Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Muse takes satirical aim at The Independent
Okay, so April 1st has already faded into last week. But it took the folks at the Muse a little while to make their annual April Fool's media spoof available online, so I bring it to your attention now. You can download the entire production as a pdf file by clicking right here. This year, they parody The Independent, which has been dubbed the Self-Reliant. My favorite line is the teaser on top of page one: "NL gets raw deal, See story every page". My favorite promotional blurb: "To read the online copy of the Self-Reliant’s 162 point series The Cost Benefit Analysis of Newfoundland’s Terms of The Union With Those Soul Crushing Tyrannical Autocratic Dictators Known As Canadians please visit us on the web at www.selfreliant.ca, that is of course if you can afford a computer after those blood sucking Canucks have ripped your livelihood right out from your VERY SOUL. Advertising rates also available online." The humour is a little juvenile at times, but there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments here as well. Caution: Some material is not suitable for work, children or the easily offended. These are students after all, and it's clear they are having a bitchin' good time.