Let me just state on record that I don't really get any enjoyment from reading The Onion. I just don't really find fake news that interesting. But in this particular article documenting the closure of my favorite radio documentary series in the world, This American Life, The Onion hits on something slightly poignant.
This American Life Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence
CHICAGO—Producers of the long-running Chicago Public Radio program This American Life announced Monday that they have completed their comprehensive 12-year survey of life as a modern upper-middle-class American.
I don't really think that This American Life, the radio show is ending. But then again, I don't really get "The Onion" in the first place. While I don't really find this kind of irony all that funny, it should be known that one of my favorite books is actually Voltaire's Candide. But there is something different about fake-history as a personal narrative, as opposed to fake-history as objective story-telling. For example, I think I will really like the book A Million Little Pieces by James Frey.