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Re: Virus Alert

Postby Bruce the Duck » Tue May 17, 2011 12:40 pm

Way_Moby wrote:Just read the article. That is a little insincere, but then, hey, I guess that's that site's job.


It's not the insincerity that is offensive, as you are correct - it's their job to be insincere. All of their articles are fake news. What's offensive about the article is the insensitivity.
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby Way_Moby » Tue May 17, 2011 4:54 pm

Did Al ever comment on that article?
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby JCM » Wed May 18, 2011 12:07 am

I doubt it. The Onion was pretty obscure back then, and they could get away with crap like that, though I'm not saying it's right.
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby RyanHippFTW » Wed May 18, 2011 1:29 am

JCM wrote:I doubt it. The Onion was pretty obscure back then, and they could get away with crap like that, though I'm not saying it's right.

No, they weren't. They have existed since the late-80s and have expanded greatly. If they were still "pretty obscure" at that point in time, I doubt that they would've kept on going or expanded the way they have.
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Wed May 18, 2011 3:19 am

Way_Moby wrote:Did Al ever comment on that article?


No, not in public. A writer for the Onion (NOT the one who wrote the article or the person who approved it for publication--I think he was a writer for the AV Club) said something to Al about not being in favor of it being published, and Al said something to the effect of "that's OK, I understand." This came from the Onion writer, but I don't remember where he posted it.
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby Way_Moby » Wed May 18, 2011 5:00 pm

Well that's good. I assume every comedy organization has at least a few people that overstep boundaries. Good to hear that Al has sense of humor!
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby minnick27 » Wed May 18, 2011 9:01 pm

I wouldnt say he has a sense of humor about it, he just brushed it off. Just shows how strong he is
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Wed May 18, 2011 9:06 pm

I certainly did not take it as an indication that Al had a sense of humor about it. I only took it as an indication that he was not going to hold the incident against the Onion. Basically, he forgave them.
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby JCM » Wed May 18, 2011 11:10 pm

Orthography Enthusiast wrote:
Way_Moby wrote:Did Al ever comment on that article?


No, not in public. A writer for the Onion (NOT the one who wrote the article or the person who approved it for publication--I think he was a writer for the AV Club) said something to Al about not being in favor of it being published, and Al said something to the effect of "that's OK, I understand." This came from the Onion writer, but I don't remember where he posted it.

Was it on the forum? I can't find it on Google.
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Re: Virus Alert

Postby RyanHippFTW » Wed May 18, 2011 11:11 pm

JCM wrote:Was it on the forum? I can't find it on Google.

For someone who makes posts based on heresay, you seem to be pretty insistent on getting people's sources for theirs.
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