satire

In Defence of CAH

With a recent release of a new set, the party game Cards Against Humanity is trending on social media again. The new set, by the way, is exactly the same as the existing main game, only it’s pink coloured and 5 dollars more expensive. It’s branded “For Her” and released as a spoof on gendered products. The profits go to Emily’s List, a charitable organisation that helps pro-choice women of…


Satire and Generation Exit

Satire is a fine and sophisticated craft of wit, perception and bravado. It’s about understanding the world around you and the skill of zooming in and reflecting on elements that resonate with your audience. It is, to put it less wordy and more metaphorically, more like a marksman carefully picking his targets rather than blasting a blunderbuss into a crowd of men. Satire is not the same as parody even…


Are You Offended Too?

“These days you can’t say anything without offending someone!” Does that phrase sound familiar to you? I think it does. A lot of folks these days are complaining that they can’t say what they want or tell jokes the way they want, without causing anger or outrage from other people. A lot of these people feel that their freedom of speech is under attack. It feels as if, to a…