Whimsy Wednesday: Onion Film Standard

Welcome to the new Whimsy Wednesday! This section will now be a section that brings me joy of some sort. Sometimes it will just be a standalone post that quickly highlights something over the past week that I've come to enjoy or that I've become particularly enamored with. This week, I want to talk about the Onion Film Standard.

I was introduced to this simply by browsing the internet for videos and have become entranced with this feature of the Onion. I usually do not browse their website simply because too many get pulled into the trap that their articles are real, which I've grown to find tedious. I know it's not the best reason and that I should put it on the readers that aren't aware enough to know what they're reading.

However, I have become a true diehard of the Onion Film Standard, watching their videos multiple times and spreading them to anyone who will watch them. There are only a few, unfortunately, but every one of these has been quality material that always leaves you guessing. I won't ruin any of the gags for you, but I hardily recommend you check out some of their Catching Fire review and any of the Film Standard Classics (particularly Jaws).

Do any of these capture your imagination? Are there any absurd movie reviews that you've come to appreciate?


Justin D. Herd

Justin D. Herd is a purveyor of the weird and strange. He occasionally squawks at friends and family, but does so only under the cover of night. Okay, that's not true. He squawks in full daylight. Drinking games have been built around his peculiarities, but the truth of it is this: he is a loving husband, with two wonderful dem--children. One growls at things he likes, including pretty women. The other has started to learn hand-eye coordination. Neither had made it to the tender age of three. From there, things will only get more interesting. He spends most of his writing time either at a coffee shop or sitting at one of his many desks around his house. Any other place makes it nearly impossible for him to write. He uses horror movies and rock music to help get the juices flowing. His favorite authors are Jeremy Robert Johnson, Alan Campbell, Terry Pratchett, Justin Cronin, and Patrick Rothfuss. He consumes most of his books through audiobooks, but still loves his personal library and getting lost in the printed word.