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The 6 Best Dresses At The Golden Globes

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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The Onion has fooled all of us at least once or twice. Usually all about satire, the Onion has taken to sometimes coming up with something to make you think.

This is one of those moments.



See the rest here.

No explanation, no sermon or scolding from the editors or photographers. Just photographs and captions.

Let this make you think about how our culture rewards abundance and greed, while others starve.

~Tenth
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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I'm lost I don't get it. how did they fool you Tenth?

I get the picture, but it is not fooling anyone.

Preaching to the Choir here, most on ATS understands these thing, which is good.

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:00 PM
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I am guessing this is some kind of mistake made by whoever runs the website?



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:02 PM
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This is beautiful.

We need more reminders like this. Well done Onion ... well #ing done!


ETA - this is a take on what people are paying attention to instead of what they should be paying attention to.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:02 PM
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GREAT commentary by the Onion.

If you don't get it, this is the message:

Stupid Americans are more concerned with what the useless actor monkeys were wearing to another self-congratulatory awards show, when they should be more concerned with world events, like mass murder in Syria for example. Ya know, things that might actually AFFECT us.

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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Sad, actually.

But don't worry.

A movie based on a true story always sits better with the public.

Maybe the Onion deserves an Oscar?

S&F



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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I don't give a crap about the golden globes and who was wearing what..

Screw them.. They should of added subtitles, most of those *soldiers* were terrorist..

Nothing we can do about what is going on in those pictures.. They are going to do what they want too.??

Why does America have to intervene EVERY TIME there is a problem??

Yes tragic, and sad, atrocities happen everyday, everywhere.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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I think it's supposed to be sarcasm. Pointing out how MSM or people in general are more interested in covering the vanity of the awards show then covering real world issues.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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I think you misunderstood the entire point of the Onion's piece.

That's ok though, a lot of people have a hard time with veiled social commentary.

It's not about American intervening, it's about setting your priorities as to what is important in your media. The golden globes should carry far less weight then a gun legislation debate, or an international crisis that your country was involved in.

~Tenth
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:17 PM
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It was the opposite for me.
I was actually upset with your thread title.
I thought "Seriously? On ATS? Who gives a damn?"

Well done to you OP and well done to the Onion. Very well done.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
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I think you misunderstood the entire point of the Onion's piece.

That's ok though, a lot of people have a hard time with veiled social commentary.

It's not about American intervening, it's about setting your priorities as to what is important in your media. The golden globes should carry far less weight then a gun legislation debate, or an international crisis that your country was involved in.

~Tenth
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Agreed.. I am not having a hard time with it, it is just something that is totally out of my hands..

I myself am struggling EVERYDAY to keep food in my own stomach and a roof over my head also..



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by chiefsmom "I was actually upset with your thread title.
I thought "Seriously? On ATS? Who gives a damn?"


i saw the title and thought - 'there must be a twist to this'. and there was. good stuff.




posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:50 PM
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Hey, they have to feed the dumbed down masses crap to keep them 'dumbed down'.

Duh, Jessica Alba is hot.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:57 PM
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veiled social commentary


Isn't that just code either

a, being so pretentious and talking in codes like a 7 year old.

or

b, not having the balls to come out and say what you really think because it might offend

If you can justify your commentary, then the person it offends is wrong. If you have to hide or disguise it. Then it's bet not said.

simples



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by JakiusFogg
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veiled social commentary


Isn't that just code either

a, being so pretentious and talking in codes like a 7 year old.

or

b, not having the balls to come out and say what you really think because it might offend

If you can justify your commentary, then the person it offends is wrong. If you have to hide or disguise it. Then it's bet not said.

simples


I understand what you are saying but perhaps you are unfamiliar with The Onion. All of their material is veiled that way. Its not a matter of hiding it out of fear of offending someone. It's hidden because it mocks the everyday media with its own style.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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I'ts funny I saw it on the onion and was like, well this is strange. It took me a few moments to grasp what was going on.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 03:51 PM
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Thats a bit more subtle than most of their stuff, but its very good.

The onion news network is a real treasure. Its really sad theres no satire on the TV with teeth as sharp.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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You have to be a bit intelligent to understand sarcasm, that's why you can't find any on t.v.





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