When you feel all alone in your cynicism and despair, there’s always McSweeney’s

Winners and Losers of the Recent Nuclear Holocaust perfectly captures exactly how I feel about our political pundits every time I catch a glimpse of mass media. When the Revolution comes, everyone involved with CNN must be first against the wall.


  1. cartomancer says

    I’m not sure how anyone can feel alone in their cynicism and despair anymore. Diogenes of Sinope would probably look askance at it all and mutter “bit much” into his barrel if he could see the state of politics these days.

  2. Sastra says

    That was brilliant. But it didn’t say what happened to Ivanka. Winner? Loser(dead)?What’s left of the public would surely want to know.

  3. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Oh I get it ? It’s cynicism and sarcasm. Everyone who is Evil, wins after nuclear War while everyone with any value, loses. As much as CNN is becoming crappy they tell fewer lies than FoxNoise.

  4. jack lecou says

    I get more ‘darkly satirical’ myself. Cynical would require more detachment – but note the last line especially.

    It’s a pretty good indictment of the cynical, totally decontextualized “how’s this latest ploy working out for the party leadership”-style reporting and the usual end results thereof. (As opposed to an — alas, mostly hypothetical — “how’s this policy working out for the governed” style.)

  5. komarov says

    Can we be certain this isn’t just writers wanting to publish their online articles before the actual event? That way at least people can read it while the necessary infrastructure still exists. Cynicism and despair have proven to be very reliable models fo the future.

  6. DanDare says

    I’m sure Hillary didn’t go to Tanzania. Who would look after the pizza shop?