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Carnival of Satire (#90)

The Carnival of Satire (#90)The best part of Christmas is all the blood. Or maybe it’s rotating knives. Wait! It’s the screams of agony as your captives are flayed alive. No, definitely the blood! Sorry, that’s Aztec Festival of Tlacaxipehualiztli we’re thinking of. Christmas is about buying things, right? Anyway, happy holidays all, and welcome to the seasonal edition of the Carnival of Satire:

First “Metrosexual,” Then “Man-Crush,” Now Simply “Homo”: Ahistoricality has found a gem with these Most e-mailed stories of the future on NYT.com (at Corn Chips And Pie). You may also be intrigued by the The Zionist-Conspiracy-O-Matic.

Coincidentally, Sammy Benoit at Yid with a Lid has a bit of seasonal poetry for us all: A Visit From Condolezza Rice.

While we’re thinking about old St. Nick, here’s what he does December 26th. You see, Christmas is not just about buying things. Not forgetting the Claus-man’s essential manliness, you may be interested in The Frogster’s ideas about enhancing male attributes.

And it wouldn’t be the holiday without ritually humiliating your pets. Thanks to Leslie’s Omnibus for finding this pic:
Christmas Lolcat humiliation

For more, check out Suzy’s Twelve Pets of Christmas contest.

We’re not sure what the hell is going on in this post, but it’s entertaining (and satire, we hope): lordsomber at the aptly-named The Pungeoning presents Clever Phrases, Realpolitik and the Spin of a Coin.

Chickens in the Road has news from Roane County: Downed Tree Causes Year’s Worst Pileup.

You know, a pen makes an excellent stocking stuffer, and this one sounds really good. Hat tip to Predator Press.

Madeleine Begun Kane has a few Political Laughs for us this week.

mark admits he is a frustrated, yet confident, author.

blue skelton has an even more damning admission: I’m in Love with Ann Coulter.

Spoiler alert: Adam Burkett has a review of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Jesse Ruder presents Emo Island.

Up until now, Weird Al never appeared in the Carnival of Satire. Steve Oliphant has blown that record with his collection of Music Videos from the 80’s.

And that’s it for the seasonal edition! If you have some satire to share, please consider submitting next time. Thanks to these fine folks for helping us with webby-stuff: the Blog Carnival for their form; and the listings at the Ubercarnival, and at the Blog Carnival too. Thanks to Peter Forret for his “evil” Santa pic and to humor-blogs.com for the daily gift of laughter.


  1. Good lord, Santa Claus appears to have fallen victim to reefer madness…

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Mark. Much appreciated. The bagpipe Star Wars is awesome. I’m trying to figure out if I like that or the Chewbacca vacuum more.

  3. Hey, have you read much Terry Pratchett? I’m thinking especially of “Hogfather.” He talks a lot in that one about fairy tales for kids (including Santa) all starting with blood.

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