Tag Archives: parody

“Irony-Free” Leadership Zones: N. Korean dictator “sexiest man alive?”

The Onion‘s satirical announcement became real news in Mainland China this week. The online version of the People’s Daily picked up the Onion’s annual insult to the world’s most notorious dictators (and to People Magazine’s annual fluff feature), celebrating Kim Jong-Un’s international sex appeal with a 55 page photo spread.  Wow. 55 pages! I wish I’d seen […]

“Comedy is the Soft Spot of All Dictators”

I just watched “The Red Chapel,” a documentary about two intentionally bad Korean-Danish comedians coming to perform in North Korea, and this is the opening salvo by the creator: “Comedy is the soft spot of all dictators.” Then the film proceeds with an exploration of the paradoxes of performing comedy/satire within a dictatorship, complete with […]

Speaking of Funny Takes on Leadership….

Here are some funny takes on the presidential candidates and leadership in the news! Matson, of the St. Louis Post Dispatch parodies history — and the leadership gaffes of the candidate — in this punchy commentary. John Darkow punctures the balloon of campaign rhetoric stereotypes — itʻs up to us, the “followers” to stand up […]