2017 in a nutshell: You start with a joke then Trump’s White House seriously sends it out

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2017


Have you heard of Alexandra Petri? She writes for The Washington Post but the White House now trusts her almost as much as Breitbart news. How did this happen you might ask. It’s because no one at the White House appears to read beyond the headline, much like those Twitter-users who re-tweet pieces within a … Continue reading “2017 in a nutshell: You start with a joke then Trump’s White House seriously sends it out”

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Trump and the ‘very unfair’ US constitution: Satire fails when reality keeps pace

by Rashmee

Posted on February 15, 2017


Someone somewhere wrote a wonderful line the other day: “satirists, after all, are flummoxed by Trump because he’s a caricature himself”. Which brings me to Andy Borowitz’s side-splittingly funny account of President Donald Trump’s unhappiness with the US Constitution. If you haven’t read it, click on it here. Doesn’t matter whether you support Donald Trump … Continue reading “Trump and the ‘very unfair’ US constitution: Satire fails when reality keeps pace”

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Ridicule, the ultimate takedown of Islamic State? Inshallah, one day soon

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2016


Click here for The Bighdaddy show, a collection of short videos satirising the so-called Islamic State and named after its self-styled caliph Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. In one episode, the protagonist warns: “Don’t forget to like, share and comment or else I swear to God I’ll execute you all”. It goes without saying that’s a … Continue reading “Ridicule, the ultimate takedown of Islamic State? Inshallah, one day soon”

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#Brexit: Mujahideen gallows humour & Egypt’s Bassem Youssef on empire

by Rashmee

Posted on June 27, 2016


Here’s a post-Brexit message from one radical Islamist to another. Transmitted via Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging service, the note is funny enough to make anyone almost like these fellows: “The mujahideen will keep their cells in UK separate from EU in respect of #Brexit”. Who would’ve thought that “the mujahideen” would have a sense of humour? It … Continue reading “#Brexit: Mujahideen gallows humour & Egypt’s Bassem Youssef on empire”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK