History Main / PoesLaw

29th Apr '16 3:58:21 PM chopshop
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* Inverted, discussed, and PlayedForLaughs in the German novel ''Er Ist Wieder Da'' ("Look Who's Back"). In it, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler somehow ends up in present day Germany and ends up becoming a media sensation because everyone mistakenly thinks he's just a hardcore method actor/comedian. He repeatedly goes on massive spiels expressing his old views and is completely serious, but everyone thinks he's satirizing his own ideals by acting like a LargeHam UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist. Near the end Hitler even ends up getting assaulted by a group of Neo-Nazis who think he's mocking the real Hitler's legacy.



* The owner of Kiwi Farms (a troll forum specialized in "lolcows") eventually decided to poke fun at Gamergate by [[https://medium.com/@infiltrator7n/publice-service-announcement-the-kiwi-farms-are-third-parties-who-are-not-in-alliance-with-anyone-87284a14639#.vvkjs58ud renaming the site "Gamergate Farms" and creating a jokey sub-forum]] raising the movement's hate speech UpToEleven. Actual GG communities [[https://lolcow.news/2016/04/22/how-gamergate-terrorized-schools-to-silence-humorists/ reacted badly at the joke]].
23rd Apr '16 11:00:19 AM igordebraga
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* The owner of Kiwi Farms (a troll forum specialized in "lolcows") eventually decided to poke fun at Gamergate by [[https://medium.com/@infiltrator7n/publice-service-announcement-the-kiwi-farms-are-third-parties-who-are-not-in-alliance-with-anyone-87284a14639#.vvkjs58ud renaming the site "Gamergate Farms" and creating a jokey sub-forum]] raising the movement's hate speech UpToEleven. Actual GG communities [[https://lolcow.news/2016/04/22/how-gamergate-terrorized-schools-to-silence-humorists/ reacted badly at the joke]].
22nd Apr '16 5:14:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Some cite the interview of Steven by Creator/DanielTosh on his tv show Series/{{Tosh0}} as definitive proof that the video was fake. The episode involves Tosh [[PerpSweating interrogating]] Steven, with the help of Creator/MichaelWinslow ([[HeyItsThatGuy You know]], [[AdamWesting that guy who makes the funny noises]]), eventually using a [[LieDetector polygraph machine]], and finally resorting to a threat to [[LaserGuidedKarma shove a remote up his butt if he doesn't tell the truth]]. This is a [[RuleOfFunny comedy show]], and it's not known what occurred back stage.

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** Some cite the interview of Steven by Creator/DanielTosh on his tv show Series/{{Tosh0}} as definitive proof that the video was fake. The episode involves Tosh [[PerpSweating interrogating]] Steven, with the help of Creator/MichaelWinslow ([[HeyItsThatGuy You know]], (You know, [[AdamWesting that guy who makes the funny noises]]), eventually using a [[LieDetector polygraph machine]], and finally resorting to a threat to [[LaserGuidedKarma shove a remote up his butt if he doesn't tell the truth]]. This is a [[RuleOfFunny comedy show]], and it's not known what occurred back stage.
17th Apr '16 4:14:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* When it was released in 1997 ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' was very easy to mistake as a genuine attempt at making an ultra-patriotic action movie that turned out rather poorly. A decade later its actual nature as a pure and unrestrained satire became painfully obvious as the entire plot of the movie turned out to be [[FunnyAneurysmMoment frighteningly prophetic]]. [[note]]When a hopelessly outclassed enemy did attack a major American city with a very low-tech but devastating surprise attack, the reaction turned out almost identical to the movie, including all the delusional mistakes and propaganda.[[/note]]
** Meanwhile, the director of the film in question (who wasn't American and had entirely different cultural background) still nods politely at interviewers who "discover" the parody in the movie. It is fairly certain that Verhoeven knew full well what he's been shooting, considering the movie itself has a number of straight visual quotes from Nazi propaganda and newsreels from both sides of the war, and arguably recreates a typical, infectious Soviet cinema plot about "new country" builders coming from Komsomol youth, overcoming their personal shortcomings (not only ideological, but emotional and professional) in the battle for the bright future of mankind. It helps that the screenwriter of the film is E. Neumeier, the author of equally snarky and incisive ''Film/RoboCop1987''.

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* When it was released in 1997 ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' was very easy to mistake as a genuine attempt at making an ultra-patriotic action movie that turned out rather poorly. A decade later its actual nature as a pure and unrestrained satire became painfully obvious as the entire plot of the movie turned out to be [[FunnyAneurysmMoment frighteningly prophetic]]. [[note]]When a hopelessly outclassed enemy did attack a major American city with a very low-tech but devastating surprise attack, the reaction turned out almost identical to the movie, including all the delusional mistakes and propaganda.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] Meanwhile, the director of the film in question (who wasn't American and had an entirely different cultural background) still nods politely at interviewers who "discover" the parody in the movie. It is fairly certain that Verhoeven Creator/PaulVerhoeven knew full well what he's been shooting, considering the movie itself has a number of straight visual quotes from Nazi propaganda and newsreels from both sides of the war, and arguably recreates a typical, infectious Soviet cinema plot about "new country" builders coming from Komsomol youth, overcoming their personal shortcomings (not only ideological, but emotional and professional) in the battle for the bright future of mankind. It helps that the screenwriter of the film is E. Neumeier, the author of equally snarky and incisive ''Film/RoboCop1987''.
11th Apr '16 12:24:43 PM Premonition45
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* After a French police dog was killed in a raid on a terrorist safehouse in Paris, believed to be linked to the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in the city, a Twitter user with the handle [=SupaSchweppes=] [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-34861540 created the hashtag #jesuischien]] ("#iamdog") as a parody of sentimental hashtag slacktivism in response to terrorism. It was then taken up by many Twitter users who thought that it was sincere.
10th Mar '16 2:27:18 AM TimG5
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': The show's 10th season has introduced yet ''[[CousinOliver another character]]'' named Chloe who was written to be a ParodySue as she's blatantly, unrealistically perfect in many ways from knowing 12 languages to having a Nobel Prize. Despite this, she was still given the rights to Timmy's fairies half the time. It was later revealed that she was [[DeconstructedTrope perfect to a fault]] as she often tried so hard to make everything great that she ended up overcompensating and ruining everything instead which led to people ostracizing her. Unfortunately, her sue qualities got played so straight that many people (even accomplished cartoon critics) mistook her for an outright CanonSue and decried her inclusion and how she able to get fairies despite being "perfect". Later episodes would downplay her sue qualities and show more of her flaws.
26th Feb '16 1:02:44 PM shokoshu
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* German "Neue Deutsche Welle" band Geier Sturzflug and their greatest hit "Bruttosozialprodukt".
It was meant as a scathing critic of capitalist work ethos. Promptly it got played at a party convention of the CDU (who thought it was a hymn to capitalist work ethos).
19th Feb '16 11:49:57 AM Bugfragged
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* Yahoo! Answers has [[http://answers.yahoo.com/activity?show=r6znu4h9aa Colonel Jack Fessender (Ret.)]], a longtime poe who has achieved some degree of infamy with way too many people thinking that [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100809080048AAcPSIu he]] [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120502083348AAadkOT is]] [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120320064538AAewgT5 for]] [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111029083608AADUcpd real]]. He is also [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111011053849AAEC9oE running for President]] so he can redesign the letter C so it doesn't so much like an Islamic crescent among other insane things.

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* Yahoo! Answers has [[http://answers.[[https://answers.yahoo.com/activity?show=r6znu4h9aa com/activity/questions?show=4LEJKQO5TGMDD23437DIB3R5EI&t=g Colonel Jack Fessender (Ret.)]], a longtime poe who has achieved some degree of infamy with way too many people thinking that [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100809080048AAcPSIu he]] [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120502083348AAadkOT is]] [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120320064538AAewgT5 for]] [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111029083608AADUcpd real]]. He is also [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111011053849AAEC9oE running for President]] so he can redesign the letter C so it doesn't so much like an Islamic crescent among other insane things. Another indication of his satirical nature is that he named himself after a hoax from a chain email, obviously as a TakeThat towards the group he's parodying.
12th Feb '16 11:15:15 AM valozzy
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** Another Swedish comedian, Ronny Eriksson, wrote a song in the late eighties that parodied racism. The song, titled "''Storswänsken''" ("the Great Swede") contains lines such as "Don't believe for a second that the earth is round, 'cause some nigger thought that up", "Get rid of the alphabet and all *** numbers" and "down with science". About twenty years later [[IsntItIronic young Swedish racists began to sing the song as their anthem]]. Eriksson's only comment was that some people are clearly too stupid to realize when they are being insulted.

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** Another Swedish comedian, Ronny Eriksson, wrote a song in the late eighties that parodied racism. The song, titled "''Storswänsken''" ("the Great Swede") contains lines such as "Don't believe for a second that the earth is round, 'cause some nigger thought that up", "Get rid of the alphabet and all *** damn numbers" and "down with science". About twenty years later [[IsntItIronic young Swedish racists began to sing the song as their anthem]]. Eriksson's only comment was that some people are clearly too stupid to realize when they are being insulted.



* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' is a mockumentary based on an alternate history where the Confederacy wins the Civil War. Said mockumentary details an America, with slavery as part of modern way life, bat-*** crazy politics dictated and decided in part by the desire and need for human chattel, and numerous fictional, parody products with extremely racist overtones. Then the mockumentary comes to its conclusion, and you find out that a lot of those ridiculous, over the top products that couldn't possibly exist, actually did, and were actually being sold for decades. The whole totalitarian plot to conquer the entire New World from top to bottom, that sounds like the alternate ending for ''Film/TheWildWildWest'', or possibly ''Anime/CodeGeass'': yeah, that was actually the plan all along, and something the Confederacy would have attempted had they won the Civil War. Suddenly, the mockumentary, while still a bit ham-handed in presentation, becomes a little more uncomfortable to watch...

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* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' is a mockumentary based on an alternate history where the Confederacy wins the Civil War. Said mockumentary details an America, with slavery as part of modern way life, bat-*** bat-shit crazy politics dictated and decided in part by the desire and need for human chattel, and numerous fictional, parody products with extremely racist overtones. Then the mockumentary comes to its conclusion, and you find out that a lot of those ridiculous, over the top products that couldn't possibly exist, actually did, and were actually being sold for decades. The whole totalitarian plot to conquer the entire New World from top to bottom, that sounds like the alternate ending for ''Film/TheWildWildWest'', or possibly ''Anime/CodeGeass'': yeah, that was actually the plan all along, and something the Confederacy would have attempted had they won the Civil War. Suddenly, the mockumentary, while still a bit ham-handed in presentation, becomes a little more uncomfortable to watch...



* ''Series/PennAndTellerBull***'' does this often to ridicule the topic they are covering in a particular episode, for example polling hippies on banning water (identified as the scary sounding [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax Dihydrogen Monoxide]]) or asking for donations to fight global warming with no proof the funds will be used legitimately.

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* ''Series/PennAndTellerBull***'' ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' does this often to ridicule the topic they are covering in a particular episode, for example polling hippies on banning water (identified as the scary sounding [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax Dihydrogen Monoxide]]) or asking for donations to fight global warming with no proof the funds will be used legitimately.



* In one of the darker examples of this trope, Music/DeadKennedys started getting neo-Nazis at their shows after they wrote a sarcastic song entitled "KillThePoor". They wrote the song "Nazi Punks *** Off" in response. Music/NapalmDeath later covered it for the same reason: because neo-Nazis and boneheads started appearing at their shows as well and they wanted them to know in no uncertain terms that they were not welcome.

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* In one of the darker examples of this trope, Music/DeadKennedys started getting neo-Nazis at their shows after they wrote a sarcastic song entitled "KillThePoor". They wrote the song "Nazi Punks *** Fuck Off" in response. Music/NapalmDeath later covered it for the same reason: because neo-Nazis and boneheads started appearing at their shows as well and they wanted them to know in no uncertain terms that they were not welcome.



* A Facebook page impersonating Satoshi Tajiri posted the following: "You all think you have great ideas for Pokemon games, but if I actually listened to all of you and we combined all of your ideas into a game, it would be an unplayable monstrous game. You want a game with all the regions, but only the first generation Pokemons, yet all the legendary ones and such silly things. Whenever I receive one of these rants, I go to the development floor and read it out loud to all the Game Freak employees in a mocking voice, and we all laugh at you." [[FanDisillusionment Fans were shocked]] that the creator of something they loved so much was such a *** - those who didn't realize that even if Tajiri spoke English this well, he'd darn well know that "Pokemons" isn't a word, anyway.

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* A Facebook page impersonating Satoshi Tajiri posted the following: "You all think you have great ideas for Pokemon games, but if I actually listened to all of you and we combined all of your ideas into a game, it would be an unplayable monstrous game. You want a game with all the regions, but only the first generation Pokemons, yet all the legendary ones and such silly things. Whenever I receive one of these rants, I go to the development floor and read it out loud to all the Game Freak employees in a mocking voice, and we all laugh at you." [[FanDisillusionment Fans were shocked]] that the creator of something they loved so much was such a *** dick - those who didn't realize that even if Tajiri spoke English this well, he'd darn well know that "Pokemons" isn't a word, anyway.



* [[http://jmantime-is-here.deviantart.com/ Jmantime]] (some images and language NSFW) is most certainly a parody of bad Deviantart "artists", what with the insane pairings of anime characters/Western characters/mascots and celebrities, the use of topical and/or controversial themes (including ISIS-chan and Hetalia OCs), the poor spellings (including the forced catchphrase "Oh *** Muffin's") and the use of an edgy Sonic recolor as an avatar. On his Tumblr he states to be half-serious and half-parody, for what it's worth.

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* [[http://jmantime-is-here.deviantart.com/ Jmantime]] (some images and language NSFW) is most certainly a parody of bad Deviantart "artists", what with the insane pairings of anime characters/Western characters/mascots and celebrities, the use of topical and/or controversial themes (including ISIS-chan and Hetalia OCs), the poor spellings (including the forced catchphrase "Oh *** Fuck Muffin's") and the use of an edgy Sonic recolor as an avatar. On his Tumblr he states to be half-serious and half-parody, for what it's worth.



* In ''Erasure'' by Literature/PercivalEverett, an intellectual black author, sick and tired of his philosophical books being passed over for publication because they're not suitably "Black," writes a way, ''way'' over the top parody of thuggish ghetto-chic blaxploitation called ''My Paffology'' and has his agent send it out as a protest. Random House accepts the book at face value as a fierce portrayal of the Black experience and pays six hundred grand for it. The book, now renamed ''***'', goes on to win the National Book Award.

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* In ''Erasure'' by Literature/PercivalEverett, an intellectual black author, sick and tired of his philosophical books being passed over for publication because they're not suitably "Black," writes a way, ''way'' over the top parody of thuggish ghetto-chic blaxploitation called ''My Paffology'' and has his agent send it out as a protest. Random House accepts the book at face value as a fierce portrayal of the Black experience and pays six hundred grand for it. The book, now renamed ''***'', ''Fuck'', goes on to win the National Book Award.
11th Feb '16 7:43:33 PM staticat09
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** Another Swedish comedian, Ronny Eriksson, wrote a song in the late eighties that parodied racism. The song, titled "''Storswänsken''" ("the Great Swede") contains lines such as "Don't believe for a second that the earth is round, 'cause some nigger thought that up", "Get rid of the alphabet and all damn numbers" and "down with science". About twenty years later [[IsntItIronic young Swedish racists began to sing the song as their anthem]]. Eriksson's only comment was that some people are clearly too stupid to realize when they are being insulted.

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** Another Swedish comedian, Ronny Eriksson, wrote a song in the late eighties that parodied racism. The song, titled "''Storswänsken''" ("the Great Swede") contains lines such as "Don't believe for a second that the earth is round, 'cause some nigger thought that up", "Get rid of the alphabet and all damn *** numbers" and "down with science". About twenty years later [[IsntItIronic young Swedish racists began to sing the song as their anthem]]. Eriksson's only comment was that some people are clearly too stupid to realize when they are being insulted.



* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' is a mockumentary based on an alternate history where the Confederacy wins the Civil War. Said mockumentary details an America, with slavery as part of modern way life, bat-shit crazy politics dictated and decided in part by the desire and need for human chattel, and numerous fictional, parody products with extremely racist overtones. Then the mockumentary comes to its conclusion, and you find out that a lot of those ridiculous, over the top products that couldn't possibly exist, actually did, and were actually being sold for decades. The whole totalitarian plot to conquer the entire New World from top to bottom, that sounds like the alternate ending for ''Film/TheWildWildWest'', or possibly ''Anime/CodeGeass'': yeah, that was actually the plan all along, and something the Confederacy would have attempted had they won the Civil War. Suddenly, the mockumentary, while still a bit ham-handed in presentation, becomes a little more uncomfortable to watch...

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* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' is a mockumentary based on an alternate history where the Confederacy wins the Civil War. Said mockumentary details an America, with slavery as part of modern way life, bat-shit bat-*** crazy politics dictated and decided in part by the desire and need for human chattel, and numerous fictional, parody products with extremely racist overtones. Then the mockumentary comes to its conclusion, and you find out that a lot of those ridiculous, over the top products that couldn't possibly exist, actually did, and were actually being sold for decades. The whole totalitarian plot to conquer the entire New World from top to bottom, that sounds like the alternate ending for ''Film/TheWildWildWest'', or possibly ''Anime/CodeGeass'': yeah, that was actually the plan all along, and something the Confederacy would have attempted had they won the Civil War. Suddenly, the mockumentary, while still a bit ham-handed in presentation, becomes a little more uncomfortable to watch...



* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' does this often to ridicule the topic they are covering in a particular episode, for example polling hippies on banning water (identified as the scary sounding [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax Dihydrogen Monoxide]]) or asking for donations to fight global warming with no proof the funds will be used legitimately.

to:

* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' ''Series/PennAndTellerBull***'' does this often to ridicule the topic they are covering in a particular episode, for example polling hippies on banning water (identified as the scary sounding [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax Dihydrogen Monoxide]]) or asking for donations to fight global warming with no proof the funds will be used legitimately.



* In one of the darker examples of this trope, Music/DeadKennedys started getting neo-Nazis at their shows after they wrote a sarcastic song entitled "KillThePoor". They wrote the song "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" in response. Music/NapalmDeath later covered it for the same reason: because neo-Nazis and boneheads started appearing at their shows as well and they wanted them to know in no uncertain terms that they were not welcome.

to:

* In one of the darker examples of this trope, Music/DeadKennedys started getting neo-Nazis at their shows after they wrote a sarcastic song entitled "KillThePoor". They wrote the song "Nazi Punks Fuck *** Off" in response. Music/NapalmDeath later covered it for the same reason: because neo-Nazis and boneheads started appearing at their shows as well and they wanted them to know in no uncertain terms that they were not welcome.



* A Facebook page impersonating Satoshi Tajiri posted the following: "You all think you have great ideas for Pokemon games, but if I actually listened to all of you and we combined all of your ideas into a game, it would be an unplayable monstrous game. You want a game with all the regions, but only the first generation Pokemons, yet all the legendary ones and such silly things. Whenever I receive one of these rants, I go to the development floor and read it out loud to all the Game Freak employees in a mocking voice, and we all laugh at you." [[FanDisillusionment Fans were shocked]] that the creator of something they loved so much was such a dick - those who didn't realize that even if Tajiri spoke English this well, he'd darn well know that "Pokemons" isn't a word, anyway.

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* A Facebook page impersonating Satoshi Tajiri posted the following: "You all think you have great ideas for Pokemon games, but if I actually listened to all of you and we combined all of your ideas into a game, it would be an unplayable monstrous game. You want a game with all the regions, but only the first generation Pokemons, yet all the legendary ones and such silly things. Whenever I receive one of these rants, I go to the development floor and read it out loud to all the Game Freak employees in a mocking voice, and we all laugh at you." [[FanDisillusionment Fans were shocked]] that the creator of something they loved so much was such a dick *** - those who didn't realize that even if Tajiri spoke English this well, he'd darn well know that "Pokemons" isn't a word, anyway.



* [[http://jmantime-is-here.deviantart.com/ Jmantime]] (some images and language NSFW) is most certainly a parody of bad Deviantart "artists", what with the insane pairings of anime characters/Western characters/mascots and celebrities, the use of topical and/or controversial themes (including ISIS-chan and Hetalia OCs), the poor spellings (including the forced catchphrase "Oh Fuck Muffin's") and the use of an edgy Sonic recolor as an avatar. On his Tumblr he states to be half-serious and half-parody, for what it's worth.

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* [[http://jmantime-is-here.deviantart.com/ Jmantime]] (some images and language NSFW) is most certainly a parody of bad Deviantart "artists", what with the insane pairings of anime characters/Western characters/mascots and celebrities, the use of topical and/or controversial themes (including ISIS-chan and Hetalia OCs), the poor spellings (including the forced catchphrase "Oh Fuck *** Muffin's") and the use of an edgy Sonic recolor as an avatar. On his Tumblr he states to be half-serious and half-parody, for what it's worth.



* In ''Erasure'' by Literature/PercivalEverett, an intellectual black author, sick and tired of his philosophical books being passed over for publication because they're not suitably "Black," writes a way, ''way'' over the top parody of thuggish ghetto-chic blaxploitation called ''My Paffology'' and has his agent send it out as a protest. Random House accepts the book at face value as a fierce portrayal of the Black experience and pays six hundred grand for it. The book, now renamed ''Fuck'', goes on to win the National Book Award.

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* In ''Erasure'' by Literature/PercivalEverett, an intellectual black author, sick and tired of his philosophical books being passed over for publication because they're not suitably "Black," writes a way, ''way'' over the top parody of thuggish ghetto-chic blaxploitation called ''My Paffology'' and has his agent send it out as a protest. Random House accepts the book at face value as a fierce portrayal of the Black experience and pays six hundred grand for it. The book, now renamed ''Fuck'', ''***'', goes on to win the National Book Award.
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