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Embedded in America: The Onion Complete News Archives Volume 16 (Onion Ad Nauseam) Paperback – October 4, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Onion Ad Nauseam
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 15th edition (October 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400054567
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400054565
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.4 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #766,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" to The Daily Show, Americans have a hunger for fake news. Moralists might say it's laziness, claiming fans would rather laugh than learn, but there may be another reason: when the real news is preposterous, it helps to know we're not alone in our incredulity. The Onion, a free weekly newspaper in some cities and a Web site everywhere, bills itself as "America's Finest News Source," and although the stories are either complete fabrications or inventive riffs on real events, the headlines have a way of getting at the truth of situations in ways no legitimate news source can: "Iraqis Arming Selves for Independence," "Gay Couple Feels Pressured to Marry," "OutKast Universally Accepted," "Nation's Liberals Suffering from Outrage Fatigue," "Day Job Officially Becomes Job." The jokes can grow stale by the stories'ends, but, like real news, you don't need to read the end to get the gist. This compendium includes fake news from October 2003 through November 2004 but doesn't include the Onion's fine--and fact-based--A.V. Club arts section. Keir Graff
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By C. S. Overfield on November 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
If there's something funnier or more insightful than The Onion in all of America, feel free to tell me. Sometimes I don't laugh out loud; instead, I sort of squeak and do the "quiet" laugh where you laugh so hard you don't make a sound. The writers of The Onion are funnier than all the writers of the Simpsons and The Family Guy combined. Furthermore, so much of the humor is dependent upon real truths in America. One joke from the last book pointed out how America's complete discourse now takes the sole form of a product review, and here I am, doing just that, probably recommending this book to people who already love it anyway. I frequently pass Onion articles out to the classes I teach, but scarily enough, my students always believe the headlines. Some of my classes are still awaiting Starbucks' phase two, complete with tanks and industrial-sized first aid kits.

So funny I really can't believe it sometimes. Highly, highly recommended. People who don't laugh at the Onion truly lack any imagination or a sense of humor and should stick with movies like Shrek and humor books like Garfield.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ted loves to laugh on December 5, 2005
Format: Paperback
Yes, the fake news stories on The Onion's website are funny, sometimes hilarious. But the fact is, the site itself has become somewhat difficult to navigate lately. When all you want is a few laughs about current events and what "local man" and "local woman" are up to, it's worth getting the articles in book form. These books also make an excellent gift for someone relatively hip and intelligent when you actually have no idea what he or she would like.
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The Onion is consistently well-written, with "news stories" that always have me in tears from laughter. It's that funny. ALWAYS.

If you like the Onion, you'll love this tome. If you don't get it, well, I feel sorry for you because you're so stupid. :)
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By Garden maven on January 9, 2010
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I ordered 5 different Onion books as Christmas gifts for my grown up but still young grandkids. They were all an absolute hit! Great conversation starters and good for smiles and chuckles.
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