All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘satire’

Amy Schumer Viral Success Rewarded with New HBO Special

Amy Schumer is on fire. The outspoken comedienne has been taking it to the sexist men who have dominated her industry since the dawn of open mic nights. And people have been listening. Using her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer as a platform, the saucy minx has tackled topics related to how females are treated with a fervor. Her …

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Amy Schumer Skit Blows Up Online, Keeping Streak Going

Amy Schumer is getting attention, and she is using that attention to speak out about some things that she seems to think we all should pay attention to. Sure, lots of people get 15 minutes of fame and have the presence of mind to say something that they hope sticks with us after they’ve faded back into obscurity. The difference …

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Charlie Hebdo Gets Help from Google for Massive Print Run

Though French weekly Charlie Hebdo was knocked down, the satirical magazine is looking to bounce back in a big way – and Google has stepped up to help the cause. The paper is planning a massive print run next week – a million copies. To put this into perspective, Charlie Hebdo’s normal run is 60,000. According to the publication, next …

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The Onion Might Be Up For Sale, Too

Popular comedy sites are putting themselves on the market left and right. Well, really just two – but they’re two important properties. Fresh off the news that Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die has hired a financial advisor to evaluate their options, it looks like The Onion has done the same. According to a report from Bloomberg, Onion Inc. (which owns …

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Betty White Fans Mourn Her Two Days After Death is Revealed to be a Joke

People, come on. Betty White is not dead. Quite a few people have missed the memo that the Hot in Cleveland star was the victim of a death hoax/homophone, as people are still paying their respects to the “late actress” online. The rumor that Betty White passed away started on Wednesday after an article posted to the satirical Empire News …

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‘Facebook Drug Task Force’ Hoax Shows Desperate Need for More Satire Tags

Last week, Facebook began reminding idiots that The Onion, as well as articles from other “satirical” sources, were in fact satire. And like a beaming white patronus in the forest of idiocy, thousands of clueless souls stepped up to provide an immediate example of why Facebook is doing this. Despite what your stoner nephew may have posted this week, Facebook …

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Facebook Is Reminding Idiots That The Onion Is Satire

Because people are generally idiots, Facebook has begun reminding people that articles from The Onion are indeed satirical, and should not be shared as serious articles replete with outrage, disgust, and general displeasure. I guess some Facebook engineer saw his friend Tiffany, once again outraged by the man that locked himself in a hot car to prove that babies and …

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Kim Jong-Un Stars in ‘Glorious Leader!’ Video Game

Independent video game developer Moneyhorse has announced a title for PC and mobile called Glorious Leader!, which stars North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un as the main playable character. Players can guide the rotund despot through seven levels in the old-school shoot-’em-up, in scenarios that describe Kim Jong-un life-facts generated by the propaganda machine of the Democratic People’s Republic of …

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Now This Is How You Do An iPhone 5 Price Drop

So Apple should be commended for introducing a more-affordable model of their newest phone upgrade; in this case, the iPhone 5C. Apparently, the “C” stands for “Cheaper model Consumer-friendlier” because it is clearly being showcased as the less expensive cousin of the upcoming iPhone 5S. I guess the “S” stands for “the expenSive model.” Digression aside, did Apple miss out …

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The Onion Apologizes For Quvenzhané Wallis Tweet

[Warning: one possibly offensive word appears in this article] On Sunday night, while the movie industry was celebrating its biggest night, satirical publication The Onion started a Twitter-tantrum by posting a no-holds-barred tweet meant to shock docile red carpet watchers. The tweet involved nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, who was up for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in …

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Obama Is Not Being Asked to Resign Over Beyonce’s Lip-Sync, Put Away Your Twitchy Tweeting Thumbs You Gullible Lot

Come on, guys. Think about something before you go all stage five freakout on Twitter. I know that’s too much to ask, but I’m still going to ask it. Despite what you may have read, a “rising chorus” of Republicans in Congress led by Rand Paul are not suggesting that President Obama should resign because Beyonce reportedly lip-synced the national …

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The Real Titles of Your Favorite Board Games

This set of images from Sally Forth writer, Francesco Marciuliano, explores what would happen if Parker Brothers (and others) were honest about the games they produce. That’s right, the writer of Sally Forth is actually pretty funny, and as it turns out, he loves the internet. He is also a contributing writer for The Onion and can often be seen …

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