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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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Rising Oil Prices

Oil prices climbed to over $77 a barrel following BP’s announcement that it would shut down its Prudhoe Bay oil field. Here are the other factors involved in the rising costs:

  • Increased demand from oil collectors
  • More people starting to realize how delicious it tastes
  • Lack of dinosaurs dying en masse
  • Paris Hilton seen at red-carpet gala wearing nothing but crude petroleum
  • Urban children opening oil hydrants to cool down
  • Wife keeps driving to Kroger’s every day for some goddamn thing
  • Oil paintings sold in Holiday Inn Express lobbies finally earning respect of art world
  • Worldwide barrel shortage
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