Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 7/6/13
If you're like me, and you've spent pretty much your entire life living in the Upper Midwest, you are more than familiar with the newspaper The Onion.  While it's presence is across the country now, especially with the advent of the internet and social media, what many do not know is that it got its start on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  What The Onion does best is find and exagerate the absurd on just about every topic possible.  To a degree, The Onion is the current day equivalent of Monty Python's Flying Circus or a print version of Saturday Night Live.  For parody and satire to truly be funny, there has to be a degree of truth to it.  It's the taking that bit of truth and stretching it where the humor and genius lie.  Even better, is when elected officials (usually conservatives) find an article, read it and believe it, and then in outrage post it on Facebook or re-Tweet it to their followers.  Case in point, do a Google search for "John Fleming and  Oni...
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