The first post I dedicated to a collection of satire from The Onion was on November 8, 2011. Five weeks later, the second post. The weekly feature started the following month, January 10, 2012. Somewhere along the line, Curmudgeon-at-Large suggested what became the Combo Challenge .. .and the rest is history. (Thanks Mudge!)
The previous post explained a change in this blog’s format … and On Satire Bits is a casualty from the reality stick’s blow. That’s OK, after all, it’s been a good run of 134 posts. A special thanks to The Onion for making it easy.
Before we get on to the final Combo Challenge, a reminder that Meals: The Musical continues with Act 5 featuring Ingredients. Although there is much latitude here, song titles must include herbs, flavorings, spices, and common ingredients that aren’t dishes themselves. Herbs and spices are acceptable on their own. On the other hand, stay away from fruits, vegetables, meats, chocolate, and anything that might cause the producer’s shorts to knot. Curtain time is 9:30 pm (Eastern US) Wednesday.
Although some voluntarily participate creating their own headlines in the small collection in Opinions in the Shorts, the time has come for the final Combo Challenge. For the occasion, some of the headlines below the image are from the first Satire Bits. Make your own headline from the words from the headlines below. My Combo is at the end.
Thanks again for supporting On Satire Bits, have a good week, and hope to see you at the theater for Act 5.
Coal lobby warns wind farms may blow Earth off orbit
Adult bookstore to enhance shopping experience with café
An over-the-top Chinese salute to Lady Gaga, with old people
Chickenpox lollipops ineffective
Google “opt-out” feature lets users protect privacy by moving to remote village
Jennifer Lopez comes out with own clothesline line
Facebook increases user control with new ‘Cancel Account’ feature
Tests biased against students who don’t give a shit
Restaurant gives totally unwanted twist to Mexican cuisine
High school student taking rejection from first-choice college in stride as if future not over
Totally unknown guy strolling around your part of office for some reason
Report: Income inequality most apparent during fifth grade classmates birthday party
Parents of crying child must not be any good
Teen makes clever remark in science class
My Combo: Jennifer Lopez crying in adult bookstore over Lady Gaga experience