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Humorist Borowitz (Who Moved My Soap?; Governor Arnold) skewers the usual suspects in this amusing collection of short satirical pieces from his eponymous Web site. He adopts the classic humor format of the fake newspaper article, in which the earnest, literal-minded style of mainstream journalism plays straight man to the satirical content. Subjects include vague terror alerts ("U.S. Issues List of 5,000 Bad Things That Might Happen Someday"), politics ("Poll: Soccer Moms Feel Taken for Granted by NASCAR Dads"), corporate hypocrisy ("Philip Morris Changes Name to Altria; Changes Name of Cigarettes to 'Health Stix' "), science ("Increasingly, Aliens Are Creating Half-Assed Crop Circles"), over-exposed celebrities ("David Blaine to Go 44 Days Without Publicity—Boldest Stunt Yet for Master Magician") and, of course, President George W. Bush ("Bush Wins Nobel War Prize"; "Cheney, Briefly Assuming Bush's Duties, Says He Enjoyed the Downtime"). An ongoing blog imagines North Korean dictator Kim Jong-II writing in the voice of a laid-back frat-boy obsessed with amassing fissionable material. A few bits are a little broad ("Queen Elizabeth Caught Smoking Pot"), but almost all the pieces are as funny as a decent Tonight Show monologue, while many attain the level of inspired Onion spoof. B&w photos throughout.
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Even though the book is a bit dated now, a number of the all independent pieces are still real gems!Published 1 month ago by Joschka
A bit too childish, crude and obvious to make this reader
Want much more. One of our great humorists he's not.
This author is completely insane. I roared with laughter reading this book. The only thing is that it's a "little" outdated. Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Karin Eder
I laughed and laughed...and I read late at night when everyone is sleeping. Laughing out loud can't be prevented when reading this political satire. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Nancy
The Borowitz Report, Andy Borowitz; Simon & Schuster (2004)
It was a good book. It was a fine book. It was a colorful book. It was a coloring book. Read more
Love this book. It's got his delicious bite-size reports, so that you can stop anytime you want without loss of continuity. Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Murty Challa