Vol. 8, Issue 1, February 9, 2010
Fizzy Tea Hits the Spot
The Voice Of Reason

"...Literate, smart-assed, sarcastic and gut-bustingly funny." - The Wordstress Blog

"Imagine, if you will, The Onion written by inebriated victorian gentlemen. That, my friend, is what The Watley Review delivers on a regular basis." - Frootbat

"Wondrous, beautifully crafted and very funny." - The Slingshot!

"Funny new blog find. A cross between Henry James and The Onion." - Lawnorder

"Unusual website that spoofs the mainstream media's penchant for twisting facts." - Missoula Arts & Humanities Coalition

"If you are looking for Refined and Charming Satire from an earlier era The Watley Review will not disappoint." - Utterpants

"If Watley's brand of humor attracts you, we urge you to browse their site." - The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

"Just finished my first (of many) visits to your website... Hysterical! I am bookmarking your site. Keep up the great work--" - Karen Rinehart, syndicated columnist, True to Life

"A great humor site with a distinct feel... Funny [and] unique." - TackyWorld Interactive

"I need to find whoever wrote this, and marry him." - Hyacinths and Biscuits

"I guarantee it leaves The Onion in the dust." - Proteus454

A few people have devoted entire articles to our humble broadsheet:

You've Been Onioned!, in ITWeb (archived copy here).

Distinguishing Fact from Fiction, in AWTA Ltd. newsletter (archived copy here).

We have also been referenced in the following discerning publications:

New Scientist

The Christian Science Monitor


Los Angeles Times


The Economist



Le Nouvel Observateur (France)

Corrigan, Jay. Digital Decision Making: Back to the Future. New York: Springer, 2007, p.36.

Di Folco, Philippe. Les grandes impostures littéraires. Écriture, 2006. (In French.)

Russell, Frank. Caveat Lector: Fake News as Folklore The Journal of American Folklore Vol. 128 issue 509 (Summer 2015)

And we have also been referenced in other slightly less discerning publications and media outlets who regrettably failed to read our disclaimer:

BusinessWeek Online


Zinda Magazine

Verdens Gang, Norway's largest newspaper

Greenpeace Australia (as observed by the Australian Wool Testing Authority)

Chaos Manor Mail, the newsletter of noted author Jerry Pournelle

Studio B, on the Fox News Channel

Real Wars on Virtual Battlefields: The Convergence of Programmable Media at the Military-Civilian Margin, by Stefan Werning (2015) p.178.

A children's book about NASA, by Dan Elish, 2006, p.46 (we feel kind of bad about this one)

There are two entries devoted to The Watley Review in Snopes.com, the urban legend reference site.

Nominated for Best Humor Blog in the 2004 Weblog Awards.

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