Sunday, April 18, 2010

'The Onion' - America's Finest News Source

Funny Site of the Day -- "America's Finest News Source," as it is branded, is exactly that, if you prefer your information to be expertly fake. And who doesn't?

The most imitated humor on the Internet is currently honored with a Webby Award nomination in the humor category. "The Onion's" satirical style traffics in a journalism based on truth and fantasy, while steeped in a bias slanted always to laughter. The content can be mean-spirited, vulgar, politically incorrect, and unflinching in mining its themes, but, then again, some stories are simply silly -- a joyful news.

Our Dumb WorldHomeland Insecurity: The Onion Complete News Archives, Volume 17 (Onion Ad Nauseam)
Newspaper-style articles are the prime focus, although clever videos, funny pictures, editorials, and cartoons are to be found in the mix with an emphasis on Sports, Politics, World, Local, Economy, Sci/Tech, Radio, and Entertainment. Several I've eyed to investigate: "Opening Staff Rails Against Incompetence Of Closing Staff," "Most Men Are Too Intimidated To Date A Successful, Educated Gorgon," and "New Six Flags Ride Based On Relationship With Deborah."

For true pop culture news, interviews, and opinions, don't miss "The Onion's" The A.V. Club sister pages, accessible from the main site.

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