The On1on is Like the Onion, But Real

February 26, 2013 | Andy Cush

A couple of geniuses created the On1ona parody/not-parody news site that parodies the parody news site the OnionConfused yet? The On1on compiles real news stories that are ridiculous enough to appear on the satire site, then packages them in a format that’s nearly identical to the Onion‘s. The site appears to automatically populate with content from Reddit’s “Not The Onion” topic.

Some sample headlines from today, from both the Onion and the On1on: “Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans,” “Apartment Dwellers Fear Giant Icicle,” Somber Red Carpet Moment As ‘In Memoriam’ Coffins Wheeled Into The Auditorium,” “Jerry Buss Surprisingly Leaves Entire Estate To Former Laker Luke Walton,”and “Homeless Man Sues Parents for Not Loving Him Enough.”

See if you can guess which are which.