Thursday, March 30, 2006

St Blog's Spinoffs

The key to good parody, is the ability to take those distinguishing characteristics of the subject matter, and take them to the ridiculous extreme. Rocco Palmo writes from Philadelphia for the British Catholic magazine The Tablet, among others. His role as a "Vatican insider" on Whispers in the Loggia has recently been lampooned in the form of Lispers in the Woggia, authored by one Konrad Huygens (at least that's who he or she says he or she is). I won't describe the attempt here; judge for yourself. And were that not enough, another Whispers Wannabe has emerged, in the form of Shouts in the Piazza, the work of a priest from New Jersey named Guy Sylvester. This one promises to be quite informative.

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