11.01.2008

great moments in jon swift

Jon Swift has outdone himself this time.

This post is particularly fun for me. Because I was able to successfully block out 99% of the US "election" campaign, I didn't even know about half this stuff.

One of the many things I love about the Jon Swift blog is the hilarious consistency of the comments. Whatever post you read, you'll always see at least one comment that isn't quite sure about the satire: "I think this is meant to be a joke. I hope this is meant to be a joke. If not....you are a freaking insane lunatic."

This post, full of links, naturally draws the obligatory "no one reads you anyway" comment: "This is clever stuff. Let's see, how can I drum up links for my obscure blog, Swift asks. Oh yes, I'll link to blogs that have actual readership. Thanks for driving those three hits my way."

Check out how many bloggers have linked to this JS post. It's safe to say that's a small fraction of his well-deserved large readership.

He's just amazing.

5 comments:

L-girl said...

"API assured them that it had tapes of the conversations and was just waiting for the right moment to release them."

This may ring a bell with some wmtc readers! Where are those emails???

redsock said...

I was JUST ABOUT to email you that snip!!!

To wmtc readers: We have yet to be sued or arrested.

redsock said...

"You know, just because the thing I saw wasn't there doesn't mean there wasn't something there that I didn't see."

!

L-girl said...

"For weeks Ace of Spades has been working on a super-secret story about Obama, which "called Obama a straight-up liar on his supposed 'flimsy' relationship with The Terrorist William Ayers" and finally connected all the dots, linking Obama and Bill Ayers, Acorn, Tony Reszko, Charles Manson, the Chicago mob, the Illuminati, Freemasons, the Trilateral Commission, Jewish bankers, Nazis living in South America, Fidel Castro, the KGB, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Bigfoot, Area 51, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Bermuda Triangle, Mrs. Calabash and Mr. Gorsky. ... Curse you, mainstream media and your accursed fact-checking! Will your cover-up of the truth about Barack Obama never end!"

I love the inclusion of Mrs Calabash and Mr Gorsky. Mr Gorsky is such a hilarious reference.

David Heap said...

Brilliant, and sobering. At least now we need not be surprised when revelations come out about Obama the cross-dressing free-mason werewolf tax-evader, or whatever.

Some of the comments point to a startling level of irony deficiency.