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Private Eye cartoon May 2018

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Book Review : Paul Murray ~ The Mark and the Void

Paul Murray has written a beautiful satire on the 2008 financial crash. He sets his book in Dublin, which was a ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy, which seemed to reinvent banking and economics. Another example of millenial insanity was Iceland, which has … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Carl Hiaasen Omnibus~ Tourist Season, Double Whammy, Skin Tight

This omnibus edition hits our value for money target and, even better, they are an excellent read. Hiaasen satirises Florida: this is basically impossible as Florida is self-satirising. Hiaasen’s targets are politicans, developers, criminals, businessmen, tourists and the annual influx … Continue reading

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Putin regrets putting Trump into the White House

“When you choose a puppet, you’re looking for a sweet spot,” one source close to Putin said. “You want to choose someone who’s dumb enough to be manipulated, but not so dumb that he can’t find the light switches.” http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/putin-starting-to-wonder-if-his-puppets-are-smart-enough-to-pull-this-off?mbid=nl_021417Continue reading

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Trump Praises San Bernardino Couple

Donald Trump has praised the San Bernardino couple, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malaki, for integrating fully into American society. “When I hear how a Muslim couple carried out a mass shooting with the enormous cache of weapons and ammunition … Continue reading

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Trident Missile System: World Leaders Speak

Chancellor Angela Merkel (Germany): I wish I had my finger on the nuclear button. Safety is my number one priority. Archbishop Desmond Tutu (South Africa): A £100 billion for weapons of mass destruction! Is David Cameron a Christian? Former Prime Minister … Continue reading

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The Nobel Peace Prize as Satire

1973: Henry Kissinger for realising he’d lost the war South East Asia, especially Viet Nam. 2009: Barack Obama for not starting a war in his first nine months in office. (Chris)

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