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Maybe it's just me....but I don't quite get it??!!!?!!?
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I get it,I think it's funny. I love the Onion.
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So it's supposed to funny. OK I get it. I wasn't sure if it was funny or just sad, and to include a little bit of exposure in there as well.
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It's satire. The Onion is a newspaper made up entirely of satirical articles. It's pretty funny, not as funny as it used to be, but still very good. I thought it was a pretty funny piece.
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The picture, by the way, is David Acer.
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Its bathos, which in satirical terms, is the elevation of the the mundane to epic proportions. The idea is the author has juxtaposed the ordinary (a man who can't get his s*** together) with the extraordinary (a magic act).

By changing common phrases to give them a double meaning (i.e. "I feel like I've hit false bottom" "Unlike the four of clubs, these things can not be forced" and "I need to stop fooling myself and get back to fooling the audience.") he stengthens his juxtaposition whilst creating individual comic moments within the text.
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