May 12, 2004

Dear The Onion

Your 15 minutes is up.

Posted by Ilyka at May 12, 2004 03:25 PM in trivia

What is this obsession people have about picking one detail about somebody and acting as if it's dispositive? Is it more important that he was in a wheelchair, or that he was a goddamned terrorist? It's like the people who think the most important thing about Dahmer is that he was gay, or that Stalin was an atheist.

Posted by: Phil at May 12, 2004 04:52 PM


I think Satan is waiting by the arrival lounge with some guy's names from the Onion written on a piece of cardboard.

That was much.

Posted by: Helen at May 12, 2004 06:26 PM

Yeah, they're through with their 15 minutes of fame. Unfortunately they're insisting on taking up another full 15 minutes of lame before they fade away.

Posted by: Jim at May 13, 2004 12:41 AM

It's always a bit painful when conservatives are confronted with the fact that they're just not as funny. Like senior citizens realizing they're not as sexy as young people: "BAH! Those 'kids' just look like jackasses, anyway."

Sorry, folks, but you can just compare Jon Stewart's numbers to those of Dennis Miller's latest snoozefest. And I wonder if The Onion's numbers have actually suffered any. Which I would blame more on their formulaic nature than their slant, anyway.

Posted by: Ben Culture at May 13, 2004 01:38 AM