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My first known introduction to satirical writing was in high school with Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal (1729) . I remember being fairly stunned at the first reading and smitten on the second and third. 1,698 more words


EEE-I-EEE-I-O, how I wish I'd written this.

I think I’ve met this particular Old MacDonald. Many, many times. Thanks McSweeney’s.

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“Maybe we visited a place so dark that we couldn’t see anything but the trauma or our loved one’s absence and maybe when we came back, part of that place stuck to us like a layer of soot across our eyes. 26 more words

ha, the sequel

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The Lost 28th Chapter of Leviticus Explains the Rules for Riding Shotgun

by Steve Etheridge

1 And this is the law ye shall follow when traveling with brothers, whether by chariot, camel, donkey, cart pulled by slave, shoulders of slave, small boat, leviathan, silverback gorilla, or another personal conveyance. 367 more words

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