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"We know this page is needed, but we can't force anyone to make it."

The Financial Times website has a 404 Not Found Error page with a difference. [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger on May 7, 2016 - 25 comments

Keep it together, man, it's just an HTML error.

Please enjoy the wonderful 404 error page at BloombergBusiness.
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 2, 2015 - 22 comments

HTTP 112 – Emergency. Censorship in action.

Does HTTP need a status code for censorship? Perhaps [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Jun 10, 2012 - 99 comments

YouTube is full of videos that could be used for 418 error pages

This might be the most amazing 404 error page ever.
posted by grouse on Jan 20, 2012 - 60 comments

404: Page Not Found

The most exciting and ridiculous 404 page you'll ever see [via]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 2, 2011 - 51 comments

Into Every Malformed URL A Little Haiku Must Fall

File Not Found Philosophical Haiku
The Motley Fool site
Offers quiet Haiku, for
others' "File Not Found."
posted by mmahaffie on Nov 4, 2005 - 16 comments


rectuMTV Fairly twisted music video (Qtime) from the Taiwanese group Loh Tsui Kweh Commune. Definitely NSFW. Starts off innocently enough but goes downhill pretty quick. It's official people, MTV is so last millennium!
posted by Mr Bluesky on Oct 20, 2005 - 27 comments

N.Y. Diabetes-Tracking Plan Draws Concern

Are we ready for the food police? "It's that they're pestering you." brandz
posted by brandz on Jul 29, 2005 - 28 comments


Tessellations are mathematically created images. Trompe L'oeil geometry that is a visual cousin to surrealism , visual games and mosaics.
posted by nickyskye on Jun 17, 2005 - 12 comments

404's 4 U

404 Research Lab. Not that I'm sorry for the double post, but I was inspired by this 404 and went searching for some more. Some of them are funny, some let you play games, some are just creepy. What's everyone else's favorites?
posted by daHIFI on Jan 27, 2005 - 19 comments

accidents or murders?

were they drunken accidents or a series of murders? the wisconsin town of la crosse is shocked by a series of drownings ... sinister speculations and recriminations fuel the controversy
posted by pyramid termite on Oct 29, 2004 - 4 comments

..and I no longer feel horny

The 12 Sexually Transmitted Infections of Christmas (Flash Required)
posted by PenDevil on Dec 1, 2003 - 22 comments

Like a

"Take your date here and you will be "closing" later that night" If you're tired of the "helpful quotes" and "genial commentary" that make up a typical Zagat's review, this list of "unfit for print" comments that failed to make the guide may be the only remaining reason to go to their site, now that they charge a membership fee to read the reveiews. From the fantastic Buffoonery.org
posted by jonson on Mar 8, 2003 - 9 comments

Best 404 ever

Best 404 ever [via Simon Willison's Weblog ]
posted by kirkaracha on Dec 8, 2002 - 19 comments

"Fundamentalism is the Enemy of All Civilized Humanity".

"Fundamentalism is the Enemy of All Civilized Humanity". The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), an organization fighting against the Taliban for the past ten years, commemorates Sept. 11 and describes Afghanistan one year later. What they describe ain't pretty: "With their second occupation of Kabul, the 'Northern Alliance' thwarted any hopes for a radical, meaningful change. They are themselves now the source and root of insecurity, the disgraceful police atmosphere of the Loya Jirga, rampant terrorism, gagging of democracy, atrocious violations of human rights, mounting pauperization, prostitution and corruption, the flourishing of poppy cultivation, failure of beginning to reconstruct, and a host of further unlisted evils, too many to enumerate."
posted by talos on Sep 21, 2002 - 26 comments

John Otway

John Otway is a true maverick of the British music industry and is a legend in some sad quarters. His last hit was 25 years ago and now that he is coming up to 50 his fans have promised him another hit for his birthday. I see this as a fight for authenticity and against bubblegum. John must have that hit. It's a miracle he has survived, he deserves it.
posted by Fat Buddha on Sep 4, 2002 - 9 comments

Fragx returns.

Fragx returns. 200 words or less with a 3-word title: one of the earliest and most interesting writing experiments on the web is finally back, and the slate is clean. John Casler's Fragx (short for fragments) challenges the most verbose of us to strip it down, distill it to its most basic elements, then put it up for a healthy flogging by other writers. Sounds like good practice.
posted by frykitty on Aug 9, 2002 - 33 comments

TV Guide Names 'Jerry Springer' Worst Show of All Time

TV Guide Names 'Jerry Springer' Worst Show of All Time Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! What are some of your least favorites?
posted by BarneyFifesBullet on Jul 12, 2002 - 44 comments

Error 404.

Error 404. Once y'all start hitting this poor server it will probably have a nervous breakdown. Be nice.
posted by elgoose on Jul 12, 2002 - 7 comments

Design Not Found

Design Not Found is 37signals' latest work. They highlight the very best and worst of online contingency design, the design of pages presented to users when things go wrong. It's looking like it could quickly become a killer resource for users to report examples and web application designers to learn from those.
posted by mathowie on Nov 28, 2001 - 19 comments

Miss Muffy and the Muff Mob

In a web full of lame Flash cartoons, Miss Muffy and the Muff Mob stands out. It had us in complete hysterics when we first saw it on an MTV animated special months ago. It's a rude, hip-hop Strawberry Shortcake-ish series, with music by Pharcyde and great characters. Watch all 5 episodes if you can, or at least the 2 music videos in the sidebar.
posted by fotzepolitic on Nov 9, 2001 - 2 comments

If you crow about your redesign,

If you crow about your redesign, claiming your site is now "better-looking and easier to use" (and not, say, "sludgy as Hotmail and nearly as ugly"), and you offer a graphical tour to "show you how all these slick new features work", the link to which is a 404, are you the stupidest monopoly around?

Just wondering.
posted by textist on Oct 29, 2001 - 26 comments

[Bear with; it's a little slow but yes it works.]
posted by louie on Oct 23, 2001 - 65 comments

Sniff first,

Sniff first, then check with the sheriff. Now what would you do if you received a black lace thong in an anonymous letter? Suspect anthrax or is Sadie Hawkins Day coming up?
posted by Geo on Oct 16, 2001 - 21 comments

More peace protest nonsense.

More peace protest nonsense. Tips on what to do should you suddenly stumble upon a peace protest can be found atop this thread.
posted by darren on Oct 12, 2001 - 69 comments

NYTimes blacklisting?

NYTimes blacklisting? "All the writers are co-plaintiffs in a well-known class-action lawsuit by the Authors Guild and the National Writers Union against the Times over electronic rights and royalties disputes." The case reached the Supreme Court. NYTimes published an article 25 Sep about the accusation though its now a "pay-per-view" article. Response to NYT from one the plaintiffs here (slow server). Freelancers had expressed fear this would happen.
posted by mmarcos on Oct 3, 2001 - 1 comment

Word Perhect

Word Perhect (sic) is what happens when internet art takes on the mighty word processor... and kicks it into submission! e-2.org contains some other impressive and ambitious stuff, if you like all that arty malarkey...
posted by creeky on Sep 22, 2001 - 11 comments

Bravo, President Bush!

Bravo, President Bush! He hit the mark with this speech, correctly identifying the stakes, the principles, and the risks. More: he was passionate, feeling, and genuine. Did he win over any critics?
posted by davidmsc on Sep 20, 2001 - 198 comments

Chechen Chat

Chechen Chat Arabic websites are quickly going 404, but this Islamic Russian chat room in Chechnya is still active. A fair site for general information too; it has an abridged translation of Mullah Omar's Appeal for Jihad.
posted by username on Sep 18, 2001 - 4 comments

The New Sins (Los Pescados Nuevos).

The New Sins (Los Pescados Nuevos). A new book/art project/philosophical exploration/satire from David Byrne, in collaboration with McSweeney's. I can't wait to check it out. See how the whole thing came about. Fawn over Byrne's endless creativity. Rave at more brilliance from the good folks at McSweeney's.
posted by conquistador on Jul 19, 2001 - 5 comments

CBS dials 911 4 BB2...

CBS dials 911 4 BB2... Arnold Shapiro (who helmed Rescue 911, Scared Straight, & more) has been announced as Executive Producer, in hopes of resusitating what critics pronounced DOA last year despite above satisfactory summer ratings. Some of new developments sound promising. Some don't. (MORE)
posted by ZachsMind on Jun 29, 2001 - 11 comments

A working internet business model?

A working internet business model? Say it ain't so! While checking out my options for hosting companies, i found these guys. They struck me as geeks with a dry sense of humour.
hmmm... Maybe if i trust my websites in the hands of geeks, i won't have to worry about my host disappearing from under me due to some suit blowing capital on a fancy chair. (+2 points for having a site that believes in function over aesthetics. maybe they're on to something here as well...) I dunno, maybe i stumbled on to something grand in the making? A company that actually cares?!? o_O
posted by jcterminal on Jun 29, 2001 - 6 comments

Football is killing our children -

Football is killing our children - this site is just a riot.. definitely a hearty laugh, and a great parody (ack did I just ruin it for some of you? I mean um... it's serious!)...
posted by twiggy on May 27, 2001 - 3 comments

Open your heart (and wallet)

Open your heart (and wallet) and give generously. Can you really think of a better cause? Think of all the poor widows and orphans whose husband/father is being thrown out of work and who need your help.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jan 22, 2001 - 8 comments

Crap -- Gore's speech is set for 9:00 PM est. That might interfere with keeping up with what's going on with my president.
posted by fpatrick on Dec 13, 2000 - 11 comments

Okay, we know that web polls are nonsense, but I'm sure some people here on MeFi will be interested in the Time.com virtual voter booth.
posted by lagado on Oct 24, 2000 - 7 comments

Clearing minefields is terrifying enough, but mines that move around will make it virtually impossible: "The self-righting mines will detect the distance to their neighbours using ultrasonic sensors and communicate with each other by radio. If some of the mines are removed or destroyed to make a path through the minefield, the remaining mines will sense that they are missing and hop around until they form a regular pattern again."
posted by palegirl on Sep 27, 2000 - 8 comments

Feds Seize Windows Source Code in Daring Raid and Reunite it with Juan Miguel Gonzalez.

Feds Seize Windows Source Code in Daring Raid and Reunite it with Juan Miguel Gonzalez.
posted by premiumpolar on May 14, 2000 - 2 comments

So Dave has a distributable protest site up for the elian_true animation. What I want to know is, what does this mean: "Wazzup!!! To every tax paying American that felt they should have sent Elian Gonzalez to join his Mother (in the ocean)."
posted by ericost on Apr 28, 2000 - 24 comments

The AntiChrist is a Vegetarian?

The AntiChrist is a Vegetarian? Is he? This person seems to think so. He does a wonderful spoof site of Jesus was a Vegetarian, one of PETA's pet sites.
posted by da5id on Mar 27, 2000 - 1 comment

The 404 Research Lab is kinda neat. It's always cool to stumble across a really interesting 404. They have an archive.
posted by tdecius on Oct 5, 1999 - 0 comments

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