DUMB & DUMBER

Geography with The Onion

“Literary geniuses” doesn’t seem like an appropriate moniker for the writers of a franchise of books full of lies, and yet, somehow, they sort of are. Some of the faux factoids found in Our Dumb World: Atlas of the Planet Earth: “The average German is comprised of 12 right angles and six 45-degree angles . . . The Republic of Congo, though not a perfect nation by its own admission, is always quick to point out that at least it is doing a heck of a lot better than the Democratic Republic of Congo . . . December 2003: U.S. forces remove Saddam Hussein from a hole in the ground, only to put him back into a hole in the ground three years later.” Tonight, authors Mike DiCenzo and Dan Guterman, also known as editors of The Onion, present a slide show of their geographical musings, “covering most of the 10-or-so continents.”
Sat., May 17, 7:30 p.m., 2008

 
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