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Monday, April 21, 2008

God Damn the Editors of The Onion

posted by on April 21 at 9:36 AM

I can’t read uplifting, human-interest stories about people battling cancer like this one in today’s Seattle Times…

Tenacious teen with brain cancer determined to achieve Olympic goals

…without this classic Onion headline popping into my head:

Loved Ones Recall Local Man’s Cowardly Battle With Cancer

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"Tenacious Teen" would make a good band name if the components hadn't already been used for that purpose.

Posted by max solomon | April 21, 2008 9:43 AM

Yes, I hate how there is some notion that you can just 'will' cancer away by being 'strong'. Like all the people who die from cancer are weaklings.

Stupid, stupid editors.

Posted by me | April 21, 2008 10:10 AM

I think of that Onion headline every time I hear someone has cancer. I'm going to hell.

Posted by Mary T | April 21, 2008 11:30 AM

Anybody interested in a local parody news site similar to The Onion might want to check out The Naked Loon.

It's my site, so this is a shameless plug, but it seemed related to the content of the post, so I thought I'd throw that out there. Flame if you must.

Posted by Ash Grimm | April 21, 2008 11:30 AM

You reminded me somehow of an abbreviated program description in a TV guide I read years ago for a move on Disney Channel. I quote verbatim:

"Autistic boy learns to speak through dolphin love."

Posted by Simac | April 21, 2008 1:27 PM

I've got the same problem in my brain. Last week, all I could think of was this:

Posted by CP | April 21, 2008 8:47 PM

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