History YMMV / TheOnion

24th May '17 1:57:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CryForTheDevil [[http://www.theonion.com/article/why-can-i-never-seem-say-right-thing-weeps-trump-p-53408 ‘Why Can I Never Seem To Say The Right Thing?’ Weeps Trump Into Pillow]]



** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/after-obama-victory-shrieking-white-hot-sphere-of--30284 "After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016"]] became this in light of Creator/DonaldTrump's 2016 Presidential campaign. The sphere's top pick for a potential running mate is the "Horrible Lurking Fog of Racism", it gives a speech where the only intelligible words are "guns, not our America" and "faggots", and the announcement that Hillary Clinton is "not ruling out" a 2016 Presidential run causes it to quadruple in size. One of the comments in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjonGtrCyVE YouTube version]] of the video says it best:
-->"Fuck, it's even orange..."
20th May '17 11:13:22 AM RaustBD
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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}}. "Cinnamon roll" or "precious cinnamon roll" has also become shorthand for TheWoobie.

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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}}. "Cinnamon roll" or "precious cinnamon roll" has also become shorthand for TheWoobie.TheWoobie, or for anyone so precious and cute that the speaker would fight to the death to protect them from {{Woobie}} status.
25th Dec '16 6:41:24 PM Chariset
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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}}.

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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}}. "Cinnamon roll" or "precious cinnamon roll" has also become shorthand for TheWoobie.
5th Nov '16 6:20:50 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/after-obama-victory-shrieking-white-hot-sphere-of--30284 "After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016"]] became this in light of Creator/DonaldTrump's 2016 Presidential campaign. The sphere's top pick for a potential running mate is the "Horrible Lurking Fog of Racism", and the announcement that Hillary Clinton is "not ruling out" a 2016 Presidential run causes it to quadruple in size. One of the comments in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjonGtrCyVE YouTube version]] of the video says it best:

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** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/after-obama-victory-shrieking-white-hot-sphere-of--30284 "After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016"]] became this in light of Creator/DonaldTrump's 2016 Presidential campaign. The sphere's top pick for a potential running mate is the "Horrible Lurking Fog of Racism", it gives a speech where the only intelligible words are "guns, not our America" and "faggots", and the announcement that Hillary Clinton is "not ruling out" a 2016 Presidential run causes it to quadruple in size. One of the comments in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjonGtrCyVE YouTube version]] of the video says it best:
5th Nov '16 5:32:49 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/song-about-heroin-used-to-advertise-bank,1489/
Song About Heroin Used to Advertise Bank"]] ran in 2001. Then, in 2010, AT&T used Music/LouReed's song "Perfect Day", which is commonly believed to reference heroin addiction, in a commercial.

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** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/song-about-heroin-used-to-advertise-bank,1489/
Song
com/articles/song-about-heroin-used-to-advertise-bank,1489/ "Song About Heroin Used to Advertise Bank"]] ran in 2001. Then, in 2010, AT&T used Music/LouReed's song "Perfect Day", which is commonly believed to reference heroin addiction, in a commercial.
5th Nov '16 5:28:03 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/after-obama-victory-shrieking-white-hot-sphere-of--30284 "After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016"]] became this in light of Creator/DonaldTrump's 2016 Presidential campaign. The sphere's top pick for a potential running mate is the "Horrible Lurking Fog of Racism", and the announcement that Hillary Clinton is "not ruling out" a 2016 Presidential run causes it to quadruple in size. One of the comments in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjonGtrCyVE YouTube]] version of the video says it best:

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** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/after-obama-victory-shrieking-white-hot-sphere-of--30284 "After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016"]] became this in light of Creator/DonaldTrump's 2016 Presidential campaign. The sphere's top pick for a potential running mate is the "Horrible Lurking Fog of Racism", and the announcement that Hillary Clinton is "not ruling out" a 2016 Presidential run causes it to quadruple in size. One of the comments in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjonGtrCyVE YouTube]] version YouTube version]] of the video says it best:
5th Nov '16 5:27:36 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/pope-forgives-molested-children,101/ Pope Forgives Molested Children]]: Compare some of the phrases in the article to what real-life priests [[http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/31/priest-apologizes-after-sex-abuse-comments-draw-ire/ actually]][[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/polish-archbishop-jozef-michalik-sex-abuse-comments-_n_4065751.html said]].
** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/millions-of-americans-buying-floyd-landisinspired,9779/ Millions Of Americans Wearing Floyd Landis-Inspired Bracelets]], at the time, was a parody of Lance Armstrong's [=LIVESTRONG=] bracelets making fun of then-Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, who was almost immediately found guilty of doping. However, a few years later, Armstrong himself would admit to doping during each one of his Tour de France wins as well. The Onion [[TheMerch Store]] now sells yellow plastic bracelets with "CHEAT TO WIN" on them.
** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/kim-jongun-privately-doubting-hes-crazy-enough-to,18374/ Kim Jong Un Privately Doubting He's Crazy Enough to Run North Korea]]. With recent events and threats coming from the top of the Korean peninsula, any doubts people might have had about Kim Jong Un may have been erased...
** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/ive-got-you-dumb-motherfuckers-eating-right-out-of,19014/ I've Got You Dumb Motherfuckers Eating Right Out of My Hand]] is basically Creator/{{Pixar}} [=CEO=] Creator/JohnLasseter bragging that his movies bring in a ton of money and are pretty much critically beloved. Later that year, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' came out and was the first movie in the Pixar library to get critically savaged. Its follow-ups, ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', were better-received, but didn't receive anywhere near the acclaim of their earlier work.
** "[[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 died of complications of his liver transplant.
** "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/wealthy_teen_nearly_experiences Wealthy Teen Nearly Experiences Consequence]]" is about an article where a wealthy teen driving intoxicated gets into a wreck when his car collides with a minivan carrying a family of four. The "affluenza" story around [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Couch Ethan Couch]] may change your perspective.
** "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/chris-farley-has-hilarious-cardiac-arrest,4300/ Chris Farley Has Hilarious Cardiac Arrest]]", published on November 1997, even calls Farley "the next Belushi". Two months later, Chris Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33, just like Creator/JohnBelushi.
** [[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. Fortunately, USA Swimming has banned Turner for life.

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** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/pope-forgives-molested-children,101/ Pope "Pope Forgives Molested Children]]: Children"]]. Compare some of the phrases in the article to what real-life priests [[http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/31/priest-apologizes-after-sex-abuse-comments-draw-ire/ actually]][[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/polish-archbishop-jozef-michalik-sex-abuse-comments-_n_4065751.html said]].
** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/millions-of-americans-buying-floyd-landisinspired,9779/ Millions "Millions Of Americans Wearing Floyd Landis-Inspired Bracelets]], at Bracelets"]]. At the time, this was a parody of Lance Armstrong's [=LIVESTRONG=] bracelets making fun of then-Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, who was almost immediately found guilty of doping. However, a few years later, Armstrong himself would admit to doping during each one of his Tour de France wins as well. The Onion [[TheMerch Store]] now sells yellow plastic bracelets with "CHEAT TO WIN" on them.
** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/kim-jongun-privately-doubting-hes-crazy-enough-to,18374/ Kim Jong Un "Kim Jong-un Privately Doubting He's Crazy Enough to Run North Korea]]. Korea"]]. With recent events and threats coming from the top of the Korean peninsula, any doubts people might have had about Kim Jong Un Jong-un may have been erased...
** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/ive-got-you-dumb-motherfuckers-eating-right-out-of,19014/ I've "I've Got You Dumb Motherfuckers Eating Right Out of My Hand]] Hand"]] is basically Creator/{{Pixar}} [=CEO=] Creator/JohnLasseter bragging that his movies bring in a ton of money and are pretty much critically beloved. Later that year, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' came out and was the first movie in the Pixar library to get critically savaged. Its follow-ups, ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', were better-received, but didn't receive anywhere near the acclaim of their earlier work.
** "[[http://www.[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-liver-complains-of-difficulty-working-with-lou,32669/ New "New Liver Complains of Difficulty Working With Lou Reed]]".Reed"]]. Music/LouReed died of complications of his liver transplant.
** "[[http://www.[[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/wealthy_teen_nearly_experiences Wealthy "Wealthy Teen Nearly Experiences Consequence]]" Consequence"]] is about an article where a wealthy teen driving intoxicated gets into a wreck when his car collides with a minivan carrying a family of four. The "affluenza" story around [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Couch Ethan Couch]] may change your perspective.
** "[[http://www.[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/chris-farley-has-hilarious-cardiac-arrest,4300/ Chris "Chris Farley Has Hilarious Cardiac Arrest]]", Arrest"]], published on November 1997, even calls Farley "the next Belushi". Two months later, Chris Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33, just like Creator/JohnBelushi.
** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/college-basketball-star-heroically-overcomes-tragi-19097 College "College Basketball Star Heroically Overcomes Tragic Rape He Committed]], Committed"]], after the Brock Turner case. Turner received a light sentence largely because he was a star swimmer for Stanford University. Fortunately, USA Swimming has banned Turner for life.life.
** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/after-obama-victory-shrieking-white-hot-sphere-of--30284 "After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016"]] became this in light of Creator/DonaldTrump's 2016 Presidential campaign. The sphere's top pick for a potential running mate is the "Horrible Lurking Fog of Racism", and the announcement that Hillary Clinton is "not ruling out" a 2016 Presidential run causes it to quadruple in size. One of the comments in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjonGtrCyVE YouTube]] version of the video says it best:
-->"Fuck, it's even orange..."



** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/lady-gaga-kidnaps-commissioner-gordon,17789/ Lady Gaga Kidnaps Commissioner Gordon]]. In ''Franchise/{{Batman}} Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes!'' released in 2011, Batgirl infiltrates a school that brainwashes teenage girls into assassins run by Expys of {{Music/Madonna}}, {{Music/Rihanna}}, Music/KatyPerry... and Music/LadyGaga.

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** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/lady-gaga-kidnaps-commissioner-gordon,17789/ Lady "Lady Gaga Kidnaps Commissioner Gordon]].Gordon"]]. In ''Franchise/{{Batman}} Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes!'' released in 2011, Batgirl infiltrates a school that brainwashes teenage girls into assassins run by Expys of {{Music/Madonna}}, {{Music/Rihanna}}, Music/KatyPerry... and Music/LadyGaga.



** "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/michael-moore-honored-with-new-ben-jerrys-flavor,1292/ Michael Moore Honored With New Ben & Jerry's Flavor]]" mocks that company's liberal leanings by saying they have invented a new flavor named after Creator/MichaelMoore called "The Waffle Truth" that had vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces. Two years later, Ben & Jerry's did come out with a new flavor named for liberal (faux-conservative) icon Creator/StephenColbert called "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream", which has....vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TrPwOrf4sM Historic 'Blockbuster' Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past]]", due to the November 6, 2013 announcement that the Blockbuster chain's physical stores were shutting down due to the inability to compete with the advent of digital downloads on Netflix and the Internet in general. The video was widely cited in actual news reports of Blockbuster's demise. Another business that had a historical museum was Borders, which also folded not long after the video was made.

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** "[[http://www.[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/michael-moore-honored-with-new-ben-jerrys-flavor,1292/ Michael "Michael Moore Honored With New Ben & Jerry's Flavor]]" Flavor"]] mocks that company's liberal leanings by saying they have invented a new flavor named after Creator/MichaelMoore called "The Waffle Truth" that had vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces. Two years later, Ben & Jerry's did come out with a new flavor named for liberal (faux-conservative) icon Creator/StephenColbert called "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream", which has....has... vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces.
** "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TrPwOrf4sM Historic "Historic 'Blockbuster' Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past]]", Past"]], due to the November 6, 2013 announcement that the Blockbuster chain's physical stores were shutting down due to the inability to compete with the advent of digital downloads on Netflix and the Internet in general. The video was widely cited in actual news reports of Blockbuster's demise. Another business that had a historical museum was Borders, which also folded not long after the video was made.



** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/song-about-heroin-used-to-advertise-bank,1489/ Song About Heroin Used to Advertise Bank]] ran in 2001. Then, in 2010, AT&T used Music/LouReed's song "Perfect Day", which is commonly believed to reference heroin addiction, in a commercial.
** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/moon-finally-hatches,36414/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview:NA:InFocus Moon Finally Hatches]] gained an extra level of funny when a few months later a ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode aired in which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon the same thing happened.]]
** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/onn-exclusive-fire-ninja-inferno-becomes-first-ope-37313 Fire-Ninja Inferno Becomes First Openly Gay Fatal Melee Fighter]], a spoof of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', becomes this when ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' unveiled the first gay character of the series.
** [[http://www.theonion.com/article/guy-at-bar-complaining-about-his-job-turns-out-to--5842 Guy At Bar Complaining About His Job Turns Out To Be Eli Manning]]. Published in 2007, Manning was at the time still under a tremendous amount of scorn having just played an atrocious game against the Packers to drop the Giants to 0-2. Manning rebounded to make the playoffs, defeat the Packers there, and win the Super Bowl in one of the greatest upsets in NFL history with one of the most memorable plays in sports.

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** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/song-about-heroin-used-to-advertise-bank,1489/ com/articles/song-about-heroin-used-to-advertise-bank,1489/
Song About Heroin Used to Advertise Bank]] Bank"]] ran in 2001. Then, in 2010, AT&T used Music/LouReed's song "Perfect Day", which is commonly believed to reference heroin addiction, in a commercial.
** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/moon-finally-hatches,36414/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview:NA:InFocus Moon "Moon Finally Hatches]] Hatches"]] gained an extra level of funny when a few months later a ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode aired in which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon the same thing happened.]]
** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/onn-exclusive-fire-ninja-inferno-becomes-first-ope-37313 Fire-Ninja "Fire-Ninja Inferno Becomes First Openly Gay Fatal Melee Fighter]], Fighter"]], a spoof of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', becomes this when ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' unveiled the first gay character of the series.
** [[http://www.theonion.com/article/guy-at-bar-complaining-about-his-job-turns-out-to--5842 Guy "Guy At Bar Complaining About His Job Turns Out To Be Eli Manning]].Manning"]]. Published in 2007, Manning was at the time still under a tremendous amount of scorn having just played an atrocious game against the Packers to drop the Giants to 0-2. Manning rebounded to make the playoffs, defeat the Packers there, and win the Super Bowl in one of the greatest upsets in NFL history with one of the most memorable plays in sports.
5th Oct '16 10:37:43 PM DavidDelony
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** "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/chris-farley-has-hilarious-cardiac-arrest,4300/ Chris Farley Has Hilarious Cardiac Arrest]]", published on November 1997, even calls Farley "the next Belushi". Two months later, Chris Farley died of a drug over dose at the age of 33, just like Creator/JohnBelushi.

to:

** "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/chris-farley-has-hilarious-cardiac-arrest,4300/ Chris Farley Has Hilarious Cardiac Arrest]]", published on November 1997, even calls Farley "the next Belushi". Two months later, Chris Farley died of a drug over dose overdose at the age of 33, just like Creator/JohnBelushi.
5th Oct '16 10:35:54 PM DavidDelony
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TrPwOrf4sM Historic 'Blockbuster' Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past]]", due to the November 6, 2013 announcement that the Blockbuster chain's physical stores were shutting down due to the inability to compete with the advent of digital downloads on Netflix and the Internet in general. Another business that had a historical museum was Borders, which also folded not long after the video was made.

to:

** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TrPwOrf4sM Historic 'Blockbuster' Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past]]", due to the November 6, 2013 announcement that the Blockbuster chain's physical stores were shutting down due to the inability to compete with the advent of digital downloads on Netflix and the Internet in general. The video was widely cited in actual news reports of Blockbuster's demise. Another business that had a historical museum was Borders, which also folded not long after the video was made.
30th Aug '16 10:29:39 AM 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.

to:

** [[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, Fortunately, USA Swimming has banned Turner for life.
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