The Onion’s take on ‘human interest’
That bastion of humorous journalism, The Onion, has just unleashed a hilarious parody of a human interest piece that every editor and writer should read.
Meet “Brighton resident Tom Carling, 42,” a walking well of human interest pieces. Note in particular the circumstances of his birth. This may be the first time I’ve run across a piece that successfully makes nearly the entire newspaper seem like a big cliche.
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