Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Abortionplex: Mega-Meta

The Onion satire on Planned Parenthood's new Abortionplex is developing serious Intertooz 'legs'.

First, bloggers like DJ! picked it up.

Then, things started going meta. A site called Literally Unbelievable was created to collect outraged, humour-impaired Facebook reactions to this and other Onion stories.

Now, it has spawned a Yelp page.

Not being much of a shopper, I hadn't heard of Yelp.
Yelp, Inc. is a company that operates, a social networking, user review, and local search web site. has more than 39 million monthly unique visitors as of late 2010.

Talk about black humour.

Here are some samples:
I agree with Waldo W. Without a doubt, I was overwhelmed by the state of the art facility. It's quite awe-inspiring. And while I can appreciate the vision of Cecile Richards, I think she may have missed the mark. Yes, they removed the fetus quickly, yes I recovered by watching Bridesmaids in the cinema, yes I indulged in some post-abortion Dunkin Donuts' Munchkins, but I just felt like a cog in a machine. I miss the authenticity of the old abortion clinics. I know it sounds crazy, but I miss the smell of those sterile waiting rooms. It's sort of a mix of disinfectant, regret and guilt. Now it's too easy or something....I guess I just miss the element of shame and fear. Somehow it made it more exciting.
And those retro waiting room chairs from the 70s! Remember those? So funny to think what those chairs would be worth nowadays. Anyway, all in all it was a great experience, I just suppose I'm just nostalgic.

I thought the Yosemite Sam "You Must Be This Tall to Get an Abortion" sign was hi-larious. It really put my tween at ease.

So excellent! The only way it could be better would be if they offered drive-thru service, but I guess you just can't rush some things. And after we aborted, we adopted the cutest little puppy! We're naming him Fetus.

(The Abortionplex included an adoption centre -- pet adoption.)

And yet, the dunderheadedness continues.
When you’re satirized in The Onion, as Planned Parenthood was yesterday, you’re no longer a sacred cow. That’s very good news for the pro-life movement, since it means that an honest dialogue can begin about whether it is wise or necessary to continue heaping a third of a billion dollars in taxpayer funding on the nation’s biggest purveyor of abortion.

Several commenters try to set this ijit straight. Here's the most succinct one:
This is what we call "missing the point entirely."

What could possibly be next in the life of this story?


sassy said...

comments on Yelp are so entertaining, thanks for the link.

Beijing York said...

My VERY bad but this:

I thought the Yosemite Sam "You Must Be This Tall to Get an Abortion" sign was hi-larious. It really put my tween at ease.


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