do you remember this Onion article?
March 9, 2007 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Did I hallucinate this Onion article? It was something like, "Area man's girlfriend won't stop bugging him to beat Grand Theft Auto."

It was at least 2 or 3 years ago. I've used the Onion search and searched the Onion site via Google. It's making me crazy that I can't find it!

Possible variances - it may have been wife instead of girlfriend; maybe "begging" instead of bugging.

I'm also pretty sure that it wasn't a full article. I think it was either a "news in brief" or one of those panels that doesn't link to a story (like Giant Altoid Headed Toward Earth).

Does anyone at least remember seeing this?
posted by peep to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I remember this one. Could that be it?
posted by iconomy at 9:49 AM on March 9, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks, iconomy, but no that's not it. I did find that one during my search, and other "girlfriend" and "game" related articles, but this headline was definitely about a woman urging or encouraging a guy to play or beat a video game, and I'm 99.9 percent sure it was Grand Theft Auto (or maybe the specific name of one of the GTA games, like Vice City).
posted by peep at 10:20 AM on March 9, 2007

IIRC, The Onion doesn't keep up complete long-term archives of their issues or articles. There's some old articles that they keep online, but they don't do it universally - many of the articles just disappear from the site after a few weeks.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:59 AM on March 9, 2007

FWIW, I read the Onion religiously, to the point where when I flip through their books in the store I recognize 100% of the content. The article you are talking about does not sound familiar.

Perhaps it's from BBSpot or somesuch?
posted by tkolar at 4:45 PM on March 9, 2007

Response by poster: tkolar, since no one's chimed in even to say it sounds familiar, I'm starting to think it was somewhere else. Or that I dreamt it? Craziness.
posted by peep at 5:30 PM on March 9, 2007

IIRC, The Onion doesn't keep up complete long-term archives of their issues or articles.

I think that was true until the recent redesign of the site. These days it should all be available.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 11:30 PM on March 9, 2007

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