The snark intensifies

Many of us have long enjoyed satirical Web sites such as Duffelblog or the Babylon Bee.  Now comes news that IMAO is putting up political satire as well.  It now has a sidebar heading “IMAO Headlines”, containing some truly funny “fake news” stories.

Here’s an example.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A local software innovator has created the perfect armor for deflecting individual accountability in the form of a new app called Blame-a-Lyzer, which helps you select just the right target group of people who have absolutely nothing to do with your life that you can blame for most, if not all, of your personal problems.

Blame-a-Lyzer creator Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown said the idea for the app just “came to him” when he slipped off the edge of his toilet while hanging a clock in his bathroom and hit his head on the sink.

“I was so embarrassed,” said Brown. “I had this big bandage on my forehead, and I was just trying to imagine how I was going to explain it to people. I must’ve spent an hour trying to come up with a story that didn’t make me look like a complete idiot. Finally, I decided to blame my dog, Einstein, for the fall. But afterward I got to thinking – why did I waste so much time coming up with a scapegoat for something that was my own fault? Then I thought – why not create an app that will do it for me so I don’t have to waste the time? I mean, the alternative was to just take responsibility from the get-go, and brother, THAT ain’t happening!”

There’s more at the link.

Other examples include:

I’ve stopped by IMAO now and again for several years.  If their “news service” continues in this vein, I’ll be a more regular visitor for sure.



  1. Thanks so much for your kind words.

    The current plan is to have a new one up every day at 1pm Eastern time.

    Also, for those who just want to play around and have fun, the Straight Line of the Day goes up at noon. IMAO supplies the straight line, you supply the punch line in the comments.

  2. Thanks for the heads up. I am a big fan of Babylon Bee, but it is a good thing to have more. Although that last one sounds real (about NOW), that is the nature of our times.

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