zchannel
Posts: 186
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:49 am

Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:45 am

I do, and I think it is a hilarious publication. Anyone else here read it?
ZChannel: Member FDIC
 
FlyingColours
Posts: 2202
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:13 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:47 am

hell yeah, its america's finest news source  Wink

Phil
FlyingColours
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
 
deltagator
Posts: 6170
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:56 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:25 pm

I love The Onion. If you have iTunes they now have a podcast of quick news snippets.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
 
User avatar
jetjack74
Posts: 6606
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:35 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:41 pm

It's where I get all of my up-to-date news.
Made from jets!
 
gunsontheroof
Posts: 3226
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:30 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:46 pm

The Onion is great. Here's one of my all-time favorites:
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/42590
 
User avatar
fxramper
Posts: 5837
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:03 pm

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:49 pm

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 1):
its america's finest news source

whatever dude, Fox News Live takes the cake on this one!!!

Signed,
Falcon84
 
gunsontheroof
Posts: 3226
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:30 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:51 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 5):
Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 1):
its america's finest news source

whatever dude, Fox News Live takes the cake on this one!!!

Personally, there are times when I find them equally hilarious.  Wink
 
MKEdude
Posts: 954
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 9:55 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:05 pm

I have been a fan of the Onion for many years. My favorite moment was when they ran a story about Congress threatening to leave D.C. unless they got a new capital. China Daily caught it, believed it, and ran it on their front page complete with graphics....That was classic!
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
 
User avatar
mbmbos
Posts: 2581
Joined: Sat May 27, 2000 4:16 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:41 am

Dutifully, every Wednesday. I always make a point to click on the AV Club link and read Savage Love too.
"If I don't manage to fly, someone else will. The spirit wants only for there to be flying. As for who happens to do it, in that he has only a passing interest."
- R.M. Rilke
 
zchannel
Posts: 186
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:49 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:40 am

Quoting MBMBOS (Reply 8):
Dutifully, every Wednesday. I always make a point to click on the AV Club link and read Savage Love too.

Savage Love is one of the first things I flip to when my onion arrives. When I read it, I know I can take comfort in the fact that there are people out there far more twisted than I...
ZChannel: Member FDIC
 
JBLUA320
Posts: 2999
Joined: Mon May 27, 2002 8:51 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:38 am

ALL THE TIME! It's America's best source for news!

JBLU
 
redngold
Posts: 6673
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2000 12:26 pm

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:05 am

I like The Onion, but I often find that the headlines are better than the stories.  Wink
Up, up and away!
 
chris78cpr
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:14 am

Dont read it but they send me pissing emails everyday! Grrrrrrrr

Chris
5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
 
slider
Posts: 6817
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:42 pm

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:14 am

Love The Onion!

Used to get it in print before it was even on the web.

I think a lot of the writing is terribly formulaic now, and not as gut busting funny, but it still has a great readability to it.
 
tristarenvy
Posts: 2235
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:07 am

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:13 am

It's what The National Lampoon SHOULD have become!
If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
 
USAFHummer
Posts: 10261
Joined: Thu May 18, 2000 12:22 pm

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:24 am

I love it as well...its far and away the most popular publication here in Boulder...you can find racks of it in pretty much every building on campus here and they are pretty much all gone the day new ones are released...

Greg
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
 
ltbewr
Posts: 12495
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:24 pm

RE: Anyone Here Read "The Onion?"

Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:03 am

Defenitely a knowing, absurb, adult comedy view. One of the best articles I think they ever did was in the issue that came out after 9.11.01 and it depicted the terrorist all dead and in the lowest rings of hell. The descriptions seemed to be taken out of Dante's Inferno and other sources and it had them NOT getting the virgins they were promised, getting constantly touched with hot flames, and so on...just like all of who saw 9/11 would wish for them.  devil 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos