1. Chris says

    I hear the family is accepting bottles of body oil in lieu of flowers. Mine’s on the way there now.

  2. RONTEX says

    Chris, I heard he was wearing so much body oil that day he caused a flash fire and luckily, died quickly.

  3. brian says

    I realize this is a joke–though didn’t from the headline. Wish I wouldn’t have wasted my time on such crap. Not a prude at all but this is in surprisingly bad taste considering the good firefighters do and the risk they place themselves at for others.

  4. TANK says

    This was fuckin’ hilarious. Not as funny as some of their other segments, but funny. I heard he caught his reflection in a damaged mirror, and couldn’t break away in time…

  5. Austin says

    Maybe I’m not keen on satirical humor, but I swear, 9 times out of 10, the Onion flies right over my head.

  6. crispy says

    “His shirtless ghost will always be by my side”

    LMFAO! If you don’t find that funny, we can’t be friends.

  7. Drew says

    Funny stuff! Yeah, whoever doesn’t laugh a bit needs to be rescued from their dull life by a sexy, oiled-up fireman.

  8. Terrance says

    I must be gay; when I saw that “4% body fat” line, I immediately thought “4%, eh? I don’t think so!”

  9. says

    Finding something hilarious and distasteful/offensive are not mutually exclusive reactions. Hence the success of the Farrelly brothers movies, South Park, and the Onion.

  10. Garst says

    Well, I for one will continue not spreading the word that the Onion exists. That was bad.

  11. Reno says

    LOL! This is hilarious! I’m so sick of PC gay prudes, you are so paradoxical, oxymoronic and hypocritical!

  12. David says

    To me this is brilliantly hilarious cultural satire – but I appreciate those of you who don’t get it for saying so. Now I’ll resist the strong urge to immediately post on FB. God knows the majority of the “friends” who’ve oozed back into my life on there would be mortified.

  13. brian says

    Actually Reno, this was low-brow, sophomoric, and cheap. I actually felt my IQ sinking in the 10 second I bothered to watch. But I guess you could the same about most things in the Onion.

  14. Paul R says

    Seriously, if you take offense at the satirized death of a fictional person, you must be a real barrel of laughs yourself.

    “I wish someone had been there to see him…but all the survivors had already gotten out! [bursts into tears]”

  15. TANK says

    I know I’ve posted this one before, but it’s still one of the funniest ones they’ve ever done. Had me in tears…esp. the kid’s expression at the very end…

    Also…”was shakespeare gay? After the break we’re going to talk with a seven year old who says he DEFINITELY was…” ROTFLMAO!

  16. paul says

    The Onion is just about the only thing in the media that makes me laugh out loud, and I’ve been grateful for it’s existence for a very long time. “Our Dumb Century” is genius-level hilarious from cover to cover. Anyone who finds it unfunny has some sort of serious mental deficiency. Keep the Onion posts coming Towleroad.

  17. Toto says

    I usually find the Onion to be hilarious but this disturbed me. I can see the ridiculousness of annual shirtless fireman calendar’s but adding the role of the widow and dragging it out just seemed demeaning. Everyone has a right to laugh at whatever they want as much as others can object to it. Objecting isn’t always the same as trying to be PC, sometimes humor can actually strike an emotional chord.

  18. Marcus says

    It didn’t even dawn on me until I read the comments that there was anything to be offended at here.

  19. nic says

    hahaha! the “onion” is funtastic. i agree with CRISPY. i’m not fond of oh-so-serious queers.

  20. Mike says

    Okay, there are a lot of things one can joke about but beautiful, muscle men being burned alive is not one of them!

  21. says

    Really his body completely sexy. Incredibly Sexy Firefighter Dies in Steamy Blaze…….. i hopping that it will attract all and sundry……..thanks for the sexy body able post!