In the past ten years, reality has moved beyond satire. This site highlights the truths that are now stranger than fiction, as well as the rare instances of satire that surpass reality.

Moving to twitter

Not having time to maintain or update this site, I have disabled comments and created a Twitter account, beyondsatire, where you can follow me.

Why this blog has not been updated

FYI, the recent I haven't been doing much with this blog in the past year is I'm a new mother, and my new responsibilities, combined with my preexisting ones, don't leave me with much spare time. Sorry, loyal readers and spammers. Anyone interested in providing content should contact me by email.

Couple Let Baby Starve To Death While Raising Virtual Baby Online

This cartoon is funny. This story is not. It is, however, beyond satire.


Somali extremists claim Sharia right to be breast inspectors

According to the [UK] Daily Mail Online:

A hardline Islamist group in Somalia has begun publicly whipping women for wearing bras that they claim violate Islam as they are 'deceptive'.

The insurgent group Al Shabaab has sent gunmen into the streets of Mogadishu to round up any women who appear to have a firm bust, residents claimed yesterday.

"Not a racist" justice of the peace denies marriage license to interracial couple

Via the Associated Press:

A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.


Another Not a Racist


Add to the list of not a racists Georgia businessman Patrick Lanzo, who put up a large sign outside of his bar, reading: "OBAMAS HEALTH CARE PLAN - NIGGER RIG IT". Lanzo explained:

"I've used the N-word most of my life and there is different ways to put your opinion up, but that's just the words I choose to use."...



Don't worry: They're not racists

Boston police officer Justin Barrett sent an email [1] to the Boston Globe and his National Guard colleagues saying that Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates behaved like a "banana-eating jungle monkey" and that, had he been the arresting officer, he would have sprayed him in the face with OC (pepper spray). Don't worry, though, Barrett isn't a racist, as he later explained: "I regret that I used such words.


Truth in advertising?

Google ads: 'How to Make Electricity' and 'Prepare to be Shocked'

I came across the above Google ads on Snopes today. If you don't understand why I was amused, just read the ad headlines.

It reminds me of a Frank and Ernest cartoon I like to include on electronics tests.





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