OK, here's an insight into one of my defining personality quirks: I'm a huge fan of satire, and the more brutal and scathing, the better.
My kids recently read Alice in Wonderland for school, and we had a great time talking about how it's a send-up of British culture and politics at the time. I'm a big fan of Gulliver's Travels for the same reason, although you often have to read deeper and think harder to see all of the political commentary in it.
Bob Frankston just posted this (thanks to Many-to-Many for the link). A trio of priceless barbs in three different styles:
A Carroll-style "Enemy of my Enemy" cleverly poking fun at Friendster and Orkut;
A Swift-style "Blind Trust Network" cutting straight to the heart of the matter to point out the stupidity. Almost Orwellian.
And for dessert, a little Dave Barry: the "Mindless Philatelist Network."
This is great! I laughed so hard, I no longer feel the need to read the Sunday Comics today... but I will anyway.
9:26:16 AM ; ;