TAMPA (The Borowitz Report)—With the threat of Hurricane Isaac hitting Florida next week, the Republican National Committee took the extraordinary step today of moving their 2012 National Convention to the seventeenth century.
While the decision to send the convention four centuries back in time raised eyebrows among some political observers, R.N.C. spokesperson Harland Dorrinson downplayed the unusual nature of the move.
“After exploring a number of options, we decided that moving to the seventeenth century would cause the least disruption,” he said. “We’re not going to have to change a thing.”
Mr. Dorrinson added that despite recent controversy involving the U.S. Senate candidate Representative Todd Akin (R., Miss.), there would be no modification of the Party’s official platform: “After we ban abortion in cases of rape and incest, we’re going to focus on America’s spiralling witch problem.”
Private Eye’s cover. Reliably bullshit free, as ever.
Spitting Image — A Very British Revolution
Spitting Image is a lot like the current Coalition; they’re just puppets and you can see who’s pulling the strings.
Party Political Broadcast - Not the Nine O’Clock News
Like everything on Not the Nine O’Clock News, both painfully relevant and hilarious. Same shit, different Tories.
Yes, I’m watching Not the Nine O’Clock News rather than studying to get into Oxford. Or perhaps I’ll get my Congratulatory First with a dissertation historicising the representation of political figures in satire.
Not the Nine O’Clock News - Are you a gay Christian?
Rowan Atkinson’s really rather gentle satire of the Church of England is just as relevant today as it was when it was first broadcast, about 30 years ago. (Which is depressingly true of almost everything on Not the Nine O’Clock News). It’s sad that the Archbishop of York could easily have just been reading from Atkinson’s script when he gave his bile filled interview.
‘Perhaps God just wants you to have a rotten life. God’s like that; he hates poofs’