Alright for those of you who dont know, The Onion is a group of writers who produce fake news...really fake news, but a lot of it is very critical of the current state of things. Ex A great head line article a year ago was "Bush Announces Iraq Exit Strategy : 'We'll Go Through Iran". It is jut a collection of the WITTIEST writers ever, who don't know what crossing the line means. Pure Genius. Check out their website! http://www.theonion.com
This book how ever is an atlas of the world poking fun of every country. You have a ton of maps with "landmarks" (ex over Louisiana It says "Federally Created Wetlands" or Over Florida "University offering Post Graduate Football Program") And a ton more for the whole world, but I have not gotten there yet.
So far each US state they have a Short Paragraph about it I quote for South Carolina "While ashamed of the history associated with their state flag, South Carolinians can't help but notice how nice the blue cross looks against the red background. In face, many say the only thing more pleasing to the eye is the sight of an african american being hanged from a tree."
Each country has between 1 to 2 pages, with loads of "history" time lines, facts and maps.
Every sentence in this book is gold. I am telling you BUY THIS BOOK!!! Its great because you can just skim around it like a real atlas, but every page is incredible!!!!
My dad's life long friend, and current co-buisness owner created the onion with another guy he met in college while the two of them were at UWMadison, he recently sold the majority of his shares a few years ago right before the newspaper took off for a couple mil. Never the less, he still is a shareholder, and is consulted on a shitload with the advertising within the newspaper from corporate headquarters in new york. He actually didn't write any of the articles in it ever, he consulted for a few each year, but while he owned it he was in charge of the advertising put in it. I do know however that he has a big say in the Milwaukee version, as he lives in 'tosa now.
What are the things non-geeks find funny? Wayans brothers movies?
In a perfect world you could fuck people without ever giving them a piece of your heart.
And every glittering kiss and every touch of flesh is another shard of heart you'll never see again.
YA BRO. Only the super geeky lamos read this. Like those kids, like you, who R SO COOL, can't begin to comprehend the comedy of these publications. They become extremely enraged, cursing the book away and quickly pop in a dvd of carlos mencia to calm their nerves.
Anyways...One of my favorite lines from the onion is "Special Olympics Tee Ball Stand Pitches Perfect Game..."