11 3 / 2013

After reading this piece, which was amazing written and accurate and a little bullyish the way you’d expect it to be, I wondered about the history of The Onion’s love affair with picking on Iowa.

Here are all the headlines that call out the state by name (or city), scraped from a simple site search:

  • 600-Pound Butter Cow Sculpture Wins Iowa Caucus
  • Award-Winning News Team Keeps Southern Iowa Man In Touch With Southern Iowa
  • Clinton Dropping Out Of Iowa?
  • Computer-Generated Talking Cat On TV Delights Iowa Woman
  • Dept. Of Labor Reports It Could Be Nothing, But They May Have Spotted Job In Iowa Strip Mall
  • Despite Lack Of Natural Disaster, Thousands Flee Des Moines, Iowa
  • Everclear Faces Iowa Ban
  • For Gay Couple, Fulfilling Lifelong Dream Of Marriage Not Worth Moving To Iowa
  • Fully Validated Kanye West Retires To Quiet Farm In Iowa
  • Iowa Board Of Tourism Launches ‘Des Moines Is DesPerate’ Campaign
  • Iowa Boobs-For-Grades Scandal
  • Iowa Fashion Week Begins
  • Iowa Resident Has Opinion Month Too Late
  • Meat Shelf Breaks Free Of Iowa
  • No Luck In Muscatine
  • Obama & McCain Have A “Tip-Top” Time In Cedar Rapids
  • Santorum Won Iowa Caucus
  • Security Beefed Up At Cedar Rapids Public Library
  • Smoking Now Permitted Only In Special Room In Iowa
  • Stoner Regales Friends With Tale Of This One Bong He Saw In Iowa City Once
  • Supreme Court Cock-Blocks Iowa Man
  • Town Of Davenport, Iowa Descends Into Hell Following Gay Marriage Ceremony
  • Voting Begins In Iowa
  • Zoo Orangutan Feels He Really Connected With Iowa Woman
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    Kinda reminds me of the paragraph in Good Omens where every news story from National World Weekly is about Des Moines.
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    Yes, The Onion is headquartered in Wisconsin, and Wisconsinites tend to be pretty stubborn and overly vicious about Iowa...
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    Oh that’s easy. The Onion was started out of UW Madison. They pick on all kinds of places in the Midwest. They make lots...
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