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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…


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.

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…


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.

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.

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…