History Website / TheOnion

27th Jun '16 6:08:53 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* {{Foil}}: Likes to portray Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as this to Vice President Joe Biden. Biden is a wild, laid-back hard-living CoolOldGuy who loves dealing pot and listening to rock n' roll; Ryan is an intense young health nut and fitness junkie who doesn't tolerate any distractions from his workout regimen.
20th Jun '16 5:35:18 AM normal19
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* AssholeVictim: "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/no-leads-sought-in-assholes-murder-5374 No Leads Sought In Asshole's Murder]]"
16th Jun '16 6:44:37 PM themisterfree
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** Another example of this is combined with AGodAmI: A JerkJock [[http://www.theonion.com/video/potential-school-shooter-gunned-down-by-popular-jo-20877 shooting innocent students]] and [[http://www.theonion.com/article/portrait-of-a-hero-19136 having killed animals for fun and written a manifesto about him skinning a classmate and wearing it as a pelt]].
7th Jun '16 7:09:01 PM BoostPressure
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* PresidentEvil: "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/obama-help-us-destroy-jesus-and-start-a-new-age-of-29478/ Obama: Help Us Destroy Jesus And Start A New Age Of Liberal Darkness]]".
6th Jun '16 7:27:55 PM DavidDelony
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* KarmaHoudini: [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/epic-saga-of-employees-ineptitude-passed-down-thro,31765/ Epic Saga Of Employee's Ineptitude Passed Down Through Generations Of Coworkers]]

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/epic-saga-of-employees-ineptitude-passed-down-thro,31765/ Epic Saga Of Employee's Ineptitude Passed Down Through Generations Of Coworkers]]Coworkers]]
* [[http://www.theonion.com/video/college-basketball-star-heroically-overcomes-tragi-19097 College Basketball Star Heroically Overcomes Tragic Rape He Committed]]
26th May '16 11:51:53 AM themisterfree
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* ShoutOut: Quite a few. Oddly, [[http://www.theonion.com/article/employee-forced-to-appear-in-training-video-1485 this early article]] mentions the three guys who were behind the direction of Creator/AdultSwim: Dave Willis, Keith Crofford, and Mike Lazzo.



** [[http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/though-fire-flood-and-earthquake-beset-my-path-sti-10786 This commentary]] from a man who won't miss ''Series/TheJokersWild'' for anything must've been written by a game show fan. It name checks all three hosts- Creator/JackBarry, Creator/BillCullen, and even the substitute host, Jim Peck! And he says he'd miss a lot of other shows, including ''Series/BullseyeUS'' (also a Barry-Enright show) and even ''Series/TheMagnificentMarbleMachine'' (though even seeing it might be tough- all the tapes were erased by Creator/{{NBC}}).

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** [[http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/though-fire-flood-and-earthquake-beset-my-path-sti-10786 This commentary]] from a man who won't miss ''Series/TheJokersWild'' for anything must've been written by a game show fan. It name checks all three hosts- Creator/JackBarry, Creator/BillCullen, and even the substitute host, Jim Peck! And he says he'd miss a lot of other shows, including ''Series/BullseyeUS'' (also a Barry-Enright show) and even ''Series/TheMagnificentMarbleMachine'' (though even seeing it might be tough- all the tapes were erased by Creator/{{NBC}}). They even reference the kids' version of the show, ''Joker! Joker! Joker!''
22nd May '16 10:25:45 AM MarkLungo
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** Another couple of stories are about a veterinary assistant with some [[http://www.theonion.com/article/area-woman-will-see-any-movie-that-takes-place-bet-6276 odd]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/area-woman-will-eat-anything-with-tuscan-in-name-6604 quirks]]; more recently, the same idiot showed up in two stories- [[http://www.theonion.com/article/man-who-eats-breakfast-at-dunkin-donuts-every-morn-30259 the first one]] essentially said "this idiot shouldn't be allowed to vote", while [[http://www.theonion.com/article/im-trump-all-way-says-man-who-will-die-mishandling-52449 the second one]] takes a [[TakeThat potshot]] at Donald Drumpf's supporters.

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** Another couple of stories are about a veterinary assistant with some [[http://www.theonion.com/article/area-woman-will-see-any-movie-that-takes-place-bet-6276 odd]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/area-woman-will-eat-anything-with-tuscan-in-name-6604 quirks]]; more recently, the same idiot showed up in two stories- [[http://www.theonion.com/article/man-who-eats-breakfast-at-dunkin-donuts-every-morn-30259 the first one]] essentially said "this idiot shouldn't be allowed to vote", while [[http://www.theonion.com/article/im-trump-all-way-says-man-who-will-die-mishandling-52449 the second one]] takes a [[TakeThat potshot]] at Donald Drumpf's Creator/DonaldTrump's supporters.
22nd May '16 10:22:51 AM MarkLungo
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* ConvictionByContradiction: "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29537 Idaville Detective]] [[EncyclopediaBrown 'Encyclopedia' Brown]] Found Dead In Library Dumpster". What was the perpetrator's alibi? [[spoiler:He was at the North Pole watching the penguins.]]

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* ConvictionByContradiction: "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29537 Idaville Detective]] [[EncyclopediaBrown [[Literature/EncyclopediaBrown 'Encyclopedia' Brown]] Found Dead In Library Dumpster". What was the perpetrator's alibi? [[spoiler:He was at the North Pole watching the penguins.]]
22nd May '16 9:12:02 AM CassandraLeo
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** Another couple of stories are about a veterinary assistant with some [[http://www.theonion.com/article/area-woman-will-see-any-movie-that-takes-place-bet-6276 odd]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/area-woman-will-eat-anything-with-tuscan-in-name-6604 quirks]]; more recently, the same idiot showed up in two stories- [[http://www.theonion.com/article/man-who-eats-breakfast-at-dunkin-donuts-every-morn-30259 the first one]] essentially said "this idiot shouldn't be allowed to vote", while [[http://www.theonion.com/article/im-trump-all-way-says-man-who-will-die-mishandling-52449 the second one]] takes a [[TakeThat potshot]] at Donald Trump's supporters.

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** Another couple of stories are about a veterinary assistant with some [[http://www.theonion.com/article/area-woman-will-see-any-movie-that-takes-place-bet-6276 odd]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/area-woman-will-eat-anything-with-tuscan-in-name-6604 quirks]]; more recently, the same idiot showed up in two stories- [[http://www.theonion.com/article/man-who-eats-breakfast-at-dunkin-donuts-every-morn-30259 the first one]] essentially said "this idiot shouldn't be allowed to vote", while [[http://www.theonion.com/article/im-trump-all-way-says-man-who-will-die-mishandling-52449 the second one]] takes a [[TakeThat potshot]] at Donald Trump's Drumpf's supporters.


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* TrueArt: InUniverse: "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/humanity-still-producing-new-art-though-megadeths--50983 Humanity Still Producing New Art as Though Megadeth's 'Rust in Peace' Doesn't Already Exist]]"
19th May '16 10:17:45 AM Doug86
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** Parodied by ''Our Dumb Century''; one of the 1963 articles is about a 17-year-old boy named [[ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]] who dies from leukemia caused by a radioactive spider bite. The article goes on to mention other radiation-induced deaths that month, including [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the four-man crew of an experimental rocket]] and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk a scientist bombarded with gamma rays from the bomb he was testing]].

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** Parodied by ''Our Dumb Century''; one of the 1963 articles is about a 17-year-old boy named [[ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] who dies from leukemia caused by a radioactive spider bite. The article goes on to mention other radiation-induced deaths that month, including [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the four-man crew of an experimental rocket]] and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk a scientist bombarded with gamma rays from the bomb he was testing]].
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