Quotes: Poe's Law
open/close all folders
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.
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 wouldnít get a clue if it was mailed to him by Western Union, even capable of understanding a fairly abstract idea like satire? I donít think so, for that would indicate Seagalís entire public life to have been the greatest piece of satiric Performance Art the world has ever known.
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 psychopathís 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"