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Fascism in America?

Fascism in America? It Can't Happen Here is a masterful satire in which a popular, dimwitted politician rises to dictatorial power on the backs of radio evangelists, opponents of urban, yacht-owning, college professor liberalism, common people, and the Rotary Club. America is pushed into a manufactured war by all-powerful corporate interests, liberties are restricted in the name of national emergency, and all is coordinated by a behind-the-scenes political maestro sometimes called "the brain." Sound familiar? It's nothing new: the book was written by Sinclair Lewis in 1935.
posted by socratic on Nov 29, 2004 - 50 comments

cartoons by Leslie Illingworth

4,563 cartoons by Welsh cartoonist Leslie Illingworth

"The Illingworth cartoon collection at the National Library, which contains 4,563 images, explores a wide variety of topics through the eyes of one of Britain's best known cartoonists of the twentieth century."
posted by bob sarabia on Nov 22, 2004 - 3 comments

Relativistic penile length enhancement and the joy of sexual physics

Sex at near light speed... Have concerns about penile length at relativistic speeds? How about the using wormholes for masturbation? These questions and many others are taken up by Dr. John @ UCLA.

"...But I am worried. If we were to engage in consensual sex at faster than the speed of light, would I go back in time, so that he would end up having sex with a 5 year old girl? ..."
posted by jasper411 on Nov 12, 2004 - 7 comments

Veiled Conceit

Veiled Conceit is a blistering sendup of the New York Times wedding announcements.
Yes, that is Wolf Blitzer standing there, "stoned out of his mind and ogling a waitress."
posted by PrinceValium on Nov 10, 2004 - 8 comments

XXXX

Gallumpia ADULT. I especially enjoyed the housewives section. [NSFW?] via b3ta newsletter
posted by normy on Nov 4, 2004 - 4 comments

The time has come to set the record straight

Wolfpacks for truth. They thought they were shooting a Greenpeace commercial!
posted by clevershark on Oct 24, 2004 - 23 comments

Feeling lonely? Terrified? Isolated from the World Community?

Feeling lonely? Terrified? Isolated from the World Community? Call now. Real girls are standing by to tell you exactly what you want to hear.
posted by glenwood on Oct 22, 2004 - 8 comments

Pirates and Emperors

Pirates and Emperors is the story of America's funding of terrorists (freedom fighters) put to music and animation, ala Schoolhouse Rock. It's a simple civics lesson that even elementary school kids, and our nation's highest leader, can understand. (link via BoingBoing)
posted by fleener on Oct 15, 2004 - 34 comments

austin animators extraordinaire

From surreal and scathing political satire to muisc videos such as Molotov's hot latin Frijolero and David Byrne's The Great Intoxication, Austin's Jason Archer and Paul Beck are producing some great animation. (large flash and quicktime clips) - via snarky malarkey
posted by madamjujujive on Oct 11, 2004 - 5 comments

and i know a few things about photo essays

The best political photo essay i've ever seen. A cheeky look at Bush's flip flops in the form of a shoe catalogue.
posted by tsarfan on Oct 8, 2004 - 18 comments

America Bashing by Stephane Peray

America Bashing. By Thai cartoonist Stephane Peray.
posted by plep on Sep 27, 2004 - 33 comments

Votergasm

How to contact your elected officials. A civics lesson for sexy people, from the good people at Votergasm. (NSFW, in the Victoria's Secret kind of way.)
posted by PrinceValium on Sep 17, 2004 - 6 comments

The Liberal Limericker

The Liberal Limericker. Yep... just another site dedicated to astute political commentary in limerick form.
posted by crookdimwit on Sep 13, 2004 - 9 comments

an open letter

For the love of Crusade. A short animation that may not be played at the 2004 Republican Convention.
posted by the fire you left me on Aug 27, 2004 - 19 comments

It is well known

It is well known among the computer elite, who are mostly Atheists and Pagans, that Pokemon's pro-Darwinism propaganda is inescapable...
posted by isol on Aug 15, 2004 - 23 comments

Flatland and the Planiverse

2D Mathematical Fiction, imaginary two-dimensional worlds (and social satire). Once could do worse than read the illustrated original, or Edwin A. Abbott's views on women, follow Yendred's Journey (from Dimensional Geographic), or check out Yendred's homepage.
posted by plep on Aug 14, 2004 - 5 comments

mail room veterans

Mail Room Veterans for Bush
Not exactly your Swift Boat Veterans, but staunch defenders of all things holy and honorable and patriotic just the same. Submitted for your Friday fun.
posted by nofundy on Aug 6, 2004 - 1 comment

PrezGeorgeW | Typepad

CIA wants Bush to stop blogging. Allium cepa.
posted by brownpau on Aug 4, 2004 - 18 comments

Reimaging Dick.

The Extreme Dick Cheney Makeover (Quicktime req'd)
posted by moonbird on Aug 3, 2004 - 14 comments

Subservient President

Subservient President. MoveOn's homage to BK's Chicken. (via waxy)
posted by Ufez Jones on Aug 2, 2004 - 65 comments

The art of caricature

The Lewis Walpole Library has digitized 10,000 images from its superb collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century satirical prints -- not the only collection of its kind on the Internet, but certainly one of the largest and best. Search under "Gillray", "Rowlandson" or "Cruikshank" and browse a selection of images from the golden age of English caricature. Everyone will have their own favourites, but here are a few of mine: Rowlandson's Author and Bookseller, Cruikshank's The Headache and Gillray's Advantages of Wearing Muslin Dresses.
posted by verstegan on Jul 31, 2004 - 4 comments

Throughout the 20th century, small groups of men seized control of great nations...

In His Own Words -- just in time for FlashQuicktime Friday, Bush's own words, from 2003's State of the Union matched with more appropriate and now-historic imagery than a man standing behind a teleprompter and podium. (Warning: some graphic stuff inside.) Realplayer version available here. and perhaps because not everything deserves the lighthearted jibjab treatment.
posted by amberglow on Jul 29, 2004 - 46 comments

Will Ferrell's new ACT

Will Ferrell spoofs GWB for ACT ... "you caught me mending my fences, one of the many things i do on my ranch ..." (streaming QuickTime or WMV). i know it's partisan crap, but still pretty funny ... until the end.
posted by mrgrimm on Jul 28, 2004 - 33 comments

GeneModPuns

Genie Corp: The Splice Of Life. Creature Comforts [via BoingBoing]
posted by srboisvert on Jul 24, 2004 - 1 comment

C'est dommage, c'est pas vrai!

According to the Paris Business Review, the Bill O'Reilly-led Boycott of French Goods is wreaking havoc on the French Economy. Or is it?
posted by psmealey on Jul 22, 2004 - 14 comments

Cheney and Leahy throw down

Most of the rhymes kicked therein cannot be quoted in a family publication, but observers gave Mr. Cheney credit for his deceptively laid-back flow. Mr. Leahy was applauded for managing to rhyme the phrases "unethical for certain," "crude oil spurtin'," and "like Halliburton."
posted by xmutex on Jul 20, 2004 - 15 comments

Fancy-pants President

"Is [President] Bush a Homo?" Those are Betty's words... not mine. [via tinmanic]
posted by silusGROK on Jul 13, 2004 - 29 comments

The G.W. Talking Sockpuppet

The G.W. Talking Sockpuppet
The Idiot's Guide to Presidentiable Speechwriting For Dummy
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posted by y2karl on Jul 11, 2004 - 9 comments

Ruptured?

Any experts out there? Have you been asked to do a show, called "The Debate Show" on "an MTV network"? Well look out: IT'S A TRAP! "The Debate Show" is actually a new Comedy Central program called Crossballs, a "smart, comedic spoof of programs such as Crossfire, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and the entire Fox News Network..." A second amendment activist emerged from a taping with extremely twisted knickers, whilst a privacy advocate barely escaped (this account via bOINGbOING). I'm torn: part of me wants to see the show, and part of me wants to see if enough attention on the web can ruin it...
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Jun 21, 2004 - 62 comments

CNNNN: Embedded in your heart

CNNNN: Australia's finest news source, with the very best Newstainment around, presented by professional commentators with the aid of the CNNNN Newsband, studio audience and newsbar monkey, and advertisement support from Esteem ("because you need it") and Boggs beer ("the imported beer made right here"). Featuring new reality show Animal Farm, Bush's Slumber Down Under (let's "give him the big Dubya"), extreme news from the Firth Report, CNNNN Pay-Per-News and much, much more. [warning: RealPlayer]
posted by reklaw on Jun 4, 2004 - 2 comments

Information wants to be free!

I'm done with The Onion. I trusted The Onion and read their comedy for free for years -- but after hundreds of issues of unbelievable comedy The Onion is now a "pay site" that charges $30 a year for earlier access to each week's issue, plus awesome-sounding online news radio and special election coverage! I'm mad! Oh yeah!!!
posted by josh on May 19, 2004 - 39 comments

Coming soon to an EU near you

Visit sunny Molvanîa! The guidebook is here. Just don't mix them up with Moldavia. They hate that.
posted by trondant on Apr 28, 2004 - 16 comments

Onion photo used as propaganda

This would be funny... if it weren't so very, very sad.
posted by pizzasub on Apr 8, 2004 - 25 comments

The Epic Battle of Testosterone

The Bushiad and The Idyossey. "Narrative epic poems of 24 chapters each, The Bushiad and The Idyossey use satire and irony to cover events during nine months from December 2002 through September 2003, and were inspired by events as they occurred. Homer would recognize the tale." But where's Hercubush?
posted by homunculus on Apr 4, 2004 - 8 comments

ye shall have their carcases in abomination!

god hates shrimp
posted by bluno on Mar 2, 2004 - 79 comments

Can I still have gay sex on Uranus?

White House To Seek Ban On Gay Sex On The Moon
posted by elwoodwiles on Feb 27, 2004 - 21 comments

On Becoming a Randroid

10 Easy Steps to Objectivism. When you have achieved true Objectivistivity, join Friend Bear on a visit to the Objectivist Theme Park, so that you too can be one with Ayn Rand's Floating Head.
posted by brownpau on Feb 18, 2004 - 46 comments

You start this world armed only with a UNIVERSAL FURNITURE-ASSEMBLY ALLEN WRENCH

Ikea Walkthrough: Now you are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. A skeleton, probably the remains of a luckless consumer, lies here. Beside the skeleton is a rusty SKARPT high-quality steel knife with hard plastic handle and a shopping cart. Search the body. Take the IKEA GIFT CARD (still has $43 on it). Take and eat the SWEDISH FISH for sustenance. Now go: S, E, D, D, E, SW, W, SW, D, W, U, S
posted by turbodog on Jan 26, 2004 - 61 comments

Secaucus is the new Williamsburg?

Popdork [ indie rock satire and hipster humor ]
posted by shoepal on Jan 23, 2004 - 5 comments

Generic Rap Song

Generic Rap Song by Princeton student. An excellent undergrad piece that lampoons the current state of rap music. Includes a satirical rap song (complete with downloadable MP3, streaming audio, downloadable DivX video, and streaming RealVideo) and an analysis of each verse. Even an essay that compares the satire in the piece with some 200 year-old satire ("A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift). Amazing, accurate, and funny as all get out.
posted by timbley on Jan 15, 2004 - 52 comments

I see Jesus!

ISeeJesus.com Possible scenario: A church has suffered years of ever lowering attendance. A church elder contracts IseeJesus.com. The following Sunday a righteous and long time congregant notices a pattern of a familiar face in the swirls of dirt and mineralisation on the side of the church...Word spreads and each Sunday sees more people in the pews and more money in the collection plate.
posted by tippiedog on Jan 14, 2004 - 9 comments

Stepford Children

Stepford children as the new Stepford Wives? Margaret Talbot in The Atlantic makes the case for a more appropriate Stepford movie circa 2004.
posted by Armitage Shanks on Dec 29, 2003 - 10 comments

Jack Chick meets Cthulhu.

Jack Chick meets Cthulhu.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Dec 6, 2003 - 20 comments

Ladies Against Women

Ladies Against Women. I haven't heard much about these ladies lately, but I'm sure they're pleased as punch that the boys are gradually advancing their agenda. [LAW link via Crooked Timber.]
posted by homunculus on Nov 16, 2003 - 5 comments

Picture Hunt time!

Picture Hunt time! How many women are in this picture? (more inside)
posted by AaRdVarK on Nov 6, 2003 - 54 comments

Getting converted has never been so easy!

Getting converted has never been so easy! "The Plug 'n' Pray concept: Religion is no longer a mystical experience or a personal journey to get closer to our transcendent inner dimension - it belongs now to the FCG (Fast Consumer Goods) segment." …A brilliant religious (and software marketing) satire, IMHO.
posted by Down10 on Nov 4, 2003 - 12 comments

Chasing Karl

Wonderful system of government. Fake democracy, fake elections, fake political system surrounded by humbug and greedy lawyers. This allows business to get on with its tasks, buying candidates, a bribe here, a bribe there. An interview with Karl Marx.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Oct 30, 2003 - 13 comments

Bawdy ballads of saints, sinners, cutpurses and sundry other folk

The Saint Turned Sinner, or the Dissenting Parson's Text Under the Quaker's Petticoats - the bawdy tale of "A Gospel Cushion thumper, who dearly loved a Bumper," from Blackletter Ballads, a small but fine collection of ballads with themes ranging from cutpurses to kings, all gleaned from 17th century broadsheets.
posted by madamjujujive on Oct 4, 2003 - 4 comments

Supply Side Jesus

The Gospel of Supply Side Jesus
It's not Friday yet but this is great entertainment! Hope you laugh as much as I did!
posted by nofundy on Sep 17, 2003 - 28 comments

NeoWhig Out!

NeoWhig: The Smart Party for Smart People...and, yeah, you too.
Could this be the Third Party that changes history by stealing votes from... well, I don't know, maybe The Hamster for President Campaign? But can you name another political group where YOU can become their vice-Presidential candidate? And don't they have the coolest party logo ever?
It's just refreshing to see some political satire that doesn't mention Bush, Dean or California.
posted by wendell on Sep 16, 2003 - 21 comments

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