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June 24, 2014

Public service announcement re: Clickhole

the-war-outsideourdoor says: If you’re acting like an idiot and making a scene, of course they are going to kick you out. Good riddance, idiot.  

» SFB says: Clickhole is a satire site created by the folks from The Onion. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: shortformblog)

22:13 // 1 month ago
May 29, 2013

chrismohney:

theclearlydope:

Great ad campaign by PBS but I’m pretty sure they just created all the new fall programming for TLC.

popculturebrain:

NY PBS Creates Ads With Fake Reality Shows | EW

Classic problem of actuality outrunning satire, the dilemma of our age really

Today in satire that’s so on point that we’re gonna probably see these shows.

10:30 // 1 year ago
December 7, 2012
8:58 // 1 year ago
September 28, 2012
An amusing consequence of state-controlled media: In countries with a closed press, satire, by definition, doesn’t exist, and so when satirical pieces leak over from other countries, they’re often interpreted as real news. In other words, Iranians have more of an excuse for mistaking The Onion for reality than these people do. source

An amusing consequence of state-controlled media: In countries with a closed press, satire, by definition, doesn’t exist, and so when satirical pieces leak over from other countries, they’re often interpreted as real news. In other words, Iranians have more of an excuse for mistaking The Onion for reality than these people do. source

20:23 // 1 year ago
August 29, 2012
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23:44 // 1 year ago
August 4, 2012
Protip: Free Wood Post is a satire site and this article isn’t real
Hey, just a tip: If you see this link about Anonymous and Romney’s tax returns floating around the ether, it’s not real. In fact, a Forbes writer even spent some time debunking the idea around the article, while noting the source’s satirical nature. Free Wood Post is a satire site that has published a number of realish-sounding things that have surfaced over the past few months. And people keep getting fooled, not reading deep enough into the article to see that there are obvious jokes in the article — a deduction from “Toupee Creators Unlimited,” for example. Unfortunately for us (and unlike The Onion), the things sound somewhat feasible on their face, and readers totally skip over the “Satire Disclaimer” on every page of the site. If someone sends you this link, send them this link back.

Protip: Free Wood Post is a satire site and this article isn’t real

Hey, just a tip: If you see this link about Anonymous and Romney’s tax returns floating around the ether, it’s not real. In fact, a Forbes writer even spent some time debunking the idea around the article, while noting the source’s satirical nature. Free Wood Post is a satire site that has published a number of realish-sounding things that have surfaced over the past few months. And people keep getting fooled, not reading deep enough into the article to see that there are obvious jokes in the article — a deduction from “Toupee Creators Unlimited,” for example. Unfortunately for us (and unlike The Onion), the things sound somewhat feasible on their face, and readers totally skip over the “Satire Disclaimer” on every page of the site. If someone sends you this link, send them this link back.

19:05 // 1 year ago
November 18, 2011

Surprisingly, this isn’t an Occupy post: Do you think Ryan Gosling was robbed of People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” title this year? Well, these protesters do, too. Our pals at BuzzFeed started a whole petition to promote Gosling to his rightful place. Today, protesters met outside of People’s NY HQ with chants, signs and masks. We are the 99%, indeed. source

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0:50 // 2 years ago
September 29, 2011
13:12 // 2 years ago
It has come to our attention that recent twitter feeds are reporting false information concerning current conditions at the U.S. Capitol. Conditions at the U.S. Capitol are currently normal.
U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, unamused by the Twitter postings from The Onion, a satirical news site, which claimed that members of Congress had armed themselves with semi-automatic weapons, taken a group of schoolchildren hostage inside the Capitol building, and demanded $12 trillion in ransom.  (via officialssay)

The Onion rarely screws up walking the line like this. A rare fail for them. The Univision Tumblr has a Storify started up regarding this topic.

(via brooklynmutt)

12:50 // 2 years ago
September 11, 2011
futurejournalismproject:

I’ve long been grateful to The Onion for its September 26, 2001 issue. Most simply, it allowed me to smile again.
Pictured above from that issue (and with apologies to the source since I’ve forgotten where I downloaded it from): God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule and US Vows to Defeat Whoever it is We’re at War With.
In a 2004 interview, Zack Stalberg, Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and former Pulitzer Prize judge, told Editor & Publisher that he put The Onion up for consideration for a the prize’s commentary category:

“As it went around the table, you could see that people were blown away by this work,” Stalberg said about the entry, which included the paper’s mock Sept. 11 coverage. “But it was a little too different, a little too risky. I voted to make it a finalist, but nobody else did.” 


Absolutely agree with this. Comedy should be bold. And nobody was bolder than The Onion. A great lesson on great satire.

futurejournalismproject:

I’ve long been grateful to The Onion for its September 26, 2001 issue. Most simply, it allowed me to smile again.

Pictured above from that issue (and with apologies to the source since I’ve forgotten where I downloaded it from): God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule and US Vows to Defeat Whoever it is We’re at War With.

In a 2004 interview, Zack Stalberg, Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and former Pulitzer Prize judge, told Editor & Publisher that he put The Onion up for consideration for a the prize’s commentary category:

“As it went around the table, you could see that people were blown away by this work,” Stalberg said about the entry, which included the paper’s mock Sept. 11 coverage. “But it was a little too different, a little too risky. I voted to make it a finalist, but nobody else did.” 

Absolutely agree with this. Comedy should be bold. And nobody was bolder than The Onion. A great lesson on great satire.

13:12 // 2 years ago