Win Free Tickets to See The Onion Live in Fort Lauderdale, But Only If You Can Make Us Laugh

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By Erica K. Landau

To kinda quote George Bernard Shaw (or possibly Oscar Wilde -- the origins are shaky), if you're going to tell people the truth, you'd better make them laugh; otherwise they'll kill you.

If there ever was a way to describe what satirical news source The Onion does, and how and why its deconstruction of current events resonate so widely, the aforementioned apothegm comes pretty damn close.

Hardly a day goes by that you don't see a recently posted Onion story without a bazillion Facebook shares and Tweets.



(Dark humor? Yes, but appropriate because it captured well the horror and confusion we all felt that day.)


And there are, of course, Florida moments. (Seriously, how could there not be?): Florida Marlins Delay Game Until Fans Show Up 

In fact, ripping on our state will be a major part of the upcoming "Evening with The Onion," a live show at Parker Playhouse March 10, featuring Onion staff commenting on news of the day, presenting a live "news" broadcast, and, again, an entire section dedicated to what Jon Stewart refers to as the dong of America. 

Sponsors Blindspot Productions, Radio-Active Records, and Salty Eggs Media invite readers to compete to win a pair of tickets to the event by posting Onionesque music-related headlines in the comments section below. A few sentences for context also welcome.

Headlines may lampoon local or national musical subjects. Here are a few published examples of what we're looking for:





The best headline posted by 6 p.m. Monday, February 11, will win. Only three headlines per person, please. 

An Evening with The Onion. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 10, at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale. 



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Hope
Hope

did you guys announce a winner?

Hope
Hope

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Justin Blair
Justin Blair

Here are a couple--- Architect exhausted after lifting drawings of heavy objects at work for eight hours. .... Weather Report: Sporadic rainfall across portions of the United States provides comforting excuse for the clinically depressed to, "Just stay inside today." .....

FatHand
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grey.tea.kettle

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FatHand
FatHand

Damn, unconsciously stole "toughen image" from your article. Not original.

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