Seven Jokes That Came True April 6, 2008Posted by Lumpmoose in websites.
Tags: future, humor, satire
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College Humor has an article on seven absurd satires that then became true later on, almost exactly as portrayed in the now-parody. I find it very interesting because it raises the question about how we perceive humor and if satire is perhaps the best lens with which to judge society.
The Onion is particularly good at predicting the future and I’m sure you could find numerous articles more significant than the Gillette one. I’d pick Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’, dated January 17, 2001.
And for the record, I liked The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Despite eviscerating the novel (or so I’m told), it might be the most dramatic and dark film Disney proper has ever released.