Quotes: Poe's Law

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    Music 

And if you can't detect the sarcasm, you've misunderstood
Lily Allen, "Hard Out Here"

    Web Animation 

Fox News, with absolutely zero irony, used something that looked exactly like the Bioshock Infinite logo...You wonder if Fox News is just full of Stephen Colbert contemporaries who have just gone so many levels deep, they don't even know where they are anymore?

    Webcomics 

Fun game: try to post a YouTube comment so stupid that people realize you must be joking. (Hint: This is impossible.)
xkcd, alt-text for Limerick

    Web Original 

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.
Rolling Stone's review of "Friday" by Rebecca Black

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.
Jabootu on On Deadly Ground

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.

    Web Video 

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

    Real Life 

The problem with irony and satire is the dumb motherfuckers don't get it.
Ray Wylie Hubbard

Try explaining Hitler to a kid.
George Carlin, Brain Droppings

It's a chillingly accurate documentary.

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.
Jorge Luis Borges prologue of Thorstein Veblen's ''Theory Of The Leisure Class'' (The reader can find more about this book at Conspicuous Consumption, Real Life).

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.

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

Vladimir Putin's full name is 'Tom Clancy's Vladimir Putin.'
Chase Mitchell

...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"

Someboby's got to say it. The man is Ted Baxter.

"Ted Cruz is someone that when I was in English class, I wish there was a book, and in that book, he was a fictional senator."