On Satire Bits: Vol. 29

I don’t know about you, but I need a mid-week boast of satire. I start the week a bit behind from the party … I know … of my own doings. Then on Monday and Tuesday mornings, I was the transporter for my father-in-law regarding his eye surgery. In other words, I have done very little reading of others this week!

Two weeks to go in golf league and I played lousy tonight. Fortunately, my partner took many points, so we enter next week leading by a scant 1.5 points. Meanwhile, on to The Onion. Any favorites?

New Ad Urges Hipsters to go to Applebee’s

Everyone on Camping Trip Dragged There by Someone Else

George Clooney Beginning to Think He Should Buy Own Tuxedo

Off-Duty Weatherman Delights Seniors with Impromptu Forecast

New Prius Helps Environment by Killing Its Owners

Weird Glitch Causes Amazing Spiderman to Reboot in Middle of Movie

Area Man Always had Soft Spot for Puck

Scientists Say US may have Discovered Previously Unknown Level of not Caring about Syria

New Study Finds Americans Need 6 Hours of Sleep at Work

97th Birthday Celebrated with Nurses who Just Happen to be on Duty

55 thoughts on “On Satire Bits: Vol. 29

  1. I gotta go for the killer Prius. Mind you, I always liked Top Gear UK’s concept for alternative fuels – everyone should buy Lamborghinis. The faster we use the available fuel, the sooner somebody has to invent an alternative. Works for me! πŸ˜€
    So what, you think I’m gonna pick up the slack now that I’m blogging? No way, Jose! You STILL gotta put out – we gotta have SOME quality to offset my …. um .. “alternatives”. πŸ˜‰

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  2. The Prius headline is good, but my favorite Onion this time has to be “Scientists Say US may have Discovered Previously Unknown Level of not Caring about Syria”. I think there’s a good chance I took part in their survey.

    As for “camping within tent” – isn’t there a law against that?

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    • Fasab,
      Well, the Syria headline is both good and sad. Then again, that is want makes satire good! Meanwhile, I don’t think I’ve camped in a tent since my summers during my college years! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I’ll go with the one about the unhappy campers, but I’m also curious what a plain vanilla burb chain like Applebee’s is saying to attract hipsters.

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  4. The one about Syria is sad, because, yes, the U.S. has a way of forgetting about countries while it moves on to another conflict. Too many conflicts, not enough compassion left in us. Love the Prius one, too, but I wish the Prius would spare the eco-minded owners and just run over the chick who sings on its commercial.

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    • Snoring Dog,
      Agree – the Syrian one is sad. Then again, I’ve have commented on them here before – thus it’s more like pathetic than sad. On a brighter note, the Prius headline is a good one. Thanks for sharing your fav!

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  5. “New Ad Urges Hipsters to go to Applebee’s” – this made me laugh out loud. We have friends who constantly disagree on whether to eat at Applebee’s – one loves it, the other hates it. Don’t expect to see any hipsters there anytime soon πŸ™‚

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  6. It’s interesting I was just notcing recently that there seems to be a trend in advertising; I would call it the you will be a hipster if you buy so and so or eat at such and such a place. It must be working if so many companies or trying it.
    “New Ad Urges Hipsters to go to Applebee’s”
    Hope you can catch up on your rest I know how that is some days it just takes several days to regroup and feel rested. Hope your Father-in-Law is doing well.

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    • Starla,
      Good justification for eating at Applebee’s … then again, I’m not a regular there … actually seldom go.

      Yep – Forces were pulling me in various directions this week, so … I didn’t do a new post for today so I can try to catch up! Thanks for asking about my father-in-law, and at the day-after Dr. visit, he got the thumbs up. But being eye surgery, he is bound at home (can’t drive). See you later today at the Thursday chat. πŸ™‚

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  7. I’m not feeling too well this week, and I think it’s just from overdoing it! So I think “New Study Finds Americans Need 6 Hours of Sleep at Work” is really quite appropriate! πŸ™‚ I’ve been a sleep-walker this week! πŸ™‚

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  8. Don’t have to be an American to need to sleep at work *smile .. I have a feeling the George own a couple of tux’s already … if not – he can afford to rent a couple … everyday !!!

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  9. I am so torn…what to do.

    Now the whole idea of a Pirus killing it owners thus improving the environment, well that grabs my attention! If I were part of the 1% I am afraid I would have to buy a Pirus for many many many people, thus I could be considered an environmentalist, right?

    But, on the other hand everyone dragged on a camping trip by someone else. I relate to this. This is so me. Camping to me is a Hotel with no Room Service.

    I am altogether certain your game will be back on par in no time!

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    • Val,
      The Prius headline is popular in this post, yet, so is the camping on. I’m with you about camping in a hotel … but love your description of roughing it. πŸ™‚

      Meanwhile, one week to go in golf, so I have to be on next week! Thanks for the confidence and for commenting.

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  10. I was trying to resist, but ….. my first camping trip? Sleeping in a stifling tent with three other guys, during a VERY hot summer, while wearing wool 24/7, and spending the 2 days running around with an 8-pound rifle chasing after fume-belching tanks.
    And it should astound NO ONE that I continued doing that idiocy for 5 more years, in summer heat and winter snow. You don’t have to be crazy to re-enact – you have to be a FRIGGIN’ LOON! πŸ˜€

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