"Thou wilt fall backward when thou hast more wit."
April 19, 2011 5:28 AM   Subscribe

 
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posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:30 AM on April 19, 2011


ssa nam eht eraweb
posted by Dr-Baa at 5:32 AM on April 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


So...it's a tumbler rather than a "live" site because they are just flipping the images, I assume. In which case...why not flip the browser too? Makes it look more like looking out from inside the computer.
posted by DU at 5:43 AM on April 19, 2011


They're not just flipping images. It's starts there and get's funnier. (and may be marginally NSFW if you work for the Taliban.)
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 5:51 AM on April 19, 2011


At first I thought this was going to be about Zatanna.

Oh well.
posted by mightygodking at 5:57 AM on April 19, 2011


retlifatem a fo kcab
posted by brownpau at 6:03 AM on April 19, 2011 [10 favorites]


retlifatem a fo kcab

Those should really be $5 bills.
posted by schmod at 6:05 AM on April 19, 2011 [9 favorites]


Even understanding the joke (thanks, virtual Monday morning), I still think it would better if the browser were also flipped. I'm looking at the back of the website through the front of my browser?
posted by DU at 6:06 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yvan eht nioj.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:10 AM on April 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Hey is one of those Twitter bird smoking marijuana? That explains everything.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:13 AM on April 19, 2011


!ACMY
posted by bwg at 6:14 AM on April 19, 2011


Even understanding the joke (thanks, virtual Monday morning), I still think it would better if the browser were also flipped. I'm looking at the back of the website through the front of my browser?

I don't think you become left-handed when you stand behind someone.
posted by scrowdid at 6:16 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


(not handed-ist)
posted by scrowdid at 6:17 AM on April 19, 2011


Yvan eht nioj.
Don't remind me! That was one of the worst Simpsons episodes ever.
posted by bitteroldman at 6:25 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was prepared to hate this, what with it appearing to be a single-meme tumbler and all that.

But its creativity and charm won me over. I hope he makes more.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:32 AM on April 19, 2011


This is a cute idea, I hope to see more of them (in fact, I'm trying to think of one myself)

But really? That's the best they got for Google? A nondescript input on a white page with a goofy logo that leads to nearly all recorded human knowledge and the best they have is to flip the image?
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 6:33 AM on April 19, 2011


I feel like the back of Google would better look like a Rube Goldberg contraption that piles up links that get through a variety of filters.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:35 AM on April 19, 2011


Also, the back of Facebook needs some guys in business suits looking at our personal information with magnifying glasses.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:35 AM on April 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


I don't think you become left-handed when you stand behind someone.

Is that the conceit here? That I've somehow used my regular browser to view the website from the back? How would that work? How do I "stand behind" a site with my browser, even comico-conceptually?

I think it makes more sense, and is funnier, if the idea is "how does this website look from the inside", which is a little different.
posted by DU at 6:43 AM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


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posted by p3t3 at 6:46 AM on April 19, 2011


Upside-Down-Ternet
posted by odinsdream at 6:54 AM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


The photos on the Twitter and Facebook pages should have shown the backs of people's heads. Now I'll go back to picking nits off this plate of beans.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:55 AM on April 19, 2011


YouTube only has two HDMI inputs? What a loser.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:57 AM on April 19, 2011


That's the best they got for Google?

Well, isn't it called "setting up the joke?" At first you are like, "Yes, that is the back of a web page," then you get to the youtube one and you're like "WTF???" and as you scroll down further you go deeper down the rabbit hole.
posted by muddgirl at 7:08 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I didn't see that it was a tumbler site and at first all I saw was the Google site and nothing else. I got really excited thinking I could type in a term and it would send me to a backwards page. I was kind of disappointed when I realized what it really was, but the Facebook page was kind of funny.
posted by TooFewShoes at 7:35 AM on April 19, 2011


Is that the conceit here? That I've somehow used my regular browser to view the website from the back? How would that work? How do I "stand behind" a site with my browser, even comico-conceptually?

I think it makes more sense, and is funnier, if the idea is "how does this website look from the inside", which is a little different.


You are seriously over-analyzing this. Step away from the joke website.
posted by synthetik at 7:37 AM on April 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


I too would like it if the browser was a mirror image, as if the back of my monitor dissolved and all was revealed.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:38 AM on April 19, 2011


> But really? That's the best they got for Google?

It's sort of like an illustration of the arc of creativity - at least, this is the kind of thing that happens to me.

Google is the first, it's the basic idea.

Flickr ups it a notch - the backs of the photos is really cute

Youtube is the peak - elegant, clever, minimal.

(I don't get the Apple one)

Twitter is baroque, gaudy. The flame is still burning bright but you begin to notice some sparks.

Facebook is over-the-top, the beginning of the descent into madness (or mediocrity)
posted by mmrtnt at 7:49 AM on April 19, 2011


> (I don't get the Apple one)

It's clean and elegant and you're not supposed to think about what's inside...just note that it is clean and elegant looking.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:55 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


> It's clean and elegant and you're not supposed to think about what's inside.

Thanks. I just got it.

The text isn't reversed because it's sealed, proprietary.
posted by mmrtnt at 8:00 AM on April 19, 2011


DU's right. Even one note comedy needs to successfully suspend my disbelief.

Also, the Apple one is a takeoff on the way the back of the iPhone/iPad/iPod looks.
posted by invitapriore at 8:02 AM on April 19, 2011


The text isn't reversed because it's sealed, proprietary.

I think it's more like the back of some of their product packaging, or the bottom of some of their physical devices. Like the YouTube one, the writing is not reversed because it's printed on the back, not being viewed through a transparency.
posted by odinsdream at 8:03 AM on April 19, 2011


.ifem fo ediskcab
posted by crunchland at 8:04 AM on April 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


crunchland: ".ifem fo ediskcab"

Needs more ponies.
posted by chairface at 8:14 AM on April 19, 2011


Facebook is over-the-top, the beginning of the descent into madness (or mediocrity)

Not to seem like I'm asking too much of my free internet entertainment (and these are fun) but are there more than 6? Facebook is the last one, isn't it?
posted by maryr at 8:21 AM on April 19, 2011


.ifem fo ediskcab

Don't be mean to pb!
posted by rtha at 8:28 AM on April 19, 2011


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posted by Splunge at 8:30 AM on April 19, 2011


It took me a few seconds to get the Apple one. Chalk that up to being too poor to own any Apple products.
posted by codacorolla at 9:00 AM on April 19, 2011


Good for a 15 second stopover.
posted by yellowcandy at 9:02 AM on April 19, 2011


> Chalk that up to being too poor to own any Apple products.

Well, you can always pickup one of these LOLtastic knockoffs that appear to use hijacked shipments of parts intended the Foxcon facilities that make iPhones.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:03 AM on April 19, 2011


was I the only person who pasted the post in a ROT13 decoder and scratched their head wondering why "rtncorj n sb xpno" was so important to encode?
posted by johnstein at 9:24 AM on April 19, 2011


The back of Google is a clear window. The joke is that the site is a one-way mirror and they can see everything.
posted by rouftop at 9:51 AM on April 19, 2011


The text isn't reversed because it's sealed, proprietary.

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posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:02 PM on April 19, 2011


Not bad. I don't need it to be perfect.
posted by rhizome at 6:10 PM on April 19, 2011


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