When my husband and I lived in Madison, WI, where he went to grad school, we started reading The Onion, a hilarious, free satirical local magazine.
Now based in Chicago, the “digital media and newspaper organization” regularly makes real news headlines when those without a sense of humor take the articles seriously, which is hilarious in itself. The pub covers news, entertainment, sports and opinions.
If you haven’t partaken of this quick-witted commentary on American life, do!
Here are some recent features:
a photo of President Biden in a CVS drugstore, asking, ‘Can You Check The Back For 500 Million More Of These Covid Test Kits?”
a slideshow of Most Offensive Things You Can Say to Someone Who Doesn’t Celebrate Christmas, which includes, “I hope you enjoy whatever second-rate holiday you observe in your dark, joyless homes.”
And Wikipedia includes a paragraph about where The Onion got its name. How fitting that the made-up version is funnier than the real one.
Have you ever read The Onion?
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