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Carnival of Satire #1

Carnival of Satire graphic (with penguins)Welcome to the inaugural Carnival of Satire at The Skwib. This was a real pleasure to put together. As I suspected, there is some fine satire being produced by many a weblog, and I thought most of these posts were of really high quality. So no more blah, blah from me — on to the posts.

Ahistoricality at Ahistoricality introduces us to a concept that makes Atkins look like a health regime for sissies in Diet of the Penguins, which also gives us our first COS graphic.

As always, Laurence Simon at This Blog Is Full Of Crap produces cutting (and funny) satire; in this piece, he has a go at the US Supreme Court and the computing industry at the same time: Supreme Court Overturns Moore’s Law.

Josh Cohen at Multiple Mentality brings us a good think piece (somewhere a Rolling Stone editor is wetting himself) on Where were our superheroes? Though the whole post isn’t satirical, its jumping-off point certainly is.

Having ridden on the Paris metro in August, I have a sense of where Mr. Satire at satire :: might have come up with Mephitic French PM de Villepin Suggests Shower and Soap To Combat Welfare Fraud

Buckley F. Williams at The Nose On Your Face presents You Can’t Spell Urine Without U-N.

Two Dogs at Mean Ol’ Meany presents Those Damn Great Democrats Part VIII – Mary Landrieu.

I really enjoyed this satire from Ellison at Blog d’Elisson who gives us short (dare I say Skwib-like fiction) in a beautiful satire of marketers called: THE HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE, VERY BAD BREAKFAST CEREAL: A 100-WORD STORY

There is more food-related satire from Andy Clarkson at The Charlotte Capitalist who examines (in a longer post) the questionable methodology of the Charlotte “Food Board”

Bob at either orr takes the piss out of the Liberal Party of Canada for their corruption, and at the same time, a swipe at MasterCard’s so-spoofable ad campaign in Liberalcard

Sean Gleeson at Sean Gleeson presents a humorous take on the Roberts confirmation hearings in Confirmation Comics

And lastly, a submission from Mr. Snitch! at Mister Snitch! is absolutely brilliant! (Hmm… a lot of exclamation marks there.)

I love the original song, Hurricane, and this version of Dylan’s classic leaves no player in the whole Katrina debacle un-pierced. I’m sure you’ll enjoy: Here comes the story of the Hurricane. Incidentally, if you know of someone who is a Dylan imitator or stylist, Mr. Snitch wants to set the lyrics to the music. You can find out more at his website.

So that’s our first outing, and a successful one at that. If you’d like to join the Carnival of Satire, you’ll find all the details here. You can also check other up-to-date carnivals at the Blog Carnival and Ferdy’s carnival form. See you next week!


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