It Is Getting Harder and Harder to Write Satire

A portion of my novel BMOC was satire of oddball lawsuits.  In that book, for example, I had a woman suing Disney because she found that the characters at Disney World were people in costumes rather than the actual animated characters she had expected.  I thought that was enough beyond reason and reality to constitute satire, but I guess I was wrong:

On May 21, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed a complaint filed by a woman who said she had purchased "Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries" because she believed "crunchberries" were real fruit. The plaintiff, Janine Sugawara, alleged that she had only recently learned to her dismay that said "berries" were in fact simply brightly-colored cereal balls, and that although the product did contain some strawberry fruit concentrate, it was not otherwise redeemed by fruit. She sued, on behalf of herself and all similarly situated consumers who also apparently believed that there are fields somewhere in our land thronged by crunchberry bushes.


  1. Ian Random:

    "Papers filed in the lawsuit claim Matay's grandchildren, who were 5 to 11, were further traumatized by being taken behind the scenes and seeing a Mickey Mouse character and cast members from the ``Lion King'' parade taking off their costumes."

  2. morganovich:

    oh man, next you're going to tell me there's no fruit in froot loops...

  3. Arnie Kriegbaum:

    Your contextualizing statement is so true: reality is approaching satire more and more every day.

  4. Craig:

    morganovich - there's no fruit, but there's froot.