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Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by The Onion

Every Wednesday, work at Amazon.com--along with just about every other company connected to the fantastical "information superhighway" invented by Vice President Al Gore and actress Hedy Lamarr--grinds to a halt as employees hasten to read the latest … see full wiki

Author: The Onion
Genre: Entertainment
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
2 reviews about Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100...
review by . August 29, 2006
This book contains the funniest satire that I have ever read. The Onion is a fictitious newspaper that contains satire of the news rather than news. The first page is dated January 1, 1900 and the last page January 1, 2000. A great deal of knowledge of history is necessary to appreciate some of the stories. For example, the headlines for August, 1914 are    *) British Croquet Mallets Prove Useless at Front  *) Belgian Forces Halt German Advance Using Cream-Topped Waffles: …
review by . September 17, 1999
Pros: Not a weak era; 100 years of hilarity     Cons: Format means the narrow-minded won't recognize the genius behind it     ...one has only to hope that the next dumb century produces a similar grade of satirists.      'The Onion' is one of those things you can use as a barometer of your fellow man: if somebody doesn't get it, you probably don't want to be their friend.      I was a bit worried about this getting repetitive, …
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