Councilman David Waddell of Indian Trail, North Carolina resigned from his position with a letter written in Klingon.
I know the Navajo people didn't actually live in the Carolinas but that sentence still reminds me of this study from 2009:
Well, now that he's resigned in Klingon all that's left is for the next councilman in line to disembowl him with a dagger, as per Klingon tradition.
Well at least somebody takes the North Carolina legislature seriously.
May the force be with him.
One of my daughters just asked me last night to explain The Onion to her. I was shocked. Kid is in advanced EVERYTHING at school, but couldn't tell if it was all or only some of the stories that were made up.
But then, I suppose the truth really is stranger than any fiction The Onion could come up with.
I think the distinction was easier to make when The Onion was a physical paper replete with painfully fake ads. The website has no ads, so if your snarkmeter isn't tuned well enough, the most obvious tip-off is the gratuitously sweary headlines.
Good point! She's too old to be part of the truly-digital generation, but you're right that any exposure she would have had to the paper version would have been when she was very young. I'm a fan of reading online whenever possible to save paper.
It would have been fun to challenge her to figure out which Onion stories are true.
Some of them just become true over time.
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