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Knight’s Market. A printed-with-local-ads edition of the satiric website, The Onion, is being distributed, free, at Knight’s Market. Today’s headline: “First-Ever Gay “Dear John” Letters Begin Reaching U.S. Troops Overseas. Hailed as a monumental step towards equality by gay rights activists…”

Also National Enquirer-worthy photo captioned, “Obama Accidentally Seated Next To Taliban Leader at Tense White House State Dinner”.

Ads include Dawn Treader books, West Side Books, People’s Food Coop, Ann Arbor Public Library.

Have not seen The Onion elsewhere.

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  1. By TJ
    September 22, 2011 at 11:41 pm | permalink

    There are a number of distribution boxes near campus (not surprisingly) – I know I’ve picked up two editions at different locations.

  2. By johnboy
    September 23, 2011 at 3:48 am | permalink

    I picked up my copy along Main Street downtown.

  3. By Dan Madaj
    September 23, 2011 at 6:58 am | permalink

    There are Onion boxes (“square bulbs”?) around campus, next to what us older folk think of as newspaper boxes. The Onion has a local office in “Tally Hall” near the Michigan Theater.

  4. By Steve Radant
    September 23, 2011 at 7:42 am | permalink

    There is an Onion paperbox outside the Flim Flam, behind the Plymouth/Nixon bus stop.

  5. By abc
    September 23, 2011 at 9:11 am | permalink

    I saw this headline yesterday…

    “Belief in God Boils Down to a Gut Feeling”

    and immediately thought it was The Onion. It sure could be, but its actually a real article.

  6. September 23, 2011 at 9:15 am | permalink is funnier [link]

  7. By LisaLou
    September 23, 2011 at 9:41 am | permalink

    where you can find boxes: [link]

  8. September 23, 2011 at 9:49 am | permalink

    This article shows that Ann Arbor’s market for fake news is more competitive than the market for actual news: [link]

  9. By cosmonıcan
    September 23, 2011 at 9:54 am | permalink

    #7 LisaLou: One too many “http” in link, but when I got there it was amusing to find “Water Hill” featured in the Google map—guess that makes it official.

    #6 News of A2: Funny is relative, but your targets are all local, so that’s a big plus for you.

  10. September 23, 2011 at 10:03 am | permalink

    Re: [9] “One too many “http” in link …”

    That’s fixed, and it was The Chronicle’s glitch, not LisaLou’s, in case anyone was holding that against her.

  11. By LisaLou
    September 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm | permalink

    [9] Cosmo — Woo-hoo on “Water Hill.” Now I want to name my neighborhood. Let the research begin.

  12. By John Floyd
    September 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm | permalink

    @ 10 Dave Askins

    Don’t worry Dave, we’re holding it against you.

    Hope that makes you feel better.