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MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
07-04-2007, 12:46 AM
Well, I think it is safe to say this is the world's greatest website. The news stories are hilarious. Talk about how awesome it is, share your favourite articles, whatever.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/48676

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33426

The second one is the funniest thing I've ever read in my life.

Oh, and I just thought I'd share that I bought an Onion book about the past 100 years. Was funny. All the World War 2 articles went like this.

WAR
Hitler invades*insert all of Europe*
French Surrender

Japan attacks imperial US non-state
French Surrender

Nagasaki bombed "just for the hell of it"
"2nd atomic bomb would have just sat around, anyway" say generals
French Surrender.

And since some of their articles get political/religious, let's just admire the articles themselves, and not actually delve into the issues they touch on.

SuperKevin
07-04-2007, 12:56 AM
Best onion story I ever read was about Alzheimers sufferers march on Washington

Brodeur
07-04-2007, 12:58 AM
My favorite sports related article:
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/50033

My actual favorite article:
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/giuliani_to_run_for_president_of_9

The second one deals with politics but it shouldn't really spin off into anything. The Onion overall is my favorite site and so much to the point that I own the day by day calendar.

SuperMcGee
07-04-2007, 02:06 AM
"In keeping with the college football tradition, Notre Dame and LSU will recieve different gifts of equivalent value: Each Notre Dame player will receive a 2007 Saturn Sky roadster, a PlayStation 3, and a video iPod; the LSU team will receive an autographed football signed by the entire 2006 Notre Dame squad."

Paranoidmoonduck
07-04-2007, 04:28 AM
In San Francisco, The Onion teamed with the AV Club to post a weekly periodical. This means that every week I can walk to the coffee shop and pick up a printed version of The Onion.

It's kickass.

wiscbadgerfootball
07-04-2007, 10:03 AM
"Walmart induces massive rollback on employee wages"

"Area man suspicious of wrap"

"Hamster crashes remote control car"

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
07-04-2007, 01:45 PM
Study confirms Pittsburgh unprepared for full-scale zombie attack. (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/41676)

Egyptian Conservationists fight to protect dwindling Mummy population. (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/56266)

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
07-04-2007, 01:46 PM
In San Francisco, The Onion teamed with the AV Club to post a weekly periodical. This means that every week I can walk to the coffee shop and pick up a printed version of The Onion.

It's kickass.

That's amazing. I was just thinking while I was walking earlier today that they need to make an Onion weekly and have subscriptions and stuff. I'd buy.

badgerbacker
07-04-2007, 04:00 PM
I hope everybody knows where the Onion started...(University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Anyway, I love reading the quotes from normal people that they include. My favorite was in the edition all about the War in Iraq because it had recently passed WWII for length or something along those lines and the quote read, "No matter how long the War in Iraq lasts, it will ultimately have the same result as WWII...the complete and udder destruction of the Japanese."

Flyboy
07-04-2007, 06:11 PM
I was expecting Bill Raferty. Boo.

drowe
07-05-2007, 10:07 AM
I hope everybody knows where the Onion started...(University of Wisconsin-Madison)



YES! one of my many sources for Wisconsin Pride.

my favorite Onion headline ever:



T-BALL STAND PITCHES PERFECT GAME AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The_Dude
07-07-2007, 09:10 PM
Best onion story I ever read was about Alzheimers sufferers march on Washington

And demand a cure for pancakes

The_Dude
07-07-2007, 09:16 PM
YES! one of my many sources for Wisconsin Pride.

my favorite Onion headline ever:



T-BALL STAND PITCHES PERFECT GAME AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

yes!!

i went to undergrad at madison...
some of my other favorites:

"Local Lutheran Minister Loves to F*** His Wife"
"Special Olympics are Fixed"
"Clinton Sends Very Special Forces to Iraq" (complete with a short bus-plane)
"College Graduate Takes Position Above Parents' Garage"

there are many more great ones that i just can't think of right now.

The_Dude
07-07-2007, 09:19 PM
That's amazing. I was just thinking while I was walking earlier today that they need to make an Onion weekly and have subscriptions and stuff. I'd buy.

Uh, they do offer subscriptions. It's like $50/year.

They are now based in NYC, but you should be able to pick them up free in most cities.

And in response to another post, they've always had (for the last 10 years at least) the AV Club as part of the Onion

PACKmanN
07-07-2007, 09:28 PM
id prefer the red onion.
http://img.alibaba.com/photo/11435854/Red_Onion__Garlic__Peach__Orang__Red___White_Peper .jpg

drowe
07-08-2007, 09:55 AM
yes!!

i went to undergrad at madison...
some of my other favorites:

"Local Lutheran Minister Loves to F*** His Wife"
"Special Olympics are Fixed"
"Clinton Sends Very Special Forces to Iraq" (complete with a short bus-plane)
"College Graduate Takes Position Above Parents' Garage"

there are many more great ones that i just can't think of right now.

those are some good ones.

Don Vito
07-08-2007, 10:12 AM
"Stolen Auburn Playbook Returned With Spelling, Grammar Corrected"

"Mike Modano: Is He The Tom Brady Of Whatever It Is He Does?"

"Darius Kasparaitis Out Three To Four Weeks With Darius Kasparaitis"

"Ohio State Defeats Michigan 42-39 In Ultimately Meaningless Game"

"Brett Favre Demands Trade To 1996 Packers"[/URL]

This one's great too-
[URL]http://www.theonion.com/content/node/35522 (http://www.theonion.com/content/from_print/mike_modano_is_he_the_tom)