Okay, this thing seems to be gathering some steam, though we have noticed that the satire gene seems to skews right. However, we like to offend everyone at The Skwib, so fair enough. (We should add that opinions of the participants do not necessarily mirror those of the multiple personalities normally on display here, and that we do not really believe left and right have any meaning anyway.)
Please remember, that this Carnival is about satire, so if your post didn’t get linked, then it could be that it wasn’t quite satirical enough for the tastes of the editorial team. We could be wrong . . . we frequently are. If you want to know what we think satire is, please check out Mark’s essay, Satire’s Ugly Sisters.
Let’s kick things off with a brilliant lampoon from Laurence Simon at IFOC News. This parody news story, Breach Floods N.O. Ninth Ward Again, made Dr. Tundra spew coffee all over the room. (Could have been the peyote buttons too.)
Continuing with the media theme, Remulak MoxArgon at The MoxArgon Group presents Episode # 7: What’s With the Earthling Media?. One wonders why General Kang was not invited to participate — probably seemed too liberal, what with his French clothes and tiny feet.
Gary Cruse at The Owner’s Manual presents the initially baffling EUlogy, but if you are a clever web consumer (which clearly Thag is not) this is actually quite funny if you read the linked story first. (And don’t hit the computer with your club.)
Buckley F. Williams at The Nose On Your Face continues the blame game with Unable To Use “Stupid”, Press Conference Breaks Up Early
Vox Poplar at Vox Poplar Is right About Everything & Don’t You Forget It! presents THIS JUST IN….
The Man at GOP and the City presents Rangel Is Full of the Wrong Bull, which, while not satire per se, is replete with satirical possibilities. Nobody here thinks Bull Connor (the billiard ball on stilts from Night Court) was racist either.
And finally, we recommend you check out The Assimilated Negro at The Assimilated Negro (see, that’s the self-titled blog, there are no Bull O’Connors here!) presents Benefits of Converting From Negro To Assimilated Negro. Excellent satire.
Thanks to everyone for participating in the second Carnival of Satire, and to Chris in NE for the gorilla picture. We’re looking forward to next week’s efforts, where we promise there will be no extra primate added to the Carnival. Okay, no gratuitously extra primate.