Friday, September 02, 2005

Un-parody-able, part II

Just two days ago, feeling feisty and outrageous, I wrote this as part of a mock news story:

The Department of Defense also revealed that it had awarded Halliburton, Inc. a $12 billion no-bid contract to furnish each affected resident with a lunchbox containing an expired MRE and a bottle of Lake Pontchartrain water. The lunchboxes could be ready for distribution as early as November.
Parody works through exaggeration. But the masters of disaster are going to epic lengths to take the humor out of parody. After Dubya told us that "no one could have anticipated the breach of the levees," I said it was simply impossible to parody these guys.

But now they have taken it to a whole new level And this time I am NOT making it up:

Halliburton hired for storm cleanup

The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Halliburton subsidiary KBR will also perform damage assessments at other naval installations in New Orleans as soon as it is safe to do so.

I give up.


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