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November 11, 2005 11:01 PM   Subscribe

Not a particularly interesting person? Perhaps you'd be more interesting if you had been attacked by pygmies, or survived a fall from a 19 story building. But who has the time to actually HAVE crazy life threatening accidents. Now, you no longer need to.
posted by jonson (29 comments total)

 
Cripe's that site is weird. If it's a joke, it's very deadpan
posted by delmoi at 11:07 PM on November 11, 2005


Yeah, this is kinda creeping me out.
posted by papakwanz at 11:09 PM on November 11, 2005


not cool
posted by odinsdream at 11:16 PM on November 11, 2005


This is great! I wonder if their services can be given a a surprise gift?
posted by IronLizard at 11:16 PM on November 11, 2005


.....creepy. how insecure would you have to be in the first place.....creepy..........haha(?)
posted by bam at 11:16 PM on November 11, 2005


Her accident must have been particularly scarring! That kind of deformity must have a hefty price tag!

Perhaps I'm going too far but it's difficult not to, this is the most tragically funny thing I've seen in some time.
posted by IronLizard at 11:21 PM on November 11, 2005


E-mail Sent: "Tell me, is it possible to have you surprise someone with a gift package? It would be the entire works, of course, none of this surgical pansy 'accident' drivel. My client would never be happy with less than authentic 'accident'."

Eagerly awaiting reply.
posted by IronLizard at 11:27 PM on November 11, 2005


wait... you can be raped accidentally?
posted by gambit at 11:32 PM on November 11, 2005


I always wanted to become the worlds perfect victim!

that's some funny shit.
posted by Sagres at 11:41 PM on November 11, 2005


This is delightful. Joke it may be, but a real group like this could hook some customers.

Some histrionic, obnoxious, dishonest, emotionally manipulative customers.
posted by Sticherbeast at 11:45 PM on November 11, 2005


This is the best viral campaign I've seen in a while.

Recommended.
posted by troutfishing at 11:46 PM on November 11, 2005


Dr Thomas's picture is pretty obviously photoshopped. Somebody took a normal lady and smooshed her face to the right.

I'd link to it, but the power of flash prevents me.
posted by addyct at 12:52 AM on November 12, 2005


That is awesome.
posted by Bugbread at 5:12 AM on November 12, 2005


Reminds me of the Coincidence Design stunt.
posted by skyboy at 5:47 AM on November 12, 2005


Cool stuff.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:01 AM on November 12, 2005


I know at least two souls that would happily apply for the Christmas Mugging Package. And one poor loser who got it for free. At least that guy can claim authenticity.
posted by maryh at 6:02 AM on November 12, 2005


I thought about doing this sort of thing and making it a business a couple years ago after taking a former girlfriend through the craziest Valentine's Day of her life, including car chases and kidnapping.

Of course, you have to know how to measure your victim, as not every person gets as turned on by danger as my ex.
posted by Mach3avelli at 6:25 AM on November 12, 2005


And one poor loser who got it for free. At least that guy can claim authenticity.

...or CAN he???!?!?!
posted by jonson at 7:27 AM on November 12, 2005


...or CAN he???!?!?!
posted by jonson at 9:27 AM CST on November 12 [!]


teh winnar
posted by Ynoxas at 7:39 AM on November 12, 2005


It's not real - site is registered in Denmark, home of the wacky art project.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 8:25 AM on November 12, 2005


what a fucking weird joke
posted by tranceformer at 8:29 AM on November 12, 2005


This is also them it would seem. Bizarre
posted by Pretty_Generic at 8:29 AM on November 12, 2005


Brilliant parody that seems "Dogma" inspired. Either that or an homage of the trauma-as-personal-and cultural-myth aesthetic of the superb J.G. Ballard. I'd love to see the email they're getting, especially the stuff that's unironic in it's request for services. It's only a matter of time before Post Traumatic Stress becomes a full on commercially viable enterprise touted as a must have app of the Ipod generations emotional kit (it's already an accepted marketing and advertising tool).

Genuine human experience devalued by being floated into the market as commodity. (Anyhow more fun to construct the parody then to analyze it) .

Ha. Ha.
posted by Skygazer at 9:04 AM on November 12, 2005


Form letter response:

Dear Fake Name

Thank you for your response! We truly appreciate your time and interest.

We understand your problem. So many people suffer from painless lives constantly feel ignored.

At the moment we are deeply sorry to inform you that we are not able to help you because we are experiencing a very large number of requests.

Please don't give up your dream! We have a special place for you on our
waiting list and we will not forget about you.

Take care

Susan Sutherland,

Certified PTT therapist
By Accident

posted by Deathalicious at 9:06 AM on November 12, 2005


Certified PTT therapist
By Accident


Certified by accident, of course.

Please don't give up your dream! We have a special place for you on our waiting list and we will not forget about you.

Our manuscript with your name and application letter will be sent to the publisher early in 2006. You will be humiliated beyond your wildest dreams. Become our 'special' victim, all at no cost to you. We'll never forget you!
posted by PlanoTX at 12:33 PM on November 12, 2005


Reminds me of the website for Lacuna, Inc.
posted by lodurr at 5:20 PM on November 12, 2005


whois, according to the registrar of record (joker.com):
DOMAIN by-accident.com
Registrar: JOKER.COM
Status: lock
Owner
Name: Barbara Nordhjem
Organization:
Email: barbara.nordhjem@gmail.com
Address: frederiksvej 9b

Postalcode/City: 2000 Frederiksberg
State: --
Country: DK
Administrative contact: hostmaster@b-one.nu#0
Technical contact: hostmaster@b-one.nu#0
Billing contact: hostmaster@b-one.nu#0
Nameserver: ns1.b-one.nu
ns2.b-one.nu
ns3.b-one.nu

created by JORE-1: 2005-06-09 13:55:45
modified by :
db-updated: 2005-11-13 01:18:58
expires: 2006-06-09 09:55:45
I don't recall where .nu is, and this is about as much time & effort as I want to remember spending on this, so...
posted by lodurr at 5:30 PM on November 12, 2005


.nu is a some Pacific island, I think, but it's popular, kind of like .tv, because "nu" means "now" in Swedish and Danish. So it could be anywhere.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 8:31 PM on November 12, 2005


clever.
posted by 3.2.3 at 7:51 AM on November 13, 2005


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