Sunday, May 29, 2011

Literally Unbelievable

There is a site called Literally Unbelievable that chronicles the folks on Facebook and other social media that think the stories on The Onion are real.

And these people vote.

Now I will grant you that for sheer genius in terms of earnest satire, The Onion has no peer. After all, who else could put up a headline like Jews Ordered Back to Egypt for Pyramid Duty with a straight face? And in a world where Fox Nation can get all jiggy over a fist-bump between Barack and Michelle Obama and call it a “terrorist” gang sign, some people will fall for “Hey, your shoe’s untied.” But, come on; are people really that breathtakingly stupid?

HT to CLW.