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20 Years Of Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling published ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ on June 26th, 1997, and it instantly became a cultural touchstone. The Onion looks back at the most important moments in the 20-year history of the Harry Potter franchise.

Pros And Cons Of The Gig Economy

Americans are increasingly using on-demand services, both as workers and consumers. Here are the major benefits and drawbacks of the gig economy.

Frontier Airlines Tells Customers To Just Fucking Deal With It

‘You’re Uncomfortable For A Few Hours And Then You Get To Be Somewhere Else,’ Says CEO

DENVER—Noting that some discomfort should be expected while traveling to a faraway place in just a few goddamn hours, officials from ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines reportedly told customers Thursday to just fucking deal with it.
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How Virtual Reality Will Change Our Lives

Here are some potential ways that Oculus Rift and other virtual reality technologies will affect our lives.

  • Pornography: New 360-degree pornographic films will allow viewers to pan all around the bed and across the room to where cameramen and boom mic operators are standing
  • Education: Students will have access to wealth of new interactive visual aids that won’t be updated for the next 50 years
  • Business: Provides another medium that CEO won’t understand but will demand be wedged into the new marketing campaign by June
  • VR Industry: Potential to see moderate growth in this sector
  • Tourism: Could very well grind to screeching halt once travelers realize they can experience Liberty Bell from comfort of own living room
  • Neck Pain: Cases of neck pain projected to triple in both volume and severity over the next five years
  • Music: Immersion in 360-degree drum kits will allow amateurs to thrash with increased sickness
  • Clamming: Virtual reality to have no discernible impact on clamming
  • Mental Health: Putting on a VR headset to discuss feelings of dissociation and detachment with a computer-generated avatar will be extremely quick and affordable

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J.K. Rowling published ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ on June 26th, 1997, and it instantly became a cultural touchstone. The Onion looks back at the most important moments in the 20-year history of the Harry Potter franchise.

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