Monday, September 24, 2012

When Satire Falls Flat

I swear it's as if they have lost their funny bone -- or more likely, never had one. An Oldie Goldie email has been making the rounds again, you know the one where Obama said he won't wear an American flag pin because he "doesn't want to be seen as taking sides" and wants to change the national anthem to "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"?

This story first appeared on a site called John Semmens: Semi-News -- A Satirical Look at Recent News in October 2007. As you can see, it was clearly labeled "semi-news" and "satire", but the wingnuttery doesn't care about that. Shit, they probably don't even know what "satire" is. Except for that rubber thing that they gots to have four of to keep their pickup truck up off the ground: "'At? 'At satire. Needs some ayr."

So satire goes flat (get it?) when it strikes the wet canvas brain of the Moron-American Voting Bloc, which is no more capable of nuance and subtlety than an earthworm.