Friday, February 9, 2007

My Favorite Website

Today, I thought I'd talk about my favorite website out there on the Internet, The Onion. The Onion has everything you'd want in a great website: it's relevant, it's fun, it's funny, and it's free. Or, the 3 F's and the R of website development. In its satirical take on today's news and current events are always right on the mark and always humorous. It's clear that the editors of the site have little regard for sensitivity or the whole "She died yesterday, can we make fun of her yet?" conundrum that so many topical humorists face. Case in point, Anna Nicole Smith died yesterday, her body's still on a slab in the morgue, but she is already fast fodder for The Onion. It sounds odd, but preserving the kind of (dare I say) integrity in this regard is incredible. However, it should be noted that they are not complete assholes. Just like Jon Stewart came on air after September 11th to comfort us all, the satirical masters at The Onion quickly wrote one of my favorite articles they've ever published. It was called "Hijackers Surprised to Find Selves In Hell." Capturing the spirit of the times and making us all laugh is what The Onion does best. And they do it every day.

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