Mayhem 2000.
November 15, 2000 7:23 PM   Subscribe

Mayhem 2000. Is this the best edition of The Onion ever?
posted by lescour (14 comments total)
yes...! (still rotfl)
posted by skinnyjimmy at 7:33 PM on November 15, 2000

Hilarious issue! I was laughing pretty hard at the "I'm like a Chocoholic, except with booze" article. And, of course, all the Mayhem stuff too. Definitely up there on the Onion "best of..." list, that's for sure.
posted by Succa at 9:29 PM on November 15, 2000

Is it slashdotted? I haven't been able to reach their servers for hours.
posted by mathowie at 12:05 AM on November 16, 2000

Definately best origianl material in a while-I hope the election takes another few weeks so we can see if they keep it up.
posted by dcodea at 1:40 AM on November 16, 2000

Must be good. It’s got three links on this site since going up.

Don’t forget Suck’s Dejection 2000. “Suck celebrates the worst election in the history of the universe!”

(Not really updates, just a collection of pieces on the election.)
posted by capt.crackpipe at 2:28 AM on November 16, 2000

It was very slow yesterday morning, which is the first time I ever remember having trouble with their site (exception: one time my ISP didn't update their DNS).
posted by dhartung at 7:55 AM on November 16, 2000

Note that the front-page article "Strom Thurmond Begins Preparing Cabinet" really is within the realm of possibility.
posted by harmful at 8:49 AM on November 16, 2000

Best online edition? Perhaps. Best edition ever? No way. The Onion was much better before it went online, and before all the good writers left.
posted by vitaflo at 8:53 AM on November 16, 2000

Yeah. Back when it was just, like, UNDERGROUND and only on PAPER and it was COOL 'cause you had to, like, KNOW about it. And I was COOL 'cause I knew about it. You, however, are not COOL 'cause you didn't read The Onion until it was on the Web and then it was, like, OVER. Loser.
posted by peterme at 10:07 AM on November 16, 2000

I've read Onions going back to when you could only score them in Madison, and I think the writing has been pretty consistent over the years. If it seems like the quality went down, maybe that's just because over the years, the novelty and shock value wore off. I mean, after reading something like "It's Not a Crack House, It's a Crack Home", you learn to expect absolutely anything...
posted by wiremommy at 11:31 AM on November 16, 2000

peterme is my new god.
posted by Sapphireblue at 11:45 AM on November 16, 2000

I've tried writing comedy. Tragedy is easy, and comedy is damned hard. I don't know how they maintain consistent quality but they do, all while avoiding showboating individual writers. Well, Scott Dikkers, maybe a little.

As an adult I'm awfully tired of the "now that they're popular they're not as good" meme.
posted by dhartung at 12:35 PM on November 16, 2000

Just like Metafilter: it was much better before it went online, and before all the good posters left.
posted by daveadams at 1:25 PM on November 16, 2000

well, it's true, it's not as funny as it used to be. being from Madison, WI i can attest to that.

that having been said, it is still a great publication.
posted by o2b at 12:44 PM on November 15, 2001

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