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philshem on April 7, 2023 | hide | past | favorite

The Wikipedia article helpfully links to an article about "mass shootings in the United States" and the first figure is 90 in a 46 year period. The Onion article claims two a month, so in 46 years you would expect 1104, which needs explanation.

> The article ends by pointing out that the United States is the "only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past eight years," …

...every month for the past eight years...

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Understandable. America has been down this road so many times before and we all know that America will be down this road again. The grim silence of waiting inevitably for more dead kids.

The Onion has republished the same article an additional 31 times as of March 2023


In 2017, Marnie Shure, the managing editor for The Onion, said: "By re-running the same commentary it strengthens the original commentary tenfold each time."

Wow! So it's now 10^^31 as strong as the original! Or maybe just 31 * 10 as strong.

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