Thursday, September 07, 2006

When Satire Gets Angry

Here's how to take a simple little compliment (for a politician no less), and turn it into a rant against Harvard, Boston, The State Department's visa standards, and the U.N., and do it all in only five short paragraphs. Sarah K went on a tear at IMAO. It was impressive. IMAO is one of my favorite places for satire. They do know how to take things to their ridiculous extremes (occasionally they take them a little farther than makes me comfortable), but sometimes it's really hard to take things any farther than they already go in real life. Sometimes reality is too far gone to parody or satirize. I don't know if this counts as satire, but I sure sympathize with the sentiments.