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Jawohl!

In Articles, Satire on November 29, 2011 at 10:42 am
Dieser Artikel wird in Deutsch geschrieben, nach dem neuen Answeisungen.
 
Die Welt meldet, dass neue Maßnahmen nötig sind, um das Vierte Reich Europa zu retten:
 
The euro’s end-game has begun, and if the euro rescuers’ next shot doesn’t hit the target, it will all be over. What’s clear is that if the currency is to survive – and the chances for this are not at all bad – then Europe will need to become more German. This means more control, more discipline and tougher sanctions. (Die Welt, Berlin, ed)
 
Der Führer hat gesprochen.
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Saif To Test New Democracy

In Articles, Satire on November 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son and onetime heir apparent of the brutally butchered deceased Colonel Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Gaddafi, has been caught and will be tried by the powers-that-be in the new Libya.

Many feel that the revolution has now finally come to its end. The press was quoted as saying that before the capture of Saif, “it was just about possible for remnants of the old regime to hope that their defeat might prove temporary; now the revolution is complete.” (Independent, London, ed)

The son of the barbarically murdered deposed dictator is apparently looking forward to a fair and just trial. He is eager to be the first to witness first hand the workings of democracy and democratic values.

Saif’s father had been beaten and sodomized captured earlier this year on October 20th, and savagely flung around town immediately transported to the nearest courthouse. The ex-dictator unfortunately died from exhaustion before he could be put to trial.

Quote, Unquote

In Quote, Unquote on November 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

Yemen has seen a surge of refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia, with a record 12,545 arriving by sea last month as they fled unrest, famine and persecution, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. (AFP)

Editor’s Note: Our emphasis.

Waiting for the Right Moment

In Cartoons on November 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm
The League of Justice deliberates its next move.

The League of Justice deliberates its next move.

Economic Responsibility

In Articles, On a serious note... on November 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Apparently people are finally catching up. From the start I had been highly suspect of bailing out failures. Why on earth should a worker already working hard be asked to work even harder so as to make good for the failure of the rich? Why shouldn’t the rich themselves, having amassed great fortunes over the years, shoulder the responsibility?

Reading Italian newspapers this week, it seems that this line of thought has suddenly been revealed to people. The Occupy movement has brought protesters to town in order to combat what they perceive as social and economical inequality, corporate greed and corruption. I say “what they perceive” not to cast any doubt about such a trivially obvious fact of life but to remind ourselves that it is hard to perceive social and economic injustice from within the walls of Versailles. Read on…

Nouveau Beggars

In Cartoons on November 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm
The Nouveau Beggars are slowly displacing professional paupers.

The Nouveau Beggars are slowly displacing professional paupers.

Raison d’être

In Everything Else on November 6, 2011 at 12:33 am

There are many noble reasons for publishing yet another satirical magazine , not least of which being the fact that throughout history things have remained essentially unchanged, and man has always felt the need to point this out. Whatever reasons were good for the wise and good men behind some of the best works of satire the world has ever seen to publish magazines the like of the Trumpeeter, Puck, Judg, The Verdict, Harper’s Weekly, Fun, Punch and The Realist- whatever reasons were good for these folks are good for us.

There are indeed many noble reasons one could mention.

Instead, we are going to disclose the reason that truly gave birth to this publication: young cynical and disillusioned men simply wanting to vent their cynicism, and a young woman accepting to embody and express it in cartoon illustrations.

This blog provided the perfect outlet.

P.S. Of Course we are not pretentiously hinting to be on a par with the great political satire magazines listed above, neither in content nor in style. However we hope to be able to equal and surpass them in at least one aspect – the delivery of honest and unbiased, sincere and straightforward observation of what is happening in our globalized and conviently small world.