Taking a swipe at celebrity cause-fests:
The ever-witty Pulp
(whose latest album, "We Love Life," might finally
be seeing a Stateside release come spring) enlists a host of celebrity impersonators (how many can you point out?) for the video promoting their newest single, "Bad Cover Version."
posted by maura
on Feb 13, 2002 -
I've never been accused in the past of only posting serious news item type links - so just to prove that i'm no stick-in-the-mud here is a fun link. It apparently requires no shockwave plugins..... ladies and gentlemen--and especially you cosmopolite European members--I give you, after a wee scroll down and download.... Walking Round In Women's Underwear
!! please enjoy this during work hours.
posted by y2karl
on Dec 19, 2001 -
Childish fun-poking sites
seem to be springing up everywhere, nowadays. From the looks of this site
, and this site
, and many others, is the internet continuing to open up as just another medium for people to make fun of eachother, more and more, everyday?
posted by trioperative
on Nov 13, 2001 -
The Apple G5 SPHERE!
SPHERE! It's Round! It's hella'fast. Get to the page before Apple
sics the lawyers on them and makes this great page vanish
If someone has already posted this sorry, I haven't seen it, but I'm pretty new...so there you go.
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Oct 26, 2001 -
"I have taken down the "Bert is Evil!"site from my server. I would like to thank Sesame Workshop for their patience and restraint all these years. I implore all fans and mirror site hosts of "Bert is Evil" to stop the spread of this site too. -- dino"
posted by RavinDave
on Oct 11, 2001 -
Brought to you by the Talibani Ad Council...
All snarks aside, I can't tell if this is a real report or some early western propaganda. Given their past hijinks
, I'm inclined to believe...
posted by BentPenguin
on Oct 2, 2001 -
Okay, so I am a little biased against the Democratic Underground.
Occasionally I may even laugh at some of their insults of dubya. I am sure this page was placed on their website early in the day of the attack without thinking. Maybe I am being just a little too sensitive about the tragedy, but I really think they should at LEAST change the date of this letter to santa.
posted by Oxydude
on Sep 17, 2001 -
Ur-Editorial about the attacks,
(from adequacy.org- I'm not familiar with them- linked via a plastic.com comment
). Shades of the Metafilter self-parody
; I found it a handy template for every editorial opportunist from Michael Moore to Ann Coulter- perhaps we can just reference this instead of linking yet more lame, shameful editorials from all parts of the political spectrum?
posted by hincandenza
on Sep 13, 2001 -
Policy or Parody?
A group calling itself "Citizens for Capital Punishment" ran an ad in the Terre Haute paper (both the NYT and the WP rejected it) showing a family watching the McVeigh execution on television and cheering. This seems too far over the top to be a real pro-death-penalty piece, but if it's satire, the creators are playing it straight. [via Media News]
posted by harmful
on Jun 19, 2001 -
We haven't had a Salon
link on the front page for a while, so I don't feel bad about posting this one
. Conserve energy the Dick Cheney way! [Warning: left-wing, liberal, tree-hugging, granola-eating, pinko, partisan parody. You don't have
to click if you don't like such stuff.]
posted by jpoulos
on May 10, 2001 -
Icy Hot Stuntaz
"Yo punk ass has just come to the hardest, phattest, and tightest group da world has eva seen. Icy Hot Stuntaz in the 2G+1. We aint like yo bakdoorboyz, yo nsucks, or yo britney smears. and if yo think we iz like yo puff mommy, yo snoop pupp, or yo DumMX you iz crazy wrong."
posted by owillis
on May 7, 2001 -
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 -
I don't know if any of you have killed anyone (I certainly hope not) lately... But if you have, these guys
can help with disposing the body. The telephone number actually works. Somebody is there just to keep the joke going. Now, we've all seen the Bonsai Kitten and Baby Smasher sites (I'm not going to relink those, you know how to use Google
, don't you?). How many more of these types of gross satire sites should we expect? What sort of social evolution do these sites indicate? A loss of sensitivity? A devaluation of human life? An obsession with death and killing? A just plain twisted sense of humor? What do you think drives the creators of these sites?
posted by Spanktacular
on Apr 18, 2001 -
A CNN parody site gets bigfooted.
"Defendant's actions constitute a textbook case of cyberpiracy under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. CNN and its marks are suffering irreparable harm as a result of Defendant's actions, and they will continue to unless and until Defendant is enjoined." Yeah, right.
posted by tranquileye
on Feb 1, 2001 -