I Didn’t See That One Coming

In my inbox this evening:

As of today, all Onion Premium accounts have been terminated, and the service itself has been deleted from the Internet.

As of Wednesday morning, a new ad-enriched web site will debut, delighting readers like yourself with its winning combination of hard-hitting news and cutting-edge corporate sponsorship.

Current subscribers will apparently get refunds for the unused portion.

Dropping subscriptions for ads? That’s one you don’t see everyday. Beginning of a trend?