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The Photoshop Around The Corner

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Most people are probably aware of how difficult a thing it is to satirize something large. One runs the risk of either cutting so broadly as to make the observation meaningless, or being so specific that only those being described will even get the joke. Which is to say, it's a fine line. Not as fine as "Was your father a thief? Because I'd really like to have sex with you." But nearly so. Just ask Tom Wolf.

Then again, once in a great while someone manages to hit the nail on the proverbial head like Mighty Thor, bring together two widely spearate groups in the meanest and yet most accurate terms possible, and the gods of snark weep tears of joy. If Celebrities Moved To Oklahoma is one of those times.

Without revealing too much, it's fair to say that the photos at the other end of that link just might be, despite the protests sure to come from disgruntled Okies, one of the single most accurate portrayals of the Heartland, ever.

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