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(The Onion)   The Six best dresses at the Golden Globes. Warning: Slideshow   (theonion.com) divider line 93
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2013-01-15 05:33:10 PM
Blood all over your shirt is sooo last season.
 
2013-01-15 05:45:42 PM
There's nothing like pointing out the insincerity or lack of empathy in our media by showing the real problems in the world and making jokes about it.
 
2013-01-15 05:54:18 PM
Sweet delicious irony
 
2013-01-15 06:09:02 PM
My experience with the Onion is hit and miss. About 15% of the time I think it's funny, the rest of the time not so much.
15% is not really a bad success rate for internet comedy.
 
2013-01-15 06:20:49 PM
Needs more side boob

impose.vaesite.net
 
2013-01-15 06:49:04 PM

wildcardjack: Needs more side boob


Hey, anybody got the original of that pic?
 
2013-01-15 06:53:01 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Yeah, I get it.  And yes, fashion is stupid and unimportant.

But if we spend our time actually focused on all the mayhem, violence, death and evil in the world we'd all be farking insane.

I don't suppose anyone at the Onion watches any football games, or tv shows, or reads a book, or exercises...all of which are not as important in the big picture as the horrific things happening around the world.

Swing and a miss for this Onion this time.  They usually don't hit you over the head when trying to make a point.  I expect more cleverness and bite from them.  Their reaction to Sandy Hook was letter perfect, for example.


The nightly news is between 19 and 22 minutes long. When they talk about the golden globes for 3 minutes and don't mention what is going on in Syria or Pakistan yes there is a problem with news and it deserve ridicule
 
2013-01-15 07:00:13 PM

csi_yellowknife: Tyrone Slothrop: The Onion has just cancelled all shore leave. They've just had an unhappy love affair, so they don't see why anyone else should have a good time.

That's about it. I hate fashion shows and the Today Show babbling over what some D-list celebrity said last night as much as the next guy. But this is just cheap "Please think of the children!" pandering to people already pre-disposed to hate red carpets and lights.

Make it about Pitchfork jabbering about Bon Iver or the AV Club comparing Community to the third act of Hamlet, and we'll have humor with a hint of edge.


so this.
 
2013-01-15 07:18:50 PM
Don't worry - at the rate we're racing to throw away everything that's made America safe and prosperous, we'll be looking like those slides before long.
 
2013-01-15 07:39:55 PM

elvindeath: Don't worry - at the rate we're racing to throw away everything that's made America safe and prosperous, we'll be looking like those slides before long.


I wonder if America ever did have international goodwill, or we all just feared you more than we hated you.
 
2013-01-15 07:40:55 PM

Carth: The nightly news is between 19 and 22 minutes long. When they talk about the golden globes for 3 minutes and don't mention what is going on in Syria or Pakistan yes there is a problem with news and it deserve ridicule


Good god, what cable service do you subscribe to?
 
2013-01-15 07:43:21 PM
news flash: no one cares about brown people

especially those of moohammed
 
2013-01-15 08:14:34 PM

red5ish: Carth: The nightly news is between 19 and 22 minutes long. When they talk about the golden globes for 3 minutes and don't mention what is going on in Syria or Pakistan yes there is a problem with news and it deserve ridicule

Good god, what cable service do you subscribe to?


None?
/not everyone needs 500 channels
 
2013-01-15 08:14:36 PM

thisiszombocom: news flash: no one cares about brown people

especially those of moohammed


There were tons of them on the show! Is Hollywood trying to appease the Mooslims/ dark brown people or trying to celebrate its multiculturist/ religious acceptance/ tolerance?!

As an 'Murican, I demand white Christian supremacist representations. Daniel Day-Lewis? Farking Brit should be deported. 1778, 'Murcans. Never forget.
 
2013-01-15 08:16:30 PM

TalenLee: elvindeath: Don't worry - at the rate we're racing to throw away everything that's made America safe and prosperous, we'll be looking like those slides before long.

I wonder if America ever did have international goodwill, or we all just feared you more than we hated you.


Who gives a crap if America has international goodwill ? The "international community" sucks the wang of every two bit dictator and maniac on the planet. Jefferson was right - let the rest of the cesspool of a planet live however they want, just refuse to be brought down by them. What I'm talking about is America's recent excitement at destroying the "rugged individualist" spirit that put us at the top of the heap so we can join the ranks of the failed Euro welfare states sitting on our collective ass waiting for someone else (government, bigger government, or - when that all fails - some other America) to come fix our problems.
 
2013-01-15 08:25:05 PM
Fark Syria
 
2013-01-15 08:30:06 PM
C'est la Vie


or "I demand that all war must stop and pay attention to fashion wear of celebrities!!!!"


See, that works just as well...
 
2013-01-15 08:31:59 PM

red5ish: Carth: The nightly news is between 19 and 22 minutes long. When they talk about the golden globes for 3 minutes and don't mention what is going on in Syria or Pakistan yes there is a problem with news and it deserve ridicule

Good god, what cable service do you subscribe to?


Do cable channels do the nightly news? I thought it was just ABC, CBS and NBC.
 
2013-01-15 08:32:45 PM

styckx: Gonna have to pass on this Onion article.. It's delving way too much into serious political agenda territory.   They're usually good at dancing around this sort of thing and making it all about a cheap laugh.  This just sucks.


The Onion has been doing commentary about people's fixation on pop culture since the beginning. This one came out right after 9/11.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/a-shattered-nation-longs-to-care-abo u t-stupid-bull,216/

media.theonion.com

But today's article is about Syria, so, not interested.
 
2013-01-15 08:52:48 PM

Zul the Magnificent: wildcardjack: Needs more side boob

Hey, anybody got the original of that pic?


danielsfunny.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-15 08:55:24 PM
Wow.... you mean to tell me that things aside from War are occurring on planet earth, and that people actually take an interest in it? The travesty...
 
2013-01-15 09:55:23 PM

Carth: The nightly news is between 19 and 22 minutes long. When they talk about the golden globes for 3 minutes and don't mention what is going on in Syria or Pakistan yes there is a problem with news and it deserve ridicule


Oh please. When a third of every local newscast is devoted to the Golden Globes instead of sports you'll have a gripe.
 
2013-01-15 10:06:45 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: Zul the Magnificent: wildcardjack: Needs more side boob

Hey, anybody got the original of that pic?

[danielsfunny.files.wordpress.com image 300x400]


hehehehe, nice twist on a classic, hat's off to both of you.
 
2013-01-15 10:11:21 PM
Young Sally Field - yes, please!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-15 10:37:08 PM
Princess Di is wearing a new dress.

/obscure?
 
2013-01-15 10:39:27 PM
Don't get too preachy, Onion. That's available everywhere already!
 
2013-01-15 10:44:52 PM

T.rex: Wow.... you mean to tell me that things aside from War are occurring on planet earth, and that people actually take an interest in it? The travesty...


Yeah, I'm forced to say this. Some terrible things happen in this world, but they do not invalidate the non-terrible things that also happen from time to time. The world is not, and should not be portrayed as, one giant scream.
 
2013-01-15 10:59:15 PM
Looks like quite a few Farkers ITT are getting their panties in a bunch over a silly little Onion article. Must have hit a little bit close to home.

/first world problems
 
2013-01-15 10:59:53 PM

Brick-House: I don't even know how this made the list. The red head piece totally clashes with and defeats the purpose of the overall Camo theme. The judges must have had a gun to their head to include this.

[o.onionstatic.com image 850x477]


My god. I know daewoo makes some crappy stuff but that kid went over the line to show his displeasure at their quality controls.
 
2013-01-15 11:32:31 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: styckx: Gonna have to pass on this Onion article.. It's delving way too much into serious political agenda territory.   They're usually good at dancing around this sort of thing and making it all about a cheap laugh.  This just sucks.

The Onion has been trending that way for quite a while. I think the major problem is that it's honestly hard to separate some of their headlines from the more bizarre things coming out of Washington these days. Other headlines ("2012 Was Once Considered Hottest Year On Record, Man In 2024 Remembers Wistfully" and "Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack" come to mind) are such perfect mirrors of what's going on they almost aren't satire anymore, much like the Daily Show has become the best news program out there despite the high fart joke percentage.

Today's "Ten Percent Of U.S. High School Students Graduating Without Basic Object Permanence Skills" story is farking brilliant however.


So, basically, it's going the Daily Show route post-Kilborn
 
2013-01-15 11:49:04 PM
I bet someone at The Onion listens to Depeche Mode. They've got a song on their Black Celebration album with pretty much the exact same idea, titled New Dress. The lyrics are a bit dated, though, referring to news of Princess Di wearing a new dress.
 
2013-01-15 11:53:17 PM

Jackpot777: Princess Di is wearing a new dress.

/obscure?


Huh, how did I miss this comment?

Oh yeah, the picture of young Sally Field above it. I had no idea she was a blond.
 
2013-01-15 11:58:17 PM

Brick-House: I don't even know how this made the list. The red head piece totally clashes with and defeats the purpose of the overall Camo theme. The judges must have had a gun to their head to include this.

[o.onionstatic.com image 850x477]


He still looks better than Lena Dunham.
 
2013-01-16 12:11:43 AM

Popcorn Johnny: I don't get it.


That's right. You don't get it.
 
2013-01-16 12:39:05 AM

I Like Bread: red5ish: Carth: The nightly news is between 19 and 22 minutes long. When they talk about the golden globes for 3 minutes and don't mention what is going on in Syria or Pakistan yes there is a problem with news and it deserve ridicule

Good god, what cable service do you subscribe to?

None?
/not everyone needs 500 channels


Only 500 channels? Good god, what cable service...oh, none?
Good god, what reality TV show has trapped you in a house without cable?
 
2013-01-16 01:24:43 AM

TalenLee: elvindeath: Don't worry - at the rate we're racing to throw away everything that's made America safe and prosperous, we'll be looking like those slides before long.

I wonder if America ever did have international goodwill, or we all just feared you more than we hated you.


Eh, there were about 6 months after WWII when the Europeans felt grateful for american efforts. Before and after that america has been a nation that all others pretend to tolerate.

Granted, all those nations are filled with assholes.
 
2013-01-16 01:28:21 AM
 
2013-01-16 01:59:58 AM
Obvious, clunky and juvenile.
 
2013-01-16 06:09:58 AM
Strangely enough, this stuff would be funnier if it wasn't under an Onion URL.
I think they should change the layout for articles and link to them with bit.ly.
 
2013-01-16 08:42:54 AM
There must be someone older helming the Onion or a young kid that read a lot of his brother's zines and Re/Search.
 
2013-01-16 11:45:29 AM
So writing and posting juvenile parodies is an ok way to spend time but looking at pictures from the Golden globes is not. Good to know.
 
2013-01-16 01:05:54 PM
Yes, way too heavy-handed. I'm choosing to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume part of the joke is along the lines of their "we are a serious newspaper that is just ridiculously incompetent" premise, Zweibel-style. Meaning, part of the joke is that some incompetent staffer posted the wrong pics for the wrong slide-show. And yeah, that's being generous on my part, I realize.
 
2013-01-16 01:55:18 PM

meddleRPI: Because it is impossible to simultaneously be interested in fashion and world events at the same time. Our minds are too simple to process more than one thing, so it is our duty to focus only on the most terrible.


That's right. When I told people I volunteered at an animal shelter, they'd screech about how I should spend my time on their personal issue, which they had no time to volunteer for but thought I did.
 
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