Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in "Satirical Essays By Diana Senechal and Arnold Arons." The abstract reads:

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ABSTRACT:  I provide excerpts  for the following satirical essays by Diana Senechal and Arnold Arons:

 (a) "Research Breakthrough! Silver Bullet Found" [Senechal (2012)], online at <http://bit.ly/Q1vRee>;
(b) "Educational Practices - an Expert View of Current Trends" [Arons (1973)], online to subscribers of "The Physics Teacher" at <http://bit.ly/JMDept>;
(c) "An expert visit to the cognitive domain" [Arons (1984)], online to subscribers of "The Physics Teacher" at <http://bit.ly/LdVDtY>.
Arons was influenced by Frank Sullivan's <http://bit.ly/SV48uk> "Mr. Arbuthnot," the cliche expert, who futilely battled the banal in popular writing. Fortunately, Arbuthnot lives on in essays by Ben Yagoda (2001?) <http://bit.ly/UvHSxV> "24/7 With the Cliche Expert" at <http://bit.ly/TaI9ET> and Frank Prial (2006) <http://bit.ly/R7OPPz> "Wine talk: Rolling out those chewy behemoths" at <http://nyti.ms/Q1IyWt>.

And also - you know -  having said that, in real time and for texters and googlers, the bottom line is that the imperial concerns of the real-time marketplace demand use of awesome, amazing, and game-changing cliches not only prior to, but at the end of the day, around the clock, and 24/7.
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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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REFERENCES
Hake, R.R. 2012. "Satirical Essays By Diana Senechal and Arnold Arons," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/PMqXzt>. Post of 7 Oct 2012 11:15:56 -0700. The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/TjfsFQ> with a provision for comments.