A New Century Dawns! McKinley Ushers in Bold New "Coal Age"
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Boasts: "No Man Can Stop Me"
AWESOME! Nation Wowed by Tremendous Hindenburg Explosion
Martin Luther King: "I Had a Really Weird Dream Last Night"
Clinton Denies Lewinsky Allegations: "We Did Not Have Sex, We Made Love," He Says
And those are just the headlines; the stories themselves are all masterpieces of the journalist's trade. Of course, readers with delicate sensibilities may find some of these accounts a bit too risqué, and perhaps even tasteless. (Among the potential offenders: Rosa Parks's decision to "screw this bus shit" and take a cab.) But if you're looking for an antidote to all the 20th-century hoopla promulgated by stuffed shirts like Peter Jennings and Harold Evans--not to mention the best history book since 1066 and All That--then Our Dumb Century is the one for you. --Ron Hogan
Long before there was The Daily Show or the Colbert Report there was The Onion. Sometimes I am not sure if I should laugh or not, the humor is just so close the the reality. Read morePublished 7 months ago by P. PARSON
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Bought this as a gift and the recipient loves it. My one complaint is about the jokes around massacres and genocides, but if you have a very dark sense of humor (like the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by FekketCantenel
As with everything that the Onion publishes, it comes with the right amount of biting wit and humor. Be aware that this is the "Miniature Edition". Read morePublished 13 months ago by David A Heyn
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With 100 years of material to work with, there's no shortage of stuff to make fun of.
The funniest ones were about Nixon and Watergate... Read more