Is Satire Dead?

The other day we posted a satirical article about field testing, and then there was this, which brings to mind a piece in the Washington Post claiming that satire is dead.

“The art of satire consists of heightening the ridiculous part of something true until everyone can see how absurd it is. But when something is already as heightened as it can get, what can you do?”

They made a good point. After all, how can we try to highlight the ridiculousness of the Pearson Corporation when their website features a Common Core gift guide?!

And how can we mock the arrogance and pretentiousness of our Governor when… well, you’ve got see this to believe it.

(Shout out to Chris Cerrone, who blogs at http://www.nystoptesting.com/ and http://atthechalkface.com/author/nystoptesting/ for the links to the King article and the priceless Pearson page)

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