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Quite good one from The Onion
« on: March 25, 2020, 07:24:10 PM »
https://www.theonion.com/u-s-economy-grinds-to-halt-as-nation-realizes-money-ju-1819571322?utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_content=Main

They tend to pull something half decent out of the bag during major crises.

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Sources at the White House said President Obama was "still trying to get his head around all this" and was in seclusion with his coin collection, muttering "it's just metal, it's just metal" over and over again

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Re: Quite good one from The Onion
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 07:48:30 PM »
Ten years ago. Fuck.

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Re: Quite good one from The Onion
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 07:58:11 PM »
Fuck, indeed. Cheque please.

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Re: Quite good one from The Onion
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 08:03:17 PM »
https://www.theonion.com/u-s-economy-grinds-to-halt-as-nation-realizes-money-ju-1819571322?utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_content=Main

They tend to pull something half decent out of the bag during major crises.

The Onion do some good stuff, it's a bit sneering to call their best stuff half-decent. Sure, the volume required for a daily website leads to some dilution, but any style loses its shine if read too often.

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Re: Quite good one from The Onion
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 08:06:03 PM »
The Onion do some good stuff, it's a bit sneering to call their best stuff half-decent. Sure, the volume required for a daily website leads to some dilution, but any style loses its shine if read too often.

Well for example, that good one ends with a disappointing 'well who is gonna pay for your medicare' quip when they could have maybe mentioned that in nearly every other developed country it would have been covered.

Or done a joke about that. It rather dilutes the headiness of the message.

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