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Satire Done Right: Iowahawk's Voyagaes of Obamacles

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If you're going to do political satire, be it left or right, it's worth taking a lesson from Iowahawk. Gotta admit, I'm a sucker for that semi classical format as he recounts the voyages of Obamacles, featuring the emperor Chimpos II, and the rest of our cast-away crew:

"Speak to me, O Muse, of this resourceful man
who strides so boldly upon the golden shrine at Invescos,
Between Ionic plywood columns, to the kleig light altar.
Fair Obamacles, favored of the gods, ascends to Olympus
Amidst lusty tributes and the strumming lyres of Media;
Their mounted skyboxes echo with the singing of his name
While Olbermos and Mattheus in their greasy togas wrassle
For first honor of basking in their hero's reflected glory.
Who is this man, so bronzed in countenance,
So skilled of TelePrompter, clean and articulate
whose ears like a stately urn's protrude?
So now, daughter of Zeus, tell us his story.
And just the Cliff Notes if you don't mind,
We don't have all day...."

"....In Senatus, Obamacles laid beside the reflecting pool while a coterie of Media fed him grapes.
Again the Oracle appeared to him, this time in the form of a bowl of arugula; it said,

"You have done well, hale Obamacles, but your torments are not yet complete. The toughest test of all awaits, and may the gods have mercy on your soul."

"Do your worst, arugula," he laughed, "for I am Obamacles,
Lord of Illinus, who single handedly conquered the LSATs
and disarmed the Chicagomon. What task would you possibly fear me with?"

"You are to led the Demos back to the White Temple, by vanquishing Hildusa."

At the sound of Hildusa's name even brave Obamacles was driven to piss his toga...."

"....All the torments suffered by Obamacles had steeled him for this final epic test.
The cliffs of Demos resounded with the approaching screeches of Hildusa
And her army of soul-eating Morpheons, spinning and faxing and conjuring position papers.
But Obamacles was unmoved, and with his right hand summoned
the Subterranean Creepos of the Nutroots to do his bidding,
Kos and Ariana and Demos Underground.
Hildusa was enraged for she thought them allies, and shot them the stink-eye.
"Destroy Obamacles!" she bellowed at her Eunuchs,
But they were retards and got busted for DUI on the chariot ride over.
Then Obamacles shot the arrow of Iowa across abyss of Dukakis,
striking Hildusa true in her cankles, no more to freeze men to stone,
And all of Demos roared approval.

"Citizens of Demos," screamed the hobbled gorgon, "fair Obamacles is not what he appears! Look, behind him! A phalanx of Chicagomon, the demons from the pits of Illinus!"

When the Demos people saw the Chicagomon they shrugged,
but Obamacles was taking no chances for the general battle;
He had no more further use for the Chicagomon and thus he summoned
Underbus, the destroyer of memes. One by one he disposed them,
The Jeremiad and Phlegeron and Ayres, all sacrificed to Underbus....

9 Comments

Try watching the Daily Show once in a while. It's funny. This is not.

No sense of humor, Alchemist. No sense of humor. Or, alternately, you're not educated enough to get the joke, but I bet it's the no sense of humor explanation that is more correct.

Nobody did Homer like Homer. I tend to not think of this as Iowahawk's best work. But meh.

This is quite funny, in a cerebral way. It is beyond the comprehension of the typical Obama supporter.

I loved it. It's shamelessly Shakespearian in its flow and willingness to filk what has come before.

William sends.

The Daily Show is sometimes funny. So is Iowahawk.

I agree with celebrim.

Daily show did the same type of bit here. Note: McCain stole the Moses joke from this clip. And then there's the brutally mean McCain quest.

GK: It's not that I don't get it, it's just not funny. I think I might have smiled once.

Now this?, this is good satire.

This isn't bad but falls on its face when he couldn't describe fear as more than pissing bringing him back to the ordinary.

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