Some Common Cents for June 27th 2014

June 30, 2014, by John Norris

A few weeks ago, when the noise at the house was a notch below a roar, I needed to have a laugh or two to keep my hair from falling out. So, I did what I sometimes do in those situations, and went to The Onion’s website. For those of you not familiar with The Onion, it is a satirical website and publication, which spoofs contemporary society in an all too realistic manner. To that end, foreign journalists have, on more than one occasion, plagiarized The Onion as fact, not understanding American humor, if you want to call it that.

Yes, sometimes The Onion misses, wildly, and sometimes the articles are decidedly indelicate and inappropriate. However, when it hits home, brother, it can be hilarious. Fortunately, on this night, I was in for a treat.

Since it is a relatively short, I am just going to cut and paste it here. If The Onion doesn’t like it, I would have to question why it doesn’t like free advertising, of sorts. Here it is:…Read More…

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