History YMMV / TheOnion

19th Jul '16 12:13:17 PM Beedle
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[http://www.theonion.com/article/we-get-food-and-then-we-eat-food-until-all-food-go-53191 ‘We Get The Food And Then We Eat The Food Until All The Food Is Gone,’ City Of Chicago Announces Unprompted]].
17th Jul '16 5:02:42 PM Valiona
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* UnfortunateImplications: The "Autistic Reporter" series [[https://autisticjournalist.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/if-onions-are-like-layers-the-onion-just-peeled-some/ caught some flack]] for furthering stereotypes of autistic people, such as LackOfEmpathy, ScheduleFanatic and LiteralMinded. While most articles parody, subvert or invert stereotypes, this series seems to play them entirely straight as a source of humor.
28th Jun '16 8:47:27 AM Lopiny
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* MemeticMutation: [[http://www.theonion.com/article/beautiful-cinnamon-roll-too-good-for-this-world-to-35038 Beautiful Cinnamon Roll Too Good For This World, Too Pure]] has become a term of endearment on Website/{{Tumblr}}.

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[[http://www.theonion.com/article/beautiful-cinnamon-roll-too-good-for-this-world-to-35038 Beautiful Cinnamon Roll Too Good For This World, Too Pure]] has become a term of endearment on Website/{{Tumblr}}.Website/{{Tumblr}}.
** Another one from Tumblr is to take screencaps from a variety of shows and use Onion headlines as matching captions.
27th Jun '16 6:17:25 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** The articles that are written in the wake of mass shootings in the U.S. point out that America is the only country where these shootings have become routine and nobody seems to have the political will to do anything about it.

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** "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/no-way-to-prevent-this-says-only-nation-where-this-36131 'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens]]". The articles that are written in the wake of mass shootings in the U.S. point out that America is the only country where these shootings have become routine routine, and that nobody seems to have the political will to do anything about it.it. Just to hammer the point home: the text of each article is completely identical, with only the locations and casualty numbers changed.
26th Jun '16 4:13:55 PM DavidDelony
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The articles that are written in the wake of mass shootings in the U.S. point out that America is the only country where these shootings have become routine and nobody seems to have the political will to do anything about it.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
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The articles that are written in the wake of mass shootings in the U.S. point out that America is the only country where these shootings have become routine and nobody seems to have the political will to do anything about it.
26th Jun '16 3:31:54 PM Valiona
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* JerkassWoobie: Russ Kunkel in "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/loved-ones-recall-local-mans-cowardly-battle-with--772 Loved Ones Recall Man's Cowardly Battle With Cancer]]". Diagnosed with terminal cancer, he's completely unable to FaceDeathWithDignity, which shows how pathetic he is, but also makes his story even sadder.


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** "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/god-angrily-clarifies-dont-kill-rule-222 God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule]]" drives home that violence in the name of any religion is unacceptable. Similarly, and more specifically, "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/hijackers-surprised-to-find-selves-in-hell-1445 Hijackers Surprised To Find Selves In Hell]]" points out that the hijackers' actions are not in adherence with Islam's tenets. Both articles came out after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, making them quite relevant.
12th Jun '16 1:28:38 PM DavidDelony
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/college-basketball-star-heroically-overcomes-tragi-19097 College Basketball Star Heroically Overcomes Tragic Rape He Committed]], after the Brock Turner case. Turner received a light sentence largely because he was a star swimmer for Stanford University. Fortunate, USA Swimming has banned Turner for life.
8th Jun '16 12:42:10 PM DavidDelony
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** "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-liver-complains-of-difficulty-working-with-lou,32669/ New Liver Complains of Difficulty Working With Lou Reed]]". Music/LouReed Reed died of complications of his liver transplant.

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** "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-liver-complains-of-difficulty-working-with-lou,32669/ New Liver Complains of Difficulty Working With Lou Reed]]". Music/LouReed Reed died of complications of his liver transplant.
27th May '16 2:56:56 PM DavidDelony
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** "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-liver-complains-of-difficulty-working-with-lou,32669/ New Liver Complains of Difficulty Working With Lou Reed]]", given that [[Music/LouReed Reed]] died of complications of his liver transplant.

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** "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-liver-complains-of-difficulty-working-with-lou,32669/ New Liver Complains of Difficulty Working With Lou Reed]]", given that [[Music/LouReed Reed]] Reed]]". Music/LouReed Reed died of complications of his liver transplant.
15th Apr '16 3:52:48 PM Anddrix
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* JumpingTheShark: In 2016, Univision, the head of whom is a major UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton donor, bought The Onion. In February, the article "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/female-presidential-candidate-who-was-united-state-52367 Female Presidential Candidate Who Was United States Senator, Secretary Of State Told To Be More Inspiring]]" read more like a Clinton puff piece than a satirical article. A lot of left-wing critics of Clinton are [[https://theintercept.com/2016/01/26/ha-ha-hillary-clintons-top-financial-supporter-now-controls-the-onion/ calling time]] on The Onion for this move as it seems to be affecting editorial policy.





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