For some reason, it's been quite a while since I last went to The Onion* - one of my favorite sites. Today I ventured there and laughed my ass off. Yeah, there's the usual funny articles ("Proud Cystic-Fibrosis Foundation Doesn't Need Your Charity"), but one in particular had me howling: "Retired S1Ws Recalled To Active Duty". Hilarious. A choice passage:
"I got a letter from the P.E. the other day," said James Bomb, 46, also a former S1W. "I opened it, and read it, and said they were suckers. They want me for their army or whatever? Picture me giving a damn - I said 'Never.'"
They even managed to work in my favorite PE phrase: cold lampin'. Sure, the article requires some knowledge of Public Enemy to truly get the humor. Luckily, I have that.
*I am, however, an avid listener of The Onion Radio News podcast. Excellent stuff.
I don't know the military designation "S1W."
Security of the First World. They were the militant guys standing around the stage.
Micah, I've been cold lampin' with flava' lo these many years, boy-eeeeee.
"We can't wait by for 911. That would be a joke."
Yeah, they ran every Public Enemy reference i know, and then some.
Therein lies the humour.
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