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China Launches First Willing Manned Mission Into Space 46

Posted by samzenpus
from the willing-participant dept.
Their program now includes helmets and food.

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China Launches First Willing Manned Mission Into Space

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 02, 2008 @02:21PM (#25236027)
    Onion News Network is now considered a reliable news source? Keep this crap on idle.
  • Uh... WTF? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 02, 2008 @02:25PM (#25236099)

    If I wanted to read the Onion, I would go to to the Onion.

  • Content or GTFO (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ultraexactzz (546422) on Thursday October 02, 2008 @02:51PM (#25236479) Journal
    So let's list the problems here. * No submitter - so we have no one to blame. * Duplicate article - the launch was already well covered earlier in the week. * Offensive - oppressive communist governments = lulz for som, but not for me, apparently. This should be under Idle, since it's not really all that clever.
  • by Joe Snipe (224958) on Thursday October 02, 2008 @03:06PM (#25236719) Homepage Journal

    They put irrelevant and wrong words in peoples mouths all of the time. Did you really think cheney said "bring it" before an explosive game of street rules basketball? The only difference was they used stock footage of Zhai Zhigang, the actual astronaut who walked in space and translated it to their own end. It was as much of a parody of the current state of newsreporting as it was a parody of Chinese government.
    There was nothing far reaching or out of bounds about any of this. You seem to have said that you had no problenms with poking fun at things you don't like but are hurt and offended when someone pokes fun at things you identify with. What does that say about you?

  • by pushing-robot (1037830) on Thursday October 02, 2008 @03:07PM (#25236743)

    "Entertainment" is for real news regarding games, music, movies, books, and other entertainment-related subjects. Idle is for crap like this.

  • Re:Uh... WTF? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Cruciform (42896) on Thursday October 02, 2008 @03:39PM (#25237291) Homepage

    I've never found the Onion to be funny. I've known people who couldn't describe stories on there without practically breaking down in tears from laughing so hard.
    But for me, it's never been more than an "Oh, that's cute" sort of reaction.

    It's weird how humour can be so subjective.

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