History TearJerker / TheOnion

18th May '18 1:31:41 PM MarkLungo
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** On a related note: [[https://local.theonion.com/woman-nervously-reaches-for-cell-phone-as-suspicious-bl-1826116847 "Woman Nervously Reaches For Cell Phone As Suspicious Black Man Tells Her Today’s Soup Is Minestrone".]] The article ends with the cops "[[pulling]] their firearms and [[slamming]] the suspect onto a table after he produced a threatening packet of oyster crackers."

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** On a related note: [[https://local.theonion.com/woman-nervously-reaches-for-cell-phone-as-suspicious-bl-1826116847 "Woman Nervously Reaches For Cell Phone As Suspicious Black Man Tells Her Today’s Soup Is Minestrone".]] The article ends with the cops "[[pulling]] "[pulling] their firearms and [[slamming]] [slamming] the suspect onto a table after he produced a threatening packet of oyster crackers."
18th May '18 1:30:59 PM MarkLungo
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* [[https://local.theonion.com/man-surprised-by-how-often-he-still-uses-bullying-skill-1826011976 "Man Surprised By How Often He Still Uses Bullying Skills He Learned In High School".]] An unusual case in that you feel sorry not for the {{Jerkass}} protagonist, but for the people he mistreats without regret.
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** On a related note: [[https://local.theonion.com/woman-nervously-reaches-for-cell-phone-as-suspicious-bl-1826116847 "Woman Nervously Reaches For Cell Phone As Suspicious Black Man Tells Her Today’s Soup Is Minestrone".]] The article ends with the cops "[[pulling]] their firearms and [[slamming]] the suspect onto a table after he produced a threatening packet of oyster crackers."
* [[https://local.theonion.com/man-surprised-by-how-often-he-still-uses-bullying-skill-1826011976 "Man Surprised By How Often He Still Uses Bullying Skills He Learned In High School".]] An unusual case in that you feel sorry not for the {{Jerkass}} protagonist, VillainProtagonist, but for the people he mistreats without regret.
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18th May '18 1:27:16 PM MarkLungo
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* [[https://local.theonion.com/man-surprised-by-how-often-he-still-uses-bullying-skill-1826011976 "Man Surprised By How Often He Still Uses Bullying Skills He Learned In High School".]] An unusual case in that you feel sorry not for the {{Jerkass}} protagonist, but for the people he mistreats without regret.
18th May '18 12:17:00 PM TheGoodWario
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* [[https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prevent-this-says-only-nation-where-this-r-1819577935 ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens]] This article was first published after the tragedy that happened at the University of California in 2014. Seven more articles with the same title have been published throughout the past three years. The reprinted article changes the photo, the details of the location and other details but the message is still the same. The sixth edition was printed the day after the Florida high school shooting on Valentines Day, 2018. The repeating story shows how very little has changed since the last attack and that nothing has been done to solve the issue. This is a case of a RunningGag that many people want to end.
** After the aforementioned Valentine's Day shooting in Parkland, Florida, the original author of the infamous headline [[https://twitter.com/jasonroeder/status/963976307879985152 revealed]] the school was ''a mile away from his house.''

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* [[https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prevent-this-says-only-nation-where-this-r-1819577935 ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens]] This article was first published after the tragedy that happened at the University of California in 2014. Seven more articles with the same title have been published throughout the past three years. The reprinted article changes the photo, the details of the location and other details but the message is still the same. The sixth most recent edition was printed the day after of the Florida high Texas school shooting on Valentines Day, in May 2018. The repeating story shows how very little has changed since the last attack and that nothing has been done to solve the issue. This is a case of a RunningGag that many people want to end.
** After the aforementioned Valentine's Day shooting in Parkland, Florida, (which was covered in one of the repeated articles) the original author of the infamous headline [[https://twitter.com/jasonroeder/status/963976307879985152 revealed]] the school was ''a mile away from his house.''
18th May '18 10:33:47 AM PDL
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* [[https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prevent-this-says-only-nation-where-this-r-1819577935 ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens]] This article was first published after the tragedy that happened at the University of California in 2014. Six more articles with the same title have been published throughout the past three years. The reprinted article changes the photo, the details of the location and other details but the message is still the same. The latest edition was printed the day after the Florida high school shooting on Valentines Day, 2018. The repeating story shows how very little has changed since the last attack and that nothing has been done to solve the issue. This is a case of a RunningGag that many people want to end.

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* [[https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prevent-this-says-only-nation-where-this-r-1819577935 ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens]] This article was first published after the tragedy that happened at the University of California in 2014. Six Seven more articles with the same title have been published throughout the past three years. The reprinted article changes the photo, the details of the location and other details but the message is still the same. The latest sixth edition was printed the day after the Florida high school shooting on Valentines Day, 2018. The repeating story shows how very little has changed since the last attack and that nothing has been done to solve the issue. This is a case of a RunningGag that many people want to end.
7th Apr '18 4:26:10 PM PhionixPowers
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* [[https://www.theonion.com/black-father-gives-son-the-talk-about-holding-literally-1825024938 “Black Father Gives Son “The Talk” about Holding Literally Any Object”.]] Written in response to police killings like Stephon Clark, who was gunned down because he was holding a ‘’cell phone’’ that was mistaken for a gun.

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* [[https://www.theonion.com/black-father-gives-son-the-talk-about-holding-literally-1825024938 “Black Father Gives Son “The Talk” about Holding Literally Any Object”.]] Written in response to police killings like Stephon Clark, who was gunned down because he was holding a ‘’cell phone’’ cell phone that was mistaken for a gun.
7th Apr '18 4:20:16 PM PhionixPowers
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7th Apr '18 4:13:03 PM PhionixPowers
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* The fact that for some, The Onion has lost part of its satirical edge because Trump-era America is so ludicrous that it became nigh-impossible to parody. "The Onion just straight reporting the news again" or variants of which have become popular responses to articles like [[https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/976945133416534017 this one]], about the media apparently humanizing with the 2018 Austin Bomber and ignoring the fact that he was a white nationalist who killed 2 blacks. Compare the "satire" with [[https://www.apnews.com/f721ff08ff8641189360effc5ec5cc64 this Associated Press article]]. It becomes more obvious that something is changing in not just the Onion, but politics and media itself.

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* The fact that for some, The Onion has lost part of its satirical edge because Trump-era America is so ludicrous that it became nigh-impossible to parody. "The Onion just straight reporting the news again" or variants of which have become popular responses to articles like [[https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/976945133416534017 this one]], about the mainstream media apparently humanizing with the 2018 Austin Bomber and ignoring the fact that he was a white nationalist who killed 2 blacks. Compare the "satire" with [[https://www.apnews.com/f721ff08ff8641189360effc5ec5cc64 this Associated Press article]]. It becomes more obvious that something is changing in not just the Onion, but politics and media itself.itself.
* [[https://www.theonion.com/black-father-gives-son-the-talk-about-holding-literally-1825024938 “Black Father Gives Son “The Talk” about Holding Literally Any Object”.]] Written in response to police killings like Stephon Clark, who was gunned down because he was holding a ‘’cell phone’’ that was mistaken for a gun.
23rd Mar '18 4:20:22 PM MarkLungo
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23rd Mar '18 11:55:09 AM PhionixPowers
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* The fact that for some, The Onion has lost part of its satirical edge because Trump-era America is so ludicrous that it became nigh-impossible to parody. "The Onion just straight reporting the news again" or variants of which have become popular responses to articles like [[https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/976945133416534017 this one]], about the media apparently humanizing with the 2018 Austin Bomber and ignoring the fact that he was a white nationalist who killed 2 blacks. Compare the "satire" with [[https://www.apnews.com/f721ff08ff8641189360effc5ec5cc64/Austin-bombing-suspect's-uncle-says-he-was-smart,-kind this Associated Press article]]. It becomes more obvious that something is changing in not just the Onion, but politics and media itself.

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* The fact that for some, The Onion has lost part of its satirical edge because Trump-era America is so ludicrous that it became nigh-impossible to parody. "The Onion just straight reporting the news again" or variants of which have become popular responses to articles like [[https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/976945133416534017 this one]], about the media apparently humanizing with the 2018 Austin Bomber and ignoring the fact that he was a white nationalist who killed 2 blacks. Compare the "satire" with [[https://www.apnews.com/f721ff08ff8641189360effc5ec5cc64/Austin-bombing-suspect's-uncle-says-he-was-smart,-kind com/f721ff08ff8641189360effc5ec5cc64 this Associated Press article]]. It becomes more obvious that something is changing in not just the Onion, but politics and media itself.
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