The Onion Honors Steve Jobs As Only The Onion Can…

Oct 06 2011

I love The Onion. They often find a way to turn tragedy into comedy without offending most and that was no different today when they posted a quick article on the passing of Steve Jobs that had me laughing out loud. The article was entitled ‘Last American Who Knew What The Fuck He Was Doing Dies’…and the text is below.

CUPERTINO, CA—Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck he was doing, died Wednesday at the age of 56. “We haven’t just lost a great innovator, leader, and businessman, we’ve literally lost the only person in this country who actually had his shit together and knew what the hell was going on,” a statement from President Barack Obama read in part, adding that Jobs will be remembered both for the life-changing products he created and for the fact that he was able to sit down, think clearly, and execute his ideas—attributes he shared with no other U.S. citizen. “This is a dark time for our country, because the reality is none of the 300 million or so Americans who remain can actually get anything done or make things happen. Those days are over.” Obama added that if anyone could fill the void left by Jobs it would probably be himself, but said that at this point he honestly doesn’t have the slightest notion what he’s doing anymore.

Just The Onion’s way of honering a man they no doubt respected. If you want to send the link to friends, you can view the article here.

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