April 18, 2001
5:47 PM   Subscribe

I don't know if any of you have killed anyone (I certainly hope not) lately... But if you have, these guys can help with disposing the body. The telephone number actually works. Somebody is there just to keep the joke going. Now, we've all seen the Bonsai Kitten and Baby Smasher sites (I'm not going to relink those, you know how to use Google, don't you?). How many more of these types of gross satire sites should we expect? What sort of social evolution do these sites indicate? A loss of sensitivity? A devaluation of human life? An obsession with death and killing? A just plain twisted sense of humor? What do you think drives the creators of these sites?
posted by Spanktacular (13 comments total)
 
They're a band!
posted by Dark Messiah at 5:58 PM on April 18, 2001


I think it's pretty dam funny. And a very well done web site. Now I wonder if the FBI will understand it's a joke, or if they will go after these guys like they did with Bonsai Kitten.
posted by tiamat at 6:02 PM on April 18, 2001


Nevermind what I said... Still, the best website is hilarious.
posted by Dark Messiah at 6:05 PM on April 18, 2001


I did some checking (which I should have done in the first place), and www.cadaverinc.com is the official homepage of the band Cadaver Inc. who are signed to Earache Records.
posted by Dark Messiah at 6:13 PM on April 18, 2001


No, it looks like *I* should have done some checking. Thank you for telling us about that, Dark.
posted by Spanktacular at 6:15 PM on April 18, 2001


Make something immoral in your society, and sooner or later some satirist will notice a human vice ripe for exploitation.
posted by chesuta at 6:33 PM on April 18, 2001


Um, chesuta? I know you think that was deep and meaningful, but I just don't understand your point.
posted by Spanktacular at 6:45 PM on April 18, 2001


What does your post represent? The loss of humor? Jaded world-view? The results of heavy handed PC ettiquette? Silly overanalysis?
posted by skallas at 6:52 PM on April 18, 2001


Their prices are outrageous.
posted by Leonard at 7:00 PM on April 18, 2001


No, skallas. My last post was of another (well, I thought this was a joke site, not a joke front for a band) prank site about smashing babies. It wasn't received too well. So, I thought I'd offer an olive branch of sorts and ask a few pointed questions about the nature of these sorts of "over the top" prank sites and try to see how people felt about them without all the insults.

It looks like I was expecting too much... Well, except for Leonard. He's funny.
posted by Spanktacular at 7:17 PM on April 18, 2001


Sorry about that, I just meant to say something about how pushing the moral envelope is funny. I didn't see how bad my phrasing was in my first post until now, though.
posted by chesuta at 8:02 PM on April 18, 2001


That's cool. I just didn't follow it. I wasn't sure if it was you or me...
posted by Spanktacular at 8:28 PM on April 18, 2001


...And to think that the FBI went after The Gus, too...
posted by one.louder.ash! at 4:08 AM on April 20, 2001


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