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In order to find written news satire, you used to have to go to The Onion or The New Yorker. Most of the stories were generalized because they had to serve every possible audience member.

With the rise of the internet, however, niche news satire sites have been catering headlines…


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My tiny 8-month-old daughter, who just learned how to stand and walk independently, can dance.

By dancing, I mean that she bobs up and down, sways side to side, and moves her head and arms rhythmically when music comes on. She doesn’t do it when there’s no music. It looks…


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I should start by saying that I’m not the final authority on what good satire is. I’m just using my own definition. …


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I visited Paris, France during my senior year of high school. And like any good tourist, I patronized local restaurants, cafes, and retailers, not just the large chains and department stores.

To make sure I enjoyed as much as possible, I also never spent my time or money in the…


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I’ve always had a turbulent relationship with direct praise. Just like everyone else, I enjoy validation. I just haven’t had an easy time accepting validation in the form of direct compliments.

In middle school, my parents told me they liked when I practiced guitar. They said I was pretty good…


When I went through Army training, I saw a lot of people quit or fail. Most of the guys who washed out during Basic Training were in poor physical shape, mentally unstable, or had emotional stuff going. That being said, a lot of people with those same problems I just…


No, I wasn’t bamboozled into getting my postgraduate education in creative writing. I knew exactly what I was doing. I already had a bachelor’s degree in creative writing.

Wow! This guy got a creative writing undergraduate degree and doubled down on his mistake!

I actually write for a living and…


This is not me as a kid.

I remember seeing commercials for Doritos and Mountain Dew in the 90’s. They got me so pumped up with all their intense images and cool people.

But when I would eat Doritos and drink Mountain Dew, I felt like crap. I didn’t really like the products. I felt betrayed. …


I’ve always hated the quote “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.”

It’s not always true. What doesn’t kill you can make you stronger, but it can also make you weaker or have no impact at all. I want to challenge people who say that quote to lie in bed…


You get passionate about your point of view. At some point, it turns into a heated argument with someone who feels differently from you. You probably feel desperate, like your opponent is a barrier between you and happiness, between good and evil, and that person can’t be reasoned with.

Imagine…

Addison Blu

Entertainment writer and marketing strategist. Has gone by many names. Studied influence in Army Psychological Operations.

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