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When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Mom Finds Disturbing Reading Material In Teenage Son’s Bedroom

OMAHA, NE—Saying she felt disgusted and saddened by the shocking discovery, local woman Beth Loomis told reporters Thursday that she was deeply disturbed after finding recruitment reading material from the Baylor University football team in her teenage son’s bedroom.

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Rural Working-Class Archbishops Come Out In Droves To Welcome Trump To Vatican

VATICAN CITY—Arriving in their dusty pickup trucks from as far away as the dioceses of Oria and Locri-Gerace to express their support for a leader who they say embodies their interests and defends their way of life, droves of rural working-class archbishops reportedly poured into St. Peter’s Square today to greet U.S. president Donald Trump during his visit to the Vatican.

Rookie First Baseman Nervous To Chat With Baserunners

ATLANTA—Noting how important it is to make a good first impression, Pittsburgh Pirates rookie first baseman Josh Bell told reporters before Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves that he’s still nervous about chatting with opposing baserunners.
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The Onion’s Father’s Day Gift Guide For Dad Around The House

Father’s Day is only a few days away, and what better way to show your dad how much he means to you than with one of these amazing gifts he can always use around the house?


Lawn Master 96-Piece Rake Set ($79.99)

Before your dad goes out to take care of those leaves piling up in the yard, he’ll love taking a few solid hours to put together this easy-to-assemble rake that comes in 96 individual pieces. It’s also just as fun to disassemble!


Lawn Master 96-Piece Rake Set ($89.99)

For the completist in all our dads, this special-edition collection from Lawn Master features 96 different rakes of all sizes.


Phil Mickelson’s head in a bag ($24.99)

Your dad tunes in every weekend to watch Lefty on TV; now he can finally bring the professional golfer home once and for all. Perfect for any house’s mantle!


“King of the Mill” 5,000-acre Yakima, WA industrial sawmill ($4.4 million)

You can’t go wrong buying your dad this classic lumbering facility located in the Pacific Northwest. Comes complete with over 1,200 individual edging, trimming, and drying machines and up to 14,000 employees to get started.


Prosthetic Legs ($9,200)

87 percent of dads have lost their legs and are forced to crawl around their homes to complete basic everyday tasks. Buy your dad a pair of prosthetic legs today!


The son he always wanted ($799.99)

Your dad will well up in pride when you finally give him this 27-year-old who has a six-figure job on Wall Street, played fullback through his senior year in college, and never once wasted a large portion of his life trying to start a band.


Custom barbecue apron made of mom’s hair ($19.99)

Nothing quite says “summer” like this custom-designed apron made entirely using the hair of your mother. Dad can hit the grill this Fourth of July knowing his one true love is always near.


Book with a sepia-tone photo of a cannon on the cover ($34.99)

Nothing will complete your dad’s bookshelf like this handsome, cloth-bound tome covered with an aged photo of a cannon sitting on grass. Looks like it has a good amount of text on the inside and even some more black-and-white photos of bearded men staring at the camera.

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