Monday, 26 October 2015

Daily Prompt: Snark Bombs, Away!

Try your hand at parody or satire — take an article, film, blog post, or song you find misguided, and use humor to show us how. 

Cake of the day

“That’s not funny.”

“Got a better idea.”

“Two pieces of cake and a Mickey Mouse figure is just not funny. You have to improve on it.”

“I don’t feel funny, amusing or even satirical. I have just crawled out of my bed after a golden oldie midday sleep. Being funny develops and not at the command of a daily prompt attack.”

“Where is your humour?”

“As I said, humour does not just happen, it develops, although I just found something in Facebook.”

“You are always finding stuff in Facebook.”

“Of course I am, it is full of parody and satire because you cannot take anything serious that is there, not even believe it. 

There was a lady on a cruise ship all on her own. One of the passengers thought she perhaps owned the shipping line, but the only information he got was from a waiter that said she had been on the ship for the last four cruises. The guy picked up his courage and asked the lady why. The answer: because it’s cheaper than in a care home.”

“And so?”

“I immediately phoned up the local tourist agent. The cheapest he could find was a Black Sea Cruise.”

“But that’s Ukraine, and Russia. It could get risky.”

“That was why it was cheap, no great interest. There are other countries around the Black Sea like Turkey for example.”

“But they are having an uprising, something political. Try a River boat cruise along the River Thames.”

“You think that is safer? They might have a strike and then all my plans will fall into water. That was a joke.”

“But not satirical, just corny. And Turkey is also not safe, you might get thrown into prison.”

“With food and login. No problem, if the worst comes to worst I get a sea burial and the captain of the ship says a few words.”

“In Russian or Turkish?”

“I won’t notice. There is an extra plus of course. I can tell everyone about it on Facebook, even on WordPress and then I will become famous.”

“But you might be dead.”

“OK, then I will join WordPress.”

“Are you sure they will have you.”

“Of course, they will put me in charge of the dead daily prompt society, just another brick in the grid.”