Is this even satire anymore?

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For proof of the way the wind seems to be blowing, check out this article (via The Onion):


Area Eccentric Reads Entire Book

Sitting in a quiet downtown diner, local hospital administrator Philip Meyer looks as normal and well-adjusted as can be. Yet, there's more to this 27-year-old than first meets the eye: Meyer has recently finished reading a book.

Is it just me, or is this so close to the truth that it barely counts as satire? I've gotten dirty looks on the bus for reading, as if somehow my enjoyment is spoiling their whole day.

Anyone else gotten dirty looks? It sometimes seems like people would be less offended if I watched hard-core pornography on my iPod, or even worse, Fox News.

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Corey Redekop, author of the critically acclaimed novel Shelf Monkey, is a librarian and freelance writer. He lives in Thompson, Manitoba.

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