We interrupt our normal flow of comedy to bring you a serious message from the editors...
It has come to our attention that some people who visit this site actually take what we say here seriously.
We know that is extremely hard to believe. How could anyone in their right mind think that trees could threaten terrorist action against a direct mail campaign? Did the first contact with aliens from another world really involve a fundraising pitch from them? Is everyone who works in this sector really have the last name of Snidely? Where is Metro? And how come the biggest charity there seems to change every week?
As unlikely as it seems, we keep finding evidence that some people believe this is all true. Last week, we discovered several people who retweeted some of our stories from someone else and didn't get that this was satire. A few weeks before that someone on Linkedin had a strange reaction because they thought we were telling a story about a real charity. And we keep hearing about how people read our stories and wonder if we're in fact talking about them, their organization or someone they know.
So, let's set things straight.
The content of this site is satire. It is comedy. All characters appearing in this work are fictional. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Same goes for organizations. None of this is real. None of this. It is fiction. We make it all up. And we do it because we want people to laugh and for no other reason.
There may be a few people who have an axe to grind against us or who are just plain weirdos who don't get this.
We have a message for them.
Now that all those idiots have left, let's get back to the comedy.
Thanks for your attention.
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SOME OF THE COMMENTS WE HAVE RECEIVED
This was the funniest one yet :D
I really enjoy your newsletter – thanks!
That some people believe that the obvious satire of non-profit humour is real only serves to further demonstrate the need for non-profit humour.
I told my boss not to call you people. I told her you all weren’t talking about us, her, our organization, or her dog, Snidely. But some people just don’t understand humor. Just like those people who, after seeing an incredible movie, such as the Avengers, says “I didn’t like it. No way any of that could really happen.” Um…it is a movie. (That first part, of course, is my attempt at humor. The part about movies, sadly, is not) Anywho, thanks for making me laugh. I appreciate the humor. It makes life behind the desk a little more tolerable.