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December 29, 2008 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Yyvette's Bridal Formal.

That is all.
posted by boo_radley (54 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Directions from the west. Beware the mystery area.
posted by boo_radley at 9:00 AM on December 29, 2008


That's not a very good website.
posted by infinitywaltz at 9:00 AM on December 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Best of the worst?
posted by spacely_sprocket at 9:03 AM on December 29, 2008


I'm not thinking that Yvette majored in any sort of design (web, interior, or otherwise) over at GCCC.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:06 AM on December 29, 2008


What's that saying? "There's no such thing as bad publicity"?

I'm guessing they get business due to how incredibly weird and quirky the site is. It's intentionally bad, judging from the lack of spelling and grammatical errors, and the backgrounds, tacked-on moving pictures, etc.
posted by explosion at 9:07 AM on December 29, 2008


double. That is all.
posted by From Bklyn at 9:10 AM on December 29, 2008


Ow.

Ow.

OW.

The audio makes it, really.
posted by eriko at 9:11 AM on December 29, 2008


Is it? I don't think so. Please do not be hating on Yvette.
posted by boo_radley at 9:11 AM on December 29, 2008


It's intentionally bad

No, from my experience of the region this is either fake (and thus intentionally bad) or genuinely bad. I don't think folks who run formal shops in corregated metal stip malls off of a state road in sub-urban (sub-urban conotes tat there is an "urb" a category for which Panama City does not qualify) Gulf Coastal Florida. It is this region that provides sites like Fark reason to have a Florida category.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:13 AM on December 29, 2008


I don't think folks who run formal shops in corregated metal stip malls off of a state road in sub-urban (sub-urban conotes tat there is an "urb" a category for which Panama City does not qualify) Gulf Coastal Florida

Sorry, that should say, the above are not sophisticated enough to either try and get business through such methods or to respond to such methods.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:15 AM on December 29, 2008


Shit. I just ordered my wedding dress a couple weeks ago.
posted by giraffe at 9:23 AM on December 29, 2008


You misspelled her name.
posted by sondrialiac at 9:23 AM on December 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nothing captures the beauty of a flowing, sumptuous wedding gown like snaps from a cell phone.

I loaded the site with no sound but the agonizing sound of bagpipes strained through my headphones which were hidden under a stack of papers on my desk. Talk about momentary panic. Now I want to punch bagpipe players in the neck.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:34 AM on December 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


yvette's has gloves!
posted by billybobtoo at 9:40 AM on December 29, 2008


Are they serious? This site looks like someone's computer got the cyber stomach flu and threw up.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 9:48 AM on December 29, 2008


Yvette's has plus size!

Uh... not sure what that means though. Maybe just one plus size dress?
posted by flipyourwig at 9:55 AM on December 29, 2008


The goggles! They do nothing!
posted by jim in austin at 9:55 AM on December 29, 2008


It gets much, much weirder: Aliens and 9/11 conspiracies. Wake up sheeple1
posted by revgeorge at 9:56 AM on December 29, 2008


I seem to recall the SA Goons finding this site some time ago. If I recall correctly, this is real.

Really, really scary.
posted by cobaltnine at 9:58 AM on December 29, 2008


Yvette's: come for the fashion, stay for the bagpipes.
posted by pwally at 10:01 AM on December 29, 2008


Google Street View of the location in question.

Yvette's is no longer there, wasn't there yet, or never existed.

But, where it is shown in the site's pictures, there is a Curves Women's Only Gym.

THE CLUES WERE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE.

(Actually, the sign on the rightmost storefront could say Yvette's, but the Yvette's sign from the site is over the leftmost storefront. Maybe they moved.)
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 10:04 AM on December 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is that map the one to the Time masheen?
posted by pianomover at 10:05 AM on December 29, 2008


It gets much, much weirder: Aliens and 9/11 conspiracies. Wake up sheeple1

I love the apology at the top of this page for the "somewhat illiterate source."
posted by jinjo at 10:07 AM on December 29, 2008


I have to say that some of the MSPaint pictures are some what good, as long as you don't look at them upclose. What they are doing on a dress site? I have no idea
posted by lilkeith07 at 10:08 AM on December 29, 2008


I was wondering why this Smithereens song suddenly had bagpipes in it.
posted by Legomancer at 10:09 AM on December 29, 2008


That's the best site I've seen all year. Well, I dunno. I do like this one
posted by noriyori at 10:14 AM on December 29, 2008


This is definitely a double. The other one got deleted, I think.
posted by spiderskull at 10:24 AM on December 29, 2008


the other one was probably not as awesome.
posted by boo_radley at 10:31 AM on December 29, 2008


(has a seizure, falls out of chair, leaves a note mentioning lawsuit against boo_radley for the site and previous TF2 dominations)
posted by Samizdata at 11:13 AM on December 29, 2008


I bridle at the site.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:31 AM on December 29, 2008


wtf ybf boo?
posted by netbros at 11:40 AM on December 29, 2008


The site's really no worse than much of what existed on the web in, say, 1996. What really elevates it into awesomeness are the maps (1,2), which have the curious effect of turning my web browser into the back of a napkin.

I wish Google Maps had an option for all their stuff to be rendered this way.
posted by mkultra at 11:41 AM on December 29, 2008


Almost as awesome as superbad.
posted by swift at 12:41 PM on December 29, 2008


To heck with a wedding dress, I'm gonna get me some buried treasure!
posted by krinklyfig at 12:47 PM on December 29, 2008


Hmmm. Apparently Yvette's design even transcends even USian perception of bad web design. Linky.
posted by dancinglamb at 12:56 PM on December 29, 2008


Ha Ha, Look, a Crappy website!

Ha Ha, Look, a Crappy post!
posted by theora55 at 1:23 PM on December 29, 2008


I think I saw MIA wearing part of that website, once.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 1:34 PM on December 29, 2008 [4 favorites]


More evidence of outrageous taste: Ms. Pettibone, the site's admin (a la WhoIs and Google) contributed $1000 to George Bush's campaign in 1987.
posted by terranova at 1:40 PM on December 29, 2008


It's been said before, but:

ow.
posted by LMGM at 2:03 PM on December 29, 2008


Either delete this post or give it the prize for best post of December.
posted by spock at 2:53 PM on December 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


The person who made that website is either a lunatic or a genius.

Or both.

Or neither.
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:33 PM on December 29, 2008


Is this in any way related to TimeCube?
posted by Ron Thanagar at 4:18 PM on December 29, 2008


Is that map the one to the Time masheen?

Uh, I'm pretty sure you mean Time Cube masheen.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:00 PM on December 29, 2008


I think this is eminently postable. I've enjoyed peeking into the discordant mind behind this site, inexplicably associated with a formal wear storefront.

The site requested that I load additional plug-ins to fully appreciate the site, and I declined. This means I'm missing out on the sound enhancements for sure, and who knows what else. But there's so much left to click and be suddenly inundated by another view of reality, I can't hold that against the mad coder who built this thing.

The way the Paint backgrounds are degraded with further spatterings of the airbrush tool for deeper pages of the site is a strange sort of continuity, like starting a children's book and finding it's actually an ooze-dripping tale of horror...and not being too surprised it turned out that way.

Bizarre but explorable.
posted by batmonkey at 5:13 PM on December 29, 2008


For those panicked persons who are viewing this in a tab next to the aforementioned website, look down: there is a person on the ground convulsing. Place a wallet or similar object in their mouth so they don't bite their tongue off, then call the authorities.
posted by mattholomew at 5:23 PM on December 29, 2008


It's not a double, but it was mentioned in this thread from July.
posted by dead cousin ted at 7:02 PM on December 29, 2008


Also, if you compare the picture of the sign with the already mentioned location, you can see the same gas station in the far right background, so they changed what the sign says. So either they changed the look of their sign or they moved out.
posted by dead cousin ted at 7:48 PM on December 29, 2008


I like the music on the recipes page.
posted by 0xFCAF at 8:11 PM on December 29, 2008


I just emailed Carolyn. Also, when you google her email address, you get this site. Are swans any better? Not sure. (But I do know this is the most fun I've had on Mefi in eons.)
posted by turducken at 8:52 PM on December 29, 2008


Found this when clicking around on turducken's link. Extreme Wedding Website Makeover Edition? Somebody must've started taking their meds again.
posted by dancinglamb at 10:38 PM on December 29, 2008


Reminds me of this joke site. It used to play the theme from The A Team and be hosted on Geocities, but it seems like they've gone up in the world by ditching the music and getting their own fancy-pants URL.
posted by TheDonF at 3:02 AM on December 30, 2008


oh look...they have magazines!
posted by sexyrobot at 7:45 AM on December 30, 2008


TheDonF - Removing the A-Team theme song does not improve a website. You've forgotten the periodic table of awesome. Note that elements 4, 19, 50, & 90 are present in the intro, & possibly more.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:05 AM on December 30, 2008


Dont' let the iconoclastic design distract you from the poetry: Another love poem, click here -- MORE POETRY -- click here to read an composition

"melancholy cello
bottom of the Seine
broken hearted lovers
take their lives in vain
if not literally
then figuratively...."
posted by msalt at 1:36 PM on December 30, 2008


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