The Onion: Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text


The Onion: Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text

‘…”Why won’t it just tell me what it’s about?” said Boston resident Charlyne Thomson, who was bombarded with the overwhelming mass of black text late Monday afternoon. “There are no bullet points, no highlighted parts. I’ve looked everywhere—there’s nothing here but words.”‘

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1 Response to “The Onion: Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text”


  1. 1 Paul Wayper 11 March 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Also in this bulletin, authors at The Onion news website created a self-referential article to wide-spread acclaim. “This is really clever,” said Don Swalk, a retired chicken farmer from Keynes, Ohio. “It refers to people having to read a large block of uninterrupted text, and look at that,” he exclaimed, “that’s exactly what it is.” Editors at The Onion are now working on a second article that refers to the first, said to be the start of a long series of articles with little or no point other than to continue a long, and possibly unending, series of related articles, also containing little or no point. “We realise we can never achieve the level of freedom from content and truth that Murdoch’s newspapers have set as the benchmark for the form,” an anonymous source at The Onion replied, “but we hope to improve everyone’s lives just by making them think.”


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