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indevampire:

chirart:

fyi ‘satire’ isn’t just ‘hyperbolic exaggeration of the same shit we usually see with a disclaimer that it’s different.’ There actually has to be, like, an element of condemnation in its thesis.

It’s not ironic if it actively celebrates what it’s condemning.

just wanted to put that out there

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Just listened to Tim Minchin on the Nerdist podcast. Seems like a good a reason as any to bring this out again. 

Oh, and listen to the podcast. It’s a great interview.

(Source: youtube.com)

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CBS to viewers: Wake the fuck up

witticismparadise:

NEW YORK — This weekend’s moving and shifting over at last place NBC inspired first place CBS to do some soul-searching of their own, asking their viewers to stop making them the most watched network on television.

After NBC pulled critically-acclaimed, but sparsely watched Community from their mid season rotation, CBS made an announcement of their own.

“If everyone stopped watching our stupid shit, this kind of move wouldn’t have to happen. Now it’s only Community, but what’s NBC going to yank next? Parks and Recreation? Please, stop watching our dumb programming,” said every executive at CBS.

Stalwarts like Two and a Half Men, NCIS, CSI and Survivor have dominated the ratings game for years, while up-and-comers such as Mike and Molly and The Good Wife have shown promise too.

CBS’ long tenure atop the ratings has everyone baffled, viewers and executives alike. From one dry procedural drama to the next, from one humor-less mult-camera sitcom to another, the ratings refuse to dip, leaving higher-ups searching for answers.

“I mean, our shows are really, really dumb. We have three CSIs, two NCISes, essentially 10 Two and a Half Men and The Amazing Race. Do you see how much clever, innovative programming there is on other networks and cable channels? Everyone who watches our network needs to wake the fuck up. We can’t sit here knowing a show like Community is getting shafted, while people continue to watch Rules of Engagement,” again, said every executive at CBS.

The network has tried in the past to decrease its viewership, as recently as earlier this year, when they fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men. With hopes that the show would just die after his departure, show-runners decided to bring in Ashton Kutcher.

CBS called the move “a shot in the foot,” and confessed that they thought “they had rid the network of Jon Cryer and that fat kid from See Spot Run once and for all.”

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thedailywhat:

Single Topic Tumblr of the Day: “Literally Unbelievable” — a Tumblr dedicated to Facebook posts from confoundingly credulous individuals who somehow managed to avoid arriving at the clear-as-day conclusion that The Onion is satire.
[literallyunbelievable.]

This is perfect because I really needed another reason to use my #people are idiots tag.

thedailywhat:

Single Topic Tumblr of the Day:Literally Unbelievable” — a Tumblr dedicated to Facebook posts from confoundingly credulous individuals who somehow managed to avoid arriving at the clear-as-day conclusion that The Onion is satire.

[literallyunbelievable.]

This is perfect because I really needed another reason to use my #people are idiots tag.

(Source: literallyunbelievable)

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phroth:

9gag:

Afghan woman 17 years later



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Phroth: CIA finds Bin Laden through Facebook pictures

phroth:

By Hal Dworkin, Phroth Staff Writer

Notorious terrorist and leader of Al Qaeda Osama Bin Laden came to an end yesterday when members of the United States Army stormed a cave in the mountains of Afghanistan where Bin Laden was hiding after receiving a tip from the CIA on some breakthrough…

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Phroth: Hipsters die out after becoming too apathetic to breathe

phroth:

“This has been a long time coming,” said sociologist Carmen Russo. “We’ve been measuring hipsters’ apathy levels for years, and we all knew it was a matter of time before they reached critical mass. Honestly, we all predicted this would happen after Arcade Fire was nominated for a Grammy.”

(Phroth Early Spring 2011 Phollegian)

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To be fair, TV stands in general are pretty evil. 

To be fair, TV stands in general are pretty evil. 

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House to drop “forcible rape” language in response to advocacy and satire

Breaking news: the House will drop “forcible rape” language that could have excluded some rape victims from being able to seek federal help to pay for an abortion. TPM attributes the decision to “pressure from women’s groups, Democratic politicians and Jon Stewart.”

When common sense prevails, everybody wins.

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inothernews:

avenyc:

washingtonpoststyle:

Brian Williams: “The media story of 2010 is The New York Times discovering Brooklyn.” What follows is a pristine comedic monologue.

“They’re making grilled cheese sandwiches in the streets.”

Day = made. 

I want Brian Williams cracking people up at my funeral.

And they say comedians can’t be journalists.

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The Depressive's Guide to Comedy: Laughing to Keep From Crying | Splitsider

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