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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.

Top Family Vacation Spots

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A Look At The Class Of 2019

This year’s incoming college freshmen will comprise the graduating class of 2019, with the majority of students born in the year 1997. Here are some facts and figures about these students and their worldview:

  • Most were only 12 years old when 2009 happened
  • 64th consecutive generation to save Texas Instruments from bankruptcy
  • They have never known a time when the majestic woolly mammoth roamed the Great Plains
  • Average of 3 students per class named after Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer
  • Chalkboards, paper books, and VHS tapes are all items they’ve been told they don’t remember or recognize
  • Al Roker at a non-lethal body weight for over half their lives
  • More of these students than any before will be the second, third, or fourth generation of their families to inherit crippling student loan debt
  • Do not personally know anyone who perished in the Y2K disaster
  • More or less indistinguishable from the class of 2018


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