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August 16th, 2004

The Onion

Like many urban hipsters, I read The Onion.

Okay, that’s a lie. I don’t read it. I read the headlines. That’s it. I also look at the infographics and the photo responses. And the A.V. Club is usually worth a read. But come on. Do I need to read the whole article?

It’d behoove The Onion to publish a shorter, one-page edition with just the headlines. I think I’d like that.

And, your funny tangental “scorned web designer story:” I once did work for a guy who was starting a new company. In the end, I did about 10-15 billable hours of work, and he dissolved the still-non-existant company to go work at The Onion‘s Chicago offices. He never paid me.

Posted in Pop Culture

FROM: Joe Revees
DATE: Monday August 16, 2004 -- 9:22:17 am
Tangential 'Guy from the Onion' story:

My friend and I were on State Street in downtown Madison. We were in a store and my friend started looking at the clerk like he knew him. My friend's from Michigan, so I found that odd.

Finally, he asks the clerk "Were you in The Onion?" And the guy says "What article?"

My jaw hits the floor as my friend says something about cassingles. So it turns out this guy was the picture for an "opinion" article called "My collection of cassingles is second to none."

On another note, on The Onion's website you can read the headlines without clicking to read the article!



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 16, 2004 -- 1:13:46 pm
They come up with the headlines first, so the "article" only justifies the joke. You're completely right not bothering much with all that excessive text.



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 16, 2004 -- 1:48:04 pm
I miss the days of Herbert Kornfeld. :(



FROM: Monica
DATE: Monday August 16, 2004 -- 4:55:44 pm
H-dog... he's still there! just not regularly. Sometimes the articles are worth reading, but not so much lately. At least they're not recycling stories so much.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday August 17, 2004 -- 7:04:03 pm
That cassingle article is my favorite Onion article ever. Cool that you saw the guy photographed in Wisconsin.



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