood that the guy would just club me to death within 30 seconds of exposure).

    Bleated thanks for the nod!!!

  6. LOBO March 24, 2008 at 4:35 pm #

    PS: No I didn’t mean “belated” … I ALWAYS bleat ‘thanks for nods’.

    … It goes with my “in sheeps clothing” ensamble.


  7. Mark A. Rayner March 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    Baaaad Lobo. ๐Ÿ™‚ m.


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