Schadenfreude Attack

From the SBS newsdesk today:

Julia Gillard Rushed To Hospital After Overdosing On Schadenfreude.

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is under observation at Royal Prince Philip hospital after overdosing on schadenfreude, the pleasure derived from witnessing someone else’s misfortune.

Gillard was found in her residence clutching an oversized bag of popcorn and watching the ABC’s 7:30 Report. An ambulance was called to the Gillard residence and she was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable non-life threatening condition.

The name what was grabbed me at first, but the article is what I stayed for.

More great satire from The Backburner here.