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June 08, 2008

Good News

As a longtime parodist, I appreciate the excellent craftsmanship in this Google News from an alternate, happier dimension.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at June 8, 2008 01:35 PM

Thanks for that. I know it was just a pleasant fantasy, but it put me in a very good mood.

Posted by: Quin at June 8, 2008 02:23 PM

Oh, that's fantastic. And so nice to see some humor not predicated on the belief that people are all assholes and only suckers care.

Posted by: Mike of Angle at June 8, 2008 02:33 PM

Same here, it feels really good, exhilarating.

Posted by: littlehorn at June 8, 2008 03:18 PM

First I just enjoyed it, laughed, thanked the universe that possibility is being stated as fact. I sort of -- basked. After about 20 minutes of hungrily reading this not-yet-news, I began to cry. Let us MAKE IT SO!

Posted by: Ellen at June 8, 2008 03:19 PM

Now imagine each news item starting with "As President McCain reaches the end his second term and
VP Lieberman savors his landslide victory in the 2016 presidential contest, ..."

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at June 8, 2008 03:50 PM

It's the excellent craftsmanship that lets a reader bask.

And that sets up some of the best gags.

Could this be the year?

Wheeee... {wipes eyes}

Posted by: Nell at June 8, 2008 05:14 PM

All of those good things are defined by the bad things they derive from. The withdrawal of China from Tibet: couldn't happen unless China was first in Tibet. Reparations to Iraqis: dependent upon the BushCo lies and lots of dead Iraqis.
Language is comparative, not absolute.

Posted by: Monkay at June 9, 2008 01:48 AM

I misread one of the headlines as "single-prayer health care". That's more likely.

Posted by: abb1 at June 9, 2008 03:02 AM

Could it be that theonion has taken over another planet? I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Richard S at June 9, 2008 11:13 AM