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Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source (1999)

by The Onion, Scott Dikkers (Editor), John Krewson (Section editor), Maria Schneider (Section editor), Robert Siegel (Section editor)

Other authors: Todd Hanson (Contributor), Tim Harrod (Contributor), David Javerbaum (Contributor), Ryan Kallberg (Contributor), Carol Kolb (Contributor)9 more, Mike Loew (Contributor), Kurt Luchs (Contributor), Randel Shard (Contributor), Rick Streed (Contributor), Jack Szwergold (Contributor), Scott K. Templeton (Designer), Stephen Thompson (Copy editor), Andrew Welyczko (Designer), T. Herman Zweibel (Introduction)

Series: The Onion (book 1)

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The staff of The Onion presents a satirical collection of mock headlines and news stories, including an account of the Pentagon's development of an A-bomb-resistant desk for schoolchildren.

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Simply indispensable for understanding our zeitgeist.
  Mark_Feltskog | Dec 23, 2023 |
One word: Genius. ( )
  GirlMeetsTractor | Mar 22, 2020 |
If you've read "The Onion", you know what you are getting with "Our Dumb Century"; lots of laughs, as well as some satire that cuts so close to the bone it stops being funny.

Set out as headline stories from throughout the Twentieth Century, with satirical jabs at the eras they were covering, so we get a story from the early 1900s of rich people enjoying the spectacle of poor people dying, then the Titanic makes an appearance, as do wars and the pill. Highly recommended. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Mar 20, 2019 |
A typically humorous Onion look at the events of the 20th century. Most of it is spot on, but there are definitely some misses. The newspaper format works absolutely, as they have endeavored to change the look of the newspaper to match the newspapers of the era being spoofed. ( )
  Devil_llama | Apr 15, 2011 |
Pretty damn funny. ( )
  CarmenOhio | Jul 9, 2009 |
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The Onionprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dikkers, ScottEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Krewson, JohnSection editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Schneider, MariaSection editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Siegel, RobertSection editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanson, ToddContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harrod, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Javerbaum, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kallberg, RyanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kolb, CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Loew, MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Luchs, KurtContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shard, RandelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Streed, RickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Szwergold, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Templeton, Scott K.Designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, StephenCopy editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welyczko, AndrewDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zweibel, T. HermanIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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