Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Re-Post: Quote of the Day

This post was originally put on the now defunct "What Was I Thinking?" blog on September 23, 2008. Reposted here for your enjoyment.

On Tuesdays I like to hit you all with great snippets that come from the internet or radio, and lately I've been inundating you with info from NPR. I've decided today that I'd like to bring you a Quote of the Day from a great online news source that "rivals" NPR--The Onion.

If you're unfamiliar with The Onion, they're an online (and print, I believe) satirical news source, poking fun at our modern times and riffing on the news "establishment." They have a channel over at YouTube that is definitely worth subscribing to, and today's quote comes from their video, "Obama Vows to Shop America's Shitty Jobs From Going Overseas."

Obama is quoted as saying "We must stop the outsourcing of our most tedious and dangerous jobs to other countries... That shit work can and should be done by Americans."

McCain's camp responded, saying, "America needs to focus on the shitty jobs of the future, like telemarketing, customer service, and mind-numbingly boring office jobs."

The Onion is seriously funny (if you can understand that everything they do is satire, which some aren't able to comprehend). If you'd like another clip of how great The Onion is, watch this video (spoofing The Today Show) where Disney Labs announce their plan to launch the newest wave of genetically-engineered Disney Channel stars.

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