The Tunnel has written a lot of satire stories in 2014 and we hope you’ve enjoyed them.
Very soon we will run through a list of The Tunnel’s most popular satire posts for the year.
But, before then, here are five satire stories in 2014 that weren’t as popular but are definitely worth checking out.
Some satire is only topical for a few days at best.
But this piece on mobile phone use is the sort of cutting social satire that should be timeless – at least until mobile phones become obsolete.
So surely someone out there read this ageless piece of satire? Somebody???
Come on, share it with your friends. Now!
On your mobile phone if you have to.
When Australian media heavyweights David Gyngell and James Packer went fist to fist on the street, we wondered what it would be like if Queensland Premier Campbell Newman slugged it out with someone of a similar stature to himself.
Like an inflatable penguin, for example.
Like PSY’s Gangnam Style last year, the Ice Bucket Challenge was 2014’s unavoidable, year-defining phenomenon.
Almost as heavily publicised was the Abbott government’s proposed GP co-payment.
So it was logical for us to marry the two ideas.
And, for good measure, we added some Lego too.
(Oh, the effort that went into making life-like ice water out of Blu-tac!)
The controversy about Wicked Campers slogans in July had us thinking about messages on other motor vehicles.
For example, what if Brisbane City Council buses had lewd messages written on the outside of them too?
We’re still waiting for the Council to give us a commission.
Australians of a certain age have a very special relationship with Canada.
And show us someone of that vintage who can’t belt out a hit from Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill?
So when Tony Abbott went to Canada – or is that Canadia? – The Tunnel had to write something absurd about our Prime Minister’s pilgrimage to Australia’s cultural homeland.
For all the Canadian tragics out there.
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