The Credit Card Prank is a project to see how far one could go with their signature on credit card purchases. The experiment goes pretty far and barely runs into any snags. The verdict? People don't seem to care what you sign on a receipt.
From the always excellent Sharpeworld comes a true gem: her father's comedy duo's site, Coyle and Sharpe. Harking back to another era (1960's San Francisco), the site features images, articles, and videos, but the hidden audio tracks of man-on-the-street bits are not to be missed. They have all the innocence of Candid Camera, but are quite a bit funnier.
Guess what? Online film is not dead. Submitted for your approval: the hilarious Ron Howard's Dream, The Award Showdown, and Gwyneth and Steve - our struggle to have a baby. The amusing Upgrade, the haunting Genesis and Catastrophe, and finally, the amazing (and oscar nominated) Periwig-Maker. I only hope that with banner ad revenue going down, and the future of sites like ifilm and atom films in peril, stuff like this still has an outlet and gets made (most movies via ebert's weekly show).
Another great amazon review hack is up, arguing about the character of "Indiana" in its state law books. It's not the first time (the story of ping and reviews of a CD rack come to mind), but for me, writing like this never gets old.
Rhino Records' anti-Napster PSAs are hilarious. Almost makes you want to stop using napster ("it's just not cool").
Microsoft Windows for LinuxTM This site also features Microsoft Linux Certification. It's funny, laugh.
Jerry Lewis pulled an Andy Kaufman at a recent comedy awards Q&A session. When asked about female comics he admires, he answered with "I don't like any female comedians" and went so far as to say that he considers a woman "a producing machine that brings babies in the world." No word yet on whether or not he'll start professional wrestling anytime soon.
The Lot, a New Zealand e-commerce site, has a hilarious commercial (2.7Mb mpeg) that a friend sent to me with the title "Shopping in LA." The NRA could not be reached for comment.
If you've ever read Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, you must read this mock review of it here, called Understanding Understanding Comics. I heard that Scott's such a great sport, he even helped out with some of the writing.
I don't know how many MetaFilter readers are epinions members (my guess is that a lot are), but if you've surfed around anyone's circle of trust before, I'm sure you've found conglomerate_mosthated, a popular reviewer with an equally sharp tongue and wit. Some of my favorites of his include the Xterra review, the Britney Spears review, and the Jetta review. He's sometimes offending, oftentimes catty, and always amusing.
Frank may have not updated Cacophony.com in ages, but it's still very funny stuff if you haven't seen it before. Some of my favorite entries include this one, this one, this one, and this one.
I was looking through my old bookmarks today and I stumbled across TheCorporation.com. I'm glad to see they're still online, they have lots of goofy things like their kitty porn site, the carpal tunnel workshop, and some delightful icons you've probably seen before. This is vintage 1996 humor, folks.
Tonight, I found a bevy of Bill Hicks mp3s. God, he was hilarious. He was more a truth-teller than a comedian. Luckily, there's still people out there that dig him too, including the great site at BillHicks.com. Among the many cool things at that site is a huge archive of audio clips of his standup and interviews.
Todd at Tremble.com has a few neurosises. I was laughing pretty hard after reading these, mostly because I share quite a bit of them myself...mostly...
A great employment page if you happen to have long hair and a beard. The descriptions are great, I love the internet job that requires you to update a page once every two months. They had me going for a few seconds there.
You say you enjoy the comedy stylings of Mr. Show and Tenacious D? Well then, get your ass on over to FugitiveAlien's site for all your bootleg audio and video needs.
This page is a goldmine of humor and a window into the madness of net citizens everywhere. I think I'm going to check my referer log more often.