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Re: I Don't Care Who You Are. This Is Funny.

Postby Simulacrum » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:39 am

I usually love the Onion. But for some reason this just struck me as dumb. Sorry JT.

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Re: I Don't Care Who You Are. This Is Funny.

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:16 am

Amazinz wrote:Wow. You're getting beat up it in this thread, Sluggers. I thought it was pretty funny. The premise is hilarious but the rest of the article doesn't deliver on the opening.

Yeah, there are a lot of stodgy people here. !+)

I'll agree that the article isn't as good as the premise, but there were definitely gems. The part about what he'd do with the change, that - to date - he'd asked everyone in America for change, and the final sentence ("He needs a job") were all pretty darn good. Besides, the premise alone is, contrary to prior posts, very clever.
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Re: I Don't Care Who You Are. This Is Funny.

Postby great gretzky » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:25 am

I personally love the onion. The headline I thought was pretty funny, the story was not. A lot of their stories have a great premise or headline, but don't really deliver when it comes to the actual copy. The sports section is pretty funny. The same issue had "Packers Tell Fans They Gave Favre to a Nice Farm Family." Which I thought was great, as I think every kid had a pet who went to the "nice farm family." I also look forward to the man on the street, infographic, and JIm Anchower columns. However, they have taken on a death/suicide bent to their jokes which aren't funny. I think the Onion is best consumed as a "skim" until you get to AV Club.
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Re: I Don't Care Who You Think. This Is Funny.

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:27 am

Fine. I updated the title. :^ :-D
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Re: I Don't Care Who You Are. This Is Funny.

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:43 pm

Simulacrum wrote:I usually love the Onion. But for some reason this just struck me as dumb. Sorry JT.

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Postby knapplc » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:16 pm

The multiple thread titles here are quite amusing. :-b
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:27 am

I've always liked the Onion. This one always cracks me up. And I'm pretty conservative in political terms.
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Re: Silly Rabbit..Trix are for Kids!

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:42 am

I love the title changes..
It drags me back every time :-b
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Re: Silly Rabbit..Trix are for Kids!

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:55 am

I thought - when the hell did I post in this thread?
Then I saw the picture of the cat and went oh yeah.

Nice one ;-D
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Postby knapplc » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:17 am

:-B

I thought this was a new thread. I had to open it before I realized what it was.
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