Archive for the ‘satire’ Category

GOP Hero: The Movie

March 7, 2017

The Republican who stood up to President Donald Trump. Coming to a nation near you. Sometime. Maybe.

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Holland Welcomes Trump

January 25, 2017

Arjen Lubach shows how The Netherlands should welcome the 45th President of the United States.

Related:

“Why, when Trump says ‘America First,’ much of the world worries,” Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor

“A Short History of ‘America First,'” Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

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The International State Of Women’s Rights: An Onion Report

January 6, 2017

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Trump: Not Big in Japan

June 21, 2016

You know the viral “Japanese Donald Trump Commercial” going around, in which a J-Pop princess swoons over America’s Cheeto-colored emperor? It’s really satire by a yank, Mike Diva. Banzai!

More:

“What’s Going on With That Bizarre Japanese Trump Ad?” Andrew Breiner, Roll Call

Related:

“Why Donald Trump’s plan for Japan would be a nightmare for Asia,” Sheila A. Smith, Vox

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The Political Producers

February 29, 2016

From Jimmy Kimmel Live.

More:

“Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Producers’ sketch provides a hilarious explanation for the rise of Trump,” Kayla Epstein, Washington Post

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Hanukkah With The Donald

December 6, 2015

Hanukkah With The Donald

You Folks:

Happy Holiday from the guy with all the Hanukkah Gelt, Donald Trump. Tell me, you call that a National Hanukkah Menorah? I’ll build a bigger one. And what is this, the Festival of Lightbulbs? There should be lasers. And luxurious latkes with kosher caviar.

And let’s have seasonal dreidel-spinning in the casinos. Hear me, Sheldon Adelson?

— DJT
Make Hanukkah Great Again

More:

“Donald Trump Tells Republican Jews That He Is a Negotiator, Just Like ‘You Folks,'” Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

“Trump to GOP Jews: You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency

“Trump courts Republican Jews with offensive stereotypes,” Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, Times of Israel

“Donald Trump Kept Repeating Jewish Stereotypes In Speech To Jewish Republicans,” Rosie Gray, Buzzfeed

“5 Cringeworthy Things Donald Trump Has Said About the Jews,” John A. Oswald, The Forward 

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Memorial Day 2015

May 25, 2015

Memorial 2015

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a holiday once known as Decoration Day, the time to remember those who fell in defense of their country.  Memorial Day is now officially observed on a Monday to form a three-day holiday weekend, and the original significance has been distilled down to a 60-second Moment of Remembrance.

But there are 259,199 more minutes to a three-day weekend, and human nature abhors a semantic vacuum, so the holiday has acquired meanings in other realms:

Ceremony: Solemn ritual processions.

Ritual garb: White footwear.

Nutrition: Ceremonial meals.

Transportation: The Brickyard.

Economics:  Door-Busters.

Calendar: Memorial Day is the official Unofficial Start of Summer.

The National Moment of Remembrance is at 3:00 PM to 3:01 PM (local time in each time zone) on Monday, May 25, 2015. U.S. Code, Title 36,114, Stat. 3078, Sec.(2)(7): “… reclaim Memorial Day as the sacred and noble event that that day is intended to be.”

For more about the origins of Memorial Day, see Burying the Dead but Not the Past by Dr. Caroline Janney.

Related:

“Why Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day (but shouldn’t be),” Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

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Panicking Plutocrats Ponder Wealth Inequality

March 13, 2015

Panicking Plutocrats Ponder Wealth Inequality
Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj recently explored the growing income gap in the millionaire population. “According to a recent study,” he concluded, “the insanely rich people are leaving behind the lowly, average, regular rich people.”

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Enjoy It While It Lasts, White Folks ….

October 6, 2014

This week’s Saturday Night Live included a “public service announcement” (above) reminding white people that they won’t be in the majority for long, so they better enjoy the “final few years of white dominance” while they can.

On a less humorous note:

“Soon to become a minority in the US, whites express declining support for diversity, psychology study finds,” Stuart Wolpert, Phys.org

“Whites think discrimination against whites is a bigger problem than bias against blacks,” Michael A. Fletcher, Washington Post

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Forward-Thinking Weird Al Takes Enterprise to Next Level

September 15, 2014

Business executive Alfred “Weird Al” Yankovic takes a deep dive into employee engagement with his dynamic Mission Statement (above). At the end of the day, the value-added process he designed can circle back and leverage the synergy of the entire enterprise.

More:

“When Weird Al Yankovic sings about business jargon, he’s mocking these companies,” Sonali Kohli, Quartz

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