Well, it sure looks like we jumped the gun putting Monsieur Foley on the banner last week. Yep, this week’s Carnival of Satire is dominated by satire about Foley, from both sides, which we present. That said, wethinks one side dost protest too much. And then there was the weekend “explosion.”
But to start on a really fluffy note, every few years Weird Al returns to give us more subtle parody. (Yes, sarcasm.) And we like the way this video of “You’re Pitiful” works on so many levels; we especially like the way it makes fun of us for being drooling worshipers in the cult of celebrity. Thanks to the folks at Sorry I Got Drunk for putting this together. You can jump straight to the video here.
Ahistoricality returns to the carnival this week, and finds some more dark satire. This time, we have an answer for the racially loaded question: should I use blackface on my blog? (posted at EbogJonson). Warning: this post contains 95 percent spreadsheet!
We have a new satirist on the roster this week, from a blog called Here in Idaho. Kristi Harrison suggests that Americans aren’t the only ones with messed-up, crazy leaders.
La Cage Aux Foley
Conservathink has an exchange of ideas (that have nothing to do with beavers) in I did not have sexual relations with that man, Mr. Foley.
Continuing with La Cage Aux Foley, Peace Moonbeam goes for the obvious pun with GOP (Gay Old Party?).
Bile, Snark, and Sneer has news that the Foley email scandal expands.
Brian Tarcy has more football predictions at WhatZgonnahappen.com.
Elizabeth has furry parody with Tickle me cato.
While we’re on the topic of furry things, Madeleine Begun Kane has a little Ode To Genetically Altered Cats. And that takes us out on a fluffy note too. Isn’t it nice when things just kind of come together? Okay, not some things, even Denny would have to agree to that.
With any luck, we’ll all still be here next week for another edition of the COS. Thanks for all who pitched for #50. Submit via this handy form; the COS is listed at the Ubercarnival, and at the Blog Carnival too.