Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon and as a tool to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.
Now I know how the Onion feels when their articles are taken seriously. There is no Peoples Republic of Lifetouch, and I have no idea how Lifetouch feels about China’s one child policy. What I do know is that Lifetouch has some of the most customer unfriendly processes I have ever seen, and I want to call attention to their shortcomings. Perhaps, Lifetouch will even be motivated into improving their systems to address the needs of today’s customers.
In a similar vain, Canon doesn’t really sell cameras to frogs, Fujifilm is not targeting parents with their $34,000 artwork copies, and Kodak printers do not produce live kittens. I hope this helps.