Is this for real or is it a joke? the onion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WestPointMAG, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. WestPointMAG

    WestPointMAG Monkey++

    It sounds like they are trying to funny.
    CDC Powerless To Stop Spread Of Virulent Mayonnaise-Borne Pathogen
    ATLANTA—Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that despite continued efforts to halt the multistate outbreak of an intensely noxious, mayonnaise-borne virus, they have been unable to combat its deadly progress.
    "Most importantly, do not panic," Gerberding continued. "We assure you that normal mayonnaise consumption will resume as soon as we clear the dead and contain this lethal pathogen."
  2. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Been reading The Onion for years...It makes me laugh.

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