The best satires are successful because they’re so head-shakingly on the mark. This recent post by the Out and Abouter is a case in point.
Two re-researchers, ecstatic at the possibility of re-curing measles.
As the recent measles outbreak in the United States rose to levels not seen in 25 years – with over 700 people infected with the infectious illness, more commonly known as “the completely avoidable fever-rash” – scientists around the world have been pressed into desperately searching for a cure for the eminently preventable disease.
“I have every hope that we will find a cure,” said Dr. Surry-Oustly, head of curable disease re-research at the University of Our Lady of Repetition. “Other than the perfectly good one we’ve had for over 50 years, of course.”
“Yes, it is a lot like being asked to give directions to the closest hospital while standing in the emergency room of a state-of-the-art health care facility,” the doctor continued, not looking up from the eyepiece of a microscope into which he was desperately staring, as he…
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