Category: Satire

Satire, Parody

Square Dance Pride

The Ugly Problem of Folk Dance Hate.. September is National Square Dance Month, but the national celebration will be too late for Marcy Quinsdale.  Marcy, just 14 years old, had saved enough money from her allowance to buy a competitive dance outfit, with a gored, pocketed skirt and peasant style blouse. The ensemble was all..

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The Need for Better Hoaxes Is Real

St. Louis, MO  • ICBTS News In the wake of horribly anti-black racist graffiti that inspired a student walk-out, participants expressed sadness, confusion and renewed resolve upon finding that the horribly backward white supremacist thought to have done this was, in fact, black. School Superintendent Keith Marty reported the troubling conclusion of the district’s investigation. “The..

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Thousands of Taliban Trapped in New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand  • ICBTS News “They are coming in space suits, with needles!” Visibly frightened Taliban fighters huddled by the thousands, behind the high, razor wire fence of Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand Saturday, unable to find safe passage back to Afghanistan and safety. Abdul-Fattah Ahmadi, 27, scanned the distant hills for signs of..

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Breaking:  Matt Lauer To Run Cuomo Crisis Team

Albany, NY  • ICBTS News In a move designed to restore two reputations at one time, Governor Cuomo has called in former NBC talking head, Matt Lauer, to manage the growing crisis surrounding instances of alleged sexual misconduct in the governor’s office. “The governor,” Lauer claimed, “is totally innocent in all of this.  He was only doing..

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Cuomo Staffer:  Office was ‘Mostly Safe’ For Women

Albany, NY  • ICBTS News An anonymous female source inside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office takes issue with a recent state report alleging sexual misconduct and harassment by the governor, calling it a “mostly safe” place to work. “There were times,” the source said, “when you could go in there and work for the governor for three or four..

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Shock Poll: People With No Scientific Education Most Likely to “Believe the Science”

Cambridge, MA  • ICBTS News A grieving family–unable to visit a dying loved one during her final hours because of Covid concerns–gave tribute to their recently departed aunt, Hermione Saxville, in a way that confirms the results of a recent Hollick University Study: the less you know about science, the more willing you are to believe in..

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“Church of the Blessed Vaccine” Opens in Portland

Portland, OR  • ICBTS News An orderly, masked throng of worshipers gathered on a Portland high school baseball field here Sunday, in socially-distanced seating that radiated out from home plate, where a bronze hypodermic needle dominated the scene. “We’re here to give thanks,” Reverend Tim Sixtrom told the crowd.  Sixtrom, a former Episcopalian minister, has been leading..

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