"I Didn’t Know Satire Could Be Ironic"

2009
Apr
27

The Irony of Satire
Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You Want to See in The Colbert Report

It’s a study made by some folks at Ohio State University that discovered that “conservatives were more likely to report that Colbert only pretends to be joking and genuinely meant what he said while liberals were more likely to report that Colbert used satire and was not serious when offering political statements.” That may also explain why some Liberals watch FoxNews; they think it’s all a Colbert-style joke.

Speaking of Irony or Satire or some mixture of the two, here’s a poster design that was FriendFed to me by “imjustcreative”.
posterover
(click on it to see larger version)

One of the less obvious ways this image is striking comes out when you mentally try to fill in the borders of the posters being held by the people in the posters and you discover that two sets of hands of decidedly different scale seem to be holding the same poster. Escher would approve.

And if you don’t know what the “…OVER if you want it” meme is from, then you’re too young to remember one of Yohn & Yoko’s more thought-provoking (yet annoying) statements.
johnyokowarisover Maybe it was the white suits. I never trusted anyone wearing a white suit – it seemed to make them too good to ever get dirty. But as they say, that’s why brides wear white and grooms wear black.

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"I Didn’t Know Satire Could Be Ironic"

  1. Shawno Says:

    Also, Boss Hogg always wore white suits, Wendell. Don’t forget about that.

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