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Kill the Parody

A parody can also be an illustration. The wonderful Italian animated film Allegro Non Troppo is a parody of Disney’s Fantasia. Chuck Jones took on Richard Wagner’s operas with his iconic Merrie Melodies cartoon short “What’s Opera, Doc?” (aka “Kill the Wabbit”). 42 more words

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I'm Just Paranoid about Parody

And now on to what I consider to be a near-flawless parody. It’s by Ian Frazier, and it appeared in the The New Yorker Magazine on 26 February 1990. 559 more words

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I’ll See Your Parody and Raise You

Another parody from the deck of humor I’d like to share. It’s from “The Champ,” a short story by T. C. Boyle. Context: Angelo D. has reigned as the champion food eater for thirty-seven years. 496 more words

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That’s Parody for the Course

In this post, I’d like to analyze the market implications of an emerging global economy, and how to invest your money wisely in these uncertain times using only a Ouija board. 451 more words

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Reflections in a Funhouse Mirror

In this post, I’d like to share examples of both exaggeration and understatement, used for comic effect. I consider the following Mencken generalization to be a thing of beauty in both simplicity and scope: 303 more words

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