Tuesday, October 25, 2005

please note that the white house does not endorse this blog.

the onion got a cease-and-desist letter from the white house for using the presidential seal. something about people mistakenly thinking that the president endorses the onion. who said irony was dead? then again, the onion often suspends its satire and simply provides facts, like the january 2001 article "Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over.'"

the new york times smartly asked how the white house found the infringement, and a spokesman said, "Despite the seriousness of the Bush White House, more than one Bush staffer reads The Onion and enjoys it thoroughly," he said. "We do have a sense of humor, believe it or not."

spoken like someone with absolutely no sense of humor at all.

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