Tag Archives: Satire

ADOBO CHRONICLES HONORED WITH WORLD HALL OF FAME AWARD!

squareBerlin, Germany – The Adobo Chronicles has been honored with a Hall of Fame Award, along with about 90 news sites worldwide that include The Onion, The Borowitz Report, The Daily Currant and The National Report.

The exciting news comes just hours after The Adobo Chronicles reached another milestone in its 15th month of existence, surpassing the 11 Million mark in viewers. It is the only Filipino American news site given this rare honor.

The award will be formally presented at an elaborate ceremony to be held on December 25, 2014 at the Reichtag, the German Parliament Building in Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merker will preside over the ceremony.

Champagne flowed at The Adobo Chronicles newsroom today when the news was received.

Here is the complete list of Hall of Fame Awardees for 2014.

FACEBOOK WILL TAG STUPID STATEMENTS BY POLITICIANS IN ALL POSTS

satiretagMenlo Park, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Facebook this week announced that it’s experimenting with a tag that will mark sites such as the Onion, Clickhole, The Adobo Chronicles and Empire News as satire — and, hopefully, alert the millions of gullible people who share these sites as truth each week.

Under the new initiative, each satirical story posted on Facebook will have the “[satire]”  tag automatically placed before its headline.  For example this story you are reading will show up on your Facebook page as follows:

[Satire] Facebook Will Tag Stupid Statements By Politicians In All Posts

Today, the Menlo Park-based company unveiled a second initiative that will tag stupid comments by politicians that appear or are being shared in Facebook posts.

For example, you will see posts such as:

[Stupid] Sarah Palin Wants President Obama Impeached

or

[Stupid] Texas Governor Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism

While reaction to the new tagging system was welcomed by many netizens, the more intelligent Facebook account holders criticized the tagging as an insult to their critical thinking and reading skills.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

 

A SATIRE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY, RESEARCHERS FIND

imageSan Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) have just released an earthshaking study that links satire to better health and longer life.

Satire is a centuries-old type of literature that uses humor and imitation to attack and ridicule individuals’ moral and character flaws, such as vice, unfairness, stupidity or vanity.

The study involved a large group of self-proclaimed netizens, half of whom admitted to reading news satire at least once every morning and the other half (control group) professed no interest at all in this art form while limiting their news reading to legitimate, traditional media sources.

The results showed that the satire group sought medical attention for health issues on an average of once a year, the bulk of which was for their routine annual checkup. The non-satire group saw their doctors anywhere from six to ten times a year for serious health conditions ranging from hypertension and high cholesterol to sleep deprivation and depression.  The satire group tended to be more mature, age-wise, leading the researchers to conclude that satire readers live a longer life.

The satire group also prefers to watch television shows like ‘The Daily News,’ ‘ The Colbert Report,’ and ‘ ‘Saturday Night Live’ over CNN, FOX and MSNBC News.

The study recommends that people add satire to their daily dose of fruits, vegetables, protein, Olive oil , 2 glasses of wine and a morning cup of freshly-brewed coffee.