Author Topic: Ahhh, the Onion  (Read 3339 times)


Eric

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Re: Ahhh, the Onion
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 04:47:30 PM »
Nice!  Definitely got a few chuckles out of me.

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Re: Ahhh, the Onion
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 09:56:35 PM »
I think there's an element of truth here.

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Re: Ahhh, the Onion
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 04:09:40 AM »
This is hilarious

odput

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Re: Ahhh, the Onion
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 06:35:12 AM »
Fan-fucking-tastic!

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The report confirmed, however, that the small subset of Americans who do exercise the same level of forethought and determination as the 2-year-old chipmunk are affluent, healthy, and largely content.

...and are usually considered lucky, arrogant, and smug, and should share their wealth with everyone else because they deserve it too

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Re: Ahhh, the Onion
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 07:12:59 AM »
God help me, but I love the Onion. That op-ed piece they put up a couple of weeks ago, pretending to be the head of CNN.com was beautiful.

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Re: Ahhh, the Onion
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 08:03:32 AM »
 “According to our calculations, if Americans as a whole expended even a fraction of the effort toward their future that this chipmunk displays toward lining its burrow with leaves, the country would quickly rid itself of problems as far-flung as economic stagnation, decaying infrastructure, and global warming.”

I believe this is MMM's philosophy writ small, as it were.

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Re: Ahhh, the Onion
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 03:19:55 PM »
“According to our calculations, if Americans as a whole expended even a fraction of the effort toward their future that this chipmunk displays toward lining its burrow with leaves, the country would quickly rid itself of problems as far-flung as economic stagnation, decaying infrastructure, and global warming.”

I believe this is MMM's philosophy writ small, as it were.

What, we should all be chipmunks and live underground? Genius, we can make a fortune singing Christmas songs!