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The Carnival of Satire (#68)

The Carnival of SatireWhew, we’re full. There’s lots of tasty satire here this week — bitter, sweet, sour and salty. Welcome to The Carnival of Satire, where this week, we start with satlty:

Elisson has food spoofs with Georgia’s Revenge and the dreaded Pizza.

Keeping with the food theme, Ahistoricality found this layered goodness: cooking with the government.

Archer at Lawyerworldland finally explains why NASA has had all those problems with, you know, exploding things.

It’s probably fair to say that many people at NASA would know the elements of the periodic table, but could they present them as entertainingly as Tom Lehrer Does, found by Rebecca Newburn at Information Age Education.

The Language Log has research showing chimps making and using pencils. Thanks to Aloysius for digging this one up.

David wishes us all a Merry ValPatrick’s Ramadanukkah Easterweenmas. We don’t think Dr. Tundra can handle it.

Then again, he could be much worse off. Amanuensis learned about the strange problems besetting fellow feline, in: Darcy in rehab!

Craig Harper presents Keep Your Thin Creepy Lips to Yourself.

Bile, Snark, and Sneer presents Goodbye Norma Jean.

K T Cat has the pithy Stopping Global Warming Through Prudent Taxation.

Remulak MoxArgon presents the less pithy, but related InterGalactic Roundtable 2.7: Global Warming, Hot Air, Slow Bleeds, & Old Bones.

Brent Diggsben presents Refund Offered For Unused Turn Signals.

Vox Poplar presents Don’t Question My Slowly Bleeding Patriotism.

Dave Burdick has fake news: Gloves come off in Libertarian primary race.

And to finish up this full meal, Madeleine Begun Kane has limerick we thought was delicious: Why I Don’t Hate My Hate Mail.

Thanks to everyone for submitting their satire and making this another great carnival. If you submitted something, and it didn’t make it into the carnival, it’s not that we don’t appreciate the submission, but we just felt it wasn’t right for the carnival. In fact many submissions were quite funny, but not really satire. Defining that is a moving target, but you’ll find our take on it here, in an essay on Satire’s Ugly Sisters. 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. A special thank to Critical Moss for the pizza pic!


  1. […] So today the Carnival of Satire came out and it has a bunch of satire from around the Web, including an entry from little ol’ DaveBurdick.com. […]

  2. A furry Carnival of Sature

    Mark A. Rayner’s Carnival of Satire #68 is chock full of furry goodness, including a posts about Darcy and one that Professor Katz found on Language Log. Oh, and our San Diego friend, KT Cat, has an entry too.

  3. […] And now some links, for your reading (and viewing) pleasure: * David Swanson: Subpoena Dick * ABC’s John Stossel: ‘Rats Make Good Pets For Wounded Vets’ * American Trouble Maker * Reno 911 * Carnival of Satire 68 and Carnival of Satire 69 * Carnival of FeministsTechnorati Tags: Iraq Surge, Iraq War, Traitors, Anti-Surge Bills Share and Enjoy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

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