With the abundance of ways to receive information with the Internet, cable television and the numerous streaming services being the primary vessels, there is also an oversaturation of information and content. We’re so brand new to this new technological revolution that it can have detrimental side effects.
Twitter and Facebook are both bizarre landscapes where this is the most indicative. After following the vast array of people, companies, businesses, media and everything in the between, a five minute scrolling session could range from outrage over the end of the world to cutest viral puppy video. Your brain is processing a lot and that’s something none of us were subjected to just ten years ago. It’s not for the faint of heart and it’s definitely not for the fragile mind.
Thankfully we have comedy to bridge the gap. Saturday Night Live gives us that weekly dose of badly needed satire of the chaos coming from the White House. If you desperately need true escapism then you can watch any of the countless new original shows pedaled by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and everything on cable and network television. It’s a good ole case of optional paralysis where you scroll and scroll and thirty minutes later you still haven’t found the right thing to watch.
But then you have The Onion – a near 30-year-old news satire media company that hasn’t been quite as funny until the last several years.
The evolution of the satire, the jokes, has been quite remarkable amid the new Trump-era, a time when comedians are divided about whether to joke about the president and his administration at all. Some think it’s too easy, the others think it’s some sort of self-serving projection of their patriotism like it’s important to let everyone know where you stand.
Thankfully, The Onion wants none of that because nothing is off limits for them.
Here are some of the writing staff’s picks for some of the best over the last month.
Report: We Don’t Make Any Money If You Don’t Click The Fucking Link https://t.co/KCN50nfniV pic.twitter.com/9tQeT8YXOx
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 2, 2018
Trump Warns Iran That U.S. Won’t Tolerate Widespread Suffering In Any Country Besides America https://t.co/1JdpZ85PwV pic.twitter.com/V6glP76SK1
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 23, 2018
Dozens Of White Houses Materialize From Temporal Vortex As Trump’s Changing Account Of Putin Meeting Tears Apart Space-Time https://t.co/Z8aYvFX9TC pic.twitter.com/kTWGAAK8F8
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 20, 2018
FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States https://t.co/GhDsg1JQpL pic.twitter.com/kBEPaJIHy1
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 18, 2018
NBC Announces Fall Cancellation Lineup https://t.co/I3ObdK6NfX pic.twitter.com/0uYMwDKAXf
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 20, 2018
Concert Crowd Worried Singer Who Stepped Away From Mic Won’t Make It Back In Time For Chorus https://t.co/o0mAXX9SH4 pic.twitter.com/6xj6SaCvgE
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 22, 2018
World Wonders What Trump Has On United States That’s Forcing Nation To Keep Him In Power https://t.co/hcB6TbZ3Kf pic.twitter.com/DHtVvlX5RX
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 17, 2018
‘How Bad For The Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be?’ 30 Million People Wonder https://t.co/V8S78Tz8tn pic.twitter.com/VcgWysHcKH
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 8, 2018
Popular New Amazon Service Just Comes To Your House And Kills You https://t.co/PkJ10jGkMM pic.twitter.com/QRZNd4I4f4
— The Onion (@TheOnion) October 27, 2017
Pool Owner Has Bathing Suit That Touched His Penis You Can Borrow https://t.co/2qNxW1VA8O pic.twitter.com/5SHFaRusRU
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 6, 2018
Gay Man Unaware He Focus Of Thousands Of Prayers https://t.co/oxrlTubopV pic.twitter.com/1npbe3eOKe
— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 24, 2018
Bonus all-time favorite; they make a habit of posting this after every mass shooting. It’s brutal but honest.
‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens https://t.co/eXR1qR75zb pic.twitter.com/kPUGL7zAzn
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 18, 2018
The Onion is one of the best social media follows to zap you back to what really matters in the world right now – keeping a sense of humor.