Saturday, September 23, 2006

This happens to be one of those entries where I came up with the title first, then had to think of something to write about it.

The title is modeled after the headlines in the Onion, as are a couple others in this blog. The Onion is one of my favorite publications. I subscribe to their daily and weekly email posts, and I eagerly await each and every one. One of the characteristics of the Onion, if you’re not familiar with it, is that the titles of their articles drive the content of the articles themselves, much like this entry. Here are some recent article titles that I really really really like:

Right Guy To Fuck With Identified

Wounded Marine: Friendly-Fire Bullets Hurt That Much More

No Leads Sought In Asshole's Murder

I think the last one is my favorite so far. I also think the accompanying article is extremely funny.

Thus, while my titles aren’t quite up to Onion standards, you see where the evil influence comes from. And now I can quit writing the entry for this title, which has caused me more trouble than it’s probably worth. I still like it, though.

- Hulles


Traci Joseph said...

One of my all-time favorite Onion headlines was from last week. Wish I could remember it exactly, but the gist was STUDY FINDS THAT IRAQI CITIZENS ARE CAPABLE OF GRIEVING. The article went on to say that people who lost loved ones in bombing attacks (etc) were showing signs of mourning "almost as intense as an American" would grieve. It hurt to actually laugh at that one.

Hulles said...

Thanks, Traci. I carried that one around for a while myself just to show people. The thing with dark humor is that the underlying reality is so often both true and tragic. But enough musing. Thanks for the comment.