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    Video: The Onion skewers TED Talks with compost-fueled cars
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    As innovative and inspiring as the TED Conference has been over it's now 20-year history, and in spite of the success of the spin-off TED Talks video series, we admit to finding all of the above mildly pretentious sometimes. This sentiment, magnified about 100X, is felt by the hooligans at The ...

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    Video: Toyota Prius Solution: When you're dead, you can't pollute
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    Let's make this clear from the get-go: we know this is satire, courtesy of The Onion. Of course, like all good comedy, the idea for the new, fictional Toyota Prius Solution model contains a grain of truth. After all, if you aren't alive, you really can't add to the world's environmental problems ...

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    The Onion dreams up the Chrysler Reside, the first car meant for in-home use
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    We spend so much time thinking, writing and talking about vehicles meant for the open road, but we rarely consider a new car for inside the house. The Onion is "reporting" on just such a vehicle for in-home commuting coming from Chrysler, and we're not talking about personal mobility scooters here, ...

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    Video: Today Now! interviews 5-year-old screenwriter of "Fast Five"
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    With the debut of Fast Five just around the corner, The Onion sat down with its lead screenwriter, five-year-old Chris Morgan to get his take on the film. According to Morgan, the story brief for the movie was simple enough: "I wanted the cars to drive fast, and some of them to explode," he ...

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    VIDEO: Ford press conference yields surprise $650 car announcement
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    Ford makes surprise $650 car announcement - click above image to watch the video
    Between the hysteria of this week's SEMA Show and Chrysler's never-ending (and partially baffling) revelations yesterday, a shocking announcement by Ford Motor Company has been nearly drowned out. But rest assured, ...

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    VIDEO: New reality tv show pits Ford factory workers against each other for job survival
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    The recent happenings of the auto industry are anything but funny, especially when it comes to the tens of thousands of lost jobs. Well, it wasn't funny until the writers at The Onion put their comedic minds to it. Beyond the jump is a positively brilliant spoof on ...

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    The Onion reports DOT creating new lane for reckless drivers
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    A new report from The Onion details a new Department Of Transportation initiative to give reckless drivers their own space on highways, thus freeing them from the drudgery of actually driving. The new lanes will be of a special bowl design to keep cars on the right track while obviating the need ...

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    VIDEO: Onion interviews automaker execs, flying cars are out
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    Try as they might, The Onion got the typical stonewall response from GM, Ford, and Toyota when pressing the automakers about their flying car programs. All these companies do is deny, deny, deny. Even when the Onion called them out, pointing to their secret labs where engineers fly around gleefully ...

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    Mellencamp pens ode to Honda
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    Apparently overcome by the positive qualities of the 2007 Honda Accord, true-blue American crooner John Mellencamp has written a song praising the dedicated Japanese automotive workers and extolling the virtues of the well-made Japanese sedan. One line from "Buddha On the Highway," is "Oh, you ...

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