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(The Onion)   Gay Marine Beaten To Bloody Pulp To Fire Up RNC Crowd   (theonion.com) divider line 99
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2012-08-28 07:46:27 PM  
That's not funny, that's just obscene.
 
2012-08-28 07:53:26 PM  
Terry Pratchett books are satire.

The Onion is just crap.
 
2012-08-28 07:57:37 PM  
i56.tinypic.com

when satire comes this close to the truth... we have almost reached poe's singularity.
 
2012-08-28 08:36:27 PM  
I have my doubts that this is actually an Onion link.
 
2012-08-28 08:45:09 PM  

brianbankerus: That's not funny, that's just obscene.


I know, this convention is crazy.
 
2012-08-28 08:51:01 PM  

MacEnvy: brianbankerus: That's not funny, that's just obscene.

I know, this convention is crazy.


Touché.
 
2012-08-28 08:53:25 PM  
dtdstudios.com
 
2012-08-28 08:55:23 PM  

brianbankerus: That's not funny, that's just obscene.


Join us, brother!


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-28 09:01:45 PM  
The RNC isn't over yet, people. It could happen.

I wish I wasn't serious.
 
2012-08-28 09:12:08 PM  

GAT_00: I have my doubts that this is actually an Onion link.


It took my boyfriend way too long to figure out this was an Onion link when I showed it to him.
 
2012-08-28 09:18:47 PM  
Ha! Frothing crowd.
 
2012-08-28 09:21:30 PM  
Disturbing imagery.

Aside from the grinning Marine, that's awesome PS work.
 
2012-08-28 09:32:10 PM  
It's burning Man for teatards.
 
2012-08-28 09:55:41 PM  
Got me...I was only hoping subby was exaggerating.
 
2012-08-28 10:11:34 PM  
Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?

It's almost like butthurt, but with more crying.
 
2012-08-28 10:24:42 PM  

gameshowhost: Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?

It's almost like butthurt, but with more crying.


Probably because their constituents keep getting duped by the articles.
 
2012-08-28 10:35:01 PM  
Wait, I'm confused. The article said that he was blindfolded and wearing flexicuffs. The marine in the picture is not blindfolded and his hands are free.

I think this might be some sort of trickery.
 
2012-08-28 10:35:52 PM  

Ed Finnerty: [dtdstudios.com image 300x365]


YOU are the winner!

Onion rarely misses but that one was bad.
 
2012-08-28 10:43:46 PM  
How come the Onion never makes jokes about how ugly Mancy Peelosi is? That would be hilarious to point out that a woman in her seventies does not look capable of carrying my seed to term.
 
2012-08-28 10:44:26 PM  

brianbankerus: That's not funny, that's just obscene.


It can be both.
 
2012-08-28 10:44:36 PM  
I really, really wanted to think that this went too far, but, reading it all the way through, I don't think it did.

Yeah, it was tough, but the current GOP has gone so far out there by this point in time that satire has to go pretty far, too, to stay within striking distance.
 
2012-08-28 10:45:09 PM  
To be fair - this years Republican platform removed DADT from the plank. Not that absolutely hate and contempt for basic fairness doesn't exist in the rest of their idiotic screed.
 
2012-08-28 10:47:04 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: gameshowhost: Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?

It's almost like butthurt, but with more crying.

Probably because their constituents keep getting duped by the articles.


"OMG, damage control! Oh... we *didn't* say that? *phew*"
 
2012-08-28 10:49:47 PM  

gameshowhost: Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?


I'm surprised the Onion has not grown increasingly displeased with conservatives as they keep stealing the Onion's material.
 
2012-08-28 10:52:37 PM  
the right wingers on facebook are pissed about this one, it hit way too close to home.
oops I mean it disrespects our troops!
 
2012-08-28 10:52:57 PM  

aevert: brianbankerus: That's not funny, that's just obscene.

It can be both.


You remind me of Family Guy...

Doctor: Mr. Griffin I'm saying you're fine.
Peter: Now what? Are you coming on to me?
Lois: Peter, he's not coming on to you. He's trying to tell you you're healthy.
Doctor: ...can't... can't it be both?
 
2012-08-28 10:53:09 PM  
Maybe I just didn't get the subtle humor, but I was a bit put off.
 
2012-08-28 10:58:07 PM  
 
2012-08-28 10:58:08 PM  
Are some people having a difficult time recalling the GOP debate where audience members booed the gay soldier, and the candidates' lousy reactions to one of their own booing said civil liberty?
 
2012-08-28 10:58:13 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: I'm surprised the Onion has not grown increasingly displeased with conservatives as they keep stealing the Onion's material.


The best Onion articles are the ones that are either prophetic or where they don't even have to make anything up for it to be funny.

The most recent favorite of mine is nation celebrates a week without a shooting, and then right after that was posted a shooting happened in NYC, so they added an addendum that made it even funnier.
 
2012-08-28 10:59:08 PM  

dababler: Republicans boo gay Stephen Hill gay soldier. THIS IS NOT SATIRE.


Don't forget this shiat in November people.


one second. close enough
 
2012-08-28 10:59:18 PM  

Rapmaster2000: How come the Onion never makes jokes about how ugly Mancy Peelosi is? That would be hilarious to point out that a woman in her seventies does not look capable of carrying my seed to term.


The fact that you are even envisioning a scenario that involves you attempting to procreate with Nancy Pelosi speaks volumes....
 
2012-08-28 11:04:45 PM  
Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.
 
2012-08-28 11:09:28 PM  

Ed Finnerty: [dtdstudios.com image 300x365]


I've always wondered why people with fake teeth love smiling so much...
 
2012-08-28 11:09:47 PM  

MyRandomName: Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.


It's not easy to satirize a group that's so cartoonishly unhinged.
 
2012-08-28 11:10:12 PM  

MyRandomName: Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.


Nope, no "clever" requirement in satire: "Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon."
 
2012-08-28 11:10:50 PM  
There are no gay marines. There are only sailors.
 
2012-08-28 11:13:10 PM  
This is a bit too much for me. Onion is awesome, but there's just something off about this one.

Its believability is perhaps the weakness, it's not absurd enough to be humor.
 
2012-08-28 11:13:59 PM  

MyRandomName: Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.


Cool, I didn't know conservatives have repudiated gay bashing, DOMA, anti-gay-adoption policies, gay reeducation camps, calling homosexual men child molesters, gays in the military bans, anti-discrimination bans, etc. etc. etc.

/always good to hear when I'm misinformed
 
2012-08-28 11:19:22 PM  
Update:
 
2012-08-28 11:20:49 PM  

MyRandomName: Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.


Yes, they new American Dream Pledge to stamp out the evils of gay marriage certainly disproves this...
 
2012-08-28 11:22:59 PM  
You missed the latest

BREAKING: Entire Republican National Convention Stunned As Ann Romney Asks For Divorce
TAMPA, FL-Ann Romney shocked the crowd at the Tampa Bay Times Forum into silence Tuesday, announcing during her remarks to the Republican National Convention that she plans to divorce her husband of 43 years, whom the party had just nominated for pr... more »
 
2012-08-28 11:27:24 PM  
Unfunny and the Onion writer ought to doublecheck what graphic is accompanying the article.

"Who's ready to get this convention started? I said, who's ready to get this convention started?!" shouted former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, one hand clutching the gay Marine's bloodstained fatigues and the other cocked toward his face.

Those were dress blues adorning the body of the bludgeoned Marine.
 
2012-08-28 11:28:05 PM  
 
2012-08-28 11:28:58 PM  

gameshowhost: Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?


Same goes for Jon Stewart. The tighty-righties that I know (which, alas, includes friend and family) actually believe that he is the one who has gone off the deep end. 

Me: Jon Stewart had an awesome bit about the assassination of Osama bin Laden
My Mother: He must have been heart broken. (She was serious. She actually believed that the death of bin Laden would have been sad news for Jon Stewart)
Me: I see no reason to continue this conversation. My fault for bringing it up in the first place.
 
2012-08-28 11:29:25 PM  
The marine's body has a way to shut that whole thing down.
 
2012-08-28 11:29:57 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: This is a bit too much for me. Onion is awesome, but there's just something off about this one.

Its believability is perhaps the weakness, it's not absurd enough to be humor.


Which of course is the point of it....

\bravo Onion!
 
2012-08-28 11:30:46 PM  
yet it was Clinton who gave us DOMA.

And up until recently the President was a homophobe (since he was against gay marriage).
 
2012-08-28 11:36:13 PM  

MyRandomName: Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.


You must be new here. The Onion does this all the time.. and the opposite too. They satirize everyone. The RNC is in the news today, so that's who they satire.
 
2012-08-28 11:37:23 PM  
I posted this to my wall on FB and i swear to god this is an honest response i got:

"No way this can be true. I read the article and it doesnt make a damned bit of sense, no way does a crowd of Americans sit back while a Marine is beaten to a pulp....by elected officials."
 
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