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    Satire by Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

    At Climate Conference, Hot Air Reigns
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, December 11, 2009
    The folks at the climate conference in Denmark have two weeks set aside to
    discuss global warming. Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin expect one clear
    message to come out of the meeting: talk itself is hailed as an end product.

    New From Detroit: The Desperado
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, December 19, 2008
    In light of Detroit's request for money to help the ailing carmakers, satirists Bruce
    Kluger and David Slavin suggest a good ad campaign for a car that answers all the
    questions raised by Congress. The Detroit Desperado is energy efficient and the
    product of the Big Three in collaboration.

    Imagining "Joe The Plumber: The Epic"
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 16, 2008
    Sometimes that 15 minutes of fame turns into an hour. Satirists Bruce Kluger and
    David Slavin present the promo for a fictional epic called "Joe the Plumber"—it's the
    story about the one man equipped to fix the nation's plugged-up economy.

    Even God Appreciates a Home Run
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 26, 2007
    It's the Red Sox versus the Rockiesand satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    ponder how baseball teams' prayers are received in heaven during this World
    Series season.

    Courting Justice Kennedy's 'Swing' Vote
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 1, 2007
    As the "swing" judge on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy has to fend
    off people from the left and the right who wish to influence his thinking. Satirists
    Bruce Kluger and David Slavin imagine how that might play out.

    Imagining Barry Bonds' Record-Breaking Moment
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, June 21, 2007
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin take aim at slugger Barry Bonds. They
    illustrate a scenario in which Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's home-run record, but the
    crowd doesn't care.

    Satire: A Campaign Pitch for Mark Foley
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 18, 2006
    Despite his resignation, former Rep. Mark Foley will remain on the ballot this
    November. That led satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin to create a campaign
    ad for the controversial congressman.

    Scandal-by-Scandal Baseball Coverage
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, July 14, 2005
    Major League Baseball is back from its All-Star break, ready for the second half of
    the season. In a game sometimes overshadowed by the controversy and scandal of
    its players, satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin imagine what the game would
    sound like if the play-by-play announcers put the scandals in the forefront.

    Merchandising for a Now-Older 'Star Wars' Crowd
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, May 17, 2005
    Satirists Kluger and Slavin come up with a line of movie merchandising for the older
    Star Wars fans. Since the franchise is now over 25 years old, the veteran fans don't
    need action figures, they need Depends.

    Sending Obama a Satirical Message or Two
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, January 14, 2005
    As members of the 109th Congress settle into Capitol Hill offices, satirists Bruce
    Kluger and David Slavin imagine messages left for one celebrity freshman: Sen.
    Barack Obama (D-IL).

    Recruiting for the Ultimate Secretarial Jobs
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, December 6, 2004
    With more than half of President Bush's Cabinet on the way out, satirists Bruce
    Kluger and David Slavin picture Kelly Girls, a secretarial service, providing the
    answer. We hear an imaginary commercial for White House secretaries.

    Focus Group on Gibson's Passion
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, February 19, 2004
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin poke fun at Hollywood's tendency to make
    movies that seem familiar to audiences. Kluger and Slavin take the idea to its
    extremes with a mock "focus group" that tries to recast Mel Gibson's The Passion of
    the Christ with all the ingredients of a typical Mel Gibson film. They want Danny
    Glover and Joe Pesci in featured roles.

    Sympathy for the Undecided Voter
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 29, 2004
    Tragedy struck Sarah as a child when she couldn't pick a single color crayon. In
    college, she couldn't rate Hegel or Marx. She went nuts when offered caffeinated or
    decaf coffee. Now the 2004 election: she loses it. Satirists Bruce Kluger and David
    Slavin offer a dramatic portrait of indecision.

    The Zogbys: A Poll-Based Sitcom
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 20, 2004
    In these final weeks before the election, the race is not only between the
    presidential candidates. It's also between competing national opinion polls. One of
    them is the Zogby poll, which today has the candidates neck and neckeach with
    46 percent. National opinion on national opinions polls could shift tonight after the
    premiere of a ground breaking new sitcom.

    FDA's Approval of Marketing Leeches
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, June 29, 2004
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin find humor in the announcement that a
    French company is the first since 1976 to receive clearance to market leeches as
    medical devices in the United States. Leeches are already widely used in American
    hospitals, and companies that sold them before 1976 were allowed to continue
    doing so. Kluger and Slavin create a commercial for the product.

    Cheney Calls the Court
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, March 8, 2004
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin use the story of Vice President Dick
    Cheney taking a duck-hunting trip with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the
    jumping-off point for a series of imagined phone messages from Cheney to other
    justices. The Supreme Court is soon likely to consider the confidentiality of
    Cheney's energy task force.

    "The Gaffer" Makes Politics Fun
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, February 2, 2004
    Satirist commentators Bruce Kluger and David Slavin create a product that notifies
    candidates when they are starting to make a faux pas that could get them in
    trouble. It's worn on the belt and emits various warning sounds. The parodic plan is
    modeled on "The Clapper"as seen on TVright down to a catchy jingle.

    For 75th Anniversary, Mickey Gets a Makeover
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, December 3, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin celebrate Mickey Mouse's 75th birthday by
    giving him an extreme makeover. Now he's street-wise, edgy and very synergistic --
    he's even sucking up to Michael Eisner.

    Arnold: The Musical
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, November 25, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin wondered if California Gov. Arnold
    Schwarzenegger's marriage to Maria Shriver might be strained by all the time he's
    now spending in Sacramento, away from their Beverly Hills home. They imagine a
    spat akin to the one depicted in TV's Green Acres.

    Getting Around the Do-Not-Call List
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 2, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin predict in a sketch that telemarketers are
    likely to take advantage of loopholes in the Do-Not-Call list policy by disguising
    sales pitches as religious or political speech or polling.

    The U.S. Army Office Corps
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, July 24, 2003
    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield says to restore troop strength abroad, he
    is going to take personnel out of office jobs at home and ship them overseas.
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin create a mock recruitment ad for the "U.S.
    Army Office Corps" -- where men staple and collate.

    Ari Fleischer's Job Interview
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, July 14, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin imagine what hard-nosed departing White
    House press secretary Ari Fleischer would sound like in a typical job interview. They
    use actual Fleischer clips to fashion a response to the interviewer. Monday is
    Fleischer's last day on the job.

    Brookings for Kids
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, May 16, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin think they've found a solution to the
    confusion youngsters feel about world events. They show how kids can do better at
    playground spats by attending a 'Brookings Institution for kids.'

    Post-Iraq War Callers
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, April 25, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin imagine as the White House now goes
    through messages on their phone mail, there are lots of nations backtracking on
    their anti-war-in-Iraq stances. We hear fictional representatives of France,
    Germany and Russia trying to put new spin on their initial views.

    Controversy at the Masters
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, April 11, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin create a scenario in which the Masters
    protests are covered as if the demonstration is, itself, a golf tournament.

    U.N. Telemarketing
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, March 12, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin say that President Bush should not waste
    his valuable time calling foreign leaders to solicit their support for an invasion of
    Iraq. They think he should leave it to the telemarketing pros.

    Friends: A Democratic Tune
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, January 17, 2003
    Hey, America, coming this fall, say hello to six new Friends from the Democratic
    Party! There's war hero John Kerry, southern charmer John Edwards, Mr. Insider
    Dick Gephardt, fiery civil rights activist Al Sharpton, lovable prude Joe Lieberman
    and the humble doctor nobody knows, Howard Dean. Alone, they're nothing. But
    together, they're one great candidate! Bruce Kluger and David Slavin bring us this
    satirical opening song for a new TV show about six Democratic candidates.

    Super Frist
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, January 2, 2003
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin wonder if there's anything that new Senate
    Majority Leader Bill Frist cannot do.

    CEOs in Prison
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, November 26, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin create an old-fashioned prison movie
    populated by high-rolling former CEOs of disgraced corporations. We hear
    grumbling about no high-speed Internet access, and bad gourmet food.

    Chancellor Schroeder's Diary
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, November 22, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin have discovered that German Chancellor
    Gerhard Schroeder was secretly tortured by his diplomatic missteps. Schroeder
    angered President Bush earlier this fall when he denounced the planned U.S.
    invasion of Iraq. Conspicuously missing from the president's agenda this week in
    Prague was a meeting with the German leader. Our satirists present a series of
    diary entries that present Schroeder as a heartbroken lover.

    Iraqi Two
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, November 8, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin imagine that Hollywood is rushing to catch
    up to current events as the U.N. resolution on Iraq has passed today. They fashion
    of movie "trailer" of a film, Iraqi Two, in which Sylvester Stallone plays George W,
    Bush and Burgess Meredith is his father, as the younger president sets out to fight
    Saddam Hussein in a cinematic showdown.

    Ted Williams on Ice
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, July 11, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin concoct a commercial that could be used to
    market DNA from the late baseball star, Ted Williams. There are reports week that
    the reason Williams' son wanted to freeze his dad was to someday sell the slugger's
    DNA. Kluger & Slavin take it a step further and include Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth
    DNA.

    The 'New' Terrorism Tape
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, July 3, 2002
    In a satire, Bruce Kluger and David Slavin take stock of various calamities hitting
    the United States -- from corrupt bookkeeping at WorldCom and Enron to wildfires
    of epic proportions. They imagine a clever terrorist organization would be able to
    take credit for all these things, with a video tape claiming to PRE-date the events.

    The Pledge Controversy
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, June 27, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and Dave Slavin assume that the ruling by the 9th U.S.
    Circuit Court of Appeals, which takes issue with the phrase "one nation under God,"
    will mean that school kids will require legal counsel in the classroom. They imagine
    a lawyer providing help to a little girl reciting the pledge.

    Behind Closed Doors with Dick Cheney’s Energy Task Force
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, February 28, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin think they know why Vice President Dick
    Cheney doesn't want documents from his secret energy task force revealed. They
    imagine a meeting in which the CEOs of a major energy company divvy up
    wilderness areas for their own use.








    SPECIAL SERIES: The Zeffirelli-Gunderson Campaign

    Election Season Advertising: Meet Chuck Zeffirelli and Bob Gunderson
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, September 12, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin envision an election season this fall in
    which candidates' ties to corporate America are more of a liability than an asset.

    Flip-Flop Candidates: Gunderson Smears Zeffirelli
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 10, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin continue their series of political
    commercials for fictional candidates, Bob Gunderson (rich and corrupt) and Chuck
    Zeffirelli (working class and corrupt), as they battle in their make-believe world.

    Zeffirelli Smears Gunderson (Again)
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 15, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin bring us the latest campaign ad in the
    fictional race between candidates Bob Gunderson and Chuck Zeffirelli.

    Gunderson’s Campaign Song
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 18, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin continue the relentless and unsavory
    political campaign of Bob Gunderson and Chuck Zeffirelli. This time we hear the
    Gunderson campaign song.

    Zeffirelli’s Campaign Song
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, October 29, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin present the second of their campaign
    songs. This one is for incumbent Senatorial candidate Chuck Zeffirelli. Last week,
    we heard his opponent Bob Gunderson's official campaign song. Not to be
    outdone, the Zeffirelli camp quickly ran to the recording studio to knock out a ditty
    of its own.

    The Big Debate
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, November 1, 2002
    Fictional candidates Chuck Zeffirelli and Bob Gunderson square off in a debate
    over the issues, personal ethics, conduct in office, and whether to attack the Dutch.
    Sparks fly. Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin take us to the scene.

    Election Night: When Candidates Withdraw
    By Bruce Kluger and David Slavin
    All Things Considered, November 5, 2002
    Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin report on their fictional senatorial
    candidates, businessman Bob Gunderson and incumbent Chuck Zeffirelli. On this
    election day, both Gunderson and Zeffirelli make surprise announcements.