Posts Tagged ‘parody’

Recently my daughter Eve has agreed to allow me to visit my grand-daughter Hope again under the condition that I never again let her get drunk on my whiskey. Since I’m currently out of whiskey, I agreed to this restriction. Something I’ve noticed about 7-year-old girls is that they don’t like the same shows I

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by Steven Olsen

In: Steven Olsen, Whimsy

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For the past 2,000 years (give or take a few centuries), the religious have been foretelling our doom. The satisfying snapping of the bone and sinew of the unbelievers coupled with the tortured screams of pagan children has been the wet dream of Christians like Harold Camping for quite some time. But for whatever reason,

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by Steven Olsen

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We all have a similar story I’m sure. At some point in elementary school a teacher suggested we read Matilda. Or James and the Giant Peach. For me it was the BFG. Inevitably, after reading it we would have a moment of realization and the kid equivalent of “WTF? Reading is fun?” Because of this,

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So I went to go see the movie Short Circuit with my friend PJ Nickels in a theatre that only shows 80s films. Oh boy was I ill-impressed! I expected the movie to be a romantic comedy about engineers educating you on how to avoid short circuits in your PC mother boards. But instead, it

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by Steven Olsen

In: Conspiracy!, Steven Olsen

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I’ve recently pointed out the importance of being a legitimate fringe conspiracy theorist and being skeptical of conspiracy theorists that might have actually been in on it all along. Unfortunately, the epicenter of all the real conspiracies has been the subject of a campaign of disinformation. Take for example William Tapley: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/06/01/exp.ac.ridiculist.william.tapley.cnn First of all,

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by Steven Olsen

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Anyone who writes satire–especially the tongue-in-cheek variety–will frequently be accused of simply ripping off The Onion, as they invented the form. Another side effect is that people will mistake what you do for the real thing. It’s a variation on “Poe’s Law.” At some point in the future, I’ll put up a post making fun

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by Steven Olsen

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Originally posted on Atheism Resource. -Dear Nonexistent God, which makes sense since you don’t exist, please don’t bother to bless our food today. For there is no reason for you to do so since you don’t exist–obviously. Please make sure that you continue to live in your nonexistent state for the way that you are

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Showtime’s Dexter has been a huge success. It centers on the life of forensic pathologist Dexter Morgan, who desperately longs to quit his job at the police department to become a surgeon. However, Dexter has not gone to medical school and with a wife and kids he cannot find the time to sign up for

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Recently Dr. Cornel West of Princeton has been highly critical of President Obama as highlighted in this interview with Chris Hedges. At first my hyper-liberal proclivities led me to begin work on a death threat to send to West, as I do for all critics of Dear Leader. After all, you just cannot question a

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I’ve been receiving quite a bit of email regarding the supposed death of Osama Bin Laden.  Here’s an example: Dear Dr. Novakowsky, I am an aspiring conspiracy theorist and have learned the truth about the Obama administration’s cover-up of Bin Laden’s continued living.  It’s obvious that Obama is lying about killing Osama so that he

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