Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Onion

Have you read The Onion lately? It is an satirical online news site. While their politcs tend to swing to the left, I have to admit, their jokes are funny.

The caption to the photo on the right is "KFC Releases New Family-Size Nugget" Ewwwwww.

If you visit, make sure to click on "Statshot" and "Infograph" in addition to articles that you find interesting. But if you only have time to look at one thing, look at "From the Print Edition." They are always the best.

Here's a taste of some good Onion headlines and a Statshot I like:

Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can't Index
MySpace Outage Leaves Millions Friendless
Revlon Forced To Test Cosmetics On Plants
Toilet That Uses 50 Percent Less Water Must Be Flushed Six Times
Oprah's Contraceptive Club Prevents 450,000 Pregnancies In First Month
Report: Scientists Still Seeking Cure For Obesity
Opinion: Stop Making Movies About My Books
Wii Video Games Blamed For Rise In Effeminate Violence
Mom-And-Pop Loan Sharks Being Driven Out By Big Credit-Card Companies
Al Gore Caught Warming Globe To Increase Box Office Profits
Man Finally Put In Charge Of Struggling Feminist Movement

Onion Statshot
The Onion. America's Finest New Source.


  1. I have to say, I visited the Onion for the first time. It was funny. My question, where do you find stuff like this. What were you doing and thought, "I'll just google Onion and see what comes up." I will have to bookmark the site so I can get a good laugh from time to time.

  2. Actually, my history professor recomended the site to me in my freshman year. She wanted us to read an article about McDonald's being better than the welfare system--food, playground, uniforms, social group, etc. I've been checking occasionally ever since.