The B-list of bad has an axis to grind --
February 6, 2002 8:03 PM   Subscribe

The B-list of bad has an axis to grind -- According to one of Canada's national newspapers, Libya, China and Syria today announced they had formed the "Axis of Just as Evil," which they said would be way eviller than that stupid Iran-Iraq-North Korea axis President George W. Bush warned of in his State of the Union address.

Not only was this article in the paper today, it actually made the front page.
posted by heybate (11 comments total)
 
I never thought I'd say this but . . . boy I wish I were Canadian!
posted by josh at 8:28 PM on February 6, 2002


Oh course you left out the obvious satire tags:

SATIRE: The B-list of bad has an axis to grind
Wicked wannabes forming rival hit list

Andrew Marlatt
SatireWire


Another attempt at bringing Onion-type humor to the masses. I think the editors want us to know how down they are with pop culture from the mid 90's.
posted by skallas at 8:34 PM on February 6, 2002


G. W. Bush should have taken something into account here -- in calling these countries the "Axis of Evil" he was comparing them to the Axis from World War II. That means he was comparing one of them to WW2 Germany, which means he was comparing its leader to Hitler. So, by Godwin's Law he has lost the argument.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 9:13 PM on February 6, 2002


A skit based on that article would have made a fine companion to the Mr. Neutron bit on "Monty Pyton's Flying Circus." That's the one where the "really, really dangerous" Mr. Neutron (Graham Chapman in an awful yellow superhero outfit) spends his time in England shopping and gardening and falls off of the Americans' radar, prompting a panicked U.S. general (Michael Palin) to tell an underling, among other things, "Surround everyone! With everything we've got!"

Seems like it'd go nicely with the Axis of Not So Much Evil Really As Just Generally Disagreeable.
posted by diddlegnome at 9:35 PM on February 6, 2002


Okay, that's spray-your-coffee-on-the-monitor hilarious, right up there at Onion level. Thanks for the great link!

The "Axis of Not So Much Evil Really As Just Generally Disagreeable." Reminds me of Dilbert's Phil, Prince of Insufficient Light.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 9:37 PM on February 6, 2002


Yes, that was spraying-coffee good. Fortunately, I missed the monitor.
posted by dws at 9:41 PM on February 6, 2002


Reminds me of Dilbert's Phil, Prince of Insufficient Light

Perhaps President Bush should just darn them all to heck.
posted by diddlegnome at 9:48 PM on February 6, 2002


The Axis of Just as Evil is secretly preparing many Weapons of Moderate Repairable Damage.
posted by dhartung at 10:26 PM on February 6, 2002


I'm almost upset.
posted by dong_resin at 1:13 AM on February 7, 2002


SatireWire, the original source for this article, regularly brightens up my day.
posted by tdismukes at 6:49 AM on February 7, 2002


France surrendered.
posted by mkn at 10:00 AM on February 7, 2002


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