aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Okay, people, it's a JOKE - and a pretty funny one

I saw someone's horrified post about this article about Reading Rainbow in The Onion. How could they not get that it was a satire? How could they not have heard of The Onion? For one thing, if you work in an office, going to The Onion's web site for five minutes can save your sanity.

The imaginary article begins:

My Living Nightmare Of Encouraging Kids To Read Is Over
SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 | ISSUE 45•39

Thank god.

After 26 long years, I can finally rest easy. Twenty-six years I spent standing in front of a camera, gritting my teeth, and shilling the latest works of every hack children's book author imaginable. For 26 years, I've told kids they could open a magical door to another world just by reading a book, when the only door it ever opened for me led to a soul-sucking career in the horrifying abyss of public television.

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