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Hilarious "news" story from the Onion.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FireInCairo, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. FireInCairo

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    I want some of those inferno bullets in .233---Note the .233 boxes..

    I found this to be pretty antigun and designed to make responsible gun owners look like bloodthirsty killers.
     
  3. ants

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    Funny stuff

    It is humorous satire, but nevertheless the intent appears to place gun owners in a negative light:
    Nonetheless, it is still funny stuff.

    And only $10.99 for a box of .223!
     
  4. FireInCairo

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    I'm not gonna lie, if I could get a bullet that would start a small fire inside a bad guy's chest cavity, I'd do it.
     
  5. 2RCO

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    Fire I don't disagree with that either-- sounds like a great SD round.

    I just don't like the picture that's being painted of gunowners.
     
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    The piece is so clearly tongue-firmly-in-cheek and over the top satire that I don't see how anyone could take it as a serious portrayal of gun owners. Nonetheless, I am sure some soulless, life-sucking, er, person, will take it out of context. Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

    :banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
  7. PT1911

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    that is so stupid and does put guns owners in a negative light.. but it was pretty damn funny...
     
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    It'd be expensive, but you could probably rig something up with a compacted thermite-powder core that's ignited by a bit of magnesium on impact.. man, talk about incendiary..
     
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    Did you notice, the labels said 223 but the rounds looked like 9mm? And in the cutaway view, they showed balloon head cases. Stupid media.

    Parker
     
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    Wouldn't cost any more than X-treeme shock. :D
     
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    The Onion is great. From the fantastic motion design to the driving sound track, to the often wrong and inaccurate diagrams to the overly-earnest news anchors, they're easily the best outfit making a mockery of the modern news media.
     
  12. Sam1911

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    And the throw-away line at the end about Darfur just about made me spit my iced tea across the room.

    I'm of two minds of the damage this has potential to do to our cause, but I'd admit, if we were not living in such charged and sensitive times, we here could probably come up with some quite funny satire of our own sub-culture that would make the Onion's piece seem tame by comparison.

    I know I've got a few ideas... :D

    -Sam
     
  13. Buck Snort

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    "I found this to be pretty antigun and designed to make responsible gun owners look like bloodthirsty killers."

    Ditto.
     
  14. bensdad

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    Anti gun? Yeah.
    Funny? Yeah.
    Onion? YEAH!!

    Last semester I taught current events. Every Thursday I'd throw in an article from the Onion as we reviewed and summarized the day's headlines. Most of the kids (high school) loved it. There were a sad few who never quite "got it."
     
  15. VirgilCaine

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    The Onion rarely fails to please!

    That's hilarious, with the Inferno bullet digital model waving his arms and yelling!

    I also really like the video they have with "[classified] bill would fund [classified] to deal with the threat of [classified]."

    Also, rewatch it, noting the newsline at the bottom--those are hilarious too, but I can only concentrate on one thing at time.
     
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    Did you notice the box?

    Pause the video and you can read the warning on the box.

    "Warning: Will kill you so f****** dead real fast and painful like"

    You got to love the attention to detail:D
     
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    Sounds like an actual DRT or Extreme Shock box slogan!

    Dope
     
  18. Deus Machina

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    Yeah, it's anti-gun, but look at the source. The Onion puts everything they cover in a negative light.

    Besides, it really was funny, if you relieve yourself of grudges and tinfoil before.

    And, what was that line at the end? "If they can't get their bullets, they'll just go back to clubs and knives like everybody else?" Something to that effect.
     
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    That was awesome for a parody. :D
     
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    Anyone who got too offended by this needs to lighten up or learn the context. The Onion will make a mockery of pretty much anyone. I think that this was funny and I bet that the people on this board who "got it" did so more than any of the non-gun loving population.
     
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    They put a LOT of effort in thier parody stories.
     
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    I thought it was funny as hell...but I'm sure someone in the anti-rights groups will try to use it as a "real" event.
    Onion...well, you've got to realize they satirize damn near everyone sometime or another. This applies to the left or right in politics.
     
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    Stumbled on this yesterday when a friend pointed it out, actually thought about posting it, and then thought ... Naw, it's not High Road. We did laugh, however, although the Neutral who found it (understand that he's neither pro-gun nor anti-gun) made the comment that it was quite funny "only if you've never lost a friend or relative to gun violence." I found the perspective interesting.
     
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    Truly amazing production, fully detailed -- and completely twisted. I loved it. It's like the first season of SNL, only better.

    I feel sorry for any of you who can't laugh at this.
     
  25. DocBoCook

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    hey, it would cauterize the wound, and limit the mess. Somebody get on developing this! lol
     
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