Monday, May 08, 2006

John Kenneth Galbraith, Satirist (?!)

Galbraith passed away last week, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (I should probably know who he is, but honestly I can't be bothered after two beers and a long day at the office - what a lightweight I am) eulogized him in the Washington Post as a satirical economist. A "satirical economist"? Really? Pull the other one!

Of course, this got me thinking - there's a lot of satire out there that doesn't fall into what we'd consider the obvious categories. Heck, Bob Mackie used to make satirical costumes for the old Carol Burnett Show. What the least obvious satirical category for which you can come up with an example? Let's hear it!
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Satire pervades the web, seeping into mailboxes and mainstream news like a spilled cup of coffee. It stains and it won't go away.

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