An Onion video released Tuesday about a fake NYPD "stop-and-kiss" policy, "which allows officers to kiss anyone who they think looks suspicious," is upsetting a lot of people on the internet who think it's real. Dumb people treating Onion stories as fact is nothing new, but reactions to this one are still pretty fun.
Check out these real tweets about the story:
While Thanksgiving is just hours away, we gather here on this Eve of Forced Familial Interactions to discuss a holiday much more solitary: The Night The Tooth Fairy Visits. It’s an event that comes at different times of year for every child (or adult with severe dental decay) who believes in the majestic molar monger (does the tooth fairy even take molars?). That said, tooth fairy interactions rarely happen the way writer/stars Matt Dennie and Josh Sharp depict in their The Truth About the Tooth (Fairy). For one, the winged wonder doesn’t wake you up. Because you’re asleep it’s hard to say if she looks like a transvestite hooker, [...]
There are two kinds of emails I receive that make my skin crawl. One is from a membership sales person at The Equinox gym in SoHo. I went in once with a friend and said I might join and now he emails me every day about special offers that “won’t ever be available again!” even though they’re available literally every day. His name’s Phil and he’s a real pain in the ass. The second kind of email that gives me the willies is the kind that pitches a sketch or web series idea about hipsters, zombies, or hipster zombies. It’s not that I have any deep-rooted aversion to these [...]
What’s the key to producing successful web videos? There’s no guidebook, that’s for sure. As much as we think we know what’s funny, what’ll get shared and featured on the likes of HuffPo and Splitsider, the viewing public is highly unpredictable. Luckily, creators aren’t totally in the dark — there are some unofficial rules of web media that start to guide our path toward digital success. Many have been talked about in this very column; you know the old faithfuls like “keep it under 3 minutes,” “keep it topical,” “relatable humor is good humor,” but perhaps the most salient “rule”, one creators’ share time and time again, is “Just make [...]
Here's Nick Offerman going over the history of the mustache for the YouTube channel Made Man. Like any good history lecture, it includes mention of Charles Bronson and Mario & Luigi.