Posts tagged "satire"

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true "Colbert Report" fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard conservative who "doesn't see race." A quick recap for those of you who were down a hole all weekend: in response to a news segment…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2014

Lily Allen Responds To Allegations Of Racism Against Black Women In Her “Hard Out Here” Video

This week, Lily Allen debuted the video for her new song "Hard Out Here," to extremely mixed reactions. Some, like our own Rachel, saw her song about pop music's policing of women's bodies and double standards about sexuality as a "feminist anthem."  Others are deeply offended by her use of mostly women of color backu…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2013

A Glimpse Inside The Not-So-Perfect World Of Barbie And Ken

"In The Doll House," a new photo series by Dina Goldstein, gives us a peek inside Barbie's Dreamhouse, where things are not always as they seem: 'In the doll house’ examines the less than perfect life of B and K. B is a super doll, the most successful doll in the world. Her partner K…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 12, 2013

The “Betches” Are Professional Mean Girls

Please meet "betches" Jordana Abraham, Samantha Fishbein and Aleen Kuperman. This trio of childhood friends who coined the term "betch" while they were attending Cornell together go by the mottos: "If you don't have anything mean to say, don't say it at all" and "Don't be easy, don't be ugly, don't be poor." Some more…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 16, 2013

Renounce Your Homosexuality For A Free Chicken Sandwich!

As we all learned last year, Chick-fil-A's secret seasoning blend includes a heaping spoonful of homophobia and a generous slathering of bigotry. In response, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, a comedy group that parodies conservative "family values" organizations, created this fake coupon offering a free chicken sandwich to anyone who renounced their homosexuality. It's a hilarious piece of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 8, 2013

We Can’t Wrap Our Minds Around The Brant Brothers, So Someone Else Is Doing It For Us

If you've yet to hear of the brothers Brant, you are very fortunate. You are also not a subscriber and/or reader of Vanity Fair, where they were profiled back in September. That story's title says it all: "Little Lord Flauntleroys." Peter, 18, and Harry, 15, are the split-manifestation antichrist sons of publishing mogul Peter Brant…

By: Rachel Krause / December 24, 2012

Gay Women Will Marry Your Boyfriends

Of course, here's the inevitable response to the parody video "Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends." I'll have you know, lesbians, that you don't scare me. I'm pre-t-t-y sure my blowjob skills are better than yours. [Feministing]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2012

“Pintester” Is Messing Up Pinterest Tutorials So You Don’t Have To

I love Pinterest, but certain recipes and DIYs make me a little suspicious. Crockpot tiramisu? Really? Five-minute French tip manicure? Riiiiiight. My Pinterest side eye has been hilariously validated by a writer named Sonja Foust, also known as the "Pintester." For the past six months, Foust has been testing recipes, crafts, and style tips she…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2012

The Latest Miracle Beauty Product? Fotoshop By Adobé

This hilarious (and painfully accurate) video reimagines Photoshop as a beauty product that can erase acne, whiten teeth, make you skinny, and even change your race. Over a pulsing techno track, models pose and flip their hair while the narrator explains "Just one application of photoshop can give you results so dramatic they're almost unrealistic."…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 12, 2012

Even More S**t That Girls Say

Oh my God, you guys! Is that hummus? Seriously, that dog realllllllly needs some water. For real. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 19, 2011

10 Ways To Stuff Yourself & Stay Sexy Over Thanksgiving

Of all the many splendored joys associated with the holiday season, having a free pass to stuff your face may be the best. And of all the lip-smacking, gravy-smothered, "have another piece of that, whatever it is" holidays we have to look forward to, the upcoming Thanksgiving feast-ivities are both the kick-off and the kicker.

By: Rachel Kane / November 14, 2011

SNL Debuts The Li’l Poundcake HPV Vaccine Doll

There was a lot to love when Melissa McCarthy hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. But my fave was a sketch she wasn't even in: the Li'l Poundcake HPV Vaccine Doll. It might beat Kristen Schaal's bit on "The Daily Show" for best comedic send-up about the HPV vaccine panic. [Hulu]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 3, 2011

Mind Of Man: Why Men Prefer “Innocent” Girls To “Whorey Slutosauruses”

This week’s column was inspired by a recent article on MarieClaire.com entitled "Why Men Prefer Innocent Girls To Bad Girls." The other day, some guys and I were chillaxing in my pal Josh’s sweet hot tub doing what guys do which is hang out and be real and we were discussing “innocent” girls versus “wang-hungry…

By: John DeVore / March 9, 2011

Because That’s What Ladies Be Talking About

The Onion magazine satire of "10 Most Powerful Women" articles might be a joke, but frankly this cover speaks for many profiles about Hillary Clinton or Condoleezza Rice. The article in Vogue about Hillary's makeup regimen comes to mind. Ugh, I'd forgotten about that. [The Onion via Feministing]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2010

Man, Oh Man, Samantha Bee On “The Daily Show” Is Awesome

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cMale Inequalitywww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Crisis Poor men. They have it so hard! As Samantha Bee pointed out in Wednesday's "Daily Show" skit, they only run 485 of the Fortune 500 companies and three branches of government.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2010

Does “SNL” Think Domestic Violence Against Tiger Woods Is Funny?

I had uncomfortable feelings about this "Saturday Night Live" skit where Kenan Thompson and Blake Lively make fun of Elin Nordegren allegedly beating up Tiger Woods. Ever since the Woods/Nordegren shiz-nit went down over Thanksgiving, I've been noodling a blog post about how I've heard and read nothing condemning Nordegren's what-sounds-a-lot-like domestic violence against her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2009

Liz Lemon Vs. The High-Def Camera

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in some beer-drenched frat house full of peeps who don't understand "30 Rock" is satire. In last night's episode, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) went for Lasig surgery—that's an off-brand Lasik—and got her hair did in a ferocious new 'do, all to look TV-ready for Jack's new show,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2009

Palin Parody Book Creating Lots of Oopsies In The Media

Ha ha ha. On the very same day that HarperCollins released Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, new book publisher O/R put out its first offering—Going Rouge: An American Nightmare. The covers are almost identical, though instead of the red hoodie and sunny sky, the mock version uses a stock photo of Sarah…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 23, 2009

Last-Minute Halloween Task! Find A Masculine Costume For Your Effeminate Son

We were so focused on the crappy Cyrus parents who let their 9-year-old daughter out of the house dressed like a sexy witch in dominatrix boots, we forgot about scads of other crappy American parents who fret about their sons playing dress-up on Halloween. Oh, The Onion, you crack us up!

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2009

WWWWD Reports On The Met Ball

“Karl Lagerfeld is dead!” “Terrorists at the Met Gala!” “Kate Moss ate foie gras!” Missed these headlines from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala? You can find them all in the latest edition of WWWWD (not to be confused with WWD), the Onion-esque fake newsletter that pokes fun at the fashion world. I…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 6, 2009
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