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7 Literature-Related Satire Articles to Make You Cackle

"Satire is a lesson, parody is a game." -Vladimir Nabokov

I don't know about you, but I love satire! I especially love reading articles à la Reductress or The Onion that are so, intensely relatable, dark, funny, and unreal.

 

It's healthy to laugh at yourself and the people you respect and love (also the people you don't respect or love, too, because political satire has been on-point lately, let's be real here). And, if you happen to be someone who has yet to veer deep into the depths of satire domain, I highly recommend it. It's just fun, cathartic, and can definitely help lighten your mood. 

 

So, kick off your heels, lean your seat back, stare intently into your computer screen, and enjoy these seven incredibly perfect satirical articles centered around literature!

 

Goody Introduces New Line Of Governess Hairbrushes For Raking Across The Scalps Of Insolent Little Girls - The Onion

 

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The new reinforced handles can withstand being drawn roughly through the knotted hair of a horrid, filthy creature hundreds of times, and the extra-coarse bristles will quickly dislodge any grass or other debris that has become entangled due to unladylike frolicking in the meadow beyond the wall.

 

Amazing: This Charity Teaches Illiterate Adults About The Intricacies Of The New York Literary Scene - Clickhole

 

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And the learning goes beyond the classroom: Well Read also offers field trips to the Men’s Wearhouse where Tom Wolfe bought his iconic white suit. Who says adult education can’t be a little fun?

 

Tattoos That Seem Edgy Until You Realize They’re Harry Potter References Reductress

 

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Next time you spot a tat on a burly dude that says, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good,” don’t immediately assume it’s a Ramones lyric and this guy is about to kiss you hard then whisk you away on his motorcycle. In reality, he spent his childhood reading the Harry Potter series in which a magical map can only be opened if you say these words out loud while tapping your wand delicately on the parchment.

 

E3 Organizers Cancel Convention After Discovering Immersive Power Of Literature - The Onion

 

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 At press time, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony issued a joint press statement confirming they had canceled all future game development and would instead issue leather-bound editions of the world’s literary classics.

 

How to Avoid Catcallers by Shouting ‘Chim Chim Cheree! Are You Me New Dad?Reductress

 

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Would-be catcallers will refrain from saying sexual, invasive comments, and instead say, “Is she a chimney sweep? Is she a Dickensian orphan? Is she in community theater?” Be sure to bring work shoes to change into later!

 

Exonerated: This Convicted Murderer Was Released From Prison After 20 Years When An Online Quiz Sorted Him Into Gryffindor - Clickhole

 

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“Gryffindor is the home of the best and bravest of the wizarding world, and the fact that Mr. Anderson was assigned to this house by an online quiz makes it clear that he couldn’t possibly have committed an act as terrible as murder,” said Judge Sonia Sandhu, announcing her decision to overturn Walter’s guilty verdict from 1998.

 

My Mom Keeps Trying to Marry Me Off to a Mean Lord - Reductress

 

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I used to love visiting my parent’s house in Racine, Wisconsin. Now, whenever I’m visiting, their house is full of evil, conniving lords who want to insult my piano playing or say that I’m “rather opinionated for someone so plain-looking”. Ugh, I can’t stand having to endure high tea with mean-ass lord after mean-ass lord! Does my mom even understand me at all?

 

Now, go forth and enjoy your weekend, you wild buncha bookworms!

 

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