22 June 2011

How to Understand Satire

Have you ever read something confusing? Something that wasn't a top ten list or a remixed meme? Something that didn't promise more "after the jump" so that you knew exactly when to stop reading?

Difficult, wasn't it?

It turns out some major-league asscaps insist on writing something they over-pretentiously dub "satire." What is "satire?" Nobody knows. Not on the internet, at least.

And that's why I'm here to tell you that if you come across some so-called "satire," which is supposed to be somehow "funny," just don't read it. Skim it, at most. There's no need to let it serve as a critique of values you hold but haven't bothered reflecting on, or to allow it to irritate you to the point of action.

Yeah, that's the way.

Satire is fucking dumb.

1 comment:

atwitsend said...

You need a dictionary and a proper audience. Everybody knows satire, you just need to touch the right nerve.