We’re all aware of the longstanding genius of The Onion. But I’ve actually become more impressed with them in the last year or so as they’ve beefed up their video content, which is arguably superior to their written articles. The problem with The Onion has always been that the jokes tend to piffle out after the headlines — it often seems as if the articles themselves are just filler. With the videos, however, the material — which satirizes TV news as or maybe even more effectively than their print pieces satirize newsprint — tends to get funnier as the pieces go on and the absurdity increases. Case in point:
I’m also rather impressed by what they’ve been able to do on what I presume is a fairly limited budget. Imagine what they could do with a bankroll big enough to, say, put together a full-size recreation of a political convention.