Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. When the writers at the Onion are on, damn, they are on. Below I present a prime example from the current edition, and I have to say the way they have combined the themes of Bush's ignorance and religious fervor with Cheney's Machiavellian conniving is, to my mind, nothing short of flawless:

"Voice of God" Revealed To Be Cheney On Intercom

I mean, you know, "Jokes? I get jokes!" and all that, and I've made a few people laugh in my time, but once in a while you're confronted with a line like that and ... wow. That's comic genius. The mental imagery it conjures up - man, I'd kill to be able to come up with one like that.

They say comedians are some of the hardest people in the world to make laugh. You tell 'em a great joke, and they sit there, just analyzing it, trying to see how it works, and then they discuss it, earnestly, picking it to pieces. If that's the price of being one of the comedy greats, then I'm actually happy just being regular Joe Schmuck, laughing his ass off at funny shit.

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