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34-Year-Old Asks For Big Piece

MADISON, WI—Directing the server to the large square in the corner, local 34-year-old Matthew Hinke asked for a big piece of cake during a workplace birthday party, sources confirmed Tuesday.

Mom Produces Decorative Gift Bag Out Of Thin Air

LEXINGTON, MA—Conjuring the item into existence along with several sheets of perfectly coordinated tissue paper, local mother Caroline Wolfson, 49, reportedly produced a decorative gift bag out of thin air Tuesday within a mere fraction of a second of her daughter mentioning she needed to wrap a present.

Cake Just Sitting There

Take It

CHICAGO—Assuring you that there was nothing to worry about and not a soul around who would see you, sources confirmed Tuesday that a large piece of chocolate cake was just sitting there and that you should go ahead and take it.
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Slow-Thinking Bystander Weighing Pros And Cons Of Pulling Man Out Of River

LA CROSSE, WI—Proceeding with great deliberation, bystander Albert Preston carefully considered every possible option Thursday while attempting to discern the best way to respond to the plight of a man who appeared to be drowning in the nearby Black River. "Hold on!" Preston yelled out after thoroughly reviewing the steps of CPR, using landmarks on the shore to estimate the speed at which the current was violently rushing the victim downstream, and performing an honest self-evaluation of his own skill as a swimmer. "How much would you say you weigh?" At press time, Preston was calculating which of five available branches, if any, would be both long enough to reach the drowning man and strong enough not to break during an attempt to pull him to safety, as well as considering what he might say to the man after rescuing him.

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