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The Onion’s 2017 Oscar Picks

The 89th Academy Awards features a more diverse slate of film and actor nominees than in past years, though the ceremony could still field #OscarsSoWhite criticism. Here are The Onion’s picks for who should take home the coveted Oscar statuettes:

A Timeline Of The EPA

A recently introduced House bill that would dissolve the Environmental Protection Agency questions the value of what this agency does and what its goals are. The Onion provides a timeline of the EPA’s 47-year history:
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Is There Life on Mars?

NASA scientists recently discovered a Martian rock that may contain the remains of ancient life, raising the distinct possibility that we are not alone in the universe. What do you think?
  • "Life on Mars? That's nothing—you should see the hideous lifeform that just fell out of my wife."

    Herb Leuchtenberg Financier
  • "As a 15th century peasant, I am frightened by this news. I must now go read Scripture by the light of a burning witch."

    Oliver Teufel Orthopedic Surgeon
  • "Perhaps now we'll find that men truly are from Mars—and that women are from Venus."

    Karyn Orosco Psychologist
  • "Earthman! You have violated the intergalactic codes of the Funk! I wanna see y'all put your hands together and get on up for the Mothership!"

    James Santos Electrician
  • "Any educated person should know a meteor in Antarctica is no proof of Martian life. It can only be the passed gallstone of Guntuska, mighty All-Father of the Skies."

    Patti Phelps Comptroller
  • "This is another sign that the end is nigh. That's as good a reason as any to pork my cousin."

    Tim Backman Systems Analyst
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