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Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]

Samizdata quote of the day

For more coverage on The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012, Kim Jong-Un, please visit our friends at the People’s Daily in China, a proud Communist subsidiary of The Onion, Inc. Exemplary reportage, comrades.

- The Onion adds an update to its story of November 14th. Mick Hartley explains.

5 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Alisa

    It is becoming a pattern.

  • There was a discussion of this at Tim Worstall’s blog. Several people, including me, thought (a) that the actual reporters in the People’s Daily knew perfectly well it was satire and had their innocent faces on, and (b) probably, so did their Party bosses. They might well welcome an opportunity to prepare the ground for dropping young Kim if and when it should prove necessary by making him look ridiculous using a deniable method.

    I have a feeling the Ahmadinejad one might have been a genuine mistake, however

  • Alisa

    I have a feeling the Ahmadinejad one might have been a genuine mistake, however

    If so, I find it rather difficult to blame them.

  • veryretired

    People who lack a sense of humor are incapable of recognizing it when they encounter some.

    One of the springboards for the original samizdat was the transmission of jokes ridiculing the monstrosity of a government, and its ruling class, that the people endured.

  • Paul Marks

    The comments (and the post) say it all.