Yelp review for $8 billion Kansas Abortionplex (after the viral Onion article on same)


38 Responses to “Yelp review for $8 billion Kansas Abortionplex (after the viral Onion article on same)”

  1. quicksand says:

    Don’t laugh too hard. This week, Boingboing fell for the equally fake story about a guy catching a laptop thief using “hidden” software (that can somehow take pictures of the computer it’s installed on from across the room) – and that equally fake story is now being reported in the mainstream press.

  2. In Blue says:

    This article reminded me of a online comic page from a while ago. It’s a very good webcomic, but perhaps not the most work safe.

    I’m tempted to write a yelp review influenced by this page.

  3. Locien says:

    Have any conservatives caught on that this is a joke? I can’t imagine that no one among them would not notice that for so long.

  4. Jake0748 says:

    Ok… now… if anyone takes THIS seriously and starts ranting about it (I mean the reviews) and yeah, it might be hard to tell… we should really, totally this time, start worrying about the fate of the human race.

  5. EMJ says:

    Abortion is too real for me to find this funny.

    • Jake0748 says:

      Yes, abortion is real. So are chickens, priests and rabbis, knocks on the door, war, god (maybe), politics, sex, love, hate and ignorance, etc. etc.
      We make jokes about all of them. Sometimes we laugh.
      Are you saying that only things that are not real can be funny?

      Why are you reading this thread anyway?

  6. Capissen says:

    Oh god…the lulz….it hurts so good.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I imagine the original Onion article was full of LOLs, but this Yelp digression has a distinct taste of someone Not Getting It.

    Drunk chick social photos? Really?

    And some of the text-based “humor” only works if you buy into several already too-predominant assumptions about women who get abortions. It’s almost as if someone forwarded the Yelp gag URL to the gang at Oral Roberts, and fundies who think they’re “South Park Republicans” all got their humor on.

  8. Mister44 says:

    Hey hey – how ’bout your favorite dead baby joke?

  9. Anonymous says:

    I noticed to things that I don’t see anyone else commenting on.

    All the yelp reviews were funny and well written. Usually they are not. Most people are not that talented at writing funny text.

    All the reviews were done betweeen May 31 and June 2. That is a lot for the 294 reviews to get posted by random people.

    I wonder if the reviews themselves (as well as creating the Abortionplex profile on Yelp) were done by the talented writers at the Onion.

  10. proto opus says:

    ’tis a pity they didn’t use the address for fred phelps’ church.

  11. Kimmo says:

    Let’s all just keep stepping it up a notch; continuously intensify the piss-taking of the fucktard brigade until it reaches a deafening crescendo that finally penetrates their thick skulls.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think they’re everyone’s due for a good trepanning, myself. Getting a bit of air to their brains’ll do ‘em worlds of good.

  12. Anonymous says:

    If the Beijing Evening News – a state-run paper – can treat an Onion article about Congress wanting a new Capitol or they’ll leave DC as real proof of how those pathetic Americans capitalist pigs think of nothing but me, me, me, it’s hardly surprising that certain people on both sides might see this and actually take it seriously.

  13. Jake0748 says:

    Ah, so… then I’ve got one… :)

  14. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Hello, I’m Thad. I’ll be your server today. May I take your fetus or do you need a little more time?

  15. Sam125 says:


  16. mindysan33 says:

    That… is … awesomesauce! And one of the pictures is from Amanda Palmer’s Oasis video! Truly funny.

  17. Manooshi says:

    Too frickin’ funny! The Onion $8 billion Abortionplex article was full of lolz, but these Yelp “reviews” took it to the NEXT LEVEL.

    Fuck YES. Yay, interwebs!!

  18. muteboy says:

    The UK Times Higher Education Supplement has a very interesting profile of Stella Browne, who campaigned for the legalization of abortion in the 1930′s.

    via the excellent Flesh Is Grass:

  19. Teller says:

    All it needs is a sidebar roofie ad.

  20. IronEdithKidd says:

    I’m getting more lulz out of rubes believing an Onion article to be “news” than anything else. The next article is called “Nation down to last 100 grown-ups”, FFS.

  21. JonStewartMill says:

    Interestingly, when I attempted to ‘like’ that page on StumbleUpon, I got
    “404 :(
    We’re sorry. That site appears to be unavailable. Please try again later”

    First time I’ve ever seen that (on a page that loaded fine for me), and I’ve been on SU for 6+ years.

  22. Roy Trumbull says:

    Now we know what to do with those empty Borders stores.
    On the serious side, once you set loose something like this you never know where it will go. A reporter’s joke got into the pipeline and was picked up as real. He tried to choke it but 2 years later it was still floating about.
    I think one could make a really good rag about the Republicans joining the Chinese Communist party. Wouldn’t take much imagination. Nixon would do anything. Considering how the tail now wags the dog it would be great fun.

  23. roboton says:

    That’s funny, my friend created that about a week or so ago after the whole Facebook thing where the righties couldn’t tell the onion article was fake.

    Pure Awesome to see this go from a facebook prank to Boing Boing!

  24. Mantissa128 says:

    from Octomom to Oscars noms

    I think my brain self-aborted. Thank goodness.

  25. Rob says:

    This is part of Satins plan for the Internet!

    You laugh, you lose… your immortal soul!

    Y’all are all goin ta he’ll, you bunch of morans!

  26. blueelm says:

    Hey, man… when the shallow self-serving caricature created to deny human beings medical attention is so prevalent one can’t tell a joke about the idiotic caricature from their own expectations of reality… at that point all there is to do is laugh.

    Laugh laugh laugh (and possibly really build an abortionplex).

    • chgoliz says:

      ^ ^ Hear, hear.

      Laugh laugh laugh (and possibly really build an abortionplex)

      And provide free transport.

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