Does Life Imitate Satire?

Check out the following onion article from January 18, 2001 titled Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity Is Finally Over’

It starts out like this:

“My fellow Americans,” Bush said, “at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us.”

It goes on from there. Someone took that article and put up hyperlinks to real news stories and you get something that makes the Onion look more like the Oracle. Take a look.

Disturbing Auctions

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A lot of people have discovered that they can make a little extra money by auctioning off on the internet those extra knick-knacks they have lying around. After all, as the saying goes, one person’s trash is another’s treasure.

But sometimes, trash is just trash.

This site is dedicated to the research and study of the most bizarre items found for sale on internet auction sites. Not the obviously fake auctions, like the infamous human kidney, but truly tacky stuff that people really, honestly, believed that someone would (and in some cases did) buy.

Pictured above is a Ram’s Head Snuff Muff.

Fruit Fly Fight Club

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These are some of the results from a study of 75 fruit fly fights staged at a neurobiology laboratory at Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, Mass. USA. The researchers videotaped and analyzed the fights to learn more about aggression. Future studies in the lab will use genetic mutations to investigate the neurobiology of aggression and also explore the gene expression consequences of winners and losers.

(via Boing Boing)

Free PCs

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Well, kind of:

Welcome to Metronomy, the revolutionary new concept which provides a FREE IBM HOME PC in exchange for your commitment to watch up to 3 minutes of advertising per hour of use.

Watch 3 minutes of ads for every hour I am on the computer??? I think I will pass but thanks anyway.
(via Bifurcated Rivets>