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Hoist on his own petard - Bloomberg
« on: May 03, 2013, 10:17:09 am »
Not posting the whole article here -- language alert (on the part of the Mayor).  Best laugh I've had in a while.

http://dailycurrant.com/2013/05/02/bloomberg-refused-second-slice-of-pizza-at-local-restaurant/

"I'm sorry sir. We're serious," Benito insisted. "We've decided that eating more than one piece isn't healthy for you, and so we're forbidding you from doing it."

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    Re: Hoist on his own petard - Bloomberg
    « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 10:27:04 am »
    Well, shucks.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/05/02/bloomberg-pizza-open-thread-know-your-satire-sites/

    Bloomberg Pizza Open Thread: Know Your Satire Sites

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    Stephen Kruiser

    Here’s an amusing little gem that, sadly, a few conservative sites were duped by today.

        New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn.
        The owners of Collegno’s Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.

        Bloomberg was having an informal working lunch with city comptroller John Liu at the time and was enraged by the embarrassing prohibition. The owners would not relent, however, and the pair were forced to decamp to another restaurant to finish their meal.

    There were a couple of lessons to be learned here. The first is that, while you may hate Google, its search engine is still your friend. The Daily Currant tells you it’s a satire site in the Google results.

    The second, which has been mentioned here more than once, is that our current crop of political overlords have become so absurd and our press so unquestioning that seems as if The Onion an its counterparts can’t be ridiculous enough to make it clear their stories are satire anymore.
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    Re: Hoist on his own petard - Bloomberg
    « Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 11:15:43 am »
    Either way, that's funny as hell.....Check out some of the sidebar stories, also funny as hell.
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    Re: Hoist on his own petard - Bloomberg
    « Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 12:40:18 pm »
    I read it, laughed, and was suspicious it was satire
     I went to the site in question, read other stories, and yep. satire.

    The real humor is that the tell isn't that it was too absurd. The tell is that it was too cleanly executed. News stories don't read for their comedic timing, and that was a giveaway (along with the profanity). The idea that this could happen, though, is not at all absurd...which is comedy in and of itself.

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