is a 1994 action comedy film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tom Arnold. The film was a huge hit, and is noteworthy in that it featured visual special effects considered impossible
only a few years prior. It's been 20 years since it was released
. Time for a revisit, then. [SPOILERS if you haven't seen this movie.] [more inside]
Peter sees the painting. "I could paint that", says Peter. "But you didn't", says Mummy.
(mildly NSFW). In We go to the gallery
, by British artist Miriam Elia
, the titular characters of the Peter and Jane Keyword Readers of the 1960s
visit a museum of contemporary art. Penguin, the publisher of the original books, is not amused
, but the feathered creature may be actually dead in the water
Another day, another Wes Anderson film parody trailer -- this one's for a tasteful, adults-only offering called The Grand Sausage Pizza
. (The NSFW tag is for dialogue and premise, rather than nudity.)
"Goodfellas was amazing to us,” Friedberg said. “I remember one day we said it could be funny if there was a spoof movie where, ‘Funny how? Like I’m a clown? I’m here to amuse you?’ — and then you cut to the guy and he’s wearing full clown makeup."
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the masterminds behind Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, The Starving Games
, and Vampires Suck
, "do not practice the same craft as P.T. Anderson, David Cronenberg, Michael Bay, Kevin Costner, the Zucker Brothers, the Wayans Brothers, Uwe Boll, any dad who takes shaky home movies on a camping trip, or a bear who turns on a video camera by accident while trying to eat it. They are not filmmakers. They are evildoers, charlatans, symbols of Western civilization's decline under the weight of too many pop culture references."
They are also notoriously reclusive, and little has been publicly known about them, their background, and why-oh-god-why they continue to do whatever exactly it is that they do -- until now
Welcome to Cardboard Box Office
. "The project began after finding that we had accumulated both a lot of cardboard boxes (due to moving to a new country) and a baby (due to giving birth)."
), Far From Seven
and Sons of Poetry
in the category of "Things I Never Thought I'd See On Sesame Street," I give you The Hungry Games: Catching Fur
. Note: free of children killing other children.
Previously. Full list
of Sesame Street spoofs and parodies. [more inside]
Wes Anderson's The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders
Last night Ed Norton hosted Saturday Night Live, and this short film trailer parody was the standout. [more inside]
It's time for MIND YOUR MANNERS with BILLY QUAN
, a recurring spoof on martial arts movies from classic Seattle sketch comedy group Almost Live! Today's episode:
, 8 BALL
ENTER THE BOWLER
, NEW YEAR
, FIVE IRON
Remember kids, BE LIKE BILLY. BEHAVE YOURSELF!
! (also available here
): Abe Forsythe made the movie Computer Boy
when he was just 18. It's a 50 min. spoof of The Matrix that was filmed in less than two weeks at actual Matrix shooting locations in Australia and cost just over $2000 to make.*
It became a cult hit when it was released online in 2000 & was one of the first internet films to hit 500,000 views.* (wikipedia, imdb) [more inside]
Lo Pan Style!
Yes, it's a Gangnam parody. But how many Gangnam parodies feature a cameo by James Hong?
In light of today's news
that one of two Shell ships slated to drill exploratory oil wells in the Arctic waters of Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas had slipped its moorings and was headed towards Dutch Harbor, in Alaska's Aleutian Islands... check out a collaboration between the Yes Men and Greenpeace that's been online since June: arcticready.com
) -- an elaborate site spoofing
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, who have uh... promised not to sue
Introducing Nap Time!
, the latest, most effective tool for child tantrum prevention! (SLYT)
Real Life Goldeneye 64;
a walkthrough which shows that rescuing Natalya is a pain even when playing an extremely realistic fan mod. [SLYT]
Modern Family, the Horror Movie remix
. Finally, the dark truth about Alex Dunphy is revealed. [via]
, starring Natalie Kim and Trevor Zhou, is a new webseries about a couple ordinary, mid-level superhero fraternal twins, Karin and Kai, who are always at odds with each other. When we meet this brother/sister duo, it seems they've fallen on not-so-super times. Can they become awesome again? Here's episode 1, SuperTwins Super Losers?
Four friends who collectively call themselves Igloo Tornado
wrote a series of fictional tales of the love between Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig, plus some jokes from their Satan worshiping neighbors, Daryl Hall and John Oates. This land of make-believe is contained in Glenn & Henry Forever
. There isn't a preview in one handy location, but various interviews
, and blogs
have posted some of the comics
(more: Henry has no shoes, Hall & Oats play D&D
, a postcard from Henry to Glenn
, and a page from Danzig's diary
). Danzig, often the butt of internet jokes
, was not thrilled. His thoughts were made into a final comic
. Oh, and there's an anti-Christmas animation special/advert
. And a gallery show
with more artists joining the fun.
From 1999 to 2003, the largely-female UK comedy trope Smack The Pony
had a series of short skits based on video dating ads. Youtube user myLastTears
has edited them together into a supercut: 1
- 4 [more inside]
Your Glory Days Are Over, Mr. Cthulhu.
"Mr Cthulhu tries to interest himself in his sons dance, but mr Cthulhus has lived a sheltered life, the intricacies of modern ballet passes him right by." (by Mattias Adolfsson
Though Roald Dahl is better known in this day as the author of stories for children, he had a parallel career as the author of short stories with more adult, macabre sensibilities
. Some of those stories became part of a short-run series to fill the slot of to not one
but two ill-fated Jackie Gleason shows
. But instead of another game show or talk show, CBS wanted something to pair with the Twilight Zone. That show was Way Out
, though it didn't rate well and only ran for 14 episodes
(and 5 episodes are on Archive.org
). 18 years later, Dahl returned to TV with his sinister stories, but this time it was in the UK, where Tales of the Unexpected
lasted 9 seasons, 112 episodes in total
. You can view 23 or so episodes online, split into parts
(YT Playlist). [more inside]
The Love Craft
... exciting and new... come aboard... we're expecting you... (SLYT)
Stan Lee has not yet been told about ... GRIT! FEATURING -- Dourdevil, the man without a sense of humor (different presentations of the same comic)
. The year was 1983, and Alan Moore
was spoofing the style of Frank Miller (bibliography)
, towards the end of Frank Miller's run with Daredevil
. Moore thought highly of Miller, if one believes what Moore wrote in "The Importance of Being Frank
" (linked therein as a .cbz file)
, which was published in the same comics magazine run
as Grit! [more inside]
Hygiene. Flexibility. Safety
(SLYT) Another spoof on the Jobs presentation
, but with a real company, product and serious effort behind it. It's odd because it's super-real, injokey and the viral ambition is ambiguous. Moneyshot at 7m40s.
As a sidenote, would Apple be able to stomp on this if they wanted to? I mean, this is so tongue in cheek I can't really see the tongue.
Opera Web Browser. Faster than cooking a potato. And without all that ugly Chrome.
Comedian Affion Crockett, most remembered for appearing on MTV's "Wild 'n Out"and for his impressions of Jay-Z, manages to play Jay, Kanye and Chris Brown in a spoof of Jay-Z's song with Rihanna, "Run This Town"
Is there a hunger in your sinister soul? Let Wilkinson's Family Restaurant
feed your need. Oh sorry, they're out of business now. Rather, are you in the market for tools of depravity? Then Donald & Sons Hardware
can supply your dark needs. Intrigued by the creative process behind these advertisements? Step inside the studio to see the magic behind the first
video advert from Witchitel Music and LynchLand
. [more inside]
The Case of the Missing Puppies (SLYT)
- possibly only funny if you are familiar with long-running Australian drama Home & Away
"The Cleveland Tourism Board gave me 14 million dollars about 8 months ago to make a promotional video to bring people to Cleveland
. As usual, I waited till the last minute and I ended up having to shoot and edit it in about an hour yesterday afternoon. I probably should have invested more time."
Online Dating Commercials.
Like the girl who says, "Of course I didn't put chlamydia on the profile
, I put smoker." Or this gem, "I used to have to wait for days for my friends to tell me he wasn't interested. Now I get an automated email right away
." [more inside]
SLAS (Single Link Apple Spoof). [more inside]
Jamie Lynn's Reproduction Rap
A slightly educational, slightly ridiculous look at where babies come from.
took pictures of Marilyn Monroe over 3 sessions [nsfw]
in 1962. They're called the Last Sitting as she died of an apparent overdose 6 weeks later. In February 2008, he recreates the shoot
using Lindsay Lohan [nsfw]
. Not willing to let a good opportunity to spoof celebrities
fly by, Village Voice's Michael Musto recreates Lindsay Lohan's photo session [nsfw]
Postcards from Our Awesome Future. [via]
An art exhibition stemming from the minds of Packard Jennings
(whose illustrations have appeared in Adbusters
) and Steve Lambert
(of Anti-Advertising Agency
fame); using San Francisco's infrastructure as a model for improvement, the duo answered the siren call of Objectivism through an arcology devoid of “...budgets, beauracracy [sic], politics, or physics”. [more inside]
was a sci-fi buff in the 1970s with the resources of the audiovisual squad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at his disposal. The result was Star Trix
, a claymation Star Trek parody, that spawned three short films
and Star Trix: The Flick (parts 1
, and 5
). Art Binninger himself explains the whole saga
on his web site.
homemade costume, cheesy 70's music, mafiosos in wrestling masks ... what more could you ask for?
It's 1994, there's a bomb in Los Angeles, and THERE'S NO TIME! Will Jack Bauer save the world with AOL 3.0?
"To find people you know who are not using Crackbook, pick up the phone and give them a ring"
Via somebody on Facebook of course. Not short on the English - read toilet
- humour, Crackbook does manage to capture the uglier sides of social networking: "Michael Thomas is frantically detagging himself from photos of him with other women before his girlfriend Sharon Oliver notices." [more inside]