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If you aren’t familiar with The Onion News Network, it’s a spoof news agency.  That’s the very short version.  They started out as a weekly, subscription based newspaper that could be delivered to your mailbox for a small fee.  Once the internet came into its own, you could log into their site for the articles.  Now, you get full videos and an actual news desk.

Typically, their articles are very witty and sharp.  If you don’t know what’s really going on in the world today, you aren’t likely to get the jokes in their mocking stories.

Of course, sometimes their articles can be more believable than the real news!  Looking over at CNN’s Technology section, you’d think you had gone to The Onion’s site instead:

  • Lab makes renewable deisel fuel from E Coli poop: huh?
  • Bush could weaken the endangered species act: took you eight years to figure that one out huh?  He could also destabilize the world.  Guess we shouldn’t elect him.
  • Car exhaust could be used to add horsepower: yeah, I think it’s called a turbo charger (invented in 1905).  Admittedly, this is just a bad headline.
  • Shuttle replacement will not fly until 2014: an no facts will be given about it till two years later, evidently.
  • Scientists say they are closer to finding an invisibility material: however have no proof, sources, or ideas of how to prove this to the public (“See?  It’s right there!  In front of you!”)
  • Men prefer hot women, study says: No joke?  Wish I had government funding to figure that one out.
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  • zohner

    World of World of Warcraft… Now there’s a MMO that I can get excited about.

    I love the article about the invisibility material. I read something last week about how scientists were close to making an invisible man. (It’s probably the same story.) My first thought was that there’s no way to prove that they don’t have an invisible man because you wouldn’t be able to see him.

    Last night I was thinking about how the press doesn’t really do their job of informing the general public. To be educated about what is going in in the world, you really need to work at it because sitting down and watching the news will possibly make you dumber. This is a great example of how the press is just a bunch of morons with writing instruments.