sep 25

The Onion Sours

 Get there now, if you can: The Onion has just released their terrorism issue. Apparently, there are already server problems and some people can't view it. Here are some sample headlines: "Hugging Up 76,000 Percent," "U.S. Vows To Defeat Whoever It Is We're At War With," "God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule," "Not Knowing What Else To Do, Woman Bakes American-Flag Cake," and my favorite: "Bush Sr. Apologized To Son For Funding Bin Laden In '80s."Damn, the "On TV Tonight" graphic is brilliant. I guess this is what we need.

 Does it seem that the American press could never write anything this reasoned? The Brit press is so often accused of being adversarial and partisan, but the structure of this piece just goes to the heart of the questions I have. Don't get me wrong -- I disagree with some of the answers, but it really approaches the topic from the right places: "Is this going to turn into a battle between the west and Islam?" "What is the worst that could happen?"

 I wonder if there's hope for this nationwide? (An Afghani restaurant in San Fran is getting more visitors, not less.)

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