"One disaffected factory worker told reporters that life in Springsteenville makes him feel as if someone took an edgy, dull knife and cut a six-inch valley through the middle of his soul. He also noted that he is on fire."

— “Hard Times Hit Springsteenville,” The Onion. This particular line just made me laugh so hard I cried, but the whole thing is pretty damn funny, especially if you know Springsteen’s music even just a little.

The Onion has been killing it lately with the rock-inspired articles (“NASA Launches David Bowie Concept Mission" holds a very special place in my heart). Did they hire some Rolling Stone and Spin ex-pats, or…?