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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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Drought Ravages U.S.

With the worst drought in half a century devastating the central and southern United States, the Agriculture Department has designated more than half the nation’s counties as disaster areas. Here are some consequences of the historically hot and dry conditions:

  • Google searches for “water” up 1,200 percent
  • Farmers and their families forced to try out different religions until the one true God provides rain
  • Odd-numbered street addresses only allowed to drink water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; even numbers get Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
  • Laziest rivers on record at Splashtown USA
  • Usefulness of water finally getting long-overdue recognition
  • Price of corn approaching $400 per cob
  • Missouri forced to suspend its expensive new “Come to Missouri and waste all the water you want” tourism campaign
  • Pretty hot out there
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