Bloomberg Pizza Open Thread: Know Your Satire Sites
May 2, 2013 - 11:22 pm
Here’s an amusing little gem that, sadly, a few conservative sites were duped by today.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn.
The owners of Collegno’s Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.
Bloomberg was having an informal working lunch with city comptroller John Liu at the time and was enraged by the embarrassing prohibition. The owners would not relent, however, and the pair were forced to decamp to another restaurant to finish their meal.
There were a couple of lessons to be learned here. The first is that, while you may hate Google, its search engine is still your friend. The Daily Currant tells you it’s a satire site in the Google results.
The second, which has been mentioned here more than once, is that our current crop of political overlords have become so absurd and our press so unquestioning that seems as if The Onion an its counterparts can’t be ridiculous enough to make it clear their stories are satire anymore.