The latest of Thomas Ridgewell's (aka TomSka
) animated short-humor videos has hit youtube: asdfmovie6
. (link in video to previous videos)
posted by The Whelk
on Feb 21, 2013 -
Here is an artifact of the old internet: "Somewhere in the picture below we have cleverly hidden a can of spam. If you think you've found the spam, click on it to find out if you're right. You probably don't think there is any spam in the picture, but look closely. Most people only find the spam after staring intently at the picture for several hours.
"Good luck and find that spam!
" [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Dec 2, 2011 -
He's a leather-clad ninja librarian moving from town to town, helping folk in trouble. She's a beautiful communist femme fatale with someone else's memories. They fight crime!
posted by The Whelk
on Sep 2, 2011 -
The “LSER” is a response to longstanding requests from subscription holders for a faster mode of self-ejection from the concert hall...The LSER will be a particularly comforting addition to the concert-going experience for patrons anxious about contemporary music, as in the case next month when music director Alan Gilbert will present “Le Grand Macabre” by the twentieth century master György Ligeti.
NY Philharmonic to install new Speedy Exit Ramp.
via Hell Mouth
, the blog of John Adams
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posted by Lutoslawski
on May 13, 2010 -
On Sunday, April 1, ThinkGeek.com jokingly introduced the 8-bit Tie, and due to customer demand, claims that now it'll be a real product.
On Friday, April 13, apparently due to customer demand, hard drive manufacturer WiebeTech has now introduced the MouseJiggler,
and claims it's not a joke.
posted by Fofer
on Apr 14, 2007 -
has denied any connection between his new movie, "You, Me and Dupree," and '70s supergroup Steely Dan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday.
The band recently posted a letter on their Web site claiming that Wilson's Dupree character was based on their Grammy-winning song, "Cousin Dupree," about a couch-hopping houseguest.
In a statement released by his spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, Wilson said: "I have never heard the song `Cousin Dupree' and I don't even know who this gentleman, Mr. Steely Dan, is. I hope this helps to clear things up and I can get back to concentrating on my new movie, `HEY 19.'"
posted by wfc123
on Jul 29, 2006 -
Must-haves for your coffee table, lavatory reading, or just killing time on the subway: The Nutritional Benefits of Nose Picking
; Perfecting the Art of Fart Projection (NEVER be blamed again!)
; How to Murder a Complete Stranger (and get away with it) [paging scarabic]
. These and other eyebrow-raising books can be yours, assuming you already have a book that you can put these dustjackets on. FlapArt
: The Alternative Book Cover.
posted by Gator
on Mar 17, 2006 -
South Park does the "Aristocrats" joke.
(WARNING! Windows Media file, very very
not safe for work.) "The Aristocrats" is a long-lived comedians' in-joke--or, rather, an extraordinarily filthy joke that's not really a joke. (Gilbert Gottfried knocked 'em dead
with it shortly after 9/11.) Now it's going public (sort of): Penn Jillette
and Paul Provenza are making a movie
featuring over 100 comedians telling their own versions. The South Park
version linked above is "not even in the top 5 for dirtiest." Yikes!
posted by 88robots
on Jun 7, 2004 -
to search the term "french military victories", then press the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button. This
certain result happens every single time. Is this a hack, a joke, a tragic diplomatic slip up for a international companny or just bad programming?
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Mar 11, 2003 -
Hmm...this one looks genuine:
I AM GEORGE WALKER BUSH, SON OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH.... THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT MET NEITHER IN PERSON NOR BY CORRESPONDENCE.
I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION....
I AM WRITING YOU IN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE PRIMARILY TO SEEK YOUR ASSISTANCE IN ACQUIRING OIL FUNDS THAT ARE PRESENTLY TRAPPED IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ....
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on Jan 31, 2003 -
Hitting the trifecta.
A tasteless joke and a morbid lie from the only person to actually benefit from Sep. 11. Is political advantage really worth this kind of crass lying? A toast to the restoration of honor and dignity to the White House and our appreciation that the "adults" are now in charge! I'm off to buy the new Ann Thrax book to bolster my right wing
posted by nofundy
on Jun 28, 2002 -
True or False?
According to Karl Mueller (a.k.a. "Gus"
), the FBI came a knockin' on his door after taking his "Trench Coat Mafia"
parody site a little too seriously. I can imagine it happening, but considering what a prankster he is, one does wonder whether this is all a late April Fool's joke. What do you think?
posted by lia
on Apr 20, 2001 -