Posts Tagged ‘satire’

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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Fraud Squad!

October 27, 2016

Fraud Squad! Starring Anders Holm, Minka Kelly, and Luis Guzman. Directed by Joss Whedon. Inspired by D.J. Trump. There’s no crime show like it.

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U.S. Weather Report

October 20, 2016

Weatherman Keegan Michael-Key has the forecast for the Trump administration.

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A Pill for All Your Needs

October 9, 2016

“With this groundbreaking, clinically proven treatment, you can simply sit back, relax, and let your mind do the rest.”

Directed by Elizabeth McDonough and Myles Kane; written by Elizabeth McDonough and Kate McManus.

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Historically Accurate Disney Princess Song

June 25, 2016

“Historically Accurate Disney Princess Song,” written by Rachel Bloom and performed by Ms. Bloom and Jack Dolgen. Arranged by Jerome Kurtenbach; animated by Norm Scott.

Related:

“The Problem With Disney Princesses,” Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard

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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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Memorial Day 2016

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016
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:

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Merle Hazard’s Macro-Policy Barndance

March 30, 2016

“How Long (Will Interest Rates Stay Low),” a toe-tappin’ country song by Merle Hazard (“moral hazard” meets Merle Haggard, get it?) with Alison Brown on banjo, Tammy Rogers King on fiddle, and Trey Hensley on guitar.

“How long (how long) will interest rates stay low?
That’s the question, the whole world wants to know
How long (how long) will interest rates stay low?
It seems like if they’re going up, they’re going pretty slow.”

More:

“How long will the Fed have to ‘fiddle’ with interest rates?” PBS Newshour

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SoDoSoPa: City Living

March 29, 2016

South Park takes on the hip New Urbanism.

More:

“The SoHo Effect,” 99% Invisible

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