Monday, February 23, 2009

You mean the Internet can be wrong?!

Once again, I love The Onion. I just finished reading "Factual Error Found on Internet." Shocking stuff, absolutely shocking.

"Recently Unearthed E-mail Reveals What Life Was Like in 1995" is another fun technology-related article. It reminds me of this book I had when I was a kid, Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay. An archaeologist from far in the future examines a burial site that readers will recognize as being a motel, interpreting the things he finds there in a hilariously wrong way. Neither this book nor The Onion's article are very flattering depictions of the work that archaeologists do, but they're still both funny. I guess I should wrap this up with an archaeologist-themed article--

"Archaeologist Tired of Unearthing Unspeakable Ancient Evils" - Some writer at The Onion must have been brainstorming one day and said to himself, "Imagine if Indiana Jones were a real guy..."


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  2. An interesting tidbit - the Onion almost always starts with just a headline - and builds from there. How do I know? A friend of a friend works there...he just wrote a hilarious article

    Nice to e-meet you!