There are parodies, there are wind-ups, and then there are acts of lampoonery so extreme that you have to applaud them for their sheer brass balls. I know this. I’ve tried all sorts of piss-takes over the years but always blinked at the crucial moment.
I once put a video of the sky on Youtube and claimed it was a vision of the Virgin Mary.
It was immediately attacked by people with no sense of humour, and the attacks continued long after I gave up and admitted it was a joke.
You see, the world is full of people who don’t get parody or irony, but I have to make a confession here. Just this very evening I was taken in by the best parody website I have ever seen. I even posted one or two outraged comments on Facebook and the Twitter Machine, for which I apologise. Yes, I am a knob-end. I was talking with my irony detector swiutched off.
What website am I talking about?
None other than the splendid Islamic Vanguards, run by a lad called Admin al Islam. In this post, he points out that rape is connected to women dressing and acting immodestly. I can’t put it better than Admin, so I”ll quote him exactly as he writes.
If there are men who simply cannot control their desires – and there are, if there are women who dress and act in an inappropriate manner to attract attention – and there are (I seriously doubt that tight blouses, short skirts and high heels are worn for comfort) then it behoves us as concerned citizens to address these issues.
Wonderful parody, but it’s not easy to pull off, if you’ll forgive the expression. If Admin can keep a straight face under attack, he will achieve a result. It’s a truly world-class example of parody, but he needs to be careful and stay in character at all times. As I myself know only too well, the mask can slip. At the slightest sign of a giggle, the entire spoof is exposed.
If I had the decision to make, if I was in Admin’s place, I wouldn’t dignify this post here with a reply. Instead, I’d ignore all external discussion and remain committed to the central mission of laughing at the ridiculous Sharia law.
Admin’s site is truly great, and what a wonderful wind-up at a time when we need a laugh.
Many thanks to Admin al Islam. Keep it going. Best piss-take I’ve seen in years.