Many of us have long enjoyed satirical Web sites such as Duffelblog or the Babylon Bee. Now comes news that IMAO is putting up political satire as well. It now has a sidebar heading "IMAO Headlines", containing some truly funny "fake news" stories.
Here's an example.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A local software innovator has created the perfect armor for deflecting individual accountability in the form of a new app called Blame-a-Lyzer, which helps you select just the right target group of people who have absolutely nothing to do with your life that you can blame for most, if not all, of your personal problems.
Blame-a-Lyzer creator Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown said the idea for the app just “came to him” when he slipped off the edge of his toilet while hanging a clock in his bathroom and hit his head on the sink.
“I was so embarrassed,” said Brown. “I had this big bandage on my forehead, and I was just trying to imagine how I was going to explain it to people. I must’ve spent an hour trying to come up with a story that didn’t make me look like a complete idiot. Finally, I decided to blame my dog, Einstein, for the fall. But afterward I got to thinking – why did I waste so much time coming up with a scapegoat for something that was my own fault? Then I thought – why not create an app that will do it for me so I don’t have to waste the time? I mean, the alternative was to just take responsibility from the get-go, and brother, THAT ain’t happening!”
There's more at the link.
Other examples include:
- San Francisco Holds Nation’s First Plastic Straw Buyback Event
- Historians Discover Boston Tea Party Participants Disguised Themselves As Blond-Haired Blue-Eyed Women
- Democrats Announce Investigation of ACME Mfg. Co. for Selling Defective Products That Always Let Trump Get Away
- National Organization for Women Votes to ‘Believe All Women,’ Reserves Right to Vote on Who Counts as a Woman
I've stopped by IMAO now and again for several years. If their "news service" continues in this vein, I'll be a more regular visitor for sure.