God bless the goddamn Onion

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http://www.theonion.com/articles/nytimescoms-plan-to-charge-people-money-for-consum,19847/

still not seen the afforementioned window, but maybe the modifyHeaders fix for getting to see the daily show from the uk works for this too...

koogs, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

"If this fails, I'd honestly rather The New York Times not exist in a world where people are unwilling to pay the price of a fucking movie ticket for a monthly online subscription."

koogs, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

& then you can just refresh & keep reading?, idk

5 pages per month, then it pops up a "cough up or fuck off" screen blocking everything on the page

Ellen Allien ... in my urethra? (sic), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just clicked on 8 or 9 pages on onion.com in a row and it hasnt done that to me.

Silent Hedgehogs (Trayce), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

it happened to me

creatively bankrupt newish posters whose dns are just lil b puns (history mayne), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's already been mentioned upthread, but opening onion pages in incognito mode will get you around the "cough up or fuck off" screen

peter in montreal, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 13:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

how might one do that?

creatively bankrupt newish posters whose dns are just lil b puns (history mayne), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

put on trilby, dark glasses, turn up coat collar

ledge, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a browser option. Start Private Browsing in firefox.

koogs, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

(it's even been advertised on the tv, at christmas as part of the windows 7 thing, a bloke using private mode to order wife's christmas presents)(also known as Porn Mode)

koogs, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

or you can block onion cookies

caek, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

how might one do that?

some jock-bully out to take down the hipsters (history mayne), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

what browser/os do you use?

caek, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

safari

some jock-bully out to take down the hipsters (history mayne), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think you can block cookies by site in safari

i would just stick to porn mode ("private browsing" under the safari menu)

caek, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

thankig u

some jock-bully out to take down the hipsters (history mayne), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

or after you've reached your 5 article limit, preferences > security and then search for "onion" and delete anything that comes up. that's a bit tedious, but it should reset the count.

caek, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh great now only nerds will read the onion!

Kerm, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk im OBVIOUSLY not a nerd bc i had to ask my lab partner to explain it to me

some jock-bully out to take down the hipsters (history mayne), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's the same trick that works with the NYT

presumably someone will make it more user friendly with something like http://euri.ca/2011/03/get-around-new-york-times-20-article-limit/

caek, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is part of a new initiative to combat massive email traffic resulting from exasperated aunts forwarding Onion articles they think are real news.

Kerm, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

ongoing twitter congressional hostage crisis is p lol

ice cr?m, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

TheOnion The Onion
Reports from those who know Congress say the legislative body had seemed desperate as of late #CongressHostage
1 hour ago

ice cr?m, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Note to Capitol Police,Jim Demint, etc...:

If you don't get satire, it's 'cause you are fucking idiots

What does one wear to a summery execution? Linen? (Michael White), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Protip: paywall can be avoided by using Opera or whichever other browser you use that disables stylesheets on command. I disable when the ad comes up, can read full article.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
2 weeks pass...

is it just me or has the website itself (not the content) gone totally to shit? i'm not just annoyed with the out-of-US paywall, but stuff like headlines on the front page that lead to pages like this:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/harleydavidson-jack-daniels-to-collaborate-on-felo,26569/

feels like some SEO/efficiency "expert" has taken over the site or something

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean that is just pointless and looks like garbage

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-it-all-some-kind-of-sick-joke,26592/

xpost: some headlines are just telex style one-liners, that's the "newswire" section

StanM, Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

The magazine is consistently my favorite thing in the Onion.

pass the duchy pon the left hand side (musical duke) (Hurting 2), Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Man Breaks Neck, Both Arms In Attempt To Take Off Jacket In Car

caek, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol i nearly did that an hour ago

summer sun, something's begun, but uh-oh those tumblr whites (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

and more

radiant silverfish (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Next politics thread should be named "Congrass: A Rancid Cunt"

joygoat, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

got more american in em than these quimboys in congress

caek, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
1 month passes...

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/drilling-down/2012/05/houston-pr-pro-contemplates-the.html?page=all

When a colleague forwarded a story to me under the headline, “Fracking Industry Now Largest Employer of Recent PR Graduates,” I was intrigued, mostly because the oil and gas sector isn’t known for its proactive public relations strategies.

Perhaps such an embrace wouldn’t be a bad idea, but it turns out it’s not one rooted in reality. Scrolling down to find the source of the story, I saw that it was The Onion, a parody news site.

♆ (gr8080), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

this may be some kind of first?

http://www.theonion.com/articles/nude-man-who-locked-self-out-of-house-delivers-mov,28439/

2nd pic on this, in the print version: penis

goole, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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