Satire

Satire

The Lost Art of the Internet Prank

A conversation with Hipster Runoff's Carles.Buzz about satire, anonymity, and how trolling is replacing the prank.
Brian Merchant
4.1.16
Donald Trump

What Would America Run By Trump Look Like? 'Starship Troopers'

The billionaire's bombastic militarism and Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 satirical nightmare both reflect America’s darkest tendencies.
Matthew Gault
3.4.16
Satire

This French Satirical Newspaper Is Only Published on Leap Day

Subscriptions cost 100 euro a century.
Rachel Pick
2.29.16
Twitter

Parody Account Mocks Twitter for Not Suspending Harassers, Gets Suspended

In ironic twist of fate, parody account @TrustySupport was suspended for a few hours on Wednesday.
Sarah Jeong
2.3.16
Culture

Selling the Last Funny Content Farm

The Onion provides commentary on the mess that the internet has become, while also being a highly monetizable part of the mess.
carles.buzz
1.22.16
WTF

The Most Ridiculous Article About Hacking You Will Ever Read

From the “I can’t believe they printed that” archives.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.4.15
future

'Data Drive': The Disturbing Dystopian Facebook of the Future

“The year is 2016. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has absconded to parts unknown, making off with the data of Facebook's millions of users."
Kaleigh Rogers
8.3.15
Culture

Funny or Die's 'Apology from Uber' Satire Is Spot On and Therefore Depressing

A little too close to home.
Adrianne Jeffries
3.5.15
Canada

The 2D Game Hilariously Satirizing A Political Scandal

Rob Ford isn't the only Canadian politician being lampooned in a video game.
Tyler Dawson
9.19.14
Culture

Why 'The Onion' Is Still the Only Site That Nails News Parody

A 'just OK' news parody site shouldn't be hard to make, but here we are.
Michael Byrne
9.10.14
Culture

iWatching Apple: The Biggest Upgrade to Telling Time of All Time

Leave it to Apple to take a dying object, shrouded in pointlessness, and transform it into a deeply meaningful must-have.
Consumer Electronics Man
9.9.14
Detroit

So Calling a Detroit Politician a Dictator Online Can Get You Sued

KevynOrr.com takes its name from Detroit's emergency manager, a man with quasi-dictatorial powers.
DJ Pangburn
7.2.14
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