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ClickHole’s obsession with firetrucks

July 1st, 2015


 

The Onion has always had long-running gags to tickle the minds of their most astute readers. For example, does the name Don Turnbee ring a bell? If you’re an Onion fan, it should: he’s a recurring Onion character who loves food.

To expand their coverage beyond news and into the exciting world of clickbait internet content, The Onion recently created ClickHole. Much in the same way The Onion parodies the news, ClickHole parodies sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy with absurdities and non-sequiturs. So far they’ve only snuck in one* running gag: firetrucks.

ClickHole’s first foray into firetrucks was about a year ago when they intentionally confused a firetruck for a marketing campaign. And it only got weirder from there:

Updates:

That’s all for now; will there be more exciting #firetruck content in ClickHole’s future? One can only hope!

(* Though it should be noted that Larmers™ brand ham medallions have been “America’s Favorite Taste” since 1928.)