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October 17, 2002 9:51 AM   Subscribe

HTML Gone Bad: We know that laughter is the best medicine, so our group of scientists work nonstop collecting and categorizing lousy web pages. We spend weeks exposing each page to constant ridicule and heavy sarcasm. After they are tested, we pass the links along to you.
posted by Fabulon7 (14 comments total)

 
I'm glad there is a home for stuff like this on the web. I'm not sure yet whether this link is featured on the HTML gone bad site, but if not, it should be. Another candidate would probably be the time cube guy (previously discussed for its contents here).
posted by kate_fairfax at 9:58 AM on October 17, 2002


That's a bit too long for a MetaFilter tagline, but I guess MetaFilter is sort of the reverse process anyway (links first, followed by sarcasm and ridicule)
posted by joemaller at 10:03 AM on October 17, 2002


The best part of this site is the essay "If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers." Funny, 'cause it's true.
posted by scottandrew at 10:03 AM on October 17, 2002


Did anyone check out the Asian Prince? Good God what a freak!
posted by RubberHen at 10:09 AM on October 17, 2002


The site is pretty uneven. A lot of the supposed "HTML gone bad" pages really seem to be "Content gone bad" pages, of which there are an infinite supply on the Web. And although I found this site pretty entertaining, I doubt it was spotlighted in order to mock it.
posted by soyjoy at 10:20 AM on October 17, 2002


Great. Links to both Landover Baptist and Betty Bowers, as well as Bonsai Kitten, Peter Pan, and the venerable Engrish.

It's just like this thread, only without the self-aware humor.
posted by yhbc at 10:20 AM on October 17, 2002


yawn. amateurs.
posted by quonsar at 10:24 AM on October 17, 2002


You are indeed, the King.
posted by Fabulon7 at 10:28 AM on October 17, 2002


Screw Zod, I kneel before Quonsar.
posted by Modem Ovary at 10:47 AM on October 17, 2002


That Peter Pan page is the goddamn funniest thing I have seen in a while. Check out the fashion pages! I'm choking on my own saliva and I can't stop laughing and the people at work are looking at me like I'M the freak!
posted by archimago at 11:47 AM on October 17, 2002


so now we know where one-hit-wonder websites go to die. i think i can remember when each of these has been posted here. didn't laugh then, either.
posted by patricking at 12:10 PM on October 17, 2002


Imminent repostings of very old threads predicted.
posted by yhbc at 12:11 PM on October 17, 2002


That's a bit too long for a MetaFilter tagline

This, however, works rather nicely:
Metafilter: constant ridicule and heavy sarcasm
posted by hippugeek at 1:11 PM on October 17, 2002


The "If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers" essay reminds me of an list a buddy of mine compiled, called "No, The Customer is Bloody NOT Always Right".
posted by RylandDotNet at 1:18 PM on October 17, 2002


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