Tag Archives: Onion News

Planet Earth Doesn’t Know How To Make It Any Clearer It Wants Everyone To Leave

An Onion News Parody: EARTH—According to a statement released to the press Tuesday, the planet Earth has “just about run out of ways” to let its roughly 6.9 billion human inhabitants know it wants them all to leave. Following a … Continue reading

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USDA Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Tainted Beef From One Family

Officials say a positive E. coli test prompted the recall, affecting the Wharton family’s stores of ground beef, beef chuck, and rump roast.

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In The Know: Report: Growing Ranks Of Nouveau Poor Facing Discrimination From Old Poor

As Americans rush to join the Nouveau Poor, panelists debate the claim that the newly poor are incapable of integrating with long established poor…

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Onion News: Is Our Wealth Hurting Africa’s Feelings?

An Onion parody of development and global inequality “In The Know panelists discuss whether we should spare Africa’s feelings by not telling them about the global economy.”

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Situation In Nigeria Seems Pretty Complex

An Onion Parody, not far off most people’s understanding of Africa or current events these days. “In The Know: Panelists discuss the complicated issues facing Nigeria or Niger”

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New Eco-Friendly Cigarettes Kill Destructive Human Beings Over Time

Another good Onion News parody: “Executives at Philip Morris USA this week unveiled Marlboro Earth, a new eco-friendly cigarette that gradually eliminates the causes of global warming and environmental destruction at their source.” http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-ecofriendly-cigarettes-kill-destructive-human,17529/

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Massive Flow Of Bullshit Continues To Gush From BP Headquarters

A good parody article from the Onion News: http://www.theonion.com/articles/massive-flow-of-bullshit-continues-to-gush-from-bp,17564/

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Concentric Circles Emanating From Glowing Red Dot

Another great Onion News Network parody, this one makes fun of mapping and graphing techniques: Experts are still trying to determine the effect of the concentric circles on the long squiggly green objects located in the blue area.

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Onion News: Workers Outsourcing their own Jobs

Another excellent Onion News Network parody on how some workers are outsourcing their own jobs! Actually, I wouldn’t mind being able to outsource my marking!

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Onion News Network: Outsourcing Childcare

A funny parody from the Onion News Network that looks at the outsourcing of childcare. I wouldn’t be surprised if some parents would actually consider it.

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