Satire is destroying the world. There. I’ve admitted it, and now you know the secret desire of everyone here at The Skwib is to bring about a humorous apocalypse. A humockalypse, if you will. And we’re a week late to chime in on the New Yorker fiasco — an example of failed satire if ever there was one — so we’ll let some of our participants this week can do it for us.
But before we get to the Obama-New Yorker Incident (The Oborker Incident), Satirepatch has stunning news in evolutionary biology: Scientists Discover Lawyers Becoming a New Species .
And now back to The Orborker Incident: As always, Madeleine Begun Kane is spot on with her poem, lampooning A Humorist’s Lament (Covering The New Yorker Cover Brouhaha In Verse) .
Jon Swift then teaches the New Yorker (and all the non-satirists out there) how it is done with his take on the Obama cover.
So who says Obama or McCain will be the next US President? Neil Benson is a self-described “mostly retired former mental health professional” (so that should give you some warning) and he has a prediction: Our New President: Nancy Pelosi.
This post from Free-Ass. Press is satirical and ironic, as it was (briefly) the #1 story on Digg.com: Digg Users Hate Everything; Bury Internet .
Julius Bloop gets all medieval on the carnival with: Diary Of A World Of Warcraft Player – Moms Are For Real Life Only .
Humungus has yet another scheme from the Flinstone-Rubble Compendium of Instant Wealth: Employment opportunities available!.
Yitzchak Goodman has uncovered the lyrics to The Other Black National Anthem .
Sammy Benoit relates the news that PETA Says Term A*S HOLE is Cruel to Animals .
In this week’s one single, non-satire moment, Barbara Diamond relieves all the ironic tension by reminding us of the dangers of hippos in: OH SHIT, RUN.
And that’s it for the 103rd 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.