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Doctors: Buy Visine but buy other things with it

New Marijuana Study Says Everyone Knows You're High And You'll Likely Be Stoned Forever (SLOnion...or is it?) [more inside]
posted by zombieflanders on Mar 4, 2014 - 96 comments

Melvins’ Buzz Osborne picks songs by “bands that were good, but blew it”

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 - 78 comments

Who wants free ice cream

Watch the Melvins (with Jeff Pinkus) play a Butthole Surfers tune while giving kids free Ice Cream.
posted by cellphone on Aug 9, 2013 - 10 comments

It's good to be the king.

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 - 23 comments

You want fart noises as you scroll? We've got you covered.

Everyone farts. And now your web pages can too. (From The Onion.)
posted by jbickers on May 9, 2013 - 22 comments

Not really a funyun, either

There are so many real news articles that sound as if they should be articles in the Onion that they got their own site. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 26, 2013 - 26 comments

Stay tuned for The Cranberries CD with the Couch On It

You'd be amazed at the kinds of things that folks dredge from the Lake to be appraised on Lake Dredge Appraisal. via Bullseye [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 28, 2012 - 37 comments

Supreme-Leader-Style

Kim Jong-un named Sexiest Man Alive for 2012. Link goes to Korea times.
posted by blue_beetle on Nov 26, 2012 - 35 comments

What is the biggest rock?

Last week, The Onion revealed it is taking on TED with Onion Talks. The first episode is up: Compost-Fuelled Cars: Wouldn't That Be Great?
posted by yellowbinder on Oct 17, 2012 - 59 comments

The 50 best films of the ’90s

The Onion's A.V Club has posted their list of the fifty best films of the '90s (part 1)(part 2)(part 3). [via]
posted by SomaSoda on Oct 11, 2012 - 188 comments

Welcome to Sex House!

[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 (previously), it's a scathing satire of American sexual attitudes that's also amazingly suspenseful.
posted by The Devil Tesla on Aug 9, 2012 - 97 comments

Oniongate

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 - 202 comments

The seedy underbelly of the internet.

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 - 71 comments

"Commentariat". I love that!

When the commentariat attacks!: 14 entertaining cases of collective Internet satire. As evidenced in the recent Star Wars Uncut project (previously), crowdsourced satire can produce hilarity of mind-boggling magnitude, far beyond what any one mind could muster. The AV Club has collected a few remarkable and side-splitting examples.
posted by Silky Slim on Feb 1, 2012 - 25 comments

Laughin' and Cryin'

Coverage ten years ago by the only two news sources that matter: The Onion: Holy Fucking Shit, Attack on America and The Daily Show (though in hindsight Jon Stewart was rather overly optimistic). A headline in this week's Onion is rather trenchant as well: Nation Would Rather Think About 9/11 Than Anything From Subsequent 10 Years.
posted by kmz on Sep 10, 2011 - 40 comments

This Is Not Satire

Venerable satirical website The Onion will soon implement a paywall for non-US readers. The first 5 articles a month are free, and after that they will cost $2.95 monthly or $30 annually. The AV Club will not be affected.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Aug 8, 2011 - 96 comments

I GET KNOCKED DOWN

They Might Be Giants cover Chumbawamba’s "Tubthumping," with help from the Onion A/V Club team. An episode from The Onion's A/V Undercover Project, (Previously) in which bands take turns covering a popular song from a master list. Last year, 25 bands covered 25 songs in the A/V offices. (Click "View All Episodes" to see the complete list below the video) To date, there are 26 episodes in 2011.
posted by zarq on Jul 8, 2011 - 96 comments

I Shall Now Exact My Final Revenge Upon That Jack-Ass Joseph Pulitzer

Satirical newspaper and website The Onion is celebrating its 1000th issue by pushing for a Pulitzer Prize. Its spin-off Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes has garnered support from celebrities as far apart as Tom Hanks and Glenn Beck, as well as a host of geek icons and ordinary people.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Jun 26, 2011 - 55 comments

Nothing gets this girl excited like a good meat sale!

Freezer Meals on the Cheap.
posted by bwg on Jun 26, 2011 - 94 comments

"Joy is the antithesis of sneering cynicism . . . I’ve come to love country in part because it’s such a potent vessel for expressing joy."

Nashville or Bust is a project where the Onion A.V. Club's Nathan Rabin (previously), who has predominantly listened to hip-hop in the past, spent a year listening to country music. The series proper (apart from a planned road trip in February) ended yesterday with a thoughtful essay about Charley Pride. Along the way the author wrote about Johnny Cash's "Christianity . . . of the deeply spiritual, non-commercial, almost creepily intimate variety," discovered that Willie Nelson "is the coolest motherfucker on the planet," had a hard time imagining Merle Haggard living on a houseboat, decided Garth Brooks is not history's greatest monster, and found the Dixie Chicks to be "way more badass than Toby Keith."
posted by ND¢ on Jan 26, 2011 - 96 comments

Cover me!

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 - 3 comments

Just Try Not To Think About Who Should Really Be In This Spot

The Onion presents: The People Who Mattered In 2010 [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 18, 2010 - 84 comments

Cressbeckler

He first made headlines during the 2008 Presidential election as an electric (but polarizing) third party candidate. Though some considered him a marginal, fringe voice representing the worst of today's far-right wing, it looks like Joad Cressbeckler will be having the last laugh. Today ONN announced that he will be joining their nightly lineup with his own prime-time show The Cressbeckler Stance.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on May 11, 2010 - 20 comments

Monkey see, monkey dead

Chimpanzees mourn, freak out, and even lose sleep over a relative's death. Includes footage. Also, lol.
posted by DZack on Apr 28, 2010 - 65 comments

Eagle Cam 2010

Live feed of a bald eagle nest! Over the past month a nest was built and the eagles are currently sitting on some eggs. A different pair, featured here last year, are in the process of constructing a new nest. [more inside]
posted by cubby on Feb 2, 2010 - 28 comments

Chuck Klosterman Repeats The Beatles

"Like most people, I was initially confused by EMI’s decision to release remastered versions of all 13 albums by the Liverpool pop group Beatles, a 1960s band so obscure that their music is not even available on iTunes." -- Chuck Klosterman Repeats The Beatles
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Sep 8, 2009 - 82 comments

It Fish Time!

In rather unsettling news, it appears that a chinese corporation bought one of America's most reliable news sources. For now, the editorial line doesn't seem to have changed, but will it last?
posted by vivelame on Jul 21, 2009 - 90 comments

The Onion Vs. President Bush

The whole eight years of Bush in Onion articles. (Via)
posted by Del Far on Jan 19, 2009 - 35 comments

One Button. Endless Possibilities.

OMG! It's THE NEW MACBOOK WHEEL! Squeeee!
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 5, 2009 - 81 comments

Art Imitates Life

When art imitates life. The Onion once again.....
posted by djseafood on Aug 20, 2008 - 45 comments

Trying to rape the viewer into independence

17 Notorious Living, Working Cinematic Provocateurs. The Onion A/V Club strikes again.
posted by chuckdarwin on May 5, 2008 - 32 comments

Tearless Onion.

Now this is progress.
posted by Lutoslawski on Feb 3, 2008 - 58 comments

Gap Unveils New 'For Kids By Kids' Clothing Line

When life imitates Simpsons (i.e. skittlebrau), it's generally funny. With the Onion, not so much.
posted by 445supermag on Oct 28, 2007 - 17 comments

What did the Potato say to the Onion…

Potato and Onion are the stars of their very own Web Comic! It started with an off-color quasi joke and never let up. They Dressed Up Wore Disguises, Got a hip new look and even fought zombiesWith Zombies!
posted by French Fry on Oct 25, 2007 - 16 comments

"If the news goes down too easily, it can't be good for you."

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 - 47 comments

The only editorial cartoon worth reading

Kelly returns. Ward Sutton (aka "Kelly") and his wonderfully sublime editorial cartoons are back in the Onion. Sutton's website. Sutton is so dead-on that his Kelly cartoons leave many confused. Interview of Mark and Ward Sutton at Mother Jones.
posted by KokuRyu on Jun 18, 2007 - 52 comments

The Onion News Network

The Onion News Network. The Onion now comes in a tube.
posted by srboisvert on Mar 27, 2007 - 49 comments

Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence

Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence. Founding Fathers, Patriots, Mr. T. Honored.
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 5, 2006 - 60 comments

Random Rules

Random Rules, 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 - 137 comments

Life immitates art, with Aloe!

"F*ck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades." Gillette's annoucment that they're making a five-bladed razor, complete with two aloe strips, is only humorous given its similarity to the Onion article that made such a device famous.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 14, 2005 - 81 comments

Making New Fake News

How the Onion Got a Facelift, and in the process offered their full news archives from 1996 to the present available online for free. The Onion A.V. Club also finds a new home.
posted by Robot Johnny on Aug 31, 2005 - 58 comments

Lonely, Hateful, Bitter, Insane? or Defendable?

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 - 53 comments

Yumbo!!!!

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 - 14 comments

ManOnTheFsuckingMoon

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. [Maybe NSFW]
posted by srboisvert on Oct 30, 2003 - 51 comments

Obligatory Onion Link

This is just too funny. Check it out. The Onion is soooooo good!!!!
posted by crasspastor on Aug 27, 2003 - 29 comments

Not the onion, but may cause tears

The Onion keeps getting funnier In this week's edition, Antonin Scalia bans the media from covering his acceptance of a free-speech award, and also tells Americans "Most of the rights that you enjoy go way beyond what the Constitution requires." Haw-haw! Get it? Oh, wait a second...
posted by soyjoy on Mar 19, 2003 - 23 comments

I wish I were happy...

I wish I were happy... Who says money can't buy happiness? Katy and Greg would beg to differ.
posted by wondergirl on Sep 3, 2001 - 19 comments

"Hello. I'm Christopher Walken. If my video, Weapon of Choice, featuring the Fat Boy Slims, does not take at least seven of the nine moon men, I will personally journey to each of the voters' homes and I will ask them to explain themselves. Then I will slice off extremities until they suffer as I will suffer if my dance moves are thus summarily dismissed." Pause. "I could really go for a hot dog."
posted by solistrato on Jul 24, 2001 - 21 comments

The Onion returns!

The Onion returns! Now, if only they'll print more Smoove B...
posted by solistrato on Jul 17, 2001 - 20 comments

What The Onion doesn't tell you…

What The Onion doesn't tell you… is that his atttempt to cash in his punchcard was invalidated when the counter clerk noticed that the 7th punch had left a hanging chad. Now you know… the REST of the story.
posted by wendell on Dec 12, 2000 - 0 comments

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