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post Jun 28 2012, 01:06 AM
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First:

For those among us who are not familiar with The Onion, please familiarize yourself with it before you "play" in this thread:

Here's the Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_onion

And here's their website: http://www.theonion.com/

Second:

The purpose of this thread is for all of us to have lots of fun by posting hyperlinked real-life HEADLINES (and only headlines; i.e. no quoted excerpts and stuff) of real-life NEWS articles (not editorial/opinion/commentary/blog pieces) that are so absurd/ridiculous/uproariously humorous/etc. that they could have just as easily come from The Onion.

Third:

The subject matter of the articles/stories need not be related to politics, btw, although I wouldn't be surprised if it turns that most of them are. Kinda natural, what with this being a political debate site and all.

OK. Having taken care of the not-so-fun procedural stuff, let me start things off with ...

"Poll gives Obama edge over Romney on alien invasion"



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post Jun 28 2012, 05:46 PM
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N. Korea blasts use of its flag in US-S. Korea exercise

In case it isn't readily apparent why this belongs in the Onion: N. Korean "stuff".
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post Jun 28 2012, 11:39 PM
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Rand Paul: It's Not Constitutional Just Because The Supreme Court Says So

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post Jun 29 2012, 01:37 AM
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QUOTE(Curmudgeon @ Jun 28 2012, 07:39 PM) *

That's an "editorial/opinion/commentary/blog piece", not a NEWS story.

FAIL.

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post Jun 29 2012, 04:17 AM
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QUOTE(akaCG @ Jun 28 2012, 09:37 PM) *
QUOTE(Curmudgeon @ Jun 28 2012, 07:39 PM) *

That's an "editorial/opinion/commentary/blog piece", not a NEWS story.

FAIL.

Try again.

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The purpose of this thread is for all of us to have lots of fun by posting hyperlinked real-life HEADLINES (and only headlines; i.e. no quoted excerpts and stuff) of real-life NEWS articles (not editorial/opinion/commentary/blog pieces) that are so absurd/ridiculous/uproariously humorous/etc. that they could have just as easily come from The Onion.


I thought this was a conversation and not a PASS/FAIL test to see if I could remain employed!

I heard the quotation on the television behind me and did a search for:
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Rand Paul: It's Not Constitutional Just Because The Supreme Court Says So

The search returned 15,500,000 results. As you did not want us to quote excerpts, etc., I presumed that you wanted a straightforward one line unexplained link such as you usually post. Therefore I did not bother to search, read, and edit revery link on the Internet! If you think I intend to read through that many articles to find an article that meets your criteria, you have a very inflated opinion of my need to please your ego... I am certain that when I see the same article, headline, etc. repeated that many times that the idiot actually said "Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be 'constitutional' does not make it so." ( LINK )

OOPS! I researched it, found other links, quoted excerpts. Yep! I really am failing this stupid class teacher. Now why don't you take a beer to the teachers lounge and go on strike!

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QUOTE(Curmudgeon @ Jun 28 2012, 11:17 PM) *
QUOTE(akaCG @ Jun 28 2012, 09:37 PM) *
QUOTE(Curmudgeon @ Jun 28 2012, 07:39 PM) *

That's an "editorial/opinion/commentary/blog piece", not a NEWS story.

FAIL.

Try again.

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The purpose of this thread is for all of us to have lots of fun by posting hyperlinked real-life HEADLINES (and only headlines; i.e. no quoted excerpts and stuff) of real-life NEWS articles (not editorial/opinion/commentary/blog pieces) that are so absurd/ridiculous/uproariously humorous/etc. that they could have just as easily come from The Onion.


I thought this was a conversation and not a PASS/FAIL test to see if I could remain employed!

I heard the quotation on the television behind me and did a search for:
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Rand Paul: It's Not Constitutional Just Because The Supreme Court Says So

The search returned 15,500,000 results. As you did not want us to quote excerpts, etc., I presumed that you wanted a straightforward one line unexplained link such as you usually post. Therefore I did not bother to search, read, and edit revery link on the Internet! If you think I intend to read through that many articles to find an article that meets your criteria, you have a very inflated opinion of my need to please your ego... I am certain that when I see the same article, headline, etc. repeated that many times that the idiot actually said "Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be 'constitutional' does not make it so." ( LINK )

OOPS! I researched it, found other links, quoted excerpts. Yep! I really am failing this stupid class teacher. Now why don't you take a beer to the teachers lounge and go on strike!

It's not hard to see the author taking his own thread down the crapper fairly soon.

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post Jun 29 2012, 07:18 AM
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Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: CNN, Fox News Wrong On Individual Mandate

My apologies to Rand Paul, perhaps he really thought the Supreme Court ruling was 7-2 against and not 5-4 in favor. (I did not hear that it had been misreported until circa 3:00 AM.)

My apologies also to akaCG amd other readers of this thread. I've been around long enough to know the rules.

QUOTE(Rules: B II.)
Personal attacks, name-calling, or belittling another member. This includes telling other members to shut up or be quiet, as well as telling other members they are not qualified to post their opinions.

I took akaCG's remarks as a personal attack, and I should simply have reported them as such.

I've put in my time on the picket line... Time to switch from coffee, kick back, and think about having a beer. beer.gif

I'll check back for new posts when the cat comes home... beer.gif beer.gif beer.gif alien.gif hmmm.gif

N.B. Note to self... Tell Mitt Romney to switch channels for confirmation before he orders a nuclear attack on the San Andreas Fault to fight the previously mentioned alien invasion...

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post Jun 30 2012, 06:51 PM
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Inmates to test new locks at Atlanta jail.

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Boyfriend assaults girlfriend with steak sauce over ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Edited to add: As a side note, I can't imagine what they were arguing over? Why can't you be a 27 year old drop dead gorgeous self-made billionaire who would inexplicably like me (excuse me, someone similar to me) and buy me lots of expensive stuff, even if I have the personality of a brown paper bag, and no discernible talent or intelligence?
(you have to read the book to "get it"...puts the c in craptastic, in my estimation, though I am elated that someone with such marginal writing ability could make a best-seller, gives me hope for my book...if I can ever finish it)

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QUOTE(Mrs. Pigpen @ Jul 12 2012, 07:34 PM) *
Boyfriend assaults girlfriend with steak sauce over ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Edited to add: As a side note, I can't imagine what they were arguing over? Why can't you be a 27 year old drop dead gorgeous self-made billionaire who would inexplicably like me (excuse me, someone similar to me) and buy me lots of expensive stuff, even if I have the personality of a brown paper bag, and no discernible talent or intelligence?
(you have to read the book to "get it"...puts the c in craptastic, in my estimation, though I am elated that someone with such marginal writing ability could make a best-seller, gives me hope for my book...if I can ever finish it)


Hilarious and appropriate. Have a little sauce with that piece of meat, eh? SNL did a good lampoon of the pornography masked as literature, ah, I mean the romance genre: Look Mommy, A Microphone!

Admittedly, it does sell well. So does crack and meth.
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That's genius! laugh.gif
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QUOTE(AuthorMusician @ Jul 13 2012, 09:51 AM) *
QUOTE(Mrs. Pigpen @ Jul 12 2012, 07:34 PM) *
Boyfriend assaults girlfriend with steak sauce over ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

blink.gif

Edited to add: As a side note, I can't imagine what they were arguing over? Why can't you be a 27 year old drop dead gorgeous self-made billionaire who would inexplicably like me (excuse me, someone similar to me) and buy me lots of expensive stuff, even if I have the personality of a brown paper bag, and no discernible talent or intelligence?
(you have to read the book to "get it"...puts the c in craptastic, in my estimation, though I am elated that someone with such marginal writing ability could make a best-seller, gives me hope for my book...if I can ever finish it)


Hilarious and appropriate. Have a little sauce with that piece of meat, eh? SNL did a good lampoon of the pornography masked as literature, ah, I mean the romance genre: Look Mommy, A Microphone!

Admittedly, it does sell well. So does crack and meth.


Here's the voice of Duke Nukem reading from Fifty Shades:

My inner woman was doing the dance of the seven veils

Not a headline, but comedians are having great fun with this trilogy.
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