I realize that the title may not be entirely clear, so here's an example of what I mean:
I yelled at (sent a politely worded email to) tech support about their utterly broken (mildly annoying) system.
I've seen constructions like this before employed for comic effect (for example, I believe the Valve Corporation has used this on the TF2 Blog, although I can't find the example right now). It seems related to the satirical use of "read:", as in:
The CIA engaged in enhanced interrogation techniques (read: torture) to get information from suspects.
However, I have never seen this device be given a name. Is there one?