After weeks of futile searching, I finally got my hands on a paper copy of The Onion this week. (For those who don't know, The Onion is a satirical news organization.) After I had read through it, I pondered out loud, "how about satirizing The Onion?" This thought quickly evolved into a debate about whether or not a satire of a satire is indistinguishable from reality. While the debate itself did not end in a conclusion or compromise (distraction by LOLcats may have been a factor), I took upon myself the challenge of satirizing The Onion.
P.S: A reader of an early draft of this "news item" commented that it looked less like a satire and more like an homage to The Onion. Isn't that ironic?