On Satire Bits: Vol. 131

Mid-week is here – which means Hump Day! Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike! What day is it?

Cincinnati weather is more like early summer than mid-spring, which is fine. After all, it’s all a matter of perspective and alternatives. I had my first night of subbing in a golf league close to my home. I played well, hopefully I will get many opportunities in the weeks ahead.

Thanks for the kind words and suggestions for my first venture into fiction (the prior post). I’m considering a challenge, thus wanting to know your thoughts about the following idea. All participants use the same story up to a point, then write their own ending within a certain word limit. What do you think?

On to the mid-week dose of satire from The Onion. For the extra challenge, create your own headline from the words in the headlines below the image. My Combo is at the end. Any favorites headlines? Have a good rest of the week.

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Junior-high-school Badminton unit inspires 948 shuttlecock jokes

Man under mistaken impression he is own harshest critic

Labor Secretary horrified to learn some Americans working jobs they do not truly enjoy

Company to experiment with valuing employees

Man’s ironclad grasp of issue can withstand two follow-up questions

Teen crafting marketing image in garage hoping to one day win Grammy

Mathematical skill downplayed to get out of splitting check

CafΓ© Adds Heartbreaking Little Lunch Menu

English teacher on first date in ages lets dangling metaphor slide

Content writer awkwardly shows parents around website where he works

My Combo: Dangling teen crafting two mathematical questions

46 thoughts on “On Satire Bits: Vol. 131

  1. I’ve seen these different story endings on a couple of other blogs I read from time to time Frank and they are really interesting just for the myriad endings that folk come up with! Great fun, go for it! πŸ™‚


  2. Glad to hear you brought your A-Game to subbing yesterday. I continue to sit on the sidelines in my golf league, although the last few days my elbow improved enough to shank a few chips in the backyard.

    All of today’s Headlines missed my face except for “Man under mistaken impression he is own harshest critic” which hit me squarely.


    • Tim,
      A-Game was one …. followed a boogie-boogie start with a string of 6 consecutive greens in regulation … made 1, 3-putted one, and just missed a couple. String broken on last hole after a great drive. Meanwhile, glad the Onion pie hit your squarely.


  3. Dangling teen huh?!!! Good one, Frank. My teen is in a similar situation: Labor Secretary experiment with teen splitting check with 948 employees to learn mathematical skill. πŸ˜‰
    Your fiction challenge idea sounds great!
    Happy Wednesday!


  4. I love satire more than life itself. Okay, not more. As much, or maybe a tiny bit less. But still….lots.

    As for a combo, hmmm…

    Man’s ironclad grasp of issue inspires 948 shuttlecock jokes.


  5. Frank, my brain is much too fried to come up with anything original (wasted what grey matter I had left on rereading my manuscript for the thousandth time), but am going back to read your story in previous post. I obviously missed that . . . sounds like fun.


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