Bob and Ray were generally gentle in their humorous swipes at American culture and media, but probably never was their satire more cutting and Swiftian than in this routine, The Great Lakes Paperclip Company.
Thanks to YouTuber A Blast from the Past, and thanks to Marilyn Vogt-Downey for the suggestion.
The satirical online and print periodical The Onion has been at it for over two decades now, and sometimes I take it for granted. But over those years, it has given me plenty of laughs with its pitch perfect satire that never breaks character. My wife recently emailed me a link to an Onion article that made me literally laugh out loud so many times during reading the piece, that I had to share it.
Here it is. If you’re a man and it doesn’t crack you up, you’re a better man than I am: