Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Comedy ahead of its time

Screenshot of The Onion, 22 June 02056

Parody newspaper The Onion has a sterling back-issue (fore-issue?) online dated 02056, satirising future tropes left and right. It came out (in June 02005) before this blog got started, but even if you've seen it before, it's worth revisiting [link]...

  • Democratic Middle Eastern Union Votes To Invade U.S.

  • Final Installment of Frogger Trilogy poised to sweep Oscars

  • Leather-Clad Nomads Seize Power In Australia

  • Remainder of Ross Ice Shelf Now in Smithsonian Freezer

  • Opinion™ - We Need A Fourth Law of Robotics: Stop Fingering My Wife

Priceless.

Related posts:
> Satire's layers
> I read the news today, oh boy
> Tomorrow's headlines

(via Noise Between Stations)

1 comment:

leany said...

Over at the sceptical futuryst, futures researcher Stuart Candy is posting a new WWO photo series, and he and Jake Dunagan mull over what characterizes an image that gives us the long view.
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