Here it is, finally. The long-delayed 107th edition of the Carnival of Satire. Many of the submissions in October revolved around the US election, and they’re a bit dated, so I haven’t included them. My apologies. On the plus side, there is some mighty entertaining stuff left for those of us who are eating turkey today, and those who are just feeling like one.
As you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), in which masochistic writers attempt to pen 50,000 words of a novel. I am one of them. As I gobble for the finish line, I sometimes wonder what I’m running towards, and Paperback Writer has the answer in the addendum to her Devil’s Publishing Dictionary. (Part one and part two.) It includes such wisdom as this:
Satire: the scornful use of heavy irony, vicious sarcasm, caustic ridicule or similar means to expose the truth about polarizing topics without getting one’s ass fired, attacked, sued, stalked, shot, etc.
If that is not esoteric enough for you, then you will prefer One Weekly Gun’s charmingly strange musical homage to The remains of Nicolaus Copernicus .
But back to the aforementioned election. Rather than rehash all the stuff we know, alejna has deep an important election news in the Republic of Pants « collecting tokens.
Mad Kane wonders, in verse, if Bush doesn’t have brush to clear?
If you’re looking for seasonal poetry, check out The Daily Lifeku’s “Happy Turkey Day” — a three-line meditation of tofurkey.
Kevin Armstrong discovered this tragic story about a Cat Born with Small Face Just Wants to be Loved, Pet .
Satire Patch has hot entertainment news for us: NBC Show “The Whisperer Whisperer” Debuts In December
In the sports world, Kevin Brockman relates the sad tale of an Olympic mascot in trouble: Quatchi Caught In Olympic Scandal .
el guapo presents Amazing World Exclusive Interview of Jesus, Buddha, Bush and Darth Vader .
Mad Mike presents California Wildfires: Caused by Nature’s Homophobia?
And Rickey Henderson fills in our non-satire spot magnificently this edition with How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Read the Prescription Label .
And that’s it for the 107th edition. Thanks to these fine folks for helping us with webby-stuff: the Blog Carnival for their form; and the listings at the Ubercarnival, Ferdy’s permanent floating ping festival, and for the listings at the Blog Carnival too. Also, you may find some satire here if you poke around a bit. Here too. Thanks to Seychelles88 for the Underwood pic.