I was surfing the Internet when I came across an article titled ” How Did I Wind up on the Cover of this Romance Novel ?” by Duncan Larksthrush. I started to read it and it was a hilarious ! It was a riot ! It had me laughing out aloud … something that I do very rarely. Then I noticed that it was from the archives of The Onion , and I said to myself ” Of course!”.
The Onion is a free satirical newspaper founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1988 that parodies news events , both real and imagined. It is a weekly with a circulation of about 600,000 but reaches many more readers since it also has an on-line edition. When I was working in New York City, I used to read it regularly and it was always a hoot. The inventiveness of it’s writers was amazing and I used to wonder what would be in store for me next.
Here are some recent headlines from recent issues:
Retired General George Washington Criticizes Bush’s Handling of Iraq War.
J.K. Rowling Hints at Harry Potter Date Rape . Calling the final Harry Potter book her darkest yet, J.K. Rowling confirmed that one of it’s characters will be date raped.
Shaking off Amnesia, Gonzalez remembers that he’s actually a pool salesman from Tulsa.
Creepy Lifeguard Turns Out to be Nine Time Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Spitz.
Duke University Equestrian Team Hoping to Avoid Investigation into their Sex Scandal.
Taco Bell Signs Former College Basketball Star to Record Two Month $ 5.15 -per – Hour Contract.
Yankee Fans Lure A-Rod out of Dug-Out with Curtain Call in order to Boo Him.
And these are only the Headlines ! The articles themselves are equally well written. If you have already read The Onion, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t , you are in for a treat. To sample The Onion, simply click on
If you want to read the article that made me laugh out loud, go to the site above, type in Harlequin and hit Search. It’s from the December 13, 2006 issue.