As the big-haired frontman of one of sludge metal’s longest running acts, Roger “Buzz” Osborne has earned all sorts of goodwill. Melvins inspired acts like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tool, and Mastodon, creating an army of hard-rocking, appreciative Melvins fans working the nation’s clubs and arenas on any given night. Now in their 30th year, the Melvins are still plugging away: The band’s 21st album, Tres Cabrones, came out last November. In commemoration of that longevity, The A.V. Club asked Osborne to put together a mixtape framed by the theme of his choice. Ever the shit-starter, he picked “bands that were good, but blew it.”
posted by josher71
on Jan 7, 2014 -
On June 6th, 2013, Mel Brooks will be presented with the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award, but this post is about his Tomato and Onion Omelette. Bon Appétit
talks cooking, coffee, and career with Mel Brooks, Omelette King
posted by Room 641-A
on May 19, 2013 -
[NSFW, TW] Sex House
is an Onion webseries about six sexy Americans locked in a house for a reality show about getting nasty, but by the end of the first night things start to get terrible. Think No Exit
meets Black Mirror
), it's a scathing satire of American sexual attitudes that's also amazingly suspenseful.
posted by The Devil Tesla
on Aug 9, 2012 -
Undoubtedly, at some point in your life, a recipe has told you to brown or caramelize some onions for 5-10 minutes. As many frustrated cooks have found through experience, this step of the recipe is a damned lie
. In fact, the now-ubiquitous suggestion of 5-10 minutes isn't even a remote approximation of the amount of time it takes to brown an onion; Alton Brown
and Julia Child
weigh in on the matter, suggesting that the task can take anywhere from 45 minute to an hour. [more inside]
posted by schmod
on May 7, 2012 -
The "visible web" is what you can find using general web search engines. It's also what you see in almost all subject directories. The "invisible web"
is what you cannot find using these types of tools. It's the internet that Google
doesn't show us; some of it dull, some of it private, some of it deliberately hidden.
More beneath the surface. [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee
on Feb 13, 2012 -
This year's top holiday duet doesn't feature Mariah Carey or Will Ferrell. It's Rodney the Mailman [local news]
and Andrew WK [original]
, live from the Chicago offices of the Onion AV Club in their Holiday Undercover project.
In typical Andrew WK style, a slightly... different version
is also available.
But this is not Rodney's first appearance -- nor are these covers few and far between. [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Dec 22, 2010 -
Amusing Ourselves to Depth: Is The Onion our most intelligent newspaper?
: "While other newspapers desperately add gardening sections, ask readers to share their favorite bratwurst recipes, or throw their staffers to ravenous packs of bloggers for online question-and-answer sessions, The Onion has focused on reporting the news. The fake news, sure, but still the news. It doesn’t ask readers to post their comments at the end of stories, allow them to rate stories on a scale of one to five, or encourage citizen-satire. It makes no effort to convince readers that it really does understand their needs and exists only to serve them. The Onion’s journalists concentrate on writing stories and then getting them out there in a variety of formats, and this relatively old-fashioned approach to newspapering has been tremendously successful."
The article is based on the premises of the late media critic Neil Postman
, especially from his book "Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business."
posted by amyms
on Oct 20, 2007 -
, a new[ish] feature of the Onion: A.V. Club
. They ask a rocker/writer/comedian/whatever to set their MP3 player to "shuffle" and comment on the first few tracks that come up. This probably could have been very boring
, but it actually ended up kind of interesting. See Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse
call Belle and Sebastian a “one-fuckin'-trick pony”. Enjoy David Cross
waxing poetic about R.E.M.’s Murmur
. From the main link, read the description of the raw sexual chemistry that existed between David Berman of the Silver Jews and the actress that played Ginger on Gilligan's Island.
posted by ND¢
on Mar 1, 2006 -
The Dave Sim Misogyny Page
- and a recent Onion interview
I find Dave Sim (comic book artist, notable for long-running, multiplevolume Cerebus
) to have deeply troubling, almost poisoned ideas
about women.(despite his efforts, these bitter screeds are almost unexplainable,unless someone here can explain them, that is - please!)Beware if you've never read them. And laugh with me, an apparentlyweak male-feminist (and lovin it!) if you have. Viva la Void.
posted by Peter H
on Mar 31, 2004 -
The writers at The Onion A.V. Club
recently emptied their coin purses and embarked on a quest for budget-friendly snacks. Would you eat something called Treet? Let the buyer beware.
posted by archimago
on Mar 10, 2004 -
Neil Armstrong. The awful truth. In 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the immortal phrase, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Or did he? Previously suppressed footage discovered by blogjam shows that Armstrong's reaction was a great deal more uninhibited than history suggests, and that a hasty editing job was needed to prepare the astronaut's moment of glory for broadcast.
So here, for the first time, is the unedited NASA film from the triumphant Apollo 11 mission.
posted by srboisvert
on Oct 30, 2003 -