Friday, August 24, 2012

"I can never tell if these Onion stories are true ..."

I can.

Literally Unbelievable is trolling in action.


bluesun said...

It almost makes me want to get a facebook profile just so I can go trollin'.

JD Rush said...

Some of my friends troll with Onion articles. I'm never sure if the people who comment on them are in on the joke or not.

ASM826 said...

I wonder if research is being done into the satire impairment. Maybe we could hold a fundraiser, start a foundation, find a cure.

The first step would be be testing the population to determine how widespread the problem is. An inability to recognize satire might be like color-blindness. The person with the syndrome would not be able to detect it themselves. They would accept everything at face value.

I am reminded of the aliens in Galaxy Quest, having no concept of fiction, the aliens could not comprehend that human television shows were not all documentaries.

Dave H said...

I suspect satire impairment might be environmental. Dad could smell BS a mile away, but when it came to anything printed (on paper or a monitor) He'd swallow it hook, line, and sinker.