Posts tagged "the onion"

What Are You Really Running From?

I have to admit that I'm somewhat of a runner myself, so maybe I'm not supposed to find this video funny, but this Onion ad for a fake fitness tracker is such a perfect joke. For those who run from any form of angst, whether it's a disappointed father, constant shame or a lack of…
By: Claire Hannum / August 13, 2014

Coming Soon: Clickhole, The Onion’s Buzzfeed/Upworthy Parody Website

Get ready to bookmark! Yesterday, in a presentation to advertisers, The Onion's "Jim Haggerty" (an Onion News Network host played by Brad Holbrook) announced that the company was launching a new site called Clickhole, which will put "content and sponsored posts side by side, with barely any distinction between them." Clearly a parody of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2014

The Onion Makes Weird Domestic Violence Joke About Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

Fake news site The Onion posted a weird story today about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel about JT threatening his wife that no one would ever believe her if she told anyone what he really does to her because he's so famous and beloved.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2013

We’re Done, The Onion: Humor Site Posts Story About Incest Between Girl & Her Stepfather

It's over, The Onion: a piece that went up today called "Adolescent Girl Reaching Age Where She Starts Exploring Stepfather's Body" is a grenade-launch distance past the "too far" line. The humor site failed to make anything funny — like, at all — about a 13-year-old girl named Heather who is being sexually abused by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2013

Some Feminists Are Upset About The Onion’s Piece On Chris Brown Beating Rihanna To Death

Yesterday, we, and many, many others, breathed a sigh of relief when Chris Brown told a radio station that he and Rihanna had once again broken up. (They're both too young for him to be "wife"-ing her, he said.) Humor site The Onion did their spin on the story today, penning the story…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2013

The Onion Parodied CNN’s Steubenville Coverage — Two Years Ago!

CNN's coverage of Sunday's Steubenville rape trial verdict was so offensive and abhorrant that it would be worthy of being parodied by comedy news website The Onion -- except The Onion already did a parody of CNN's rape coverage ... in 2011!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2013

The Onion Offers Classy, Humble Apology For Crappy Quvenzhane Wallis Tweet

The Onion has posted a sincere, to-the-point apology for their tweet about Quvenzhane Wallis posted during last night's Oscars. Props to them for owning up to it and not only apologizing…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2013

The Onion Crosses The Line With Joke About 9-Year-Old Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis — But So Did Host Seth MacFarlane [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The Onion has posted an apology on their Facebook page. Read it here. Last night's Oscars draggggggged on and on, but if you managed to stay up for the full exhausting affair, and were fooling around on Twitter at the same time, then you probably saw controversy erupt over a tweet posted to The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2013

I Wish “Sex House” Were A Real Show

Oh how I wish the Onion's spoof reality TV series "Sex House" were real. I would totally watch it. It's like "Real World" meets "Bachelor Pad" meets "Jersey Shore." Onion people, please air the rest of the season. [Buzzfeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2012

Meet New Pop Sensation K’ronikka

I really wish pop sensation K'ronikka and her Damn Gurrrl tour were real. I would die to see the "latest and most horrid talent bereft pop monstrosity the music industry has ever sadistically forced down the American public's collective throat" perform "Booty Wave" live. My gratitude to the Onion News Network for that brilliant sentence.
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 21, 2011

How To Get A Guy’s Attention During Sex (NSFW)

The Onion's sex guru, Rebeccah Rachel, delivers some amazing tips about how to keep a guy's attention while he's thrusting his erection at you. The accessory wall is a genius idea, as is throwing a ball at him in mid-pump. I'm surprised that Cosmo didn't think of these tips first. But the best piece…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 13, 2011

Because That’s What Ladies Be Talking About

The Onion magazine satire of "10 Most Powerful Women" articles might be a joke, but frankly this cover speaks for many profiles about Hillary Clinton or Condoleezza Rice. The article in Vogue about Hillary's makeup regimen comes to mind. Ugh, I'd forgotten about that. [The Onion via Feministing]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2010

Don’t Hide Your Fat, Thrust It!

No more diets or exercise! The Onion has come up with a way to combat unwanted body fat. You can just adjust your blubber into a more appealing shape. I love the idea of smushing my fat into a back…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 8, 2010

What’s So Funny About Gwyneth Paltrow Getting Punched In The Face?

I have a sense of humor. I really do. I even defended evil, bad, un-feminist Tina Fey when she hosted "Saturday Night Live" recently. But, sorry Onion News Network, I don't crack a smile at this fake news clip, "Iron Man 2 Buzz Heats Up Over Rumors Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Punched In Face." What,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2010

New (Fake) Law Would Ban Marriages Between People Who Don’t Love Each Other

You know what has never made sense to me? That gay people who love each other can't get married, but two straight people who detest each other can. I mean, if anything should be banned, it's marriage between two dolts who can't stand each other, right? This news spoof from The Onion hilariously imagines how…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 16, 2010

Onion Spoof: Law Makes Woman Name Baby, Paint Nursery Before Getting An Abortion

This Onion News Network spoof is amazing: a bunch of talking heads discuss a fake Arkansas law requiring a woman to pick a baby name and paint her nursery either pink or blue before having an abortion. Maybe she should have to sit in the nursery for an hour each day and look at…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2010

Joe Biden Criticized For Overtly Sexual Hennessy Ads, Kinda

It truly hurts how painfully awesome The Onion continues to be, and their spoof videos are even better than their articles since they require the reporters to keep a straight face while delivering the news. In this week's spoof, Vice President Joe Biden got a lot of crap for starring in sexy Hennessy ads.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2010

Last-Minute Halloween Task! Find A Masculine Costume For Your Effeminate Son

We were so focused on the crappy Cyrus parents who let their 9-year-old daughter out of the house dressed like a sexy witch in dominatrix boots, we forgot about scads of other crappy American parents who fret about their sons playing dress-up on Halloween. Oh, The Onion, you crack us up!
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2009

Get REALLY Skinny For Bikini Season!

Thank goodness for The Onion. I was really tearing my hair out about how to lose the extra 50 lbs I'm carrying around my mid-section before putting on a bikini this summer, but now I know chewing on pencils when I'm hungry is the answer! [The Onion]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

The Orgy & The Onion

Every guy dreams of having a threesome with two women. While we would argue one is too much for some men to satisfy, two seems ambitious for anyone. That said, a ménage à trois sounds irresistibly sexy, as most things do in French. Spelling the damn thing may be hard, but getting it…
By: Simcha / May 5, 2008
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