Initiate salutation cascade, star-citizens! Seven years ago tonight, Stephen Colbert introduced Tek Jansen
to the world. Originally a one-off parody of vanity fiction
by media blowhards, the "super-awesome spectacular ultraspy" became the center of a small universe
, and books
, his exploits satirizing awful pulp sci-fi
Mary Sue "Marty Sue"
syndrome, and the cheesy melodrama of 1970s Hanna-Barbera
. Look inside for US/Canadian links to both animated seasons along with other content available on the web. [more inside]
And now, the Everything Old Is New Again Dept. brings you the The Dysfunctional Family Circus Archive.
It's been five years since Spinn
(a.k.a. Greg Galcik)
took down the DFC
; but back in the day, the DFC was probably the funniest site on the Web (and might even qualify as the funniest since.) Imitators
have sprung up since, of course; and Spinn still runs a similar site, A-1 AAA AmeriCaptions
. But somehow it's not quite the same
... [Possibly NSFW, if your coworkers can read text on your screen.]