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If you are interested in Afghan Hounds, the TRUTH about smoking, or just want to see "The Most Beautiful Pages On The WWW", take a look at hosanna1.com. Winner of the "Great Site Award", this was put together by Web and Graphics Design Consultant Lynda Farley, who also brings us award-winning art cars Freedom Van and Liberty Van.
posted by TedW (25 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: I dig outsider web culture as much as the next guy but it feels like without some more "here's why this is actually a really interesting garish website" framing this is a little too point-and-laugh to really be a good idea. -- cortex



 
Beware of popups, popunders, and cheesy autoplaying music if you follow any of the myriad links.
posted by TedW at 10:12 AM on October 15, 2013


Plus, they boycott every business or apparently state that has any kind of smoking ban, so they have that going for them.
posted by Aversion Therapy at 10:19 AM on October 15, 2013


Man, I know what I want to see in next year's Fourth Of July Parade!
posted by wenestvedt at 10:20 AM on October 15, 2013


Edmonton Kentucky?
posted by Kevin Street at 10:20 AM on October 15, 2013


Surely this is a joke?
posted by juiceCake at 10:21 AM on October 15, 2013


Only if you think Afghan Hounds with angel wings are a joke, juiceCake. This is serious business.
posted by Kevin Street at 10:22 AM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like the wings particularly, but overall I question whether this is a great post for MetaFilter. It's like the website version of Prancercise innit?
posted by Mister_A at 10:27 AM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Having checked out the rad art cars, I guess I withdraw my objection and also I must see my ophthalmologist.
posted by Mister_A at 10:29 AM on October 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Her AAAWWW/why page is a gift that gives on giving... and it looks CRAPTACULAR using Chrome at 1366x768 (full screen HP laptop). Maybe I should rethink 800x600?
posted by jazon at 10:31 AM on October 15, 2013


Now I can't stop imagining winged dogs chasing winged cats across the sky...
posted by Kevin Street at 10:31 AM on October 15, 2013


Only if you think Afghan Hounds with angel wings are a joke, juiceCake. This is serious business.

From the website:
"The AAA in AAA World Wide Web Design stands for Afghans, Afghans, Afghans"

Clearly they take Afghans seriously.
posted by Kabanos at 10:32 AM on October 15, 2013


meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Publisher 2000"

And a Ron Paul supporter. Coincidence?
posted by Thorzdad at 10:33 AM on October 15, 2013


I don't get it. Those websites are very poorly designed. :-/
posted by bluejayway at 10:34 AM on October 15, 2013


If you want a picture of the future......... imagine a blink-tagged pastel-fonted evils-of-socialist anti-smoking-laws rant (with cute angeldogs) burned into a human retina ..........forever.
posted by lalochezia at 10:35 AM on October 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Shoals of winged mice scattering like fish before them...
posted by Kevin Street at 10:35 AM on October 15, 2013


I dunno, isn't this just making fun of people for poor taste and non-current web skills? Unless this is dancing with cats level irony?
posted by Think_Long at 10:35 AM on October 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


National Lung/Liar Association.
posted by jeribus at 10:38 AM on October 15, 2013


Suck it, haters. The 90s are back.
posted by monospace at 11:00 AM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I dunno, isn't this just making fun of people for poor taste and non-current web skills?

Those vans are on a higher plane of awfulness that transcends poor taste and bad design.
posted by burnmp3s at 11:02 AM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm sure it wasn't entirely meant that way but this comes off as pretty mean-spirited.
posted by teh_boy at 11:04 AM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is it me, or is that website kind of... busy?
posted by jcworth at 11:07 AM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am sure the best of the web doesn't include posts where the best response is Nelson Simpson "ha! ha!" .
posted by TheLittlePrince at 11:12 AM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love web design kitsch. It's part of the industry's culture and past and it reminds me of when the web was a more innocent and idealistic place. Shit, I wish I could get away designing stuff like this in 2013.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:17 AM on October 15, 2013


Think_Long: "I dunno, isn't this just making fun of people for poor taste and non-current web skills? level irony?"

Is that bad? Should I not do that anymore?
posted by IAmBroom at 11:20 AM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Isn't it a good thing the EPA wasn't around to tell The Lord how many carcinogens there are in a BURNT OFFERING?" as evidence that tobacco laws are Hitler is certainly a new-to-me argument.
posted by ook at 11:25 AM on October 15, 2013


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