Sunday, February 09, 2014

LIGHTER SIDE: Broadway, Belmont Star In Onion Story About "Loathsome" Neighborhood

Over at Heyjackass.com, W.H. Thompson found a piece of comic relief that features video of some familiar territory.

The Onion character "Paul Marsden" gives a walking tour on Broadway.
The Onion's recent report "Man Moving To New City Never Took Time To Truly Loathe Surroundings" features a character who gives a walking tour of his neighborhood, which just happens to be the area of Broadway and Belmont. [Note: Video contains some obscenities.]

Claiming to have lived next to Wilde, 3130 N. Broadway, for four years. The Onion actor says he will always regret not taking the time to "abhor the disgusting smell that hits ya every time you walk by."

Hey, now, that's not true. But what do you expect from a guy who apparently thinks Chicken Hut is a bodega?

Good riddance, "Paul Marsden."
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6 comments:

  1. as it is with a lot of satire, there is always some truth stuck in and around. very funny piece. my compliments to the Onion/staff. and if you got offended by it, get over yourself and this area, it aint all that hot.

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  2. That was hilarious, but I understood the satire very differently ... it's mocking negative people who spend all their time criticizing their neighborhood. Sound familiar?

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    1. Its an observation, not a critique. And hopefully you've seen more of the world than this place, then maybe you'd see what I was getting at.

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    2. We happen to love this neighborhood, that's why we opted to start CWB rather than shuffling off to A-ville.

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    3. Yes! and heartfelt thanks to all of you editors of CWB! All of you are totally awesome!
      Thanks to the dedicated/ overworked/understaffed CPD who work here in 19!

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  3. There's also a trash dumpster situated too near the sidewalk right north of that Wangs place. It's not a random thing. It stinks all the time. If I forgot to cross the street in the summer I'd nearly puke. I always wanted to call the police so they'd check for a cadaver in there but not sure what one would smell like anyway.

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