'The Onion' Writers On Strike?
This headline is not a joke. Writers for 'Onion News Network' are threatening to go on strike over compensation and benefit disputes. The Writer's Guild Of America and The Onion are currently in negotiations, but as of now, no agreement has been reached. Read the letter the WGA sent to all of its members who have Onion connections here.
The Onion Demands A Pulitzer Prize
The Onion, tired of being treated as a second-class news source by the Pulitzer Board, has initiated a petition to be rewarded the prize this year. They're looking for 200,000,000 signatures. You can support them by checking out the "Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes" Tumblr, following @AFAJP on Twitter, signing the petition, or making a video voicing your support, as many others (like Tom Hanks and Arianna Huffington) have already done.
A Tumblr devoted to the people on Facebook who have no idea that The Onion is satire. The idea for Literally Unbelievable came about after a shocking number of Facebookies ("Facebookers"?) were duped by the Onion article, Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex. Here now is but a sampling of those who shouldn't stand up, as they might concuss themselves as it goes over their heads.
'This American Life' Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence
"In what cultural anthropologists are calling a "colossal achievement" in the study of white-collar professionals, the popular radio show has successfully isolated all 7,442 known characteristics of college graduates who earn between $62,500 and $125,000 per year and feel strongly that something should be done about global warming." (via Kottke)