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May 30, 2008


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Another inspired video-news clip from The Onion: Bring Your Daughter to War Day. (Link thanks to Charlton Griffin.)

Does anyone dispute the notion that The Onion is one of the premier culture-achievements of our time? Where contempo canon-formation goes, "South Park" gets my vote too.



posted by Michael at May 30, 2008


south park is the best adult cartoon show made in my life time. simpsons fans get really stuck up when the shows are compared cause they're under the false idea that the simpsons is a smarter show or sharper satire just cause south park is much crasser.

Posted by: t. j. on May 30, 2008 10:40 AM

Michael, you're right on both counts. I think the guy who plays the anchor "Michael Bannon" on those Onion News videos is one of the best comic actors working right now.

Posted by: Bryan on May 30, 2008 11:59 AM

The Onion has been consistently funny for about a decade, which is a significant accomplishment. It's tv equivalent might be the Simpsons, which was very high quality from Season 2 until about Season 9.

Posted by: jonathanjones02 on May 30, 2008 10:35 PM

In the spirit of the latest Msrs landing, I'm pleased to take this opportunity to point out this 2006 classic in case anyone missed it

Posted by: Yakking Guy on June 1, 2008 2:13 AM

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