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The Carnival of Satire (#39)

The Carnival of SatireWelcome to the 39th edition of The Carnival of Satire, where our correspondents wax ironic or just monkey around with a little parody.

We’ll start this week with Madeleine Begun Kane at Mad Kane’s Notables has a masterful limerick only a woman could write (and get away with): Ann’s Master Plan.

Jon Swift has reasons why The Retirement of Bill Gates from Microsoft Is No Big Deal

Furries creep out Thag. And apparently they do the same for Kneon Transitt, as you’ll see with Real-life furries just around the corner?.

We have decided BiBi Cambridge’s The Street finds its own use for Technology (or BlueJacking) is satire. If it’s not, BiBi, shame on you.

On the topic of mobiles, Ahistoricality turned up A Sermon, on the Current Disputes Over Turning Off Cellphones in the British Library Reading Rooms; Delivered on June 20, 2006, in Islington (at The Little Professor.)

Anonymous Educator goes to the school of hard knocks in Faculty Party.

Ahistoricality also found “Look At Me, I Turned A Corner in Iraq,” Says Bush (at LiberalOasis.

Peace Moonbeam has Bad News.

Don Surber has parody news with: Fanatic pissed at being passed over for al-Qaeda promotion.

And we’ll finish up this week with another limerick from Madeleine Begun Kane: Arlen, The Intellectual?

Thanks to everyone for keeping this carnival going. Submit next week via this handy form, or or here; the COS is listed at the Ubercarnival, and at the Blog Carnival too.


  1. Thanks so much for mentioning two of my limericks. Great job as always!

  2. Suffice it to say that I am somewhata ashamed…. Thank you for including me!

    BiBi x

  3. Too cool! Thanks for the mention! Give my regards to Thag!

  4. New Yawkers Are Polite … So There!

    I’m a proud New Yorker, so I was pleased (and unsurprised) to read that a Reader’s Digest poll ranks New York “the most courteous major city in the world.”

    New Yawkers Are Polite … So There!
    By Madeleine Begun Kane

    New Yorkers are very …

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