Monday, September 12, 2005

Don't you know, everyone wants to laugh

Interesting discovery of the day, found while Googling the phrase "Faulknerian idiot man-child": The Onion has reopened their archives - for the past several years, behind a subscription wall, in a not particularly well-thought-out business model - and they now go all the way back to 1996. Thus, it's kind of interesting to see again those headlines from the fabled End of History - especially prescient ones like this, or a pitch-perfect imitation of, say, natural disaster-related blame-and-ignorance panic here. Sure, The Onion isn't very amusing now - but it certainly had the potential to be, and that's a shame.


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