Those of us fortunate enough to live in areas served by print editions of The Onion may remember a period maybe five to ten years ago when, in inner pages with space to fill too small for an article, they’d use a fake story-continuation that consisted of nothing but the words “Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood” – repeated to fill the space. (I think nowadays they fill those spaces with in-house ads…like my favorite: “Page Numbers. Only in The Onion.”)
Well, in this week’s edition, they finally printed (or wrote) the story from which those words come. I’m curious as to whether this is a rerun of a very old Onion story, or a new one, with the “passersby” phrase a shoutout to that old little in-joke.