My Long Lost Brother

Check out the surnames in this week's "American Voices" section of the Onion.

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  • The Bearded Hobbit||

    .. your brother's a lot darker than you!!

    .. nice recognition, guys ..

    .. Hobbit

  • ev||

    im bekifft and betrunken but that's just hilarious

    way to go onion

  • Nibble||

    How, Reason really loves dancing on the RP campaign's grave!

  • .||

    How = Wow

  • ||

    How, Reason really loves dancing on the RP campaign's grave!

    ????

  • ||

    Congradulations!

    Reason staff finely get the cred they deserve. Welch and Weigel must be steaming they didn't get mentioned. Whose the mole there at the Onion?

  • ||

    It is impressive that so far there has not been a response that hasn't magled the English language. Including this one.

  • ||

    Au contraire, my response wasn't in English.

  • Brian Sorgatz||

    I can only hope that my (presumable) long lost cousin in Minnesota admires me as much as that fictional character admires you, Radley.

  • ||

    Shouldn't this topic get a hat tip the the H&R commenter that noted it in a previous thread?

  • Brian Sorgatz||

    kwais,
    I figure that it's Radley's job to avoid stealing the limelight from his co-workers, if that's the situation.

  • ||

    BlueBook | June 14, 2008, 7:35pm |

    In the Friday Political Thread. no e-mail given.

  • thoreau||

    You know you've made it when the Onion is spoofing you.

  • BlueBook||

    Heh, I'm not in the employ of Reason or Onion, but I was wondering if there was any overlap between their respective staff. If not, then thoreau is right: you've finally earned the attention of America's Finest News Source.

    ...Which may or may not be a good thing...

  • Orange Line Special||

    I don't get it. The people at the link are nobodies, just regular people off the street. Are their names anagrams for something, or do they spell out a code or something?

  • stoneymonster||

    I don't get it. The people at the link are nobodies, just regular people off the street. Are their names anagrams for something, or do they spell out a code or something?

    if you think REAL hard OLS, you *just* might figure it out.

    Then again, mehbenot.

  • Someone Who Doesn\'t Want to L||

    My favorite joke in the "American Voices" bit is the constant appearance of a professional "Systems Analyst".

  • thoreau||

    If you rearrange some of the letters in the names and add a few more letters and then subtract some out you get "Reconquista."

    Tremble, Lonewacko. Tremble.

  • ||

    Tremble, Lonewacko. Tremble.



    Don't you mean, "TrembleLonewackoTremble."?

    It should be noted that TheOnion has a decidedly pro-SuperHighwayBias.

  • ||

    Whoever managed to troll as lonewacko in an Onion thread should come forward. Nice work.

  • J||

    Now Reason is in the big leagues.

  • ||

    < 5% of Onion readers will get it. My admiration for them just grew. Congrats to the Reason staff. Getting spoofed by Onion is a much deserved compliment.

  • Nigel Watt||

    How, Reason really loves dancing on the RP campaign's grave!



    This response began making a lot more sense after I realized that was an exclamation point and not an "l". I still have no idea what it's about, though, as I can't access the Onion at work.

  • Eric S.||

    Kudos folks! Begs an obvious question though, are we missing inside jokes on a weekly basis? Has American Voices always used that kind of insiderism?

  • Usage Pedant||

    Eric S. - your basic point is correct, but it doesn't "beg" that question so much as it "asks" it.

  • ||

    Nigel,

    It was either the knee-jerk response of a humorless Paultard or a joke.

  • ||

    Also, remember that it's hard to make up random names every week, so I'm sure they just mix and match names found in various sources all the time.

  • robc||

    American Voices hasnt been the same since they got rid of "Man with Hat".

  • thoreau||

    American Voices hasnt been the same since they got rid of "Man with Hat".

    DRINK!

    :)

  • robc||

    thoreau,

    DRINK!

    I should have said "The Onion isnt the same since I cant pick up the printed version anymore." (I moved out of Wisconsin in 1994, so it has been nearly 14 years now since I picked up a printed version)

    My all time favorite Onion was "Smells like Splattered Brains" the week after Cobain offed himself.

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