How much longer can The Onion milk it?

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  1. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

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    Tuesday night or Wednesday morning usually brings about a new issue of The Onion. Tonight I went to the home page, gazed over the article titles and let out a sigh. The same basic stuff they've continued to write is there again.
    The humor pieces seem to have a few basic models that are repeated over and over again, just replaced with a different subject. Make fun of hippie guy's habits one week, a month later make fun of frat guy's habits, etc. etc. Then there's this one from Wednesday's issue:
     
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    wow, McMinnville OR, I lived there for awhile [​IMG]
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    That's because they save the really good stuff for the print issue that people pay for [​IMG]
     
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    I think there have been some good bits lately:

    "George Bush sends troops to West Nile..."
    "Kevin Bacon linked to al-Qaeda" (the best part was how Molly Ringwald was connected not to Bacon, but directly to the main al-Qaeda guy)
     
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    I haven't visited The Onion in a month or two - seems I always forget to check in - so I was a bit disinhearted to read Greg's musings above.
    So...I jump over there and see this.
    ...and I laugh out loud through the entire article.
    I love The Onion.
    Jon
     

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