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January 5, 2006 7:18 AM   Subscribe

Click Here You Idiot!
posted by salmacis (47 comments total)

 
Make me!!!
posted by wheelieman at 7:18 AM on January 5, 2006


My eyes! It burns us!!
posted by anomie at 7:24 AM on January 5, 2006


The link times out for me.
posted by Dr. Wu at 7:28 AM on January 5, 2006


Is this another one of those blonde joke things?
posted by Plutor at 7:33 AM on January 5, 2006


Now we know what was in Marsellus' suitcase.
posted by oddman at 7:34 AM on January 5, 2006


Before I do, is this Suitable For Work?
posted by magpie68 at 7:37 AM on January 5, 2006


It's not suitable for Metafilter, that's for sure.
posted by fire&wings at 7:38 AM on January 5, 2006


I didn't click this.
posted by rxrfrx at 7:46 AM on January 5, 2006


For less money than a packet of cigarettes I offer to NOT clutter the internet with my e-book, "Writing good. Long Sales Copy. Explained in 7 Simple Steps".

Isn't that extortion?
posted by antifuse at 7:46 AM on January 5, 2006


My brain hurts.
posted by slimepuppy at 7:51 AM on January 5, 2006


I was tempted to pay,......





10 pence!!
posted by maxmix at 7:51 AM on January 5, 2006


I feel I must commit seppuku to restore honor to my friends and family, for I have soiled my integrity by merely beholding such a horrible site.

I mean, come on... gifs from Star Trek: Deep Space 9?
posted by chibikeandy at 8:02 AM on January 5, 2006


That was brilliant. I seem to stumble upon a new get-rich-quick site every week, and this parody is pitch-perfect for how they try and sell SECRETS OF EBAY and GOOGLE ADSENSE MILLIONS and BLOGGING MONEY MAKER WITH MORE BLOGGING.

They're essentially pyramid schemes selling a single PDF that promises to make you millions when really the only thing that makes money is selling a PDF telling people how to make money.
posted by mathowie at 8:04 AM on January 5, 2006


an old roommate had this same sort of idea - advertise "Send a dollar to learn how to make more money" in the back of magazines.
Then he'd send back a note that says "do what I do".
posted by hellbient at 8:10 AM on January 5, 2006


It's not suitable for Metafilter, that's for sure.
posted by fire&wings at 7:38 AM PST on January 5 [!]


Ziiing!
posted by hoborg at 8:16 AM on January 5, 2006


I'm A Cop You Idiot!
posted by rxrfrx at 8:17 AM on January 5, 2006


Did someone unzip the bag of shit sites over the weekend?
posted by NinjaPirate at 8:18 AM on January 5, 2006


Ooo good thing my name isn't You Idiot or I might have been tempted to click on the link.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:22 AM on January 5, 2006


Great.

Now, some rational renderings of the same.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:24 AM on January 5, 2006


I've been clicking the Click Here You Astro Zombie site, but it just keeps taking me to some stupid blonde joke.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:26 AM on January 5, 2006


I'm staunchly holding out for at least a double dog dare before I click that link.
posted by Spatch at 8:26 AM on January 5, 2006


Prize goes to NinjaPirate!
posted by shoepal at 8:38 AM on January 5, 2006


thats a whole lotta words with no explanation why i should read them so i wont.
posted by lemonfridge at 8:39 AM on January 5, 2006


Welcome to Zombo.com (w/ audio)
posted by slimepuppy at 8:41 AM on January 5, 2006


That was fun.

I ordered you to click once before and you landed on this page. Are you sorry? Yes No!

Wonderful textual timing.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 8:44 AM on January 5, 2006


Spatch: I double dog, no, triple dog dare you to click that link!
posted by tweak at 8:48 AM on January 5, 2006


Greetings, friends. Do you wish to look as happy as me? Well, you've got the power inside you right now. So use it and send one dollar to Happy Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. Don't delay. Eternal happiness is just a dollar away.

'Happy Dude'
posted by qDot at 8:48 AM on January 5, 2006


Hilarious and brilliantly written satire! Two thumbs way up! Wholesome family fare!
posted by jasper411 at 9:06 AM on January 5, 2006


Those who think this isn't suitable for Metafilter have to actually remember to read the links, and then look closely for the <satire> and </satire> tags.
posted by thanotopsis at 9:11 AM on January 5, 2006


I paid. How stupid am I. In excessive amounts.
posted by malusmoriendumest at 9:13 AM on January 5, 2006


Heh. That little flash cartoon that plays when you click the link is pretty funny, too.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:16 AM on January 5, 2006


Man I was tempted to pay. It's strange how that works.
posted by parallax7d at 9:27 AM on January 5, 2006


Koe Caine! I smiled.
posted by stinkycheese at 9:42 AM on January 5, 2006


I, also, was tempted to pay.

I'm in sales and I really wanted to see this guy make a couple hundred bucks selling nothing.

Also - how tempting it must be for him not to toss a google adbar on the bottom of the page? At least he's honest.

Then I remembered all the things I could have in return for my five dollars.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:43 AM on January 5, 2006


truly, the best of the web.
posted by crunchland at 9:44 AM on January 5, 2006


No cheapskate, I paid him his $0.05. Pleasingly, you're then redirected to http://www.clickhereyouidiot.com/thanks.htm which is a 404. That's class!
posted by grumdrig at 9:47 AM on January 5, 2006


Thank you for asking me to say a few words. Because I was going to say them anyway. Those few words. The ones you asked me to say. Where was I? Oh, you know what I mean. ..
Koe Caine
posted by hortense at 9:53 AM on January 5, 2006


I thought it was pretty good, and believe it or not, most people could stand to read it. Good info. Thanks.

"Completely Free Of Advertising Crap!"
posted by mrgrimm at 11:26 AM on January 5, 2006


This is zombo com. welcome.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:58 AM on January 5, 2006


The sad thing is that the type of advertising this site is a parody of actually works very well. The even sadder thing is that the products they are promoting often work even better. But as long as we all remain snarky little contrarians, we can all happily live in superior ignorance about ourselves.
posted by DirtyCreature at 12:17 PM on January 5, 2006


My favorite bit was this: the quickest way to get to $9231.46 is to start with $20,000 and lose $10,768.54 in advertising.
posted by whir at 1:00 PM on January 5, 2006


No
posted by Joeforking at 4:05 PM on January 5, 2006


I'm in sales and I really wanted to see this guy make a couple hundred bucks selling nothing.

Me too. I paid. That was clever, and hell, it's just five bucks.
posted by Meredith at 4:43 PM on January 5, 2006


I'm glad this was worksafe, because it was only after clicking that I considered whether the link might be NSFW.
posted by etoile at 8:50 AM on January 6, 2006


And I am more than a little tickled that the poster right above me has the same name I do.
posted by etoile at 8:51 AM on January 6, 2006


That's because you posted twice in a row, you idiot!
posted by hincandenza at 9:23 AM on January 6, 2006


I wonder if anyone actually paid...
posted by kdern at 2:26 PM on January 6, 2006


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