The Onion was just trying to figure out how to acknowledge a tragedy. The result was a historical document that's also quite funny.
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Things have changed! There's also timeless humor about dogs barking at evil, conversations with 4-year-olds and child-parent dynamics.
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Remember AOL discs in the mail, Delta's in-flight magazine and Bob Hope? Lots of nostalgia in this recap!
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We also get a dad who's too proud of his sex life, Prilosec's marketing campaign, grad students criticizing menus, scoliosis testing and TV Guide-style…
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The Onion returned from vacation in July 2002 with jokes about spam mail, Cheney, stoners, Kiss, Puddle of Mudd and Rolling Stone.
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Revisit 2002's terrorism worries, CEO scandals and loveless marriages, plus Martha Stewart, Disney and Johnny Carson! Also: The tambourine's sensuality.
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We also look back at airport baggage scanners, moms struggling to understand the internet, high school sweethearts breaking up, and a column about guns.
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We also learn about Jackie Chan's ghost, the media's role in Klan rallies, and Jean Teasdale's change in employment
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The Onion: 20 Years Later