Is There a Secular Equivalent to Poe?
Poe's Law states that without some indication of humourous intent, it is impossible to tell a parody of religious belief from an actual one.
I need a secular equivalent--or just to broaden the definition, to make room for stuff like this year's hot gift for men:
Still can't think what to get him for Christmas? Socks don't seem to cut it any more? Fret no longer because Burger King is here to help.That's right: For just $3.99, you too can smell like a plane crash in the Dominican Republic.
The mass purveyor of grilled meat is offering, for a limited time, something even better than their usual piles of beef patties. This week, American men were given the chance to smell like their favourite meat snack with the launch of Flame, Burger King's contribution to the perfume market.
The company describes Flame as "the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat".
I don't honestly believe this is real. But if it is, then look for a rise in trailer park dog attacks in 2009.