Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Question # 111

Officially, the paper purports to be over 250 years old, having originally published in the mid 18th century. It was so named because those were the only two English words the paper's immigrant founder, Friedrich Siegfried Zweibel, knew at the time. ("Zwiebel" is German for onion.) The newspaper's motto was "Tu Stultus Es", or 'You are stupid' in Latin.

In 1896 Zweibel's 20-year-old grandson, T. Herman Zweibel became editor, a position he supposedly holds to this day despite being over a century old and largely senile. For much of the 20th century the paper was highly reactionary and violently opposed every social reform the century brought forward, from women's suffrage to married characters sleeping together in the same bed on television.

In recent X Radio News releases, beginning December 15, 2008, the concluding ad for Our Dumb World has stated: "For over 350 years The X has given you the day's news..."

What is being referred to here?

Answer : Onion News Network