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 Post subject: Rave: The Onion
PostPosted: July 21 09, 8:33 am 
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I have no idea why they did this but right now, they're acting like The Onion has been taken over by China. And it's hilarious.

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American Children Like Me Are Lazy And Insolent And Must Try Harder
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Hello, reader! I am a young boy from the United States, and like most other American children such as me, it seems there is nothing I enjoy more than lazing about from morning until night, eating sweets, and wantonly disrespecting the wishes of my elders.

But I am beginning to realize that my behavior—and the behavior of all typical American young people like me—is in every way unacceptable. What is more, my lack of obedience goes completely unchecked, since my parents, teachers, and government authorities will do nothing to stop it.


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Just look at how fat I have become! I am a big, fat, sloppy boy. Goodness, I must be as large as a hog, or a 150-pound barrel of delicious reprocessed fish spines, freshly packaged in Deyang, in the great province of Sichuan, in a country called China that I would like to learn more about. In that country, children my age are kept at a manageable weight, and are taught early on about the value of hard work and obedience.


http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion ... =a-section

There's also Selfless Jason Kendall Sacrifices Bunt, Self For Good Of Team, Advancement Of Runners. I'm laughing me testes off.


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Whitney Houston To Release Comeback Album

Arista Records announced that in September pop diva Whitney Houston, singer of the song "I Will Always Love You," will release her first album of new songs in seven years. What do you think?

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PostPosted: July 21 09, 12:18 pm 
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Ya, it's great today. Not like it hasn't been great in the 11 years since I was very happily first told of it.

/has had an Onion calendar for ~9 years running


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PostPosted: July 22 09, 11:44 am 
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It's still going. This is hilarious.

http://www.theonion.com/content/infogra ... =b-section

"Applebee's" is my favorite, followed by the one espousing Mao's virtues over a "fictional bearded sorcerer" (Jesus).


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 Post subject: Re: Rave: The Onion
PostPosted: August 6 09, 9:46 am 
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Blue Jays GM Confirms There Never Really Was A 'Roy Halladay'

TORONTO—Responding to criticism that the team should have done more to deal star pitcher Roy Halladay by the trade deadline, Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi revealed at a press conference Monday that there was no such person as the alleged six-time All-Star.

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When asked to explain his team's inactivity at the trade deadline, Ricciardi bristled, saying, "Look, we are in fourth place in the toughest division in baseball, and the only way to remain competitive is by cutting salary, trading for prospects, and building for 2011."

"Obviously, if Roy Halladay existed, I would have traded him," he added. "I'm not an idiot."



http://www.theonion.com/content/news/bl ... =a-section


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 Post subject: Re: Rave: The Onion
PostPosted: August 6 09, 12:39 pm 
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Blue Jays GM Confirms There Never Really Was A 'Roy Halladay'

TORONTO—Responding to criticism that the team should have done more to deal star pitcher Roy Halladay by the trade deadline, Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi revealed at a press conference Monday that there was no such person as the alleged six-time All-Star.

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When asked to explain his team's inactivity at the trade deadline, Ricciardi bristled, saying, "Look, we are in fourth place in the toughest division in baseball, and the only way to remain competitive is by cutting salary, trading for prospects, and building for 2011."

"Obviously, if Roy Halladay existed, I would have traded him," he added. "I'm not an idiot."



http://www.theonion.com/content/news/bl ... =a-section

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"Baseball is built on little deceptions: the curveball, the hidden-ball trick, the existence of Stan Musial. And we're not the only team who bends the truth. The Padres played 212 games last year just to make a little extra money. Just slid by and no one noticed. Milwaukee doesn't even have a third base."


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 Post subject: Re: Rave: The Onion
PostPosted: October 22 09, 3:17 pm 
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Ouch.
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Biggest Errors In MLB Postseason History
Sloppy play has led to a number of charged errors during the 2009 MLB playoffs. Onion Sports examines the long, storied tradition of postseason errors.

2009: St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday makes an error on a tricky fly ball that wasn't so much tricky as it was routine, and wasn't so much a fly ball as it was a dinky piece of [expletive] that any moron could catch


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1986: Bill Buckner gives up three straight singles and throws a wild pitch before letting a ground ball roll between his legs


http://www.theonion.com/content/infogra ... ors_in_mlb


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 Post subject: Re: Rave: The Onion
PostPosted: October 22 09, 4:20 pm 
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I can't find a link to it but in last week's print addition this headline had me cracking up:

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 Post subject: Re: Rave: The Onion
PostPosted: October 23 09, 6:58 am 
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As I recall, some legit news publication in Asia ran an Onion story in the belief that it was actual news....


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 Post subject: Re: Rave: The Onion
PostPosted: October 23 09, 8:15 am 
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http://www.theonion.com/content/news/na ... washington

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