I'm not saying I agree with the sentiments of the sub below, but if this sub appeared, do you think the correct action would be to remove it immediately? Or should we just look the other way?
Jesus on Vuvuzela in John Terry led Coalition iPad of Comedy Shite
NewsBiscuit subs board finally ate itself last night as the “perfect storm” parody news article was subbed by pistache2010 on NewsBiscuit’s writers’ forum. Whereas subs usually combine two prevalent comedy elements, for example Christianity and football, or politics and vuvuzelas, this sub managed to include all the necessary shibboleths for publication.
“Pistache2010”, awash with plaudits from fellow “biscuiteers” commented through snorts of pleasure, “to plough the same furrow, only deeper, takes an enormous effort. Weeks were spent combing through previous subs for successful memes, which were weighted according to how many stars they got, whether they were from alpha-contributors, and whether they made it to the website.”
Pistache 2010 went on to explain that, “I knew from the start I had to build it round an irreverent Christian concept, a proven winner, then weave in some detail from the previous day’s world cup game. The vuvuzela is a given – that has to be there – but then I had to decide which Apple product to include…the iPhone 4 or the iPad…in the end I decided to do both.
“Finally I needed to lampoon the Coalition government. My comedy instincts told me to home in on the apparent lack of power enjoyed by Nick Clegg in the Conservative led coalition, because sub after sub has shown that the apparent lack of power enjoyed by Nick Clegg in the Conservative led coalition is the funniest thing in politics this year.”
Pistache2010 confirmed that for now, his inspiration well has run dry, but expects to be able to whistle up a very similar sub tomorrow afternoon.
“You never know – a dodgy decision in the Brazil – Chile match tonight, and I expect I can rehash the ….Oh Fuck! I forgot Wimbledon!”