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The Onion Platinum Prestige Encore Gold Premium Collector's Edition
contains the first three books by The Onion, America's Finest News Source: Our Dumb Century
; The Onion's Finest News Reporting, Vol. 1
; and Dispatches from the Tenth Circle
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• Fully Turnable Pages
• Genuine Repackaging
• Remastered Binding
• Easy-to-Read Black Type
• Thousands of Commas
• A One-of-a-Kind ISBN
• Front-Wheel Drive, Dual Airbags, and Rich Leather Interior
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The editors of "The Onion, " the most popular humor site on the Web, and the authors of the bestselling "Our Dumb Century, " offer the funniest and most gleefully subversive stories ever to appear in their publication--and some that are offered for the first time.
is the world's most popular humor periodical. Its first book, Our Dumb Century
, was a New York Times
#1 best-seller and winner of the 1999 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Now The Onion
returns with Volume One of the paper's greatest, most hard-hitting stories, including:
--Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia: Operation Vowel Storm Will Make Countless Bosnian Names More Pronounceable
--Jesus Christ Returns to NBA
--Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes
--I Can't Stand My Filthy Hippy Owner by Thunder the Ferret
About the Author
Started by two University of Wisconsin undergraduates in 1988, The Onion
began as an alternative weekly newspaper -- with an emphasis on parody -- in Madison. While some believe The Onion
got its name from the slang for a "juicy news story," it was actually named when the two founders were short on cash and eating onion sandwiches. Editor-in-Chief Scott Dikkers worked as a cartoonist during The Onion's
first year, then with Pete Haise, the current publisher, bought the paper from its founders. "For a long time we were kind of a Weekly World News
parody combined with your usual sophomoric college-humor publication," says Dikkers. In 1995 Dikkers shifted the focus of the paper to a straight news parody and found the voice for which The Onion
is known today.
In 1996, The Onion made an unprecedented launch into cyberspace, and www.theonion.com soon became one of the nation's most heavily visited Web sites. The newspaper edition is available in bookstores and newsstands nationwide. With a half-million readers online, more than 350,000 readers of the print edition, and millions of listeners to The Onion Radio News (broadcast on 72 stations nationwide), The Onion has been called "the most popular humor periodical in world history" by The New Yorker.
And the plaudits don't stop there. The Chicago Tribune called it "genius" and Rolling Stone named Scott Dikkers one of the nation's top-ten favorite writers.
Scott Dikkers and the editorial staff of The Onion -- Robert Siegel, Todd Hanson, Maria Schneider, Tim Harrod, Carol Kolb, John Krewson, Mike Loew, Joe Garden, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum -- are based in Madison, Wisconsin.