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Quick Updates on FREE Ebook Offer… & Youtube Channel!


Just a quick reminder that today, Saturday 26 Nov, is the last day of this FREE ebook offer!

https://www.amazon.com/Graveyard-Pieties-Snapshots-Patriarchal-Conceits-ebook/dp/B01DOQC9WS

Secondly, I am going to have a NEW Youtube account soon. All the old stuff will be ported over, along with some fresh material! Read the full story

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Glossy News Revamp!


Glossy News is heading towards a HUGE strategization drive! The first thing you may notice is that some of the pages at the top of the site have been removed. The site will still keep its general integrity and flavor. But any less pertinent or up to date material is being replaced with new stuff.

We really hope you will join our effots to improve this very, VERY long-running fake news and satire site! Please send any written, audio, graphic or video material to wallacerunnymede@gmail.com. If you are interested in helping us with graphics, with social media promotion, or just want to arrange a link swap or republication, or anything else you can possibly imagine, please get in touch. We’re really looking forward to expanding and making an even bigger impact and footprint upon the satire world.

In the meantime, as previously mentioned, please check out our FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/Glossy-News-821363081296896/?fref=ts

We’re looking forward to a great new year of satire. This is going to be BIG! Make sure you don’t miss out.

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October Surprise! Satirical-Industrial Complex Satire Dump!


You’ve met Julian Assange and his October Surprise Data Dump…

Now meet Wallace Runnymede, the Peace Criminals Project, & their October Surprise Satire Dump!

From 30 October to 1 November 2016, Satirical Industrial Complex is dumping an epic heap of anti-establishment satire relating to top presidential candidates, warmongers & the military-industrial complex! Some documents are already seeping through…

Keep following the leaks, and tell all your friends about the dumps.

Let’s do this!

Wallace Runnymede

https://satiricalindustrialcomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

https://peacecriminals.wordpress.com/

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Dan Geddes Video Selection (2/2)


Here’s part two!

American Sniper

American Sniper, Bush vs. Clinton, Scooters in Amsterdam.

Standup – The Five Stages of NSA Surveillance Grief

Facebook, NSA.

Facebook Funeral

American accents, Facebook funerals, and how no one thinks they are going to die.

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Dan Geddes Video Selection (1/2)


Dan Geddes is a true stalwart not only of Glossy News, but of humor and satire in general. He has done a lot of stand-up comedy, which you can find on his Youtube channel. I’m sure you’re not gonna die of surprise when I tell you that like every single other humorist in the history of satire, without exception, Dan is rather shy and reserved, and never likes to be the first person in the room to break an uncomfortable silence. Even so, I hope he’ll forgive me for introducing these videos to you!

Taxes and Death (And Taxes)

Taxes and death, and the taxation of the cryogenically preserved, as well as robots.

Read the full story

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Dan Geddes Interviews


Tomorrow and the day after, I will present two articles on the stand-up videos of one our resident satire legends, Dan Geddes! But he is also a public joke-a-lectual too, it seems! Here’s Dan speaking humorously, albeit with all due ethical seriousness, on some big topics in the world today!…

Interview (Brian K. White, Glossy News 4k Podcast)

“One of the funniest guys I know sat down for an interview for the Glossy News 4K podcast.” (Brian)

UN Country Club Show 1

Dan Geddes of http://www.thesatirist.com and Dan Purcell discuss Satire in the Global Village, the NSA, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Robot Burger Flippers, a Princeton Club dinner, and more.

Greg Shapiro’s The United States of Europe – 23 September 2014

Greg Shapiro and Dan Geddes discuss all things European, and how hard is it to be funny in The Netherlands.

Satire in the Global Village

Part of the “Satire in the Global Village panel” at the Institute of General Semantics: October 3, 2015.
Later this year, Dan will be returning to the Institute of General Semantics in New York to speak once more. Aside from the videos, here is a recent interview with a German media outlet.

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Attribution: photo of Dan Geddes by Andrew Balcombe.

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24 Hour Free Ebook Deal! Anti-UKIP Satire (21 October 2016)


For 21 October only, this anti-UKIP satire is FREE on Amazon (every country’s store, not just UK!)

This short story collection brings together some heartwarming and disrespectfully pointed satire stories about Baron Tarquin Binnett De Albion, Esquire.
Tarquin Binnett is UKIP’s most cuddly, genial and most crucially of all, stridently prejudiced representative.
Little Winchester, Suffolk has never known such a fine, patriotic, sound Englishman’s common sense gentleman-bigot! Read the full story

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Glossy News Contributor Ebook Showcase 1: Swan Morrison’s ‘Judgement Day’


For the next three days, we are showcasing three ebooks, from three Glossy News writers! First of all, here is ‘Judgment Day’ by Swan Morrison. Aside from his various humorous ebooks, Swan Morrison runs the site Short Humour. ‘Judgment Day’ is his most successful book up to now, and recently won a Silver Prize for Humor/Comedy Fiction, Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards.

This is a true story. To preserve confidentiality, however, all the characters, facts and circumstances have been changed.

When a meteorite destroyed a house in a sleepy, English village, no one could have predicted the chain of events that would lead Swan Morrison and Helen Hargreaves to romance and would ultimately propel them into an epic battle for the very survival of mankind.

How can one adequately describe a novel that is (in alphabetical order): an adventure filled; archaeological; comic; crime featuring; dramatic; erotic; espionage laced; horror tinged; political; religious; romantic; science fiction; supernatural thriller with philosophical, satirical and allegorical undertones?

This affectionate tribute to many classic storylines is where the writers of the Archers meet the creators of Indiana Jones meet Dan Brown meet John le Carré meet E. L. James meet Stephen King meet Isaac Asimov meet Barbara Cartland meet Harold Robbins meet Colin Dexter meet Ian Fleming meet Woody Allen meet Douglas Adams – to name just a very few.

Incorporating a diversity of themes and genres exceeding the works of Shakespeare, together with an exploration of the relationship between man and God that is comparable to the great religious texts – all skilfully woven into a breathtakingly complex plot – this ground-breaking, multi-genre masterpiece may yet be judged to be one of the finest works of literature ever written.

For more information on the book, including where to buy it, visit:

http://www.short-humour.org.uk/writersshowcase/judgementday.htm

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An Ode to the Daily Mash


Some people have claimed that the reason cults find it so difficult to get a grip in Britain is because we do not take anything seriously. Any topic, no matter how serious, is turned into a sarcastic joke. For example, here are some people mocking the deaths of tens of millions of people:

Blackadder_Goes_Forth

I am not suggesting this is in any way a bad thing. It is a very positive force that sheds light on serious issues, as well as being side-splittingly funny.

Similarly, any public house on a weekend will be full of people exchanging jokes about Madeleine McCann, Jimmy Savile and the Irish potato famine. The best ones get them all into the same joke. Americans may have to wait decades for a topic to become funny, but if you are British, I bet the first Michael Jackson joke arrived in your inbox before his body was even cold.

When I was a growing up, I used to read The Onion. You could even get the print version in my local Borders (remember Borders? Back in’t day…). Some of their stories were hit, others were miss. Their headline Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes still makes me chuckle.

It still is funny, and usually worth a read.

However, its power simply cannot match that of The Daily Mash. I started reading Mash while I was still working at Buzz, which must have been two or three ago now. That is a long time to be consistently funny. But they manage it. If anything, they are getting funnier.

Far from knocking out a few good headlines a week, The Daily Mash produces five brilliant headlines a day. I despair working out what I should retweet and what I should post on Facebook, because everything is worthy of it. Even its least amusing headline is generally far more worthy of such attention that the current bollocks being put out by BuzzFeed.

Of course satire has long been a British art form. Spitting Image, Private Eye, Monster Raving Loony Party, Mock The Week, Brass Eye and Boris Johnson represent just a tiny handful examples that I could pick out from an ocean of possibilities. John Oliver is currently turning into a US export. Nor is Mash the only people in the game: NewsThumb, NewsBiscuit and others produce excellent headlines as well.

But few have refined the art as well as The Daily Mash. For their contribution, I am grateful.

http://blog.chrisworfolk.com/2014/06/30/an-ode-to-the-daily-mash/

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99 Reasons why Satire should be Kept Entirely within the Bounds of Tolerance, Civility, Decency and Decorum


1. Read the full story

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Expanded Release of Free Religious Satire Compilation: ‘I Shouldn’t Do God!’ (2/2)


6. A Z GRIMSBY SLAYS THE DRAGON

Ain’t no atheist like a disenchantment-community atheist…? Well,  an outraged A Z Grimsby does indeed insist on holding forth on the purely irrational and frivolously superstitious basis of children’s toys, especially cuddly fictive animals.

I mean take dragons for example, they may be cuddly and funny and comfy and gloriously colored, flamboyantly patterned, and so on.

But they have absolutely nothing whatsoever, nothing IN THE LEAST to do with science as we now understand it.

Yes, well, if you tell your children that there MIGHT JUST be such a thing as a dragon, even leaving the question slightly open, you are giving the irrationalists an inch…

And they will undoubtedly take a mile. Or indeed ten!

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Expanded Release of Free Religious Satire Compilation: ‘I Shouldn’t Do God!’ (1/2)


I’ve recently re-released the first volume of my fake news satire compilation series, Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes. More Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes volumes will follow from Spring 2016 onwards. But for now, volume 1, I Shouldn’t Do God, is a somewhat expanded one in comparison to the earlier version of this same first volume of this exciting ongoing series. And it’s free too!

Also, I have recently managed to get Reflections In & Out of Season, the accompanying volume to The Great Flâneur Massacre, brought down to free again too. And as for The Great Flâneur Massacre, this is still 99 cents, or similar in other currencies, depending on the location of the vendor! These latter two books are also available from the same ebook outlets as below. See more information at: http://wallacerunnymede.com/category/ebooks-2/

1. WHY SHOULDN’T I DO GOD?

My recent tribute essay to Charlie Hebdo, serialised on Glossy News. Links to Glossy News originals for each of the instalments here, and links to the Wallace Runnymede republication of the essay here.

2. UNPRECEDENTED VATICAN SCANDAL: GERMAN INFIDEL CANONIZED

The Vatican, like the Pope, should be infallible, but what happens when even infallible institutions slip up the odd time, and canonize people who have no right in hell to such an accolade?

If this is to stand, we might have to canonize other great, virtuous and saintly figures such as:

Buddha, Quetzalcoatl, Sri Krishna, Mungai, Amaterasu, Laozi, Adi Shankara, Hercules, Guru Nanak, the Dalai Lama, Elmer Gantry, Arius, Sabellius, Basilides, Valentinus, Simon Magus, Martin Luther…

3. DALAI LAMA SUES CANON WELBY

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Charlie Hebdo Anniversary Tribute (V): The Gilded Birdcage of Spoilt Gods


Quite frankly, if someone believes that children must be deprived of blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses), or of all medical care (Christian Scientists), or that women are the property of men, or that gay people are sodomites who are all going to eternal hellfire, or that disabled people are suffering the results of our evil and atrocious deeds in the past…

Then that concerns me very deeply.

But on the other hand, if someone personally believes that Jesus literally turned the water into wine, that Muhammad made the moon split in two, or that Sri Krishna performed many wondrous miracles, then in all seriousness, that does not trouble me in the least. There are more important things in life to worry about.

But even so, concerning ‘limits’ to satire, I will affirm that I do reserve the inalienable right to treat religion as not pristine, as not above theoretical critique, or above satirizing, or above ‘blasphemy.’

And I have little to no respect for anyone who makes religion exceptional, in terms of the inalienable right and sovereign prerogative to criticize and satirize; an entitlement and a ‘privilege’ that can and must be shared be all like, without neither cavil nor complaint.

‘Shame on me,’ indeed! Read the full story

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Charlie Hebdo Anniversary Tribute (III): Moralists are Killing Satire


So let no-one think that by appeasing jihadists or by appeasing unaccountable figures in the countries that Orientalizing intellectuals opportunistically market as ‘the (sole and exclusively) Free World’ that they will avert their malice or their wrath.

For, none of the promises either of political Islamists and jihadists or of humanitarian interventionist intellectuals and counter-jihadists can be trusted or valued.

Indeed. Realpolitik is realpolitik, which is as much as to say that from ‘high-minded idealism,’ nothing better can be expected than high-minded idealism. And there is nothing that savors more of Realpolitik than high-minded idealism, as the terms are merely two superficially different names for the same thing. Read the full story

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Great Flâneur Massacre: Fictional Endorsements, Endorsements of Fiction (2/2)


Shhh. Don’t laugh. This is pretty damn serious stuff.

1.

Rob, Surname-Lacking and Achingly Committed Painfully Irritating Tenure-Cadger

“Relevant?” That’s a word people in power always use to dismiss me.

Endorsement from “Dr” Kent Hovind

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Great Flâneur Massacre: Fictional Endorsements, Endorsements of Fiction (1/2)


Update (22 Sept 2015):

Since the links I posted in this article originally have changed, I have edited the post.

The Great Flâneur Massacre, oddly enough, is satirical, and portrays an academic conference where the “objects of study” start talking back to the individuals presenting papers.

The scholars who are the enlightened benefactors of the audience do not appreciate being talked back to, as they prefer to represent others, rather than to be represented.

So finally, I will quote you a few endorsements of quotes from my novella; just off the top of my head. And yes: when I say that, I really do mean “off the top of my head.” Read the full story

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