Quotes: Poe's Law
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And if you can't detect the sarcasm, you've misunderstood
— Lily Allen, "Hard Out Here"
Next to George Carlin, the greatest comedian who has ever lived. Only difference is that he belongs in a straitjacket.
Please tell me that Donald Trump will announce on Saturday Night Live that his entire campaign has been a really elaborate marketing stunt to promote his episode.
In recognition of your superb contributions, you've been given the additional power to lock the entire database if needed to fend off a massive attack.
—Andy Schlafly to an undercover troll, Conservapedia
A couple of times I tried to be tongue-in-cheek. I used words, but those always seemed to backfire. Like for a “Media Exposed” segment, I’d throw in words like “bias, lies, and corruption” which of course were supposed to be self-referential, but the company read it as if they were cracking open the “bias, lies, and corruption” of competing media outlets. They always got approved by the production head... Eventually I got fired for a totally unrelated reason. Apparently someone complained about picking my nose at a meeting. That’s really all the information I was given at my termination.
When Uncyclopedia doesn't have to make stuff up to make you look batshit crazy, perhaps it's saying something.
—Rational Wiki on Silvio Berlusconi
I love the title SLAM DUNK'N HOES. It sounds like something Newt Gingrich would guess if you held a gun to his head and told him to name a rap album.
If the video was intended to be a parody of teen pop convention, it would be on par with some of the best SNL Digital Shorts by Lonely Island.
Starship Troopers is such an amazing satire most critics didn't even realize it was one. And when someone can't tell that Psychic Gestapo Doogie Howser isn't serious, they can't even be trusted to watch movies for a living.
And is Seagal, who appears to be one of those guys who wouldn’t get a clue if it was mailed to him by Western Union, even capable of understanding a fairly abstract idea like satire? I don’t think so, for that would indicate Seagal’s entire public life to have been the greatest piece of satiric Performance Art the world has ever known.
Remember 2005? Back when we didn’t have a lot of good comic book movies to celebrate? Back before the first 300 movie, when the whole idea of that posturing 'no homo' otherness-phobic carnival of green screened pomposity seemed like it might have cultural value? Back before Frank Miller’s swastika-festooned The Spirit left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths? Back when people were still insisting The Dark Knight Strikes Again was actually good satire, before Holy Terror confirmed that, no, Frank Miller is actually frighteningly sincere? Back when we clung to deniability?
Lobo was designed as a brutal parody of Wolverine's violent stupidity and ended up becoming sincerely popular. And now you know why comic writers stick a cape on an element and go to the pub.
Now I have obviously never been a big fan of "T-Swizzle", as we used to call her as a joke (but now it seems like maybe it isn't).
What if this is George Lucas just fucking with everyone? 'Let's have 20 minutes of Wookie noises.' And they let him!
Now, some of you are probably looking back on issue 4 and now today's comic and thinking to yourselves, maybe this is all still a parody comic, I mean, Bill Jemas can't be serious when it comes to Wolverine being the first human being and evolving from an otter, right?
— Linkara on Bill Jemas' satire of Darwin, Marville #5
The problem with irony and satire is the dumb motherfuckers don't get it.
— Ray Wylie Hubbard
When, many years ago, I was given this book, I thought it was a satire. I learned later that it was the first work of a distinguished sociologist. Otherwise, when we look closely enough into a society, we know is not Utopia and its fair description runs the risk of border on satire.
In hindsight, its very existence seems like a convicted psychopath’s final brain-shit as he fries in the electric chair, with Vanilla Ice, OJ Simpson, and Bronson Pinchot tightrope walking and balancing on one of those massive balls, while Whoopi Goldberg or Hulk Hogan act as ringmaster.
—Stuart Millard on Circus of the Stars, So Excited, So Scared
The invisible quotation marks would be undetectable, because there would have been a substantial background of equivalent proposals given in absolute seriousness.
— PZ Myers
Most of the themes in my comic strip "Dilbert" involve workplace situations. I routinely include bizarre and unworldly elements such as talking animals, troll-like accountants, and employees turning into dishrags after the life-force has been drained from their bodies. And yet the comment I hear most often is: 'That's just like my company.'
— Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle
... just in case there's anyone from the Mail On Sunday watching this, I was using an exaggerated form of the rhetoric and implied values of Top Gear to satirize the rhetoric and the implied values of Top Gear. And it is a shame to break character to explain that, but hopefully it will save you a long, tedious exchange of emails.
That was what the "Sanctuary Districts" were, places where the homeless could [go] so no one had to see them, and literally there it was in the newspaper. We were a little freaked out.
—Robert Hewitt Wolfe on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Past Tense"