- Marshall Accepts Bid to 2013 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
- University of Maryland Accepts Bid To The 2013 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
- Guest Column
- EDITORIAL: Hypocritical Harry Gives Obamacare Another Surprise Blow
- Marshall Falls to Rice in Conference USA Football Championship
- Uranium Hexafluoride Truck Incident in 2009 Closed I-64; Incident in 2013 on I-81
- Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Discusses Mortgage Rules at Consumer Federation of America Meeting
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Dec. 6, 2013
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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Onion Book of Known Knowledge': Suddenly, Information is Entertaining
I direct your attention to Page 15 and the entry (in part) on "Baby Boomer": "Due the demographic's sheer size, baby boomers have had a profound influence on the overall political and economic direction of the United States, which is why all 76 million of them who set out to redefine traditional values and then became exactly what they most despised can shrivel up and fuck off, ASAP." The entry only gets better!
Considering that most of the Onion founders are baby boomers -- or from my pre-Boomer generation -- the entire book demonstrates fairness and balancedness, to coin a phrase.
If your sense of humor is vestigial at best, stay away from this book! Don't even pick it up! If you pick it up, that vestigial sense of humor might expand (and then again, it might shrivel even more).
And don't believe everything you read on the cover: There are more than 2 copies left! Many more. Each entry has just enough truth in it to make the made-up parts seem reasonable. This is "truthiness," in the words of the immortal Stephen Colbert. Sounds like journalism to me!
About the Author
In a history spanning 24 years, eight popular books, and numerous awards, The Onion has attracted legions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention. Its home offices are in Chicago. It was founded by a Prussian tuber farmer in 1756. How his descendants ended up in Chicago remains a mystery. Website: www.theonion.com.