Thursday, November 1, 2007

Poe's law in action!

If you're not aware, Poe's Law states
Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing.

Conservatives seem to have a real problem with this. I'm not sure that they even understand the concept of satire--I remember the day they began to figure out that Stephen Colbert wasn't serious. And now, well, Sean Hannity doesn't seem to realize that the Onion is satire, either:
HANNITY: By the way, Halloween is a liberal holiday, because we're teaching our children --

COLMES: Oh, come on. Please.

HANNITY: -- to beg for something for free.

And last week, the Onion ran this cartoon.

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