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#1 Brian Robinson

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:03 AM

Reading this article has left me both shaken and stirred at the recognition that this poor man's on-line community fueled mustard obsession parallels my own unhealthy obsession with paperclips. B)
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:34 PM

This article has me evaluating my own life. EVIL forums. :laf:

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:39 PM

That's fargin' brilliant.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:59 PM

I'm thowing away all the dusty old Herbsaint junk, and take up collecting aglets
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:05 PM

Plastic or metal?

I'm sure you'd prefer pristine. ;)
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I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#7 Jack Griffin

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:12 PM

You guys do know the Onion is a satire news site right? Their AV club is real...some of what they do is based on real events, but always with a silly slant. Brilliant writing.

Here's one of my favs from them!

http://www.youtube.c...p;p=58NKeitRqbE

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:20 PM

You guys do know the Onion is a satire news site right?

You didn't really just ask that, did you? :twitchsmile:
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#9 Jack Griffin

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:29 PM

uh....sorry. You never know...there might be 1 in 100 who need a clue. I forgot where I was for a moment. Forgive! :paperbag3:

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:42 PM

Wait. What? The Onion is fake news?!? You're kidding. I don't believe it. Next you'll be telling me that the email forward I just got about waking up in a bathtub full of ice with a note saying that my kidneys have been swiped isn't true either. ;)
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:44 PM

That's the Onion, Doc, not Faux.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:55 PM

I just spent three days waaaaay upstate NY where you could throw a frisbee into Canada. My sense of reality has been shaken...what can I say. Crumbling barns and silos 20 feet away from giant electric generating windmills...a juxstapositon of mind boggling proportions. Greasy diners named "Chez Madeline"
and more camo and hunting rifles than I've ever seen. I mentioned absinthe to two FRIENDS I have up there, and they looked at me like I had 12 heads. After this, The Onion is a Godsend. I love everyone....the people up there are smart and just as important as everyone else...but man, it was different for me. Cheeze whiz and canned vegetables in my omelet at "Chez Madeline" . My kingdom for an IHOP! :twitchsmile:

Edited by sbmac, 14 March 2010 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:34 PM

My condolences. Sounds like you're still a bit shell shocked from that little foray. You're among friends--friends who get satire. Rest easy. :)
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#14 sardonix

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:39 PM

:shifty: So, where'd you go?
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:33 PM

One of my fave Onion stories

"State for the record that I mean echolocation" :laugh:
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:53 PM

Another Onion classic.
Annihilating all that's made
To a green thought in a green shade.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:48 AM

My favorite has always been this one.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:35 AM

I just spent three days waaaaay upstate NY where you could throw a frisbee into Canada.

I heard that a Canadian conspiracy group has been blaming the mysterious frisbee appearances on some sort of CIA "wind drift" testing. I am telling them it's you......

Edited by OneBadPig, 15 March 2010 - 07:36 AM.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:32 PM

While I don't mean to chafe against forum etiquette, nor to offend anyone, this Onion "opinion" article had me gasping for air the first time I read it: http://www.theonion....tent/node/33570 (Note: many names are taken in vain.)
"The Saint when he is drinking/Is also pleasing God/As if he were praying and singing." - Angelus Silesius, quoted in Simmel's On Individuality and Social Forms, p.391. (Yay for classical sociology!)

"Full bottle in front of me/Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work/And after many glasses of work/I get paid in the brain" - They Might Be Giants "Your Own Worst Enemy."

"I've an absinthe factory in my head" (jcbphd, 2009). [Liberties taken. -ed.]

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:40 PM

I like this one: http://www.theonion....tent/node/43014

The Onion is like a breath of fresh air to me.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:05 PM

:laf: That's fantastic!
"The Saint when he is drinking/Is also pleasing God/As if he were praying and singing." - Angelus Silesius, quoted in Simmel's On Individuality and Social Forms, p.391. (Yay for classical sociology!)

"Full bottle in front of me/Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work/And after many glasses of work/I get paid in the brain" - They Might Be Giants "Your Own Worst Enemy."

"I've an absinthe factory in my head" (jcbphd, 2009). [Liberties taken. -ed.]


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