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  1. David said...

    Me, too.  What’s the joke? 

    Doesn’t matter.  I’m sure all the wannabe yuppies and cultural elitists are nevertheless feigning laughter (having just discussed how great the Emperor’s new clothes are) as they read this while sipping their $8 cups of coffee and contemplating their next fake outrage over some celebrity who’s no longer trendy (see: Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise, Britney Speers, et al).  ‘The Onion’ doesn’t have to create quality jokes, but simply reinforce the identities of their target audience (socially conscious, intellectually superior, emotionally detached hipsters).

  2. The Rabbit said...

    As I sit here in the middle of the Ozark Mountains drinking a cold one…I think the joke has nothing to do with Google.  I think it’s a statement about San Francisco “fans”.

  3. Eric/OR said...

    Umm … what?  None of my West Coast hipster friends spend a hell of a lot of time reading The Onion; it’s my internets geek friends that seem to like it. 

    I enjoyed the writing in this entry … gotta love “Tad Knackers”.

  4. puck said...

    I can’t tell if they’re making fun of SF fans’ knowledge, the supposed cultural irrelevance of baseball, or of the tendency for wikipedia to catalog even the obvious.

  5. Brandon Tingley said...

    I thought the best joke was the last line, reporting on what the guy surfed to later in the day. In our increasing “Twittered” society, the line between news and banalities is getting increasingly blurred, and that line draws attention to that in a manner that made me laugh at loud. I was taking a dump at the time though, not sipping an $8 coffee, so I don’t know what that says about me.

  6. Brandon Isleib said...

    Now if the greats list had said Ray Durham instead of Bull Durham…then it could have been funny.

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