In this series of ISIS orientation films, Dr. Krieger will be answering frequently asked questions from new team members. Season five of Archer
premieres Monday, January 13th on FX. [more inside]
The Cinco Family/Corporation is a fictional corporation which spans the television and internet works of comedian Bob Odenkirk
. From 2007 to 2010, the comedy television program Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
, served as an outlet for Cinco Products skits. The commercials and infomercials use green screen and special effects with the intent of mimicking the standard format of infomercials from the late 1980s and early 1990s, often lampooning technology from the same era (such as the Cinco MIDI Organizer). Generally, the goods and services sold by Cinco companies are a bizarre assortment of useless, pointless and/or physically harmful products, at least three of which require the removal of all of the user's teeth. [NSFW] [more inside]
If you were watching late-night television in July 1998 you may have seen the half-hour informercial parody that the Beastie Boys produced to promote their upcoming album, Hello Nasty
. The ad features Mike D, MCA , and Ad-Rock taking on roles to shill everything from the services of phone psychics to get-rich-quick scams to a food processor that plays songs from the upcoming LP. (Warning: video auto-loads.) [more inside]
for the SNES. (SLYT, sadly not a real game. via tor.com
April Fools' Day On The Web
is a list of websites running April Fools' gags. The list is updated througout the day as more sites are submitted by anyone who comes across them. [more inside]
’Twas the nocturnal time of the preceding day...
A science writer's take on the famous Christmas poem.
A Bad Lip Reading (previously
) of Barack Obama [SLYT] "Trick The Bridesmaid
" (SLYT original video
+ [SLYT] Rick Perry
2012 (SLYT original video
) [more inside]
During the show's history Mystery Science Theater did many musical bits. Topless Robot recently linked to the "13 best" Mystery Science Theater 3000 songs
. It's not a bad list, although there are some notable exclusions. About those, click through.... [more inside]
Mass: We Pray
is an exciting new project from Boston based game developer Prayer Works Interactive. Watch the trailer
for examples of the 24 different services you and your family can participate in. Don't listen to the sites that claim
this is a hoax
. Preordering begins today!
An instructional video on correct worship
in the Pentacostal church (SLYT).
.via Dark Roasted Blend, by way of Gizmodo.
'Sup y'all! This week, we gonna peep inside the dope pad of your favorite French experimental filmmaker, Michel Gondry
! (one-link super-deluxe flash video post. pardonnez-moi.)
What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman
. He's been writing satirical songs for twenty years. Don't miss his Love Song to Dick Cheney
IPR: Irrational Public Radio
"We love NPR, PRI, & MPR. We are fans of All Things Considered
, Morning Edition
, Car Talk
, This American Life
, Fresh Air
, and Prarie Home Companion
. We like the commentaries, the features, the independent member station programs. We love them all dearly. But we also think they're begging to be made fun of. So here we are."
Blogs by Phone
- for when your family and friends have trouble keeping up with your blog posts. (YouTube video from SixApart)
A Case of the Crabs
, and its sequel, The Goat in the Grey Fedora
, are a couple of point-and-click black-and-white Flash games that parody the old Sam Spade-type noir films. You are Nick Bounty, private detective, and it's up to you to solve the mysteries of the counterfeit crabs and the miniature goat statue, respectively. Very, very jokey; guaranteed to induce eyerolling. Look at everything, talk to everyone, and pick up everything that's not nailed down. Hints are available, but they're crammed with jokes too.
Have you ever wondered about the exciting world of greeting cards? With this recently unearthed educational film
, you too can capture a glimpse of the glamourous world of manufactured expressions! via Waxy's Links
If you work in an office with lots of people, chances are that you work with a person who hangs pictures
up that their kids have drawn. The pictures are always of some stupid flower or a tree with wheels. These pictures suck; I could draw pictures much better. In fact, I can spell, do math and run faster than your kids.
The Museum of Depressionist Art:
a very funny collection of art parodies, all done with a 'depressionist' theme. ok, i suppose it's not that funny, but fellow art history buffs(?) might enjoy.