Satire Project

Topics: "Weird Al" Yankovic, Irony, White & Nerdy Pages: 7 (1709 words) Published: April 7, 2013
This political cartoon acts firsthand as a satirical representation of President Obama’s actions regarding Iran and North Korea’s nuclear missile projects. Using situational irony and sarcasm, this piece depicts Ahmadinejad asking if him and Kim Jong-ill can continue working while the President talks. The tone of this drawing is very sarcastic towards President Obama. In a mocking way, this piece makes the audience question the actions of the President, in his quest to stop these two country’s nuclear missile programs. All in all, this piece does an effective job of criticizing Obama for his extensive litigation on this issue without action. Personally, I find this cartoon funny because it shows how the President’s constant talking on this issue is leading nowhere with its ultimate goal of stopping their missile programs.

In this piece by “Daily Political Cartoon”, we see President Obama asking the Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, if they have a “spending problem”. Ironically, Lew answers “our spending won’t add to the debt”. This political cartoon is an oxymoron, which shows Knaves & Fools, and illustrates a sarcastic form of verbal irony to mock the President and his policies with spending. This sarcastic tone is suggested through the depiction of President Obama operating Secretary of the Treasury Lew like a puppet. By his foolish remarks, the piece is able to effectively criticize the President’s policies on spending and to mock the President’s administration as a whole. All in all, I find this piece to be very humorous as it depicts the nonsensical budget of the current administration.

"White & Nerdy"

They see me mowin'
My front lawn
I know they're all thinking
I'm so White N' nerdy

Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
Can't you see I'm white n' nerdy
Look at me I'm white n' nerdy!
I wanna roll with-
The gangsters
But so far they all think
I'm too white n' nerdy
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
I'm just too white n' nerdy
Really, really white n' nerdy

First in my class here at M.I.T.
Got skills, I'm a Champion of D&D
MC Escher that's my favorite MC
Keep your 40
I'll just have an Earl Grey tea
My rims never spin to the contrary
You'll find they're quite stationary
All of my action figures are cherry
Steven Hawking's in my library
My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
I got people begging for my top 8 spaces
Yo I know Pi to a thousand places
Ain't got no grills but I still wear braces
I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
I'm a whiz at minesweeper I can play for days
Once you see my sweet moves you're gonna stay amazed,
my fingers movin' so fast I'll set the place ablaze
There's no killer app I haven't run
At Pascal, well, I'm number 1
Do vector calculus just for fun
I ain't got a gat but I got a soldering gun
"Happy Days" is my favourite theme song
I can sure kick your butt in a game of ping pong
I'll ace any trivia quiz you bring on
I'm fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon
Here's the part I sing on

They see me roll on, my Segway!
I know in my heart they think I'm
white n' nerdy!
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
Can't you see I'm white n' nerdy
Look at me I'm white n' nerdy
I'd like to roll with-
The gangsters
Although it's apparent I'm too
White n' nerdy
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
I'm just too white n' nerdy
How'd I get so white n' nerdy?

I've been browsing, inspectin'
X-men comics you know I collect 'em
The pens in my pocket
I must protect 'em
my ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
Shopping online for deals on some writable media
I edit Wikipedia
I memorized "Holy Grail" really well
I can recite it right now and have you ROTFLOL
I got a business doing web sites
When my friends need some code who do they call?
I do HTML for them all
Even made a homepage for my dog!
Yo! Got myself a fanny...
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