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Under such conditions, Stiob aesthetics made sense

American Stiob: Or, What Late-Socialist Aesthetics of Parody Reveal about Contemporary Political Culture in the West, Dominic Boyer and Alexei Yurchak, paper here in PDF [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 28, 2015 - 2 comments

Look at the extension on those jazz hands!

Broadway Draft 2015 (SLYT)
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 25, 2015 - 4 comments

"HUSH, Rod!"

Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse: Smashie and Nicey - The End Of An Era Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 (note: the very end edited out). [Previously: "Do you... do you like Tina Turner, Ted?"]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 18, 2015 - 11 comments

What it says on the Tintin

Tintin au Congo à poil (Tintin in the Congo, naked) (full archive) is a subverted version of the classic Tintin au Congo comic, where the titular character is literally stripped of its colonial clothes (before | after) (links NSFW due to Tintin's penis). [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Aug 18, 2015 - 21 comments

Cut. It. Out.

What happens when you combine the Giants and iconic San Francisco-based sitcom Full House? (SLYT)
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 14, 2015 - 8 comments

Featuring "Diligent Cube" and "Gary Kasparov’s Extreme Beach Chess"

Fake Video Games [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 14, 2015 - 20 comments

You can tell no one here is high. It sucks.

The Onion has released the first installment of their newest series: EDGE. [more inside]
posted by joechip on Aug 3, 2015 - 27 comments

"It's a liter of adventure!"

The Timmy Brothers: Water Makers (SLVimeo)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 31, 2015 - 3 comments

Come get fisted right in the heart

Grindr: The Musical (somewhat NSFW) [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Jul 28, 2015 - 13 comments

Why Don't You....

The Twitter account Diana_Vreeland pays tribute to the celebrated fashion editor/social maven by coming up with colorful suggestions for how to live your life.
posted by The Whelk on Jul 23, 2015 - 16 comments

Next week, Billy, we'll discuss ten things you can do with a carrot.

"Who are you and how did you get in here?"
"I'm a locksmith. And... I'm a locksmith." [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 20, 2015 - 34 comments

Grand Theft Arthur

YouTube user Merfish has recreated some popular TV show theme intros in the video game Grand Theft Auto V [NSFW]:

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Full House
  • Arthur
  • Family Matters

  • posted by Room 641-A on Jul 5, 2015 - 12 comments

    "This wicked conglomeration of horrors..."

    This was a world that never quite fit me. I was unnaturally hungry and never found something that could satisfy that hunger. No job kept me. From desks to barns to the muffling din of factories, the concept of a profession was foreign. No drug quieted me for more than a few hours. No friend or lover ever lasted for more than a few days. My family had long since receded into the gray haze of memories.
    Thomas Ligotti reviews the new Hot Dog Bites Pizza from Pizza Hut. [more inside]
    posted by Iridic on Jun 29, 2015 - 64 comments

    EQUAL · MARRIAGE · UNDER · LAW

    Jim Obergefell and John Arthur had been together nearly two decades when John was stricken by terminal ALS. With their union unconstitutional in Ohio, the couple turned to friends and family to fund a medical flight to Maryland, where they wed, tearfully, on the tarmac [prev.]. After John's death, however, Jim found himself embroiled in an ugly legal battle with his native state over the right to survivor status on John's death certificate -- a fight he eventually took all the way to the Supreme Court. And that's how this morning -- two years after U.S. v. Windsor, a dozen after Lawrence v. Texas, and at the crest of an unprecedented wave of social change -- the heartbreaking case of Obergefell v. Hodges has at long last rendered same-sex marriage legal nationwide in a 5-4 decision lead by Justice Anthony Kennedy. [more inside]
    posted by Rhaomi on Jun 26, 2015 - 1258 comments

    "Never stop drawing, never stop dreaming."

    There are hundreds of instructional videos on YouTube, but if you ever wanted to learn how to draw some of your favorite characters, like Spongebob Squarepants and Mario, or build a Jurassic fort or a string art sun clock, then Character Corner and Forts and Crafts are places you could go.
    posted by Room 641-A on Jun 11, 2015 - 3 comments

    Role: mother of robots

    "Four Twitter bots I've made over the past few months. @man_products: products for men, @lady_products: products for ladies, @likeuberbut, a terrible startup idea generator and @medrobot, which reminds you to take your medications." From Mefi's own NoraReed (previously), via MetaFilter Projects [more inside]
    posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 8, 2015 - 38 comments

    Home space ball is blue, and there’s nothing I can do

    Space Weird Thing Space Oddity redone, Up Goer Five style
    posted by Jeanne on May 27, 2015 - 32 comments

    Pupsi Blue

    The complete 1973-1976 original run of Wacky Packages [WIKI]: all sixteen series, including hard-to-find cards, with each card cross-indexed and contextualized, with occasional links to rough drafts. Sometimes Topps spoofed themselves. Sometimes they didn't make much sense. A lot of times, they're racist. The gum is the final frontier of the serious collector.
    posted by not_on_display on May 17, 2015 - 40 comments

    Bid on YOUR waste profile!

    Get ready to have your insides disrupted by SmartPipe, the Venmo of pipes! (adult swim, 11:01)
    posted by The Whelk on May 16, 2015 - 22 comments

    She really is a basic queen, Miss Belle...

    Three years after Beauty and the Beat, Todrick Hall takes Belle to the gayborhood, where she runs into RuPaul, Lance Bass, Frankie Grande, and many others.
    posted by schmod on May 7, 2015 - 7 comments

    12 angry men discuss whether Amy is hot enough for TV

    12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer Pitch-perfect reenactment of the Sidney Lumet classic. (SLYT - 21 minutes, and worth every one) [more inside]
    posted by likeatoaster on May 6, 2015 - 99 comments

    You Wouldn't Believe Our World

    In 1985, multinational conglomerate Majesco Industries changed its name to MJI. To publicize this change to its employees, subsidiaries, shareholders and partners, it commissioned an industrial video... [more inside]
    posted by George_Spiggott on Apr 16, 2015 - 6 comments

    Jeb Bush has measles.

    We Turned Eight Republican Presidential Candidates Into Sims and Dropped Them In The White House
    posted by roomthreeseventeen on Apr 10, 2015 - 21 comments

    Rated SC for self control

    Time for a Sesame Street parody: Star S'Mores (Star Wars), with Cookie Monster and Grover as guest stars. [more inside]
    posted by Wolfster on Mar 27, 2015 - 11 comments

    Does What it Says on the Tin

    Rap Battle: Hodor vs. Groot.
    posted by Smart Dalek on Mar 25, 2015 - 18 comments

    "Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!"

    We got it all on UHF: An oral history of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s cult classic. By Sean O'Neal (SLAVClub)
    posted by valkane on Mar 23, 2015 - 41 comments

    Too Many Crooks

    Amid a historically crowded pool of candidates exploring bids in the 2016 presidential elections, one might say that there are..... Too Many Cooks.
    posted by schmod on Mar 20, 2015 - 41 comments

    Like Lehrer and MacNeil, but with moustaches and puppets

    A hard-hitting panel show that isn't afraid to tackle the tough issues, with a balanced panel of right-wing, left-wing, libertarian and other guests, No, You Shut Up! "takes on the issues of the day until everyone gets too angry to discuss them any further." [more inside]
    posted by Shepherd on Mar 16, 2015 - 9 comments

    I got cosines / on a cloudy day

    The goofy, lofi math music of Al G. Bra and friends: Pi GirlSay That Funky Number, Math Guy — Mathonna's Mathematical Girl. Plus: a trailer for math thriller Live and Let Pi, featuring the title track by Paul DesCartney.
    posted by cortex on Mar 14, 2015 - 5 comments

    Walmart.horse: Postmodern Dadaism meets Corporate Takedown Notice

    Why Is Walmart Upset with a Guy for Photoshopping This Picture of a Horse in Front of One of Its Stores? He was hanging out with some friends in July when they came across .horse and thought it was pretty much the funniest top-level domain one could own. So Jacques started checking periodically to see what big companies hadn't purchased their .horse domain yet and came across Walmart. "I thought, 'Alright I'm gonna buy this and do something stupid with it and see what happens," he told me. And readers, he did just that. [more inside]
    posted by Michele in California on Mar 9, 2015 - 174 comments

    Blank Page

    "Blank Page" Taylor Swift meets "Game of Thrones."
    posted by ColdChef on Mar 6, 2015 - 27 comments

    idea: a man exercising on a treadmill who is also going nowhere in life

    I grew up in the American suburbs, that idyllic pastoral of white picket fences and bitter secrets. After amazing my primary school teachers with my advanced reading level and complex, nuanced analysis of The Waste Land, I continued my education in the Ivy League, letting the legacy of the many geniuses and impostors who walked those hallowed halls speak to my soul and enrich my literary perspective.

    Through my work, I seek to explore what it means to be an upper-middle-class, White, American male in the 21st century.
    Meet The Guy in Your MFA. [more inside]
    posted by divined by radio on Mar 3, 2015 - 126 comments

    "Activate Electra-Change!"

    The 1970's Batman parody Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. is being rebooted (again) with YouTube stars Grace Helbig and Hannah "My Drunk Kitchen" Hart in the title roles. [more inside]
    posted by zarq on Feb 27, 2015 - 27 comments

    William Wegman Presents the Hardly Boys in "Hardly Gold"

    "A bottle of nerve manna, a disappearing golf ball and some rocks...it all adds up to the Hardly Boys' toughest case yet. The Hardly Boys have returned to Rangeley Lake for another relaxing summer at the Hardly Inn. Fishing, boating, tennis and their friend Chip Mason await them, but the boys soon find themselves enmeshed in a perplexing mystery that puts to the test their sleuthing skills and secret dog powers..." [more inside]
    posted by Iridic on Feb 27, 2015 - 6 comments

    Cats, jihad, satire!

    A new genre has emerged, the mock jihadi video. This involves short clips with ISIS-ish sound tracks layered on for shocking and/or comic effect. [more inside]
    posted by doctornemo on Feb 24, 2015 - 34 comments

    If "50 Shades" had been written by a man.

    Tickld shows us what That Book would be like had a man written it. 50 Sheds of Gray, on Twitter; on Amazon 'Are you ready to be tortured in a way only a woman can torture a man?' she asked. I nodded nervously. 'OK' she said and ate half my chips."
    posted by I_Love_Bananas on Feb 15, 2015 - 88 comments

    Fund THIS, Venture Capital...

    The Internet of Useless Things is a parody site full of bad 'connected-ness' ideas,
    like FitSpoon, "a connected spoon that tracks your eating speed and compares with others via a cloud database. When you’re eating too fast, holes open in the spoon releasing the contents."
    and the euphemism-filled ThroneMaster that lets you "gamify your daily motions." [more inside]
    posted by oneswellfoop on Feb 13, 2015 - 31 comments

    Christmas custard sauce is traditionally served from an orphan's shoe.

    The journey of a food intolerant and an intolerable foodie. I'm Kate McCartney and I'm Kate McLennan and we're women! Welcome to The Katering Show! [more inside]
    posted by h00py on Feb 13, 2015 - 17 comments

    Cody and the Gang are at the Park

    You're not going anywhere without your Big Game Liquid Slam!
    posted by stresstwig on Feb 3, 2015 - 8 comments

    How To Tell If You Are In A Soft Science Fiction Novel

    Racism no longer exists now that all of humanity has banded together to speak English, vote democratically, adhere to 20th-century American social standards, and battle alien intruders in a thinly veiled metaphor for anti-immigration sentiment.
    By Mallory Ortberg. [slthetoast]
    posted by cthuljew on Jan 30, 2015 - 171 comments

    In short, in matters lexical, semantic, and homologous ...

    I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist. (h/t Language Log)
    posted by benito.strauss on Jan 24, 2015 - 12 comments

    Call now for a free start-up kit!

    Television commercial for The Facebook from the mid-90s. (SLYT)
    posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 21, 2015 - 45 comments

    That was close. We almost passed the Bechdel Test.

    How to write an Oscar-nominated movie, 2015 edition by Alexandra Petri.
    posted by larrybob on Jan 16, 2015 - 95 comments

    Ensign Mary Amethyst Star Enobi Aiko Archer Picard Janeway Sue

    The "Ensign Sue" Saga has finally come to an end. It began as a Star Trek parody with chibi-styled Kirk, Spock and the New Enterprise Crew facing the challenge of the ultimate Mary Sue under the title "Ensign Sue Must Die" (SPOILERS FOLLOW, BUT HEY, YOU SHOULDN'T BE TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY) which she does, but Mary Sues don't really die, they multiply, and so there was "Ensign Two: The Wrath of Sue", which begins with a meeting with a Doctor from Another Fictional Franchise and soon, they're bouncing around other alternate realities with familiar characters, leading to the usual downbeat 2nd movie ending and the inevitable "Ensign³: Crisis of Infinite Sues (Because Everything's a Trilogy Now)", with a climactic battle of cute cartoon forms of more pop culture icons than Lemon Demon's Ultimate Showdown. Come for the inside jokes, stay for more regenerations than authorized by the BBC.
    posted by oneswellfoop on Jan 9, 2015 - 12 comments

    Chatty checkout! Try to escape this conversation...

    NES My Life "Mundane everyday challenges (such as finding a job, dealing with ultra conservative relatives, or deleting unwanted dick pics on a dating site) envisioned as classic black box retro 8bit Nintendo games." [via mefi projects]
    posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 26, 2014 - 5 comments

    Kreezus - Local Business Comedy

    If Kanye West decided to make a Christmas album where he believed he is Santa Claus, it would be this
    posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Dec 23, 2014 - 11 comments

    The excess moisture will fly off when the platter starts to spin

    How to fix a Samsung external m3 hard drive in under 5 minutes
    posted by elgilito on Dec 21, 2014 - 24 comments

    I'm luvin' it

    MacSabbath, the "kings of drive-thru metal" perform "Frying Pan" in full costume.
    posted by mathowie on Dec 20, 2014 - 10 comments

    2 bassists, 2 clarinets, 1 cellist, 1 tape-delay technician, 1 pianist

    Bing & Ruth is a modern classical ensemble that plays minimalist, piano-driven music. Several videos from Tomorrow Was The Golden Age (RVNG Intl.), their 2014 album, are on Youtube: Warble, TWTGA, Police Police Police Police Police, The Towns We Love Is Our Town (Alternate), and Reflector. Their first album, City Lake, can be streamed on Soundcloud. The Bing & Ruth and Kenitle Floors EPs can be streamed on Bandcamp.
    B&R is the project of David Moore, who also leads (parodic?) bluegrass band The Piledrivers and country band Pepper Johnson, and is member of experimental electronic group Emar Diem and blues rockers Langhorne Slim & The Law. In October, Will Stephenson interviewed Moore for BOMB. In 2010, Le Blogotheque released a short film of Moore set to his music.
    posted by Going To Maine on Dec 19, 2014 - 8 comments

    "Stephen Colbert": Great host? Or *the greatest* host?

    Tonight! He's "a well-meaning, poorly informed, high-status idiot." An it-getter. A knight. A doctor (of fine arts). A Real American Hero. And after tonight, his arched eyebrow of justice will never again grace American television screens in quite the same way. "Stephen Colbert": a brief retrospective. Truthiness - The White House Correspondents' Dinner - Better Know a District - Formidable Opponent - Tek Jansen - Papa Bear - I Am America (And So Can You!) - Americone Dream - The ThreatDown - Late Night Fight! - Testifying to Congress - The Rally to Restore Sanity - Colbert Super PAC - Maurice Sendak - Wheat Thins - Lorna Colbert - Tolkien-off - Ask a Grown Man - The Decree. So much more inside. [more inside]
    posted by Rhaomi on Dec 18, 2014 - 133 comments

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