Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Some People is Not Real Good With English

For the edification of some who sorely need some reading comprehension help, I offer the following:

Satire (n)

1 : a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn

2 : trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly

I would add that critical reading skills and a sense of humor are a prerequisite to understanding satire. If you don't have those, please stop reading KAR. Really, you're just giving yourself a migrane, so what's the point?

MORE: Oh, and by the way - if you gave this piece the nuanced reading that it required (as Rew was able to do) you would have noted a subtle self-deprecating strain running through it. So out the window goes the effectiveness of all your "self-important," "arrogant," "thin-skinned," "narcissistic" insults. And as many of us have seen, when you lose your petty little ad hominae and diversionary rhetorical flourishes ("ECHO CHAMBER!") , you pretty much have nothing left.

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