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Old 09-23-02, 05:43 PM
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Video game snippet in The Onion

Apartment Set Up To Create Illusion Of
Well-Rounded Life

RIVERSIDE, CA—Hoping to trick visitors into thinking he leads a well-rounded life filled with diverse interests, local resident Andrew Higgins has outfitted his apartment with such accoutrements as a framed La Dolce Vita poster, an acoustic guitar, and a magazine rack filled with back issues of The New Yorker. "I'm clearly into some pretty cool stuff," said Higgins, 26, who devotes 95 percent of his evenings to playing his Nintendo GameCube or patronizing a local topless bar. "This apartment is indistinguishable from that of a true Renaissance man."
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Old 09-23-02, 05:55 PM
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The Onion is run by a bunch of MS fanboys.
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See, the GC isn't for kiddies! ...it's for losers
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LOL, good post. thx

Originally posted by Aghama
The Onion is run by a bunch of MS fanboys.
I remember when it was only local at UW-Madison.
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Man, looks like we got ourselves a console war!!

Can't we all just get along.. besides, everyone knows it's all about the DC!
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of course, no one can forget this:

http://www.theonion.com/onion3627/vi...haracters.html

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Originally posted by maneesh
of course, no one can forget this:

http://www.theonion.com/onion3627/vi...haracters.html

-Maneesh
I actually prefer this one:

http://www.theonion.com/onion3726/vi...character.html

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Originally posted by Gallant Pig
I actually prefer this one:

http://www.theonion.com/onion3726/vi...character.html

Sure, Gallant, your article has this:

"What awaits me at the end of my lives' journeys?" Snake asked. "Is there a Paradise on the other side? Or will it all end in a full-motion video sequence that hints at a forthcoming sequel?"

The hallway then filled with nerve gas, fatally asphyxiating Snake.
But absolutely nothing beats
Added Mario: "It's-a me, Mario!"
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Okay, I have to thank Gallant for posting that link to the Solid Snake article. I haven't had a laugh like that in a long time. We're talking tears. After I read it, I immediately re-read it and still burst into continuous laughter. Snake ruminates, then perishes. So predictable...yet so damn funny!

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Originally posted by chimp
I remember when it was only local at UW-Madison.
Yep....those were the good old days. Always something good to hang on the door-room wall. One of my personal favorite memories was of a pizza coupon for Uncle Jim's Pizza (since the Onion was then a free newspaper it survived by running coupons). It read:

Free F**ckin' Shrooms, All F**ckin' Week!


The Onion was then, and remains the finest journalistic institution in America.
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Originally posted by finbogg
Free F**ckin' Shrooms, All F**ckin' Week!
LOL. My favorites were the "Drunk of the week" column. Man, they had some good ones
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Those guys threatened to sue me for having the domain "youaredumb.com" saying they owned the rights or something. Those were the days...
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Originally posted by jeffdsmith
Those guys threatened to sue me for having the domain "youaredumb.com" saying they owned the rights or something. Those were the days...
"You are Dumb."

My favorite T-shirt quote (next to my "Let the F**cking Begin!" shirt....also from The Onion.)
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Originally posted by finbogg
"You are Dumb."

My favorite T-shirt quote (next to my "Let the F**cking Begin!" shirt....also from The Onion.)
I obviously know what the onion is, but never understood why they threatened to sue me. (Morons) What it a slogon or something they had?

Now, if they had some legal ground to stand on at the time they may have hired a real lawyer that would have explained the situation. Instead they sent me an email from their supposed lawyer threating me to give it up right away.

So whats the deal with "You are dumb."?
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It's a slogan on a T-shirt they've been selling for years (back when they were a Madison weekly newspaper). Go check out their website, it's in the store.

www.theonion.com

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