An Oaf’s Magnificat: On Kingsley Amis and “Lucky Jim”

By |2021-01-25T13:20:27-06:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Books, Education, Fiction, Humor, Literature, Satire|

In 1954, “Lucky Jim” was a new planet: When Kingsley Amis wrote it, English satirical fiction had been for a third of a century a decidedly mandarin and highbrow business. Unlike his predecessors, Amis depicts representatives of the lower orders and the previously inaccessible university world that is not so much a garden of philosophy [...]

Social Media Users Stunned, Saddened by Death of Octogenarian Celebrity

By |2020-08-07T17:38:17-05:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

(WORLD) — Users across various social media platforms were shocked today to learn of the death of 89-year-old Manfred Krauss, the renowned German film director, whose credits include dozens of films, including 1958's The Leper, 1972's Peregrinations, and 1991's Oscar-nominated The Nursemaid's Lament. Krauss had been engaged in a well-publicized battle with lung cancer for [...]

New, Transparent Flags Proposed for States With “Racist” Flags

By |2020-06-14T14:05:17-05:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

Tupelo, Mississippi—In the wake of the controversy over the current Mississippi state flag, which includes the Confederate Battle Flag in its design, a group calling itself The Non-Binary Anti-Fascist People's Liberation Society for Climate Sanity has proposed a new, transparent flag to replace those state flags having what it deems to be "racist" designs. "This [...]

Government Eager to Get Back to Leaving Americans Alone

By |2020-04-14T15:58:39-05:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

(USA) — Government officials in Washington DC and across the country are looking forward to ending the national lockdown soon and returning to normal times, when Americans are allowed to go about their business without government direction or interference. "This whole Coronavirus thing really forced us into a new role," said one high official at [...]

Americans Mystified by Strangers Walking Through Their Neighborhoods

By |2020-03-28T11:49:20-05:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

(USA) — In recent days, Americans across the country have become worried about people they have never seen before walking through the streets of their towns. "It's frightening, really," says Joe Harkins of Dothan, Alabama. "They are sometimes walking in pairs, sometimes in groups with what appear to be their young offspring, even by themselves [...]

World Grateful That One Less Celebrity Will Get Coronavirus

By |2020-03-12T12:41:15-05:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

(Los Angeles, CA)—Singer/model/actress Naomi Campbell was spotted yesterday at Tom Bradley International Airport wearing a full hazmat suit as she boarded a flight. Long known as a germophobe, Campbell's extreme measures in the face of the Coronavirus outbreak reassured her fellow passengers. "Thank God she is doing this," said Helen Ledbetter, who was trying to [...]

Democratic Party Releases Footage of Kidnapped Kamala Harris “Endorsing” Joe Biden

By |2020-03-09T08:24:31-05:00March 8th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

(Unknown location, USA)—In a videotaped statement released today by the secretive, radical group known as the Democratic National Committee, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), speaking under obvious duress from an undisclosed location, read a prepared statement endorsing onetime rival, Joe Biden, for president. "It's quite clear that she's under coercion and that she doesn't mean what [...]

Nation Rejoices as Mike Bloomberg Advertising Campaign Ends

By |2020-03-04T10:49:55-06:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

(USA)—Bells rung out, people danced in the streets, and fireworks illuminated the skies late Tuesday night across America, as the election results from the Democratic primary contests rolled in, confirming that candidate Mike Bloomberg's only chance in 2020 is to become king of a separatist state in American Samoa. Americans everywhere quickly realized that this [...]

Bernie Sanders Picks the Coronavirus as His Running Mate

By |2020-06-01T11:59:49-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

(Charleston, SC)—Democratic presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders today announced that he would select the coronavirus as his running mate for the 2020 general election, if he indeed secures the presidential nomination. "First of all, I said I would pick a much younger candidate, and the virus is a lot younger than I am," Mr. Sanders said. [...]

Facebook Issues Urgent Call for Lazy Christians to Step Up Their Posting During Lent

By |2020-02-25T21:13:41-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Satire|

(Menlo Park, CA)—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today issued a personal plea to lazy, do-nothing Christians worldwide to increase their posting as much as possible during Lent as many real Christians are heroically taking Facebook fasts. "We desperately need... quote-unquote 'Christians'... who really don't sacrifice at all during Lent, and who eat lots of chocolate and [...]

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