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18th Jun '16 7:33:43 PM AFP
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* [[http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport The Borowitz Report]] is a satirical news blog hosted on [[http://www.newyorker.com/ The New Yorker]]'s web site, which frequently confuses people (especially their right-wing US satire).

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* [[http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport The Borowitz Report]] is a satirical news blog hosted on [[http://www.newyorker.com/ The ''{{Magazine/The New Yorker]]'s Yorker}}'s'' web site, which frequently confuses people (especially their right-wing US satire).
9th Jun '16 4:00:22 AM Folamh3
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* One look at [=SongMeanings.net=] should give you a pretty good idea of how an over-the-top spoof can be mistaken for reality. Music/TheOffspring song "Cool To Hate," for example, is very clearly meant to be a parody of over the top teen angst. Yet, many commenters take it at face value and interpret it as a literal "call to arms." Of course, whether or not ''those'' are real or just [[{{Troll}} trolling]] is another matter entirely...

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* One look at [=SongMeanings.net=] should give you a pretty good idea of how an over-the-top spoof can be mistaken for reality. Music/TheOffspring song "Cool To Hate," for example, is very clearly meant to be a parody of over the top over-the-top teen angst. Yet, many commenters take it at face value and interpret it as a literal "call to arms." Of course, whether or not ''those'' are real or just [[{{Troll}} trolling]] is another matter entirely...



* 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).

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* German "Neue Deutsche Welle" band Geier Sturzflug and their greatest hit "Bruttosozialprodukt".
"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). ethos).
* Music/{{Liturgy}} had always been a polarising band, but by the time of the release of their third album ''The Ark Work'', even the relatively positive reviews of the album said they couldn't tell if the album was intended completely seriously, or if the band were trolling their listeners.
7th Jun '16 2:40:30 PM Corlagon
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* There is a loose group of German Web sites collectively known as "Die Redlichen" ("the upright ones"), who are MoralGuardians UpToEleven. Decrying ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' as satanic or relating how they caught their grandchild playing ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' and gave them CorporalPunishment, they successfully provoke angry guestbook entries and irritated discussions on other forums over whether they're serious or not. They also tend to translate each and every foreign word by hook or by crook, such as "online" becoming the [[TranslationTrainWreck nonsensical]] word "anschnur"; this even extends to the titles of the works they are discussing (they may add the original untranslated term/title in parentheses to avoid confusion but will call it "unredlich" rather than "englisch"). Such habits, as well as egregious individual posts such as somebody ranting that [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe he didn't need to get dirty with his wife for them to have children]] make it rather obvious that these people are not being serious, but they will never admit it, so a few of them might just be actual kooks, and there is a rumor that a child protection group actually filed charges against one webmaster.
4th Jun '16 5:43:53 PM ConnorMcLay
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcU4t6zRAKg "John Clarke and Bryan Dawe"]] are an Australian comedy duo that satirize politicians and other public figures. A quick glance at the comments on the Website/YouTube page shows how many people think they're for real. Given that each of those sketches involve John Clarke playing all of the political figures without any change in voice, costume, or makeup, anyone who watches more than one should very quickly realize that he is not both Prime Minister Rudd and Senator Stephen Conroy, but is in fact a sketch comedian. Also, [[WholesomeCrossdresser he is not Rudd's successor, Julia Gillard]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcU4t6zRAKg "John Clarke and Bryan Dawe"]] are an Australian a New Zealand/Australian comedy duo that satirize politicians and other public figures. A quick glance at the comments on the Website/YouTube page shows how many people think they're for real. Given that each of those sketches involve John Clarke playing all of the political figures without any change in voice, costume, or makeup, anyone who watches more than one should very quickly realize that he is not both Prime Minister Rudd and Senator Stephen Conroy, but is in fact a sketch comedian. Also, [[WholesomeCrossdresser he is not Rudd's successor, Julia Gillard]].
2nd Jun '16 10:02:35 AM kquinn0830
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2nd Jun '16 10:02:17 AM kquinn0830
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* The plastic soldier scene in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' was intended by the filmmakers to be funny, since it was a cliche war scene played straight with toys instead of humans. When it was shown to test audiences, they took it just as seriously as the real thing.

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28th May '16 7:01:48 PM Doug86
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* An "actual news that could be mistaken for satire" example, on Australia Day 2015, when Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot (who already had a [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating horrific approval rating as it was]]) decided to have Prince Phillip of England made a Knight of the Order of Australia (knights and dames being something he re-introduced with much mockery from the general public and the media), [[http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-27/benson-australia-day-a-tipping-point-for-abbott/6047686 media writers checking their sources was a common mention in comment articles that day]], Abbot's own ministers and the entire media went "WTF? ''Seriously?!''", and First Dog on the Moon [[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/27/its-over-its-now-impossible-to-satirise-tony-abbott decided that Tony had pretty much transcended satire.]] He hasn't ''quite'' entered the TysonZone yet, however, despite this currently being the high point of a long string of gaffes and bungled politics that has been going on for longer than a year.

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* An "actual news that could be mistaken for satire" example, on Australia Day 2015, when Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot (who already had a [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating horrific approval rating as it was]]) decided to have Prince Phillip of England made a Knight of the Order of Australia (knights and dames being something he re-introduced with much mockery from the general public and the media), [[http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-27/benson-australia-day-a-tipping-point-for-abbott/6047686 media writers checking their sources was a common mention in comment articles that day]], Abbot's own ministers and the entire media went "WTF? ''Seriously?!''", and First Dog on the Moon [[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/27/its-over-its-now-impossible-to-satirise-tony-abbott decided that Tony had pretty much transcended satire.]] He hasn't ''quite'' entered the TysonZone TheTysonZone yet, however, despite this currently being the high point of a long string of gaffes and bungled politics that has been going on for longer than a year.
17th May '16 7:18:39 PM Nicoaln
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* ''WebVideo/McJuggernuggets'' falls into this a lot - one of the major questions fans and haters have is "Is this real or not?". The depiction of a [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional family]], [[SanitySlippage an abuser losing people to dominate and becoming less rational as time goes on]], multiple abusive relationships, [[ApatheticCitizens nobody thinking to help]] (Especially not the [[PoliceAreUseless police]]), as well as the fact that the title character (Jesse) regularly moves back to a house where he's clearly abused brings up a ''lot'' of people to suspect both.
14th May '16 8:26:28 AM smalltime
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* James Nguyen claims his film ''Film/{{Birdemic}}'' is a masterpiece, despite the poor editing and writing, among other flaws. No one can tell whether he genuinely thinks it's good or he's just trolling.

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* James Nguyen claims his film ''Film/{{Birdemic}}'' is a masterpiece, despite the poor editing and writing, among other flaws. No one Nobody can tell whether he genuinely thinks it's good or he's just trolling.
14th May '16 8:25:00 AM smalltime
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* James Nguyen claims his film ''Film/{{Birdemic}}'' is a masterpiece, despite the poor editing and writing, among other flaws. No one can tell whether he genuinely thinks it's good or he's just trolling.
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