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Old 08-25-2014, 10:40 PM   #21
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I love The Onion! As always, the best humor has a kernel of truth.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:04 AM   #22
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Don't feel that bad. on the internet there are all kinds of satire sites most people have not heard of, and I've seen all kinds of big-shots repost satire articles as true.
The Onion, however, has been around for a loooong time. It well pre-dates the Internet. One of the most famous for satire - and that's a good thing to know.
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The Onion's magic, though, is that their prevarications are chillingly close enough to the truth at times to be difficult to differentiate from news.
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The Onion's magic, though, is that their prevarications are chillingly close enough to the truth at times to be difficult to differentiate from news.
It's the mark of good satire.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:14 AM   #25
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There are also risks to Early "Semi-Retirement"....


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Old 08-27-2014, 04:26 PM   #26
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I was thinking of posting a link to this article on my Facebook account but I realized that it would hit too close to home for some of my friends and might be misinterpreted as me making fun of them.



I have been reminded twice in the past week by close friends that, because of my ER status, I am "not like most people". I need to remember that, I suppose.

Yikes... I played golf today (first time in my community with the "old fogeys") and had the question come up of what the hades I was doing not working on a Wednesday morning. After stating I'm retired, one guy said you're young enough to be my son and I just retired, don't BS me! So, I backed up and said.. Well, I'm just between jobs and didn't speak much to him the rest of the round, lol!


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here is a article about others falling for an Onion Story Subway Accepts Onion's Fake 9/11 Coupon

edit: yes, this is tastless.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:23 PM   #28
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Living in Madison WI, the birthplace of the Onion, we were very sad to see it move to New York. I always looked forward to grabbing a copy in the old days and still access it online. Love their view of the world!


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While I love The Onion, this article is too close to the truth for many people to be funny.


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Very nice piano music, but in the context of the thread..."huh?"
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