The Onion

A Serious Question … Unfortunately

Rumors Of Extramarital Affair End Campaign Of Presidential Candidate Who Didn't Know China Has Nuclear WeaponsShould we find any significance in the proposition that American comedy outlets have a better grasp of current events than our regular news media?

Or, as The Onion put it in a headline:

Rumors Of Extramarital Affair End Campaign Of Presidential Candidate Who Didn’t Know China Has Nuclear Weapons

What Bottom Shelf Comedy Looks Like

Onion Sports NetworkThe folks at The Onion brought a few tears to their own eyes today with a demonstration of how to absolutely embarrass oneself by telling a bad joke. The headline is a variation on as stale a theme as one can find: “Alex Ovechkin Having Trouble Following Puck On TV“. And the detail? Well, yeah. One can certainly appreciate the Onion Sports Network’s self-deprecating sense of irony.