Dark time: The Onion covers Katrina

Ok, I laughed. :smiley:


A few headlines on the main page you miss clicking on the above link:

  • Officials Uncertain Whether To Save Or Shoot Victims
  • Nation’s Politicians Applaud Great Job They’re Doing
  • Area Man Drives Food There His Goddamned Self
  • Bush: ‘It Has Been Brought To My Attention That There Was Recently A Bad Storm’

Yes, those are joke headlines. Sometimes the line gets blurry. :eek:

Whoops - that should be dark humor time. :smack:


Our best efforts overshadowed by the Onion’s Greatness.

I’m printing off this whole edition.

Another classic headline: “Government Relief Workers Mosey In To Help”

I’m trying not to laugh while I’m sitting in class right now when I think about that.

Truely, The Onion has done an excellent job with this.

You know, after so many great posts in this thread, I figured there was no way the Onion could top what our gang came up with.

I was wrong. :slight_smile:

FEMA representatives call out to survivors, “Show us your tits for emergency rations!”

That is wrong on so many levels. And yet so right…

There’s a story that guys is rescue choppers & boats have done just that.

Just comparing the headlines in the OP, I think the thread was much funnier.
Of course, the thread just consisted of headlines & not stories.

I thought the thread was funnier too. I have seen real headlines that closely matched almost all of the Onion’s in the past week. When I first read their’s, it took me a minute to realize that I was looking at the Onion rather than a regular news site.

I was really shocked to see that the Onion’s response was so damned benign and, dare I say, lazy. The weakest contributions to that thread were 10x funnier than anything the Onion came up with - I just expected far better and funnier from them. Their post-9/11 issue remains one of the single funniest and most brilliant pieces of comedy I’ve ever seen.

“Shrimp Joint Now Shrimp Habitat”


Lazy ain’t the half of it. Sometime between last week and this, they stopped granting access to Mac Explorer users. I mean, wha? It’s like running a bar and refusing to serve any man in a tan suit.

Where did you see this? Mr. Rilch tells me he saw such an article on Drudge, but I can’t find it.