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Strong
07-09-2013, 12:54 PM
Hey Zap, can we have a feed from The Onion. (http://www.theonion.com/) I think they would fit in perfectly around here. :sqbiggrin:

Zap
08-09-2013, 10:56 AM
I'll look into it. It would be great, methinks.

Zap
11-09-2013, 10:42 AM
Well... That was short lived.
I've taken the RSS feed for the Onion down.
It appears they've gone the subscription route, so their posts in our News section will be of little use to us here.

Atom
11-09-2013, 10:49 AM
They may have read one of my replies. My humblest apologies. lol

tsdesigns
11-09-2013, 11:03 AM
A similar news site like the onion (so spoof/funny news stories):
The Daily Mash | Its news to us (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/)

Think its more UK based though, but still, might fit in around here :)

Atom
11-09-2013, 01:11 PM
Or we could get the UK version of The Onion; The Bloomin' Onion.

Muddy
11-09-2013, 04:00 PM
We must at all costs avoid The Bloody Onion though.

Muddy
11-09-2013, 04:01 PM
How did we get the feed for as long as we did?

Atom
11-09-2013, 04:11 PM
We must at all costs avoid The Bloody Onion though.That's right, let's keep this vegetarian, or is that vegan? I never know.

Atom
11-09-2013, 04:12 PM
How did we get the feed for as long as we did?We was hungry.

Zap
11-09-2013, 05:12 PM
How did we get the feed for as long as we did?

The feed actually works still, but only posts the first line or two of the story. As soon as you click to link to go to the Onion to read the rest, you lose.
They apparently allow you 5 stories for free, then you get blocked.

Zap
11-09-2013, 05:16 PM
A similar news site like the onion (so spoof/funny news stories):
The Daily Mash | Its news to us (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/)

Think its more UK based though, but still, might fit in around here :)

Just added it. Thanks!

Atom
11-09-2013, 05:53 PM
You just removed a shitload of posts, Zap.

I like the Canadian news better.

Atom
11-09-2013, 06:11 PM
On the upside, water has just been discovered in Kenya.

Zap
11-09-2013, 07:18 PM
You just removed a shitload of posts, Zap.

I like the Canadian news better.

The previous posts created by the feed should still be there, but they've been buried by the new feed that Nick suggested.
When I add a feed for the first time, I take the last 20 posts so a shitload of them come in at once.

Atom
11-09-2013, 07:25 PM
The previous posts created by the feed should still be there, but they've been buried by the new feed that Nick suggested.
When I add a feed for the first time, I take the last 20 posts so a shitload of them come in at once.

May they rest in peace then, I think it was mostly just a lot of my buttsmoke blowing practice anyway. lol

Strong
13-09-2013, 12:45 PM
Thanks for trying with The smelly Onion Zap, it was a good idea until someone yanked their arm and their eyes started spinning and stopped on the dollar signs. :sqrolleyes:

Atom
14-09-2013, 02:37 PM
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Atom
14-09-2013, 03:33 PM
I suppose the UK version should've been called The Funyun, Funyuns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funyuns) but the Daily Mash wanted to avoid copyright infringement.

Atom
14-09-2013, 04:08 PM
Or maybe that would be trademark infringement, I don't know. I guess they could've used Funion but that may be taken too. I don't dislike the name Daily Mash, that's actually a pretty good one I think, but I also think it stands to reason that funions have more fun.

Atom
14-09-2013, 04:27 PM
It's kind of hard to believe that wiki has a page for Funyuns but I'm slowly learning to put nothing past them.

Strong
15-09-2013, 09:11 AM
I used to draw a sad onion face. It was like a smilie but different. I developed the idea into a whole family of sad onions. I was going to do a comic strip based on the idea. I still have the drawing somewhere I think. The onion was really sad looking. :sqfrown:

Atom
15-09-2013, 11:22 AM
If you run across it give it a post, I don't think I've seen it.

Strong
15-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Okay. Maybe I'll draw you one specially.

Atom
15-09-2013, 11:55 AM
Great. Boy, I can't believe we are still on topic, this has to be some kind of record.

Strong
15-09-2013, 12:00 PM
So Atom, maybe you can help me.

Yesterday I was watching a film, Battle Los Angeles or something. It was about aliens invading Earth. A squad of marines were sent to a police station to collect civilians who had been left in the alien's beach head area. Now ordinarily I'd be routing for the American soldiers all the way through. But, you know that thing about suspending disbelief when watching or reading fiction, well I just couldn't do it.

It wasn't the film, it wasn't the aliens. I just kept thinking, well those Americans politicos probably did something to deserve it! Irrational I know. FFS!!! What the hell is that about? When did I become so cynical that I can't watch sci-fi without bring my mistrust of politicians into it!

I was shocked at myself. I know there are Americans that I would trust implicitly like you and Ed for instance, but this whole internet thing has made me mistrust a whole country. Before I used to think those conspiracy theorists were crazy like building a hot dog stand in the South China Sea, but I'm finding I'm increasingly sympathetic to their misgivings about politics and big business.

You are sane and completely rational, (well except when you imbibe the alcoholic mouth wash thing), so let me ask you am I wrong to distrust America (the nation as opposed to the people, although that could be seen as sophistry). What do you think of what your government is doing in your name?

Atom
15-09-2013, 12:49 PM
So Atom, maybe you can help me.

Yesterday I was watching a film, Battle Los Angeles or something. It was about aliens invading Earth. A squad of marines were sent to a police station to collect civilians who had been left in the alien's beach head area. Now ordinarily I'd be routing for the American soldiers all the way through. But, you know that thing about suspending disbelief when watching or reading fiction, well I just couldn't do it.

It wasn't the film, it wasn't the aliens. I just kept thinking, well those Americans politicos probably did something to deserve it! Irrational I know. FFS!!! What the hell is that about? When did I become so cynical that I can't watch sci-fi without bring my mistrust of politicians into it!

I was shocked at myself. I know there are Americans that I would trust implicitly like you and Ed for instance, but this whole internet thing has made me mistrust a whole country. Before I used to think those conspiracy theorists were crazy like building a hot dog stand in the South China Sea, but I'm finding I'm increasingly sympathetic to their misgivings about politics and big business.

You are sane and completely rational, (well except when you imbibe the alcoholic mouth wash thing),
so let me ask you am I wrong to distrust America (the nation as opposed to the people, although that could be seen as sophistry).No.
What do you think of what your government is doing in your name?Very little. It is nice not having to starve I suppose. I'll probably be thinking a bit more when I start receiving my SS checks in a couple of years.

ewomack
15-09-2013, 02:00 PM
One of my vacation destinations was Washington D.C. and I was extremely surprised - not one full cavity search! I had all of my bags poked and prodded by complete strangers in uniform, but only for some of the major sites. In Philadelphia I had to do the security hokey pokey and turn around with my arms in the air... one of the security guards pointed at a bulge in my pants pocket - it was my keys - she asked "what is that?" and I resisted saying "I'm just happy to see you." It was tempting, though... that ol' Satan... I tell 'ya...

Muddy
15-09-2013, 02:04 PM
There is absolutely no way I could have resisted.

Zap
16-09-2013, 07:01 AM
I would have to resist because the authorities (especially the US authorities) seem to enjoy picking on me in particular.
If I give them any excuse, it would surely mean even more difficulty for me.

Zap
16-09-2013, 07:06 AM
I just kept thinking, well those Americans politicos probably did something to deserve it! Irrational I know. FFS!!! What the hell is that about? When did I become so cynical that I can't watch sci-fi without bring my mistrust of politicians into it!

I was shocked at myself. I know there are Americans that I would trust implicitly like you and Ed for instance, but this whole internet thing has made me mistrust a whole country. Before I used to think those conspiracy theorists were crazy like building a hot dog stand in the South China Sea, but I'm finding I'm increasingly sympathetic to their misgivings about politics and big business.


When, in the history of the Earth, has a goverment proven itself trustworthy? Incorruptible? Benevolent?
I am increasingly of the opinion that governments anywhere can't be trusted. They work towards their own interest, not ours.
And any time our interests and their interests come into conflict, I see their interests being taken care of, time and time again.
So, yeah, you're not some crazy conspiracy theorist to believe that governments are corrupt. They are. You're a realist.

Muddy
16-09-2013, 10:26 AM
Truer words were never spake.

Muddy
17-09-2013, 10:31 AM
Frankly, I'm finding The Daily Mash to be superior to The Onion.

Zap
17-09-2013, 10:39 AM
Frankly, I'm finding The Daily Mash to be superior to The Onion.

The fact that you can actually read it, might be a factor. LOL!

Atom
17-09-2013, 11:26 AM
Frankly, I'm finding The Daily Mash to be superior to The Onion.

They certainly seem to like their adjectives don't they. I think I like The Toronto Sun for their brevity.

Zap
17-09-2013, 11:51 AM
They certainly seem to like their adjectives don't they. I think I like The Toronto Sun for their brevity.

Yes. That, and also for how they like to keep abreast (http://www.torontosun.com/sunshine-girl) of things.

Atom
17-09-2013, 11:54 AM
Yes. That, and also for how they like to keep abreast (http://www.torontosun.com/sunshine-girl) of things.Now that right there is news, partner. yeehaaaaw

Atom
17-09-2013, 01:09 PM
Both The Mash and The Onion have some clever writers. I also enjoy being beaten regularly.

Atom
17-09-2013, 01:19 PM
I wonder where Halo is hiding. He may be vacationing at Wally World.

Zap
18-09-2013, 07:37 AM
WTF?!?!?
Now the DailyMash is giving me the same shit as the Onion. They allow 7 free articles.

tsdesigns
18-09-2013, 09:01 AM
WTF?!?!?
Now the DailyMash is giving me the same shit as the Onion. They allow 7 free articles.

:( well that was short lived...ah well.

Zap
18-09-2013, 09:07 AM
Nice try, though.
Maybe ads just aren't generating enough revenue. They'll probably lose readers, though.

tsdesigns
18-09-2013, 10:04 AM
Might be a country specific thing, I seem to be okay reading their articles...?

Zap
18-09-2013, 10:33 AM
Might be a country specific thing, I seem to be okay reading their articles...?

I was too, until I read article #7.
When I tried to read #8, I got the warning.
Same thing happened at the Onion. Read the first 5 without even a warning.

Muddy
18-09-2013, 01:07 PM
Might be a country specific thing, I seem to be okay reading their articles...?

Same here...no problem.

Atom
18-09-2013, 07:39 PM
Olly olly oxen free.

Zap
19-09-2013, 06:41 AM
Same here...no problem.

One of you guys want to be brave enough to read 5 articles at the Onion or 7 articles at the Daily Mash and see if you get blocked too?
Maybe they just don't like Canadians? :sqconfused:

FUCKERS!

Muddy
19-09-2013, 08:50 AM
I already viewed well over a dozen at the Daily Mash before I posted above. I'll try it at the Onion and report back.

Muddy
19-09-2013, 09:00 AM
17 and counting...looks like they just don't like Canadians.

Zap
19-09-2013, 09:05 AM
WTF?!?!?

You guys don't get this???

http://www.btwimho.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2347&d=1379599510

Muddy
19-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Nope, never once. Is there a distinction between regular pages and premium pages?

Zap
19-09-2013, 09:23 AM
Not that I'm aware of. I get that popup for any story I click on.

Muddy
19-09-2013, 09:25 AM
http://www.avclub.com/articles/about-the-onions-new-paid-content-system,60129/

Muddy
19-09-2013, 09:29 AM
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110808/17141315444/disappointing-onion-tests-paywall.shtml

Zap
19-09-2013, 10:34 AM
Odd that Nick isn't running into issues with the Onion, though.

Muddy
19-09-2013, 11:14 AM
Yeah, I thought the same thing.

tsdesigns
19-09-2013, 11:19 AM
Yeah, I'm getting it on the onion - just not on the daily mash.

Probably run in the same kind of way. So the onion stops anyone outwith the US, and the daily mash stops anyone outwith the UK?

Anyway, both are not ideal for the news feed in here :(

Muddy
19-09-2013, 12:05 PM
I can also read the Daily Mash with no limit.

Zap
19-09-2013, 06:10 PM
Maybe we should revisit this in a while m
The Onion did say it was a trial to see how it goes.

Atom
19-09-2013, 08:54 PM
Good idea. FYI I haven't had a problem with either either.

Atom
19-09-2013, 08:57 PM
No onion pop-up here. No mashed potato pop-ups either.

Atom
19-09-2013, 09:26 PM
I get a Toronto Sun pop-up every 20 articles showing a subscription offer which I don't really mind much.

Atom
19-09-2013, 09:31 PM
Taterpops.

Strong
22-09-2013, 05:47 AM
I'm protesting against The Smelly Onion by ignoring them.

Muddy
22-09-2013, 02:20 PM
https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/733972_4477202494889_1664886574_n.jpg