April Hamilton's Reviews > Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source

Our Dumb Century by Scott Dikkers
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Mar 23, 2009

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The Onion's sardonic take on current events and culture can be very funny in small doses, but in such a large anthology, The Onion increasingly comes off as one-trick pony. Most of its humor boils down to hyperbole - treating the unimportant as if it is of tantamount importance, thereby creating a critical commentary on the shallowness of popular culture. You don't have to read much of this book to get the point, and since it's mostly Onion fans who would buy this book in the first place, it seems like a point that hardly needs to be made in book form.
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