A tumble down the rabbit hole reminded me of something I don’t do any more — write political satire.
I swore off the satiric stuff for reasons written up here.
I marvel that anybody can write political satire these days, since every time you turn around, government does something weirder than any satirist could dream up. No surprise people are always mistaking Onion articles for real news. But it’s a great surprise to me that Onion writers don’t scream in despair and run off and get jobs as White House press lackeys. Same talents, probably higher pay.
Regardless, at the bottom of that rabbit hole, I found the Silly Stuff archive of my ancient, beautiful Wolfe’s Lodge (created for me by a nice, respectable person who chose to remain nameless and now maintained by Bill St. Clair). Thought y’all might enjoy some old-time (ca 1997-2000) laughs this weekend.
I wrote (or co-wrote) a lot of the pieces based on then-current news and then-in-power politicians. So not everything makes sense now (though you still might recognize Barbara Boxer, Phil Graham, Teddy Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and a few others in “Welcome to the Party”). But if I dare say so myself, there’s some fun stuff.
Anybody still around from the old abortive SacredBull News Service?