The Onion – brilliant satire – sometimes gets serious… 2001 Aug 20

The Onion – brilliant satire – sometimes gets serious. Here’s a great Interview with Berkeley Breathed.

At one point I wanted to be a cartoonist, and Breathed is certainly one of my heroes in that area. His insights into how the modern age is scarcely worth satirizing are worth the price of admission, and there’s much more.

Here’s what he has to say about that::
It’s like doing a parody of The National Enquirer. Can’t be done. We’re over-saturated with commentary and with absurdity, and we’re numb because of it. Nothing shocks, so what’s the fun? And irony, oh, the goddamned irony, that courses through the popular culture like a cancer. If nothing is serious anymore, then there’s nothing to satirize. Look at George W. Bush. He knows the game. He knows he’s a maroon, as Daffy Duck would say, and refuses to take himself seriously. … The game’s changed forever.

Go read it now!

Joe Crawford blogged this at 5:07pm in 2001 in August. The 20th was a Monday. You are reading this 18 years later. Comment. There is one comment Tweet. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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