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Thursday, July 31, 2008

I Know That It’s Gauche to Do This…

posted by on July 31 at 14:41 PM


…but I have to link to this Onion piece because I think it’s the funniest thing I’ve read on The Onion in a really long time:

EARTH—Former vice president Al Gore—who for the past three decades has unsuccessfully attempted to warn humanity of the coming destruction of our planet, only to be mocked and derided by the very people he has tried to save—launched his infant son into space Monday in the faint hope that his only child would reach the safety of another world.

It goes on from there, and the quote about how he’s known as Gore-Al in his home language is a little nerdgasm in itself.

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sheepishly admit there was some LOLing when I read this...and I NEVER LOL!

Posted by michael strangeways | July 31, 2008 2:55 PM

I like the illustration atop the Onion article; it looks as if Gore is sacrificing an infant to the hungry jaws of a giant Aibo.

Which interestingly seems to have dozens of tiny gas flames as teeth....

Posted by lostboy | July 31, 2008 2:59 PM

Funny, but the funniest thing you've read in the Onion in quite some time? Oh, thats right, you're a wrier for the Stranger, you have shit taste.

Posted by Bud Dickman | July 31, 2008 3:07 PM

No mention of distant relative banished from the shores of his adopted land, Gore Vid-Al?

Posted by moto | July 31, 2008 3:17 PM

And who do you "wrie" for Mr. Dickman, that has endowed you with such impeccable taste?

Posted by muckfetro | July 31, 2008 3:21 PM

@3 whoa! wicked burn dude.....

Posted by Porkchop Sandwiches! | July 31, 2008 3:23 PM

Wow. Nice one.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | July 31, 2008 3:24 PM

muckfetro @5, the correct verb form is "wry," a verbification of the adjective.

I'll not defend Mr. Dickman's peurile jibes, but please don't mock the crucial role role of wriers in creating the trademark tone of alt weeklies.

Posted by lostboy | July 31, 2008 3:27 PM

I LOLed a little in my mouth.

Posted by Kyleen | July 31, 2008 3:38 PM

I often find the Onion funny, but that piece was really not funny.

Posted by funny? | July 31, 2008 3:52 PM

I liked it.

Posted by Greg | July 31, 2008 5:08 PM

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