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The Carnival of Satire (#51)

The Carnival of Satire (#51)Welcome to The Carnival of Satire, one week away from our first anniversary. For next week, we’d like to try something a little different — we’d like you to find some satire (and it doesn’t have to be from a blog) that is written by someone else. It can be anything! To start with, let’s look an example:

While technically not a blog, this gem from McSweeney’s IS funny satire: Back From Yet Another Globetrotting Adventure, Indiana Jones Checks His Mail and Discovers That His Bid for Tenure Has Been Denied. Thanks to Ahistoricality for showing us how it’s done.

And now back to more bloggish work.

If you skip the preamble, you’ll find an adroit satire from Stephen Littau, titled: Personal Attack Ad…Against Myself! We’re just bitter that this appeared in the Carnival of the Vanities first. Damn you Kehaar!

While thinking political thoughts, you should check out Madeleine Begun Kane’s latest limericks: Trade Deficit, Budget Deficit, Truth Deficit.

David Williams is happy to announce that the State of Florida Says ‘Yes’ to Boobs. We respectfully submit that Mr. Williams shouldn’t get too excited about this. Some years ago they ruled that women could go topless here in the Province of Ontario, but there was no subsequent wave of fleshy sunbathing. Boo!

Kristi at Here in Idaho has an Abramoff-related post with Seriously. Diary pages just fall from the sky in Idaho.

Bobbarama is not enthralled with the revenue stream, and outlines the issue in A blogger’s lament. Thanks to Polliwog for the link.

Peace Moonbeam regales us with the story of Jimmy Jong-il.

Speaking of North Korea, you may be wondering, “does the NFL have a peace plan?” Yes it does, and it is outlined at WhatZgonnahappen.com.

Lauren has more popculture satire with this piece about Laguna Beach.

Vox Poplar presents BRING OUT YOUR DEAD: 1 on 1 with The Lancet.

Bile, Snark, and Sneer presents Those Christmas tips are KILLERS.

And to take us out, here’s another example of the kind of satire you can find on the web that’s not necessarily on a blog. This is the famous “avacado” bit. Note: We will limit the number of YouTube clips from the Daily Show to two.

That is all.

Oh no, there’s the usual thanks. First, to all of you (the heroes) for dropping by to read the COS. Then to all the participants, and finally to these fine folks for helping us run things: the Blog Carnival for their form; and the listings at the Ubercarnival, and at the Blog Carnival too.


  1. I’m thrilled to see my Blogger’s Lament in your blog here, although you’ve miscredited it. (smile) Polliwog submitted the post on my behalf, but in fact I wrote it. The credit should go to bobbarama. Don’t make me hurt you.


    You’ve got a great blog, by the way. I’m enjoying it.

  2. Ah, once again screwed by the formatting of the Blog Carnival form. Our apologies. m.

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Did we mention we’re grateful?

    Thanks a bunch,

    Bile, Snark,and Sneer

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