What's your favourite The Onion-comes-to-life story?
[More:]In their brilliant 9/11 issue, The Onion
ran a story entitled, "Not Knowing What Else To Do, Woman Bakes American-Flag Cake"
A few months later, I was grocery shopping one evening and half-listening to the Delilah radio program playing over the store's PA system. Delilah
is a syndicated radio host who plays lots of sappy songs, constantly assures listeners she's glad they're making her a part of their lives and urges them to reach out and love someone, and takes calls from people who tell "uplifting" stories about their own lives. She does manage to come across as a sincere and reasonably sensible person, but basically she wouldn't know irony if it came up and bit her in the ass.
Anyway, on this particular evening, a woman called in and announced proudly that in an effort to make herself feel better after 9/11, she had knitted an American flag afghan. I laughed so hard I damn near fell into my shopping cart.