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May 22nd, 2011

SIght Gag: Refunds Available?

Posted by Lucaites in sight gags

Photo Credit: Earl Wilson/NYT

Sight Gags” is our weekly nod to the ironic, satiric, parodic, and carnivalesque performances that are an important part of a vibrant democratic public culture.  These “gags” may not always be funny or represent a familiar point of view, but they attempt to cut through the lies, hypocrisy, shamelessness, stupidity, complacency, and other vices of democratic life.  We typically will not comment beyond offering an identifying label, leaving the images to “speak” for themselves as much as possible.  Of course, we invite you to comment … and to send us images that you think might deserve a laugh or at least a wry and rueful look.

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  1. Dave McLane said,

    on May 22nd, 2011 at 6:36 am

    No so funny. Sad when your firmly held belief hits the ground. On the other hand, if you’ve learned the lesson, your life can start anew.

  2. lizzie said,

    on May 23rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    it’s tough when people get duped by religious fanatics from all faiths, especially when it’s every 10 years and it’s a corpse talking about the apocalypse. if you believe in god (i do) and you take that leap, you have to protect yourself from all the crazies and wackjob asses out there who are borderline insane spewing “facts” about the future.

    yikes.

  3. jitendra said,

    on June 21st, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Thnaks for this post. And How to subscribe to your posts and ? coz i tried to subscribe but it gives me error.

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