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‘The Princess Bride’ By The Numbers

‘The Princess Bride’ was released 30 years ago today, and it has since become a classic beloved by people of all ages. ‘The Onion’ looks back at ‘The Princess Bride’ 30 years later.

Stunned Adam Schefter Receives Ominous Tip From Future Self

BRISTOL, CT—Slowly returning to his desk shaken and confused, sources reported Wednesday that ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was stunned to receive an ominous tip from his future self while walking through one of his office building’s hallways.
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Focus Groups Hated It Right Up Until Guy's Head Got Cut Off

LOS ANGELES—A focus group of 150 people who saw this one movie, Fox Searchlight's modern adaptation of some Charles Dickens classic, were unresponsive right up until the violent and sudden decapitation of the lead character, which was widely heralded as "awesome."

"For the first hour and 50 minutes, comments were along the lines of 'boring,' 'too talky,' and 'booooring,'" assistant producer Marla Cannon said Monday.

"But the final scene, in which the guy gives himself up to rebels who behead him on his twin brother's TV station, was described as 'totally sick' and 'kick-ass,' often in all capital letters or with multiple exclamation points."

Producers said they were currently reworking the film to include a bunch more beheadings.

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