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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stranger than fiction

Remember The Onion's spoof "9/11 Conspiracy Theories 'Ridiculous,' Al Qaeda Says"?

The Associated Press reported today that "Al-Qaida No. 2 says 9/11 theory propagated by Iran"

Those wackos sure are wacky.

Here's the Onion's video.

9/11 Conspiracy Theories 'Ridiculous,' Al Qaeda Says

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The Onion's 'News Network' was recently featured by The New York Times Magazine.

And by the way, this is not the first time Onion 'news' have become almost reality.

"Hershey's Ordered to Pay Obese Americans $135 Billion" ran Aug. 3, 2000, a good two years before New York City attorney Sam Hirsch filed a lawsuit against McDonald's on behalf of obese children.

The Onion's nasty and hilarious humor can be best summed up in a trailer for its upcoming movie, coming never to a theater near nowhere.

I would say it's rated R (and not because it features Steven Seagal).
The New York Times posted it on its site. How irresponsible.

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