The Onion, as per Wikipedia, is “an American digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes satirical articles on international, national, and local news. Based in Chicago, the company originated as a weekly print publication on August 29, 1988 in Madison, Wisconsin….The Onion‘s articles cover current events, both real and fictional, satirizing the tone and format of traditional news organizations with stories, editorials, op-ed pieces, and man-in-the-street interviews using a traditional news website layout and an editorial voice modeled after that of the Associated Press.”
The Onion, as per The Onion, is “the world’s leading news publication, offering highly acclaimed, universally revered coverage of breaking national, international, and local news events. Rising from its humble beginnings as a print newspaper in 1756, The Onion now enjoys a daily readership of 4.3 trillion and has grown into the single most powerful and influential organization in human history.”
And that pretty much gives you an idea about The Onion ;-).
What can I say…some people love The Onion and some people hate it. And when you’re a hardcore Disney fan, that love/hate thing can become even stronger because not only are they sometimes kind of spot on (that’s when you have to do a double take at the headline to see that, oh yeah, it’s just The Onion), but the popular satire site has not always been kind to The Walt Disney Company, particularly the division of Disney Parks and Resorts. Cases in point…
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When you see a commercial for a product or service – doesn’t matter what it is – they make it sound so wonderful and like it’s going to be such an awesome experience from beginning to end. You know the kinds I mean…the ones for places like dentist offices and used car dealerships. With big smiles and empty suggestions of pain-free everything…mouths, wallets, whatever. Yeah, they drive me nuts.
Anyway, I recently came across this commercial for the most honest airline ever. Unfortunately, it’s not a real company. But they took all the issues of a real airline, added some saccharine sweetness and Disney friendliness to it and, well, the intentional irony of it just made me smile. Maybe it’ll make you smile, too.
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So I have this friend on Facebook – his name is Mark. And Mark recently posted a story about what happened to him on a plane not all that long ago. It was so funny that I just had to ask permission to repost it here. Fortunately, he said yes! 🙂
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Some people like to travel to the same places over and over again – maybe to a certain beach town, a favorite mountain resort, or to Disney. We definitely do this – although we travel to lots of other places too, Joe and I have been going to Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels TX almost every year since 2007 or so.
When you visit the same place a lot, you start to get the true vibe of it, and it’s oftentimes different from what a “one time tourist” would get. You know what I mean. The establishments that are better, worse or more or less popular. Where you can get stuff cheaper. The neighborhoods that are fine and the ones you want to try to stay away from at nighttime. The restaurants that become your favorites. How the area has changed over time.
Anyway, a few years ago, I found a blog that draws maps. But they’re not just any maps…they’re of popular (and sometimes not-so-popular) locations and instead of helping you get from Point A to Point B, they’re chock full of satirical, cynical and tongue in cheek kinds of humor in terms of what can be found in different areas of said cities.
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I make it no secret that I’m not a fan of Spirit Airlines. No offense to those who do; I’m just at a point in my life where I’d rather pay a little more and get a few creature comforts like, you know, a cup of soda.
Spirit has known that their reputation has been iffy at best, and I give them credit – they’ve been doing a lot to try to better themselves, including working with Disney to improve its customer service. And it’s working – their website is the best it’s ever been in terms of having everything out in the open, and they’re now on time more often than two major airlines.
Despite this, Spirit is still not the best (or even close) and they know it. So I find it kind of refreshing when I see their sassy flight attendants throwing some zingers, self-depreciating and otherwise, around…
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