The Onion: Most successful satirical sociopolitical commentary ever?
#21
So brilliant.
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#22
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#23
Quote:Regular features of The Onion include:

*"Statshot", an illustrated statistical snapshot which parodies "USA Today Snapshots."

*"Infographics", with a bulleted lists of jokes on a theme.

*Opinion columns, including mock editorials, point-counterpoints, and pieces from regular columnists.

*Bizarre horoscopes.

*Slideshows that parody content aggregation sites like Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, usually accompanied by a "click-bait"-style headline.

*"News in Photos" that feature a photograph and caption with no accompanying story.

*"American Voices" (formerly called "What Do You Think?"), a mock vox populi survey on a topical current event. There are three respondents—down from the original six—for each topic, who appear to represent a diverse selection of demographics. Although their names and professions change each time they are used, photos of the same people are almost always used, with one of them often described as a systems analyst.

*An editorial cartoon drawn by "Kelly", a fictional cartoonist. The cartoons are actually the work of artist Ward Sutton and they are a deadpan parody of conservative editorial cartoons, as well as editorial cartoons in general. Many of the cartoons feature the Statue of Liberty, usually shedding a single tear—of joy or anguish—depending on the situation.

*A Person of the Year award, in 2014 honoring Malala Yousafzai and John Cena

*"'No Way To Prevent This', Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens", a story republished with minor edits after major mass shootings in the United States. The story was first published in regards to the 2014 Isla Vista killings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion
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#24
https://www.theonion.com/c/horoscopes

OMG YES ROFL!
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#26
https://imgur.com/a/FwzIB2l

roflmfaololoooololol
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#27
See...

It's things like the story of The Onion that I find to be the most inspiring in life.
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#29
lfmaololololool I LOVE ITTTTTT
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#30
https://www.theonion.com/report-students...1829686631
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#31
Bahahahahahaha...

I've always loved latin.

I use it whenever I want to be super creepy.

The words are very powerful though...

They actually do work.
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#32
Nodding Yes 
https://ogn.theonion.com/innovation-ftw-...1842920558

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#34
(02-06-2020, 04:21 AM)Mister Obvious Wrote:

This was the LONGEST THREE MINUTE VIDEO EVER.

The Onion gets DARRRRRK man...

But I see what they're doing and why, and it's actually pretty brilliant.

They're seeing if the audience agrees because if they do, their logic has to also agree that robotic children are okay too...
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#35
I'm kinda surprised robot children aren't already a thing.

I think a future where robot children exist can still be avoided, but we can still have all the good things.
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#36
(04-08-2020, 08:01 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: I've always loved latin.
I use it whenever I want to be super creepy.
The words are very powerful though...
They actually do work.

Dude, Latin spoken in a low distorted grumble, in reverse! *buuuhaaa*
Even forwards, you get it in the right tone, pitch-shifted down a few octaves
and add the perfect amount of growl, daaamn!
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#37
(04-08-2020, 08:01 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: I've always loved latin.

I use it whenever I want to be super creepy.

Aaaaaaaaand now you've got me thinking of potential future projects!
MO reciting some crazy shit in a dead language over some dark ambient sounds...
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#38
BWAHAHAHAHAHA hell yes dude, you've got the right idea!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#39
Crafting a good creepy statement in latin is an art though...

Like if you go to Google Translate and start playing around with it...

It takes quite a while to get just the PERFECT wording...

You typically have to use alternative words that you wouldn't normally use in english.

It's actually sort of fascinating and exercises your brain a little bit...

Or should I say, exorcises...

Aphext
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#40
Feelin it, feelin it.
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