This House Is So Cliché

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The satirist Karl Sharro has designed a building using only journalistic and political clichés. It’s a perfect storm and dizzying array of old-hat standbys, but, as Sharro took to Twitter to share, it’s definitely not your father’s list of cautionary tales:

And though the cartoon won’t, we’ll recognize the elephant in the room here: You may know Karl from his previous work for The Atlantic, including his confused person’s guides to the Iran Deal and Yemen, and also his blockbuster “Defeating ISIS: The Board Game.”