Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bad language but boy is this funny!

For those of you who may not be familiar with them, The Onion is a satirical website that mimics a newspaper or news-site.  The Onion originated 20+ years ago as a fake newspaper, started by (I think) students at the University of Wisconsin.

They've continued over the years, and for several years have been publishing a website.

I popped by there today and found a headline:  "Latest Study Finds Cancer Calls Now Cruelly Mocking Researchers."   Related articles include "98% of Babies Manic Depressive" and "Doctors Closing In On 'Second Head-Bonk' Amnesia Cure'".

Anyhow, the article in question is not only funny but also pretty well researched.  For example:

"The report confirmed that while all types of carcinomas are beginning to make researchers feel like garbage, myeloma cancer cells in particular think they're God's gift just because they're resistant to the frontline drug Velcade."

Bad language abounds, but for those not offended by such things, this is definitely chuckle-inducing.,30074/


  1. Don't you just hate it when myeloma cancer cells get arrogant and believe their standing with God is better than other cells? When this happens with me, I simply introduce those cells to my nightly Revlimid.......

  2. Ain't that the truth! I used to internalize a little message to my cancer cells nightly as I swallowed Rev and wasn't much more polite than the language used in the article I referenced, either! :)

  3. Now THAT'S disturbingly funny! While The Onion sometimes runs afoul of my taste, okay often runs afoul of my taste, I still read it regularly and laugh my hind-parts off. I'd love to introduce the writer(s) of this piece to the sacred art of the bone marrow biopsy- for laughs, of course.