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  1. "Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise." — Alexander Pope

    Added Undercover Nun:

    Message to those Republicans who thought Stephen Colbert was sincerely praising them, when he answered the question “Do you endorse the Pledge to America?” with “I endorse all Republican policies without question.” — Love, Undercover Nun

    This reminded me of The Irony of Satire Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You Want to See in The Colbert Report. You probably heard about this because HuffPo glommed onto it and reported it, especially because the original report was stuck behind a pay-wall. Today I found a free PDF of the entire thing.

    It also reminded me of Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments (14 page PDF).

    Both are things I’ve wanted to read for awhile. Thought I’d pass them along in case others wanted to read them too.

    (via undercovernun)