I finally found something positive about the Sochi Olympic Games in the US media:
Russian Officials Promise Low Death Toll For Olympics
Unfortunately--or not--this is from The Onion. Other amusing headlines today included:
Humanity Forced To Put Down Aging God
Distant Planet Terrified It Might Be Able To Someday Support Human Life
Headlines from The Onion:
Report: Chinese Third-Graders Falling Behind U.S. High School Students in Math, Science
Romney Blames Loss On Successfully Communicating His Message To Minorities
'The State Of The Union Is Strong,' Says Man Responsible For Shielding Nation From Truth
American Airlines, US Airways Merge To Form World's Largest Inconvenience
Scanning headlines in US media, I wonder what has gone wrong with people. Or were they always such idiots? Of course, I will avoid even a brief glance at Fox News, able to guess the polemics that channel will air. And, I am very happy to be living far from a land that misinterprets and worships a set of outdated words known as the “Second Amendment”.
At least some can find humor in a humorless situation...
An Onion Headline:
NRA Fights Legislation That Would Ban Gun Sales To Those Currently On Killing Sprees
And, the incomparable Non Sequitur:
The original article was funny, but this is fall-down, roll-around-on-the-floor-laughing hilarious.
Select headlines for The Onion...
Nation Horrified To Learn About War In Afghanistan While Reading Up On Petraeus Sex Scandal
Widening Petraeus Scandal Reveals Human Race Has Been Having Sex For 200,000 Years
Sources: Petraeus Knew About Affair For More Than A Year
How can you not love this "newspaper"? Anyone that does not has not humor, does not grasp key events, or is a conservative Republican. (I hope that's not redundant, because there must be one decent Republican.)
My favorite headlines from today’s Onion, where humor can be painfully true...
Atlantic City Faces Long Recovery Before It Can Start Destroying Lives Again
Romney Pitches In To Repair Thousands Of Downed Romney-Ryan Lawn Signs
Nation's Lower Class Still Waiting For First Mention By Either Presidential Candidate
Headlines I harvested today from a reputable national newspaper...
GOP Convention To Feature Strong Lineup Of Conservative Women Listeners
NASA Asks Russians To Stop Filming Porn On International Space Station
Gay Marine Beaten To Bloody Pulp To Fire Up RNC Crowd
Tampa Bay Gay Prostitutes Gearing Up For Flood Of Closeted Republicans
Brave Woman Enters Restaurant Without First Looking It Up Online
Best They Could Get Accepts Republican Nomination
Cleveland Indians Take Advantage Of Racist Name To Open Casino In Stadium
RNC Builds Levee Out Of Poor People To Protect Convention Site
NB. Anyone not recognizing The Onion needs to seek professional help...
_ Anyone that knows me or has cast a critical eye over this worthless blog will not be surprised to learn that I enjoy reading The Onion and watching Onion News Network. My interest in satire probably has its roots in early issues of Mad magazine, although I could not have defined the word at the time. I was never clever enough to create my own, but have always appreciated the work of others.
There must be a bunch of clever folks behind Onion, two entertaining and “credible” news sources. They are far more believable than Fox News, which has led me to question any word uttered by certain talking heads.
Anyone that can write a headline that said “US Sending Badly Needed Bibles To Starving Ethiopians” must be a genius. Any medium that published it must be worth reading.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.