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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Everything We Know About 'The Onion' Writers and Adult Swim's New Website, Thing X


Earlier this year, we reported that the former Onion writers who stayed in NYC instead of moving back to Chicago are working on a new web video project with Adult Swim, and we finally have our first glimpse of the new website, Thing X, which will make its debut in a week on October 16th and is themed around a cartoonishly-evil corporation. The bare bones website, thingx.tv, is up now with the above video and a lengthy legal contract. You can also register for an account on the site, which results in you being e-mailed the following video:

In addition to the website, the Thing X writers have created pages on most social networking sites with exclusive content. There's a Facebook page, which features pictures/bios of the Board of Directors like this one:

There's a Thing X Instagram with pictures of celebrities who "fight for Thing X":

Plus, a Twitter, a Pinterest, and a Facebook and Twitter for Stop Thing X, an activist group that protests the Thing X corporation. We'll have to wait until October 16th to get a full glimpse of what Thing X is, but judging by all of this content, it's gonna be funny, weird, and elaborate.