Ah, the bittersweet genius of parody writing. It makes me laugh AND shed a silent tear. I adore New Orleans and lament its state, but at least I still have a sense of humor about it. You have to given what happened and what continues to happen--or not happen.
"FEMA Calls Rebuilding Complete as New Orleans Restored to Former Squallor"
"We've done our best to ensure the city is as well off as it was before Katrina hit," Blanco said. "It's all back—the same abandoned cars, the broken bottles, the spent shotgun shells, the rat colonies, even the used diapers on the front lawns. People of New Orleans, welcome home."
One of my favorite parts is the cutline that goes with this photo: "Crews reconstructed post–Mardi Gras filth and hosed down Bourbon Street with donated urine."