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Originally posted by Schrifty Schrifty wrote:

So, no idea if this helps, but this is the post I wrote a couple years back on the subject.  There's usually a ping in views this time of year so I doubt you're the only one who has trouble with it:

To sum up, you basically want to use a humorous situation to make a broader point about a political topic.  There's lots of ways to do it, and I don't know that it matters what stance you take on what topic as long as it functions as commentary.

Humor does seem to be what the judges always look for.  Therefore, I wish NYC would remove 1984 as an example from their site. I think 1984 is satire, but I feel like it wouldn't be considered so by some of the judges. It's one of my peeves here at NYC. I'd like the judges to find a common ground on which they determine what makes something satire. I am definitely reading your blog post and also posting the dictionary definition below. 


1.) the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding

vice, folly,etc.

2.) a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn,derision, or ridicule.

3.) a literary genre comprising such compositions.

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