For some time I've noticed that most of the brief headlines in the Yahoo! In The News
box seem to have been plucked directly from the pages of the Onion. A few current samples:
Researchers examine ethics of journalists
Al Gore to get lifetime award for Internet
U.S. can't account for $100M spent in Iraq
Call me crazy, but I can't read these without smirking: they all sound like hidden punchlines. Perhaps the Onion's pitch-perfect parody of headlines has ruined them forever, at least for this Area Man.