Former staffers from The Onion form Thing X, and here’s what we know about it (Video)

By | October 6, 2012 at 12:58 am | 2 comments | Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

You know how sometimes you watch something so bizarre and absurd that your only reaction is to laugh uncontrollably? Well, if you’re like me, you’ll do the same after peeping this just-released video promoting Thing X, or more specifically, ThingX.com, which is something created by a handful of former staffers from The Onion.

So, what did we learn from this video? I’m not sure. I’m positive, however, that I like it. I can tell you Thing X is connected to Cartoon Network’s super hip programming brand Adult Swim in some way. I can tell you Thing X bills itself as “All the Internet you’ll ever need.” I can tell you that comedian Paul F. Tompkins, Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer, humorist and Get Your War On creator David Rees and co-creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Dave Willis all “fight for Thing X,” if the site’s Pinterest account is to be believed. Sidenote: Laughspin became Thing X’s first follower on Pinterest moments ago.


It also seems that Thing X manufactures products that seem comfortably reminiscent of the the type of things I use to see on Wacky Packages. Said Thing X products include the Magical James Magic Kit, DeSPLURGE 9, which “cuts deep to clear out even the worst hairballs,” something called Hot Fish, the brilliantly named beer Nietzsche’s Überbrau, Big Swinging Grape cola and Just About Cognac.


Even before I learned all of the above, I signed on to become a member (I guess?) of Thing X. I should start getting newsletters and/or a visit from a group of professional cavity probers– maybe? You can sign up at ThingX.com, too and become part of whatever it is I just became a part of. And if you do, you’ll get this lovely video message, from a guy I recognize as comedian Mike Bochetti. But he’s not playing himself, you see?

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