Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Onion Strikes Again

We established a few weeks ago that someone over at TheOnion.com must like hockey because they've featured some wickedly funny "articles" about the NHL in the past. First there was one from November 2007 that proclaimed that Sid's one-goal, two-assist game saved hockey. Then there was The Onion's take on Siddo's high ankle sprain. More recently, The Onion featured a mockup tabloid report of Detroit Red Wings' goalie Chris Osgood's "alleged affair with the Stanley Cup."

Well, as the title of this post suggests, The Onion has struck again. (Actually, this article is dated May 15, 2008, but I hadn't seen it until now.) Anyhoo, the article itself consists only of this graphic:

Now, I was in stitches pretty much the whole time I read the little captions - especially about the one about not getting recognized on the street - that is, until I saw the caption in the lower right corner:

(enlarged to make a point)

Uncool. Mario's disease and Roberto Clemente's death aren't funny. At all. In any way, shape, or form. PERIOD.

What do you think about it? Do I need to loosen up or did The Onion go too far?

Now for TSCS's Quote of The Day:
"Hockey belongs to the Cartoon Network, where a person can be pancaked by an ACME anvil, then expanded - accordion-style - back to full stature, without any lasting side effect."

~ Steve Rushin

The Saint gets sandwiched between Paul Mara and another Ranger during Game 4 of Round 2.
(Thanks to Friend of The Show Kellee L. for The Onion link!)

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