Why The Onion is still brilliant

I’ve been struggling to find things to write about at the moment – I think the wet winter weather must be seeping through into my brain and clogging it up.

I can visualise it now actually: my grey cells going all soggy, like when you drop a loo roll into the pan accidentally (c’mon, we’ve all done it).

Anyway, thanks to Dave Hepworth for this brilliantly sharp piece from The Onion News Network (shame about the irritating pre- and post-roll advertising, but hey, I guess they have to make their money somehow!).

Evangeline Lilly Wins ‘Best Wet T-Shirt Fight Scene’ At Strong Women In TV Awards

Sharon Jones – Dropped In To See What Condition

Long before Mark Ronson ‘discovered’ the Dap Kings and used them on Amy Winehouse’s recent award-winning album Back To Black, they were performing with the wonderful Sharon Jones as their regular singer.

Most people will know the Kenny Rogers version of this song featured in the fantastic Coen Brothers movie, The Big Lebowski. Well, this is the funked-up, soul take on it.

Forget the plastic R&B that dominates the US charts currently – this is old-school funk of the Aretha Franklin/James Brown variety.

Oh, and dig the crazy dancing and outfits in this video!