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December 28, 2012 8:12 AM   Subscribe

"Here are my predictions for the Twelve Funniest Topical Parody Accounts of 2013..."
posted by griphus (42 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yowza!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:14 AM on December 28, 2012


Already way ahead of the game with the @BabyMammoth account.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:16 AM on December 28, 2012


Ok, that's a lot better than I thought it would be...
posted by JoanArkham at 8:17 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


@Real12FunniestParodyTwitters2013
posted by Rock Steady at 8:17 AM on December 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


"I thought this was a drive-thru" actually is pretty funny.

The rest were ironically funny.
posted by DU at 8:18 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


#WombShoes

That, like the whole piece, was funnier than it had any right to be. Which, given it was about 'humorous' topical parody accounts seems appropriate.

Also: Gangnam Style! (I am a sucker for repeating jokes.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:19 AM on December 28, 2012


Worth noting that this is written by twitter user boring_as_heck, whose tweets are frequently sublime.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:21 AM on December 28, 2012 [7 favorites]


#BylineStyle
posted by griphus at 8:23 AM on December 28, 2012


@gregerskine achives twitter satori and fills the world with cleansing, pine scented fire.
posted by The Whelk at 8:30 AM on December 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


I totally thought these were real twitter accounts from 2012 because apparently I can't read. So now my google search history looks like:

"weed is cool" obama
kirk douglas heart attack oscars
guy fieri tomb unknown soldier
posted by threeants at 8:44 AM on December 28, 2012 [17 favorites]


'Psy releases “Gangnam Style, Part II.”'

And this year we only had to cope with the end of the world
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:50 AM on December 28, 2012


So now my google search history looks like...

guy fieri tomb unknown soldier



Honestly, I'm surprised that search doesn't turn up some horribly named, overpriced "Americanized" sandwich -- like a overstuffed Reuben with ham instead of corned beef and regret rather than thousand island dressing.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:11 AM on December 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


All these seem alarmingly possible. I may go and buy one of those Armageddon survival spheres that Chinese farmer was selling to use as an isolation tank.
posted by arcticseal at 9:26 AM on December 28, 2012


I don't get the parody account thing. Especially when it's a “parody” of a comedian or other famous person. These people are writing jokes to tweet, then they make it seem like it's coming from the feed of a famous person who isn't them.

Is the bump you get from the attached name really worth it? Since you can change your account at any time on Twitter, I'm wondering if anyone has ever started a parody account, then made it more personal once amassing a following.
posted by defenestration at 9:45 AM on December 28, 2012


This parody of parody accounts is less funny than most of the parody accounts it is parodying.
posted by straight at 9:51 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


arcticseal: a couple of them have already basically happened.

For the World Series Pug see Anfield Cat. A cat ran onto the field at a Liverpool game (Liverpool play at Anfield). I've found about 12 parody accounts for the cat (This appears to be the most popular).

And forget about a Royal Baby account - there's already a Royal Fetus account (actually quite a few).
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:58 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hating Gangham Style is the new hating hipsters.
posted by munchingzombie at 10:16 AM on December 28, 2012


munchingzombie: As the editor of the linked article, I actually don't think it "hated" Gangnam Style at all. It merely mocked those who ride its coattails rather than coming up with their own jokes. I was an early fan of the music video and am overjoyed at its massive success—because it was witty and unexpected, unlike 99% of the references others make to it.

I also like hipsters.
posted by NickDouglas at 10:27 AM on December 28, 2012 [7 favorites]


Defending people who make fun of people who are riding the coattails of "Gangnam Style" is the new help rabbithole
posted by griphus at 10:29 AM on December 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


I had something to say about the increasing speed of decay of entertainment values, comparing pie-throwing fights in the 20th century vs Gangnam Style in the 21st century, but I forgot what it was.

I have it written down at home somewhere.

/have been watching True Stories too many times lately
posted by chambers at 10:32 AM on December 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Seeing all the sample tweets reminds me of how overused the exclamation point is. Seriously, it just sucks the funny out and looks like attention whoring: Look at me! Isn't the thing I am saying shocking and so funny!
posted by roquetuen at 10:36 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


brb, registering @pugselig
posted by Spatch at 10:38 AM on December 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


I too googled most of these thinking they were real. But honestly, how could a cloned woolly mamoth birth get past me.
posted by pwally at 10:59 AM on December 28, 2012


I totally thought these were real twitter accounts from 2012 because apparently I can't read.

Ditto.

I began to get suspicious at "Joe Biden shits his pants at a White House press conference."
posted by mazola at 10:59 AM on December 28, 2012


Judging from the amount of postage on the topic, 2013 is so over.
posted by y2karl at 11:16 AM on December 28, 2012


Just can't see Joe Biden shitting his pants at a press conference. They film waist up during those things - where's the need for pants?
posted by dosterm at 11:20 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't hate Gangnam Style, but I thought that the idea that it would still be the cool meme that everyone's referencing all through next year seemed kind of unlikely. Seems to me like the Internet's collective memory is shorter than that. I may be wrong.
posted by webmutant at 11:30 AM on December 28, 2012


webmutant: Seems to me like the Internet's collective memory is shorter than that. I may be wrong.

PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME
posted by Rock Steady at 11:37 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Okay, yes, but that's not the joke everyone busts out at every opportunity, still. And next year, it'll be something else.
posted by webmutant at 11:41 AM on December 28, 2012


webmutant: And next year, it'll be something else.

OOGA CHAKA OOGA OOGA OOGA CHAKA
posted by Rock Steady at 11:50 AM on December 28, 2012


No, I know. I'm just messing around.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:50 AM on December 28, 2012


My prediction is that K-pop is out, TTS-pop will be the new craze, being a Tuvan throat singer that wears a tight necklace of Artificial Larynx Devices, allowing him to throat-sing 28 tones at once, with a savant dog that controls the beat through a 1970s Soviet supercomputer found in an abandoned military base.

Also, between songs they solve crimes, driving around in a enormous bright purple hovercraft.

A man can dream, cant he?
posted by chambers at 11:52 AM on December 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


You mean Kangnraar and Laika? Dude they've got like three EPs out, where have you been?
posted by griphus at 11:54 AM on December 28, 2012 [10 favorites]


I'm banking on Dschinghis Khan making a retro-cool comeback.
posted by Sangermaine at 1:08 PM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm just happy that bottlenose dolphins aren't actually extinct.
posted by JHarris at 1:13 PM on December 28, 2012


webmutant: And next year, it'll be something else.

OOGA CHAKA OOGA OOGA OOGA CHAKA


Mairzy doats and dosey doats and liddlelamzy divey, a kiddletivey too wuddenew
posted by JHarris at 1:19 PM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy. A kid'll eat ivy too wouldn't you?
posted by Splunge at 1:42 PM on December 28, 2012


DEVOPS_BORAT 4evah.
posted by A dead Quaker at 2:14 PM on December 28, 2012


Honestly, I'm surprised that search doesn't turn up some horribly named, overpriced "Americanized" sandwich -- like a overstuffed Reuben with ham instead of corned beef and regret rather than thousand island dressing.


Double-Breaded Ginormonstrous™ Jalapeño Popper "Tomb" of General Tso's Mexican-Style InjeraStix Soldier with Unknown Lime-Peppercorn-Manchego Glaze
posted by threeants at 3:15 PM on December 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Rock Steady: "PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME"

Some pre-schooler was singing this at the top of his lungs at the supermarket today. I imagine that some family's internet-addicted "strange uncle", visiting for the holiday season, made a point to indoctrinate all the little nieces and nephews in the classics.
posted by radwolf76 at 4:50 PM on December 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


I was the strange older cousin, thank you very much.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:31 AM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not one of those had a bit of humor. The common tread was jumping on Gangnam Style, to which, I can honestly say, I only vaguely know what that is, but that's beside the point.
I felt like I was reading a bunch of six year olds who, although smart for six, was making up adult "Jokes" as though they were playing the Playboy Club.
God the internet is full of shit!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 1:07 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


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