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Happy Christmas!

In Everything Else on December 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Wired Observer would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Quote, Unquote

In Quote, Unquote on December 23, 2011 at 1:33 am

The almost-intact aircraft was displayed on state TV and heralded as a victory for Iran in its protracted intelligence and technological battle with the US. (Guardian, London)

 Editor’s Note: Our emphasis.

State-ing The Obvious

In Cartoons on December 23, 2011 at 1:28 am

...has never been so important.

The Magic of Miss Taylor

In Articles, Satire on December 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

‘Tis a time of austerity, all governments in the world are saying.

A time for us to tighten our belt and not spend money on trivial things.

And that is why a major South Korean retail group has just acquired Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond for a dazzling $8.8 million, whereas her pearl known as “La Peregrina”  sold at a staggering $11.84 million.

The special powers attributed to the diamond make this a truly wise acquisition. Read on…

Syria, Revisited

In Cartoons on December 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Corrigendum: Due to recent developments we had to make some changes to our previous cartoon.

Caption This!

In Articles, Satire on December 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Apparently the St. Matthews-in-the-City Church in Aukland, New Zealand is inviting people to reflect and provide their own caption to a controversial and provocative billboard they recently acquired.

This billboard portrays Mary looking, somewhat surprised, at a positive home pregnancy test. 

The Wired Observer decided to play along. So here is our caption, complete with reproduction of said image.

Even Mary didn't have faith in God.

Quote, Unquote

In Quote, Unquote on December 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

A rocket fired from Lebanon toward Israel fell short, wounding a Lebanese woman, a senior Lebanese military official said Monday.(AP)

Let’s All Go To Zuccotti Park

In Articles, On a serious note... on December 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I’ve heard it’s a blast, and a great way to get hired.

Well if you’re thinking of going there to join the Occupy protesters while at the same time hoping to find a job, think again. Because finding a job is not the point behind the protests.

The call of the 99% is not, mainly, to a fight against unemployment, but rather to fight social injustice. It is a wake up call to all, reminding us that we’re all in this together, and that there is something slightly fishy and alarming in having the vast majority shoulder the responsibility for the excesses and failures of a privileged minority. Read on…

The Postert System

In Articles, Satire on December 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Sun not at the centre of the Solar System

“Earth Does Not Revolve Around Sun” claim scientists

The discovery of a new planet in our Solar System has challenged and, if the claims of some scientists are to be believed, made obsolete our Copernican model of a heliocentric system.

“It is a Copernican revolution in its own right”, claims one of the scientist working on the TRAC-E project, “not only does it challenge the understanding we had of our own Solar System, but possibly that of our whole Universe.” Read on…

Quote, Unquote

In Quote, Unquote on December 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

The CIA’s operations in Lebanon have been badly damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of U.S. spies recently, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The intelligence debacle is particularly troubling because the CIA saw it coming.(AP)

Editor’s Note: Our emphasis.