Tom Hanks Supports An Onion Pulitzer

on Monday, Jun. 20th

Thanks to Tom Hanks and several other celebrities — including Arianna Huffington and Mario Batali — the Onion has been given the recognition it deserves. The newspaper has been publishing quality satire for the past 23 years, including eye-catching stories like Economists Gently Suggest American Manufacturing Maybe Start Again With Something Simple Like A Ball, and Report: Economy Failing Because U.S. Built On Ancient Indian Burial Grounds. And lets not forget gems like People Who Produce American Culture Warning Nation Ahead Of Time That Rest Of 2011 Going To Be Pretty Rough. Tom Hanks, in the video above, describes his inner anguish on the Onion being passed over for a Pulitzer Prize for this long.

“The Onion has yet to be honored by whoever it is who awards the Pulitzer prize. In fact I’m angry, I feel an intense physical malice towards whoever is in this mysterious kabaal of power brokers and so called ‘tastemakers’ that gather annually in what must be some all night drunken bacchinalia / pinata party. the result of which is the awarding of the prize pulitzer,” he says.

I very much agree, Tom Hanks.

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