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27 Funny And Sad Times People Didn't Understand Satire

It could be poor reading comprehension, gullibility, or just a failure to check sources, but many people have a problem with understanding satire. Even when it's not subtle, some folks really just miss the point of satire, or don't want to get it. Sometimes it's funny to see someone react with outrage over a fake story about NASA shooting a chimp into the sun. Other times it's just kind of pitiful, like when someone uses a joke as a source in an actual article.

People taking satirical articles seriously.
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Guy Makes Insultingly Low Offer for Lawnmower So Dude Sends Him to Sears

It's not uncommon in cases of choosing beggars to send an entitled buyer to pick something up, but in reality send them on en endless wild goose chase. This kind of trolling is typically reserved for the more abusive, entitled, and unobservant people who try to waste other people's time with tactless low-balling.

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Thursday was Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin, and a bunch of anti-Muslim protesters and a Texas lawmaker made things really weird.

The event is held every 2 years and is organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations as an opportunity for the Muslim community the meet with lawmakers.

This is the first year that protesters have showed up, according to the Texas Tribune, and one woman took things to a whole new level of crazy when she pulled a Kanye on one of the speakers.

“I proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus Christ over the Capitol of Texas,” she said. “I stand against Islam and the false prophet Mohammad. Islam will never dominate the United States and by the grace of God, it will not dominate Texas.”

State Rep. Molly White also created a stir with a Facebook post about the event in which she requested that Muslims visiting her office publicly pledge allegiance to the U.S.

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“I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws,” she wrote. “We will see how long they stay in my office.”

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Design Fails That Could've Used Some Extra Thought

If you didn't have faith in yourself at work, fear not, because someone out there is screwing up more than you. And it's not just one person screwing up. There are oodles of folks not doing their one job, and the results are consistent and abundant. The world is just bursting with dumb and weird design fails. This is just some of them.

pics of instances of horrible design fails that will make you wonder what they were thinking
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