Web satire rules

Although I often find Mark Fiore too trite for his own good, I consistently consider him to be the most innovative web satirist around. In particular, his use of sound in his Flash animations is nothing short of brilliant. Take a look at his stuff.

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Jungles of Randomness


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There is today and will always be a gap between what we know, and what we don’t know about what will happen five minutes from now. How an individual handles the unknown of the future is a window into their soul. Those who cannot adapt are forever prisoners of the unexpected. They can become, as a close colleague did, control freaks: unable to risk anything because they’re sure it will result in something bad happening to them. (And it always does.)

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Media haiku

Fickle crowds switch. Tired of Iraq-O-Tainment. Just turn it off, please. The war officially ended yesterday, by the way – not with any White House pronouncement but with the decision by the cable networks to dump out of a Donald Rumsfeld press conference to cover a California coroner talking about missing woman Laci Peterson. Iraq?…

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Looting

Explain to me how this works. The Iraqi people are looting their museums, their banks, their hospitals, and suddenly, it’s the fault of the U.S.? If you don’t have enough respect for your own community to even make an attempt at protecting it, how is it my fault? While it’s all tragic, I think it’s…

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The little UN that could(n’t)

Help me understand this: We’re blamed for causing the failure of the UN because we failed to obtain Security Council approval for the War in Iraq. But where was this blame when the Russians roll tanks through Georgia? For Israeli tanks in the Palestinian refugee camps? The list of UN resolutions that are ignored is…

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