Lamont and Dude Ponder Satirizing the Times in which We Live

“Did you see this? I think the National Geographic has it in for us.”

“Yeah.”

“I don’t remember skipping through a meadow with a flower between my teeth chasing butterflies.”

“I’ve thought about that dumb illustration and I think they’re just trying to hit home the point that we were not, you know, thunder lizards.”

“We could have told them.”

“Dude, who would believe we were there?”

“True. We’re just a couple of dudes.”

“That’s certainly true of you.”

“Ha ha, real funny. But I was thinking. What if we wrote a book that satirizes humans’ bizarre qualities?”

“Besides the fact that the book would be infinitely long, what would you satirize?”

“The way they don’t believe in germs even when they get sick. The way they make vows to stay married forever but it only last through the photo shoot. The way they elect political leaders BECAUSE those leaders have NO experience in governing. Oh, oh oh, and my favorite. Their elected official has a soft-porn model for his wife and people call her ‘classy’.”

“Says more about them than her, don’t you think?”

“True, but think about it. Lots of really funny stuff has happened in the past few years. Stuff like that. It would be easy to satirize.”

“I get where you’re going, Dude, but I think if we write about that, humans won’t see the satire. They’ll just think it’s news reporting. They won’t get it any more than they get that we were once velociraptors.”

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Lamont and Dude are characters I came up with a few years ago. They have the uncanny ability to remember many of their previous incarnations which gives them a unique perspective on life, the universe and everything.

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15 thoughts on “Lamont and Dude Ponder Satirizing the Times in which We Live

  1. I think the entire last 4 years of government have been pretty good satire in themselves! I wonder how many people will read the story in 100 years and have a hard time believing it!

  2. Lamont and Dude are pretty wise and sharp (even for a couple of old dinosaurs). This would’ve been a good year to bury a time capsule.

  3. Lamont and Dude have honed their observational skills to a sharp (and witty) point. Or is it that they have pointed humor? I can’t tell anymore…..

    I’m hoping this next year will see a much kinder legislative session. Come on Georgia!!

  4. I saw your face, now I’m a believer. Not a trace, of doubt in my mind. Sing it wbeith me, dudes! One drink, dudes, that’s all it takes. Happy new year.
    I bet people completely forget this last year in particular.

  5. I must have misssed this one somewhere. I just love that illustration. The end of the year seems to have brought with it all the Jurassic park films I had missed. I did not realise that Lamont and Due were filmstars. I loved the way with one swallow how they ate a human. Now I know how they made the films look so realistic, they used the real thing.

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