Friday Funny: The Onion Finds Beauty in the Decay of the Nation's Infrastructure

The Onion is back to satirizing the built environment, this time with a kind of philosophy of despair.
June 17, 2016, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Konstantin Sutyagin

The Onion's latest totally fabricated, yet-still-funny-because-it's-true satire hits close to home:

Inspecting a lengthy fissure cutting across two lanes of U.S. Route 34, Federal Highway Administration head Gregory G. Nadeau told reporters Wednesday that while the nation’s infrastructure is in desperate need of repair, there was "a certain kind of beauty in decay."

The rest of the article includes more soundbites from this fake version of Gregory G. Nadeau (who is real in real life), as he waxes somewhere between poetry and philosophy about the state of the nation's infrastructure.

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