Testing Poe’s Law: Can Trump supporters detect BS?

Back in 2005, a chap called Nathan Poe made an observation within an on-line discussion group as follows … Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to parody a Creationist in such a way that someone won’t mistake for the genuine article. This has in turn led to a generic … Read more Testing Poe’s Law: Can Trump supporters detect BS?

Clickbait satire: “Hillary’s empathy for those less fortunate is DISGUSTING”

It is quite clearly one of the most bizarre election cycles ever seen. While it might be tempting to tack the phrase, “In living memory”, on to that last sentence, I find that I don’t need to. In short … Trump : Misogyny, racism, xenophobia, bankruptcy, corruption, rape of a 13 year old, sexual predator … Read more Clickbait satire: “Hillary’s empathy for those less fortunate is DISGUSTING”

A very entertaining talk about absolutely nothing at all

I loved this – The writer Will Stephen gives a completely content free TEDx talk in New York that is about absolutely nothing. He shows and illustrates how you can use gestures to convey the impression that you are communicating something that is supposedly awe inspiring and building up to some profound insight, but is actually … Read more A very entertaining talk about absolutely nothing at all

Top 10 Oregon Militia Standoff “facts” – #YallQaeda

The #YallQaeda hash tag within the title should be a not so subtle clue that this is not a serious posting. OK, so here are 10 “facts”, and yes those are indeed air-quotes around the word “facts”, because I’ve mined some of these “facts” from satire-central, which is perhaps better known to you as The Onion. So … Read more Top 10 Oregon Militia Standoff “facts” – #YallQaeda

Claim: “Poor people are genetically inferior”

This has been doing the rounds … There are potentially a couple of rather important points here, but they are all trumped by one key one. We could perhaps start by taking this as a cue for an immediate rant because it is quite frankly an abhorrent idea for an elected official to promote and … Read more Claim: “Poor people are genetically inferior”