June 23rd, 2011

Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?

I'd ask Jesus if now that he knows how his words would be misinterpreted in ways that would hurt millions of people over the past 2,000 years if he could do it all over again would he have just become a carpenter.

Vote For The Onion

So, The Onion is trying to get a Pulitzer Prize. They want the "Public Service" one since it's the only category even close to what they do.

And, you can help - by signing their online petition.

What's really funny about this is that they've managed to get celebrities, journalists and politicians on their side. People ranging from Dave Barry to Tom Hanks have sent in videos demanding that they be put into consideration.

Meanwhile on The Onion site itself they've centered their campaign around insulting nearly everyone who has ever won a Pulitzer with articles like Son Of Edward R. Murrow Says Father A Real Dirtbag Compared To Onion Reporters and I Will Now Exact My Revenge On That Jackass Joseph Pulitzer.

You can read all of their Pulitzer attempts here.