These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Complete Monster: Brooke Alvarez. During her both seasons as host of the Onion News Network, she has shown zero regard for human life or freedoms. She considers herself superior to all other life forms (even admitting to dreaming she was Amun-Re). She laughs during the end of the world, and during the season two finale, she poisons one of her anchors on air and threatens to kill O'Brady Shaw when she doesn't make Person of the Year.
Dude, Not Funny!: A lot of articles can get this reaction. Specific examples include:
An Onion tweet on February 24, 2013 (Academy Award night) called 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a veryrude word, claiming that everyone else was afraid to admit she was one. It was a parody of all the insinuations and nasty comments on social media that Wallis was being a brat at the Oscars, taken way too far. The response on Twitter was huge and angry, resulting in a sincere apology, the first ever in the Onion's history. Unfortunately, the tweet also lead to a lot of misdirected finger pointing at the staff of The AV Club, who had nothing to do with the tweet, and were effectively only chosen because they're slightly more visible than the more anonymous writers for The Onion — they're also effectively completely separate operations, right down to not even having offices in the same state. One blogger's demands that The AV Club's film editor also apologize for the tweet resulted in a groundswell of support for the site from the critic community.
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 Store now sells yellow plastic bracelets with "CHEAT TO WIN" on them.
I've Got You Dumb Motherfuckers Eating Right Out of My Hand is basically Pixar CEO John Lasseter bragging that his movies bring in a ton of money and are pretty much critically beloved. Later that year, Cars 2 came out and was the first movie in the Pixar library to get critically savaged. Its follow-ups, Brave and Monsters University, were better-received, but didn't receive anywhere near the acclaim of their earlier work.
The April 8, 1998 issue had the headline: "Cubs Eliminated From Playoff Contention." The Cubs went on to make the playoffs that year.
"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 Michael Moore 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 Stephen Colbert called "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream", which has....vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces.
"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.