The Art of Darkness

Oh, Please Let This Be a Parody

April 24th, 2012 by Cobwebs

There’s a concept known as Poe’s Law which posits that, unless you state specifically that you’re kidding, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing. I think that idea should be expanded beyond religious fundamentalism, because I’m still not sure whether the Stop Alien Abductions site is serious or not.

It provides detailed instructions on making a “thought screen helmet,” suitable for blocking the alien mind rays generally preferred by extraterrestrials when they’re abducting you. There are also many helpful tips for getting the most out of your helmet.

3. Make the helmet quickly.

You may experience telepathic resistance from the aliens when you try to make the hat. Expect it. You must make the hat as quickly as possible so you are not overcome by them.

Here’s a quote from one abductee making a new helmet, “I felt telepathic resistance when making the helmet, sharp pains were felt, I pulled the helmet over the head and it stopped. I think I am being watched on what I am doing, I suppose you must warn other abductees when making the hats.”

I don’t know whether to compliment this guy on the brilliance of his satire or suggest that somebody squirt Lithium down his throat with a turkey baster.

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