I have 2 favorite Satirists. One is Pat Hatt, author of children's books and a popular blog, "It's Rhyme Time," where he adds daily posts as written through the eyes of his cat. I believe it takes pure genius to satirize and also a vast storehouse of information from which to draw. Pat has a large following of faithful fans and it is from that pool of human frailties that he gleans some of his best material. No subject is sacred as Pat will attack with ridicule the common stupidities that others shy away from. His humorous writings always give an underpinning of moral justice and his animation is entertaining with a message.
Below is Pat's latest video, STUCK, that lends a slightly different tone to his repertoire.
Pat's work reminds me of another Satirist, Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-Head. But it is because of Judge's movie, Idiocracy, that I became a fan of his.
Idiocracy stars one of my favorite actors, Luke Wilson, who wakes up in the future in a world of extremely dumb people after a military experiment-gone-wrong. That makes Luke the smartest man in the world and the most logical candidate for US President. A funny, funny movie but the nagging truth behind it all gave me chills.
I love Satire and Hatt and Judge are two geniuses who can keep me laughing and entertained.
Below is a trailer of Idiocracy.