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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?



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

We were going to make fun of Doom 3 in today's comic, but they've actually beaten us to it. Every screenshot they release is like a joke we would make.
Gabe, Penny Arcade

    Web Original 

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.
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 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.
Jabootu on On Deadly Ground

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.

This is one of those items that even we didn't think would require debunking, but so many readers have since inquired about it that we have to take a stab at explaining it...
Snopes, on the "37 Moons" rumornote 

Breaking News: The Onion on the verge of collapse after not being able to make up shit that is more idiotic than current reality.
A meme about The Onion

To answer the two questions you’ll be asking about 20 minutes into Netflix’s new castaway thriller The I-Land:
1) They tell you how the 10 strangers with wiped memories came to wake up simultaneously on a desert island at the start of episode three, so skip there if you just want to know before you quit;
2) No, this isn’t some deadpan spoof of bad sci-fi, with the lumpen writing, catatonic acting and thuddingly inelegant plotting there to make a postmodern point. It’s really as bad as it initially seems.

    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

Chuggaaconroy: I actually didn't know "I Lost on Jeopardy" was a parody, I thought it was just a song Weird Al made.
ProtonJon: No, it is a parody of "My Love's in Jeopardy".
Chugga: It's a pretty clever one, actually.

"Either they got duped by a troll and published a satire of their publication in their own publication, as if it was serious work, or they published such a monumentally stupid anonymous article that a notorious online troll can take credit for it and have it be believed."
Vernaculis on the Guardian's anonymous article that may or may not have been written by Godfrey Elfwick

When I first saw the trailer for this movie a few months back, I genuinely thought it was a joke. I honestly thought it was a Funny or Die trailer, or that it was not gonna be real.

"Let There Be Light is the story of a celebrity atheist who shoots hoops, has a sassy best friend, and through an incident involving alcohol; has a near-death experience, is told to let Jesus into his life, and is sent back to earth, where he converts to Christianity, rebuilds his relationship with his family, meets quirky characters with similar experiences, is ostracized by his former associates, and gets back together with an old love, who is also a Christian, which leads to a wedding scene. Oh wait, that’s a completely different movie. Uh... let me start over. [Repeats the above word-for-word without any differences] That was subtle! Well... more subtle than this movie."
The Cinema Snob's open words to the review of the aforementioned film

    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 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.

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"

Somebody'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."

You can't debate satire. Either you get it or you don't.


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