I love the way The Onion (begun in my hometown: Go Badgers!) satirizes the academic world. Due to long standing Onion Tradition, the original writers and editors have gone to great lengths to protect their true identities. But the "truthiness" (to paraphrase St. Colbert) of these stories tells me that many of the writers are well acquainted with the scholarly world. Especially since it was begun in my hometown, a university town (Go Badgers!). These articles in particular never fail to crack me up:
Heroic Computer Dies to Save World from Masters Thesis
TA Spotted at Bar
You are No Longer Welcome in the Homer Reading Group
Beaver Overthinking Dam
Pantagruelle has, like, way more over on her blogue.