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The art of sarcasm typically directed from events that take place in the world. Much like a caricature of the human race. Usually it is done through comedy, but sometimes it is just as serious as the event itself. South Park is know for its satirical episodes. The Terry Schiavo case being one that sticks out.
Someone: "Did you see the South Park episode about the people coming back from the future and taking all the jobs away from the citizens because they worked for much less?"

Somebody: "Yes, it was chock full of satire about people complaining of immigrants and outsourcing."
by Nest December 06, 2005
Originally, satire was a literary form in which the author used irony, sarcasm, and allied rhetorical devices to express indignation against perceived social vices, follies, or oppressions, and to hold the perpetrators up to ridicule and contempt. In the heyday of the National Lampoon, satire meant calling somebody an asshole. Currently, it consists of people submitting definitions to Urban Dictionary in which they call each other gay, retarded, or both.
I'd rather be gay and retarded than the sort of person whose idea of satire is calling someone else gay and retarded. I'd be more likely to get laid.
by Leslie Doppler March 08, 2009
an excuse for allowing someone who agrees with you to say something you're complaining about as long as it is an insult to the people you're against.
Rush Limbaugh calling democrats retarded is ok in Palin's book because it's used in satire. rahm emanual calling democrats retarded is not acceptable because it's not used in satire.
by pissedoffmoderate February 18, 2010
Any of a series of jokes or statements using the word "Retard" that Sarah Palin thinks are funny.
Satire: The President is going to have a retard summit when he invites all of the liberal retards to the White House.

Not Satire: When Stephen Colbert calls Sarah Palin a retard.
by LiberalGeek February 17, 2010
The reason I have All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, and Panic! at the Disco music on my iPod.
Bob (Looking through George's iPod): Move Along, Welcome to the Black Parade, are you gay or something?
George: It's called satire, Bob. You'll learn someday.
by celeryjackfreak February 17, 2009
"You wouldn't know satire if it walked up to you on the street bare naked, bit your ass, and then proceeded to put on a rainbow colored afro wig and started jumping up and down singing 'The time to get a clue is now!'"
Satire and Comedy can coexist. Quite happily, I might add.
by saihenjin January 27, 2004
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