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Help me find Game of Thrones theme song parodies

I'm looking for a good collection of parodies/novelty versions of the Game of Thrones theme song. I've googled around, but am afraid to click on random ones because I don't want the story spoiled beyond what's been portrayed on the TV show so far. I've found the brilliant Game of Phones and the, uh, inimitable Peter Dinklage. I've also suffered through the smooth jazz cover. What else is there? [more inside]
posted by griseus on May 2, 2014 - 16 answers

meta stories are meta

I really love works of fiction that use the style, setup, or form of another media product as a means of storytelling and sometimes subversion. For example: TEDxSummerisle (complete with tweets and botched livestream) and The Theory of Narrative Causality, written primarily in the form of Livejournal posts by the Sherlock Homes fandom (inc comments and bits of fanfic) as well as GChats, TVTropes, and related media. What other similar works are out there? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 4, 2014 - 22 answers

Looking for a documentary on African military ritual strangeness...

Heard about this documentary from an anthropology student, but she didn't know the name of it... Back in the colonial days (20th C) of African holdings, some European military would depart their bases yearly and allow the African soldiers to take over. The African soldiers would dress as the Europeans and re-enact their modes of life and work, but in some kind of ritualized parody. [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Dec 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Onion bit re: brother & sister wait for sibling relationship to occur?

The Onion posted either a photo with a title, or a short article, around the idea of a brother and sister who are awkwardly waiting until they somehow magically end up with a close sibling relationship. I've googled and searched the Onion site, but I can only find the one about the brother and sister who talk on the phone to make their mom happy. [more inside]
posted by chonus on Nov 25, 2013 - 5 answers

YouTube MMO parody video?

I feel like this video was something I saw on Metafilter a while back. It started out as two guys speaking in super bombastic theatrical voices but it turned out to be in some kind of video game, maybe an MMO. One of the characters died over and over. That's... all I remember. Help?
posted by selfnoise on Jul 19, 2013 - 1 answer

Whitman pastiche/parody

Years ago I read a parody of Whitman (mostly a pastiche of A Song of Joys, IIRC) which I have largely forgotten, except for a single line: playing on WW's tendency to exhortations and his supreme self-regard, it was along the lines of "Lumberjack, fell your mighty tree! But not until I, Walt Whitman, am safely out of the way." Googling this fragment, parts of it, and variants of it avails me naught. Anyone else recall this?
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jul 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Where to find behind-the-scenes info of TED talks?

I'm writing a TED conference parody, and I'm hungry for some good behind-the-scenes info. I can't find much of anything. Which makes me hungrier. Do you know of any good blog posts, essays, articles out there? For people who have attended or have some inside info, would you mind dropping some info here about what it was like? Particularly, unusual or annoying things. [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 on Jul 9, 2013 - 5 answers

How legal is Jon Cozart's brilliant quintuple parody, AFTER EVER AFTER ?

In AFTER EVER AFTER, make no doubt about it he uses the melodies and harmonic progressions of no less than five copyrighted Disney songs, slanders and tarnishes the good name of BP, and uses a lot of character names that are probably registered trademarks of a very powerful company. How legal is that? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Mar 15, 2013 - 13 answers

______ Apparel

I need a clever play on words to spoof American Apparel, and I need it today. Help! [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Oct 26, 2012 - 33 answers

Comedy Film About RPGs?

A comedy film about table-top gaming. [more inside]
posted by mikoroshi on Oct 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Where did I see this funny Esperanto-like language?

Does anyone remember a site featuring a hilarious made up language that mashed up various European languages? (Not Esperanto!) The texts were, I believe, poking fun at the EU. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Jul 23, 2012 - 5 answers

How to use Copyrighted characters in original Art?

I recently completed a series of art prints for an upcoming art show. I thought while I was getting them printed I would submit them to Zazzle and make them available online. But 3 out of 4 were rejected because of "A copyright complaint from the rightsholder". I think my work is a clear use of parody and would not be confused with an official product. [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on May 3, 2012 - 6 answers

How to keep a self-published story on Amazon safe?

I'm in the process of formulating a story that would twist a known, beloved children's franchise setting into a violent noir. The eventual goal would be to self-publish an ebook for a few bucks on Amazon, but I'm concerned that the subject matter would get the book pulled due to copyright matters. How does Amazon handle parody and pastiche? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Mar 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you help me create funny and encouraging signs for people about to take a major test?

Most of my cohort begins taking their written exams next week, and I'd like to give them a bit of encouragement. Can you help me come up with some silly and encouraging signs to post on the door of the testing room that will give them a smile before they walk in? [more inside]
posted by lilac girl on Mar 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find this parody of "body language" instructional videos

Looking for a viral youtube video that was a parody of "body language" instructional videos. I think it was made by some comedy troupe a few years back. There's a part where they "decode" what people are saying with their body language, e.g. someone waves at someone else and the narrator says, "I am unarmed." And I think there's a part where they show lines coming from someone's crotch and they say, "My penis is powerful!" I think it was pretty popular and had a couple million views, but I cannot for the life of me find it.
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 24, 2012 - 4 answers

comedy radio show reccs

Just discovered Sarah Haskins' 'Target Women' and I love it. The comedic style reminds me of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. Are there any radio shows that have similar humor to her videos/TDS? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jan 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Parody vs. Copyright?

Parody or copyright violation? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Jan 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Feeling Amused: The New Google-fu Therapy

I'm looking for a book that I read parts of in the Hayward Gallery bookshop in London, about 2 1/2 years ago. It was a fantastically precise parody of a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy workbook. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Jan 5, 2012 - 5 answers

"Kringle was on top of the world, but then it all came crashing down..."

Can you recommend any good, relatively clean, satirical "true story"/"Biography"-type humor writings, videos, skits, etc about Santa, and/or perhaps other Christmas characters like Rudolph or Frosty? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Dec 22, 2011 - 11 answers

What's on the the 91 minutes of spoofs on the new Star Wars Blu-rays?

What are the spoofs on the Star Wars Blu-rays? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Oct 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Our Long National Nightmare

Satirical news articles which become true? [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Aug 12, 2011 - 16 answers

"Great thinkers parodied as band shirts" is a bit cumbersome for a title.

What is a good name for my new "Great thinker" / "Band T-Shirt" mashup website? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Aug 10, 2011 - 17 answers

Temple of the Holy LOL For Good

What other groups use a religious-like structure humourously as a form of activism, art, or community? Something along the veins of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence?
posted by divabat on Aug 8, 2011 - 18 answers

The earworm, it burns! It burns like ponies!

I cannot believe I am spending an Ask on this question. What is the original song that is being pastiched / referenced / ripped off by the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic song Cutie Mark Crusaders? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Aug 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Seriously though it's hilarious.

Wizard People, Dear Reader literally made me laugh out loud at work. What other (free!) long format audio parodies, comedies, etc. should I try? I am not looking for traditional audiobooks and I'm not looking for unscripted or conversational podcasts. I'm also not looking for stand-up comedy routines. Fan Fiction is fine as long as it is relatively well done and hilarious.
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 5, 2011 - 9 answers

"Is Soupy back on the sauce again?" "Not so you'd notice."

Beyond MST3K: help me laugh myself silly with audio/video mismatches. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Mar 29, 2011 - 28 answers

F- this, we're going three blades. Uh, four? Five? Six? Seven? Thirty?

Help me find examples of parodies, jokes, and satirical pieces that eventually became real. [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Feb 9, 2011 - 67 answers

Help me write a funny caption!

Please help me come up with a caption for this photo of Andrew Wakefield holding a pair of sunglasses. I'm looking for a punny CSI:Miami sort of parody. I'm sure there is someone out there wittier than I. Thank you!
posted by lexicakes on Jan 25, 2011 - 10 answers

What was this Greatest American Hero cake parody?

Name that parody tune: Around 2000 or 2001, I downloaded an MP3 of a man singing the "Greatest American Hero" theme very poorly, except he changed some of the lyrics so it was about cake, and between verses he told the story of his "super cake." What was this song and where can I find it again? [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Jan 24, 2011 - 3 answers

What was Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III referencing?

What was the opening of Robot Chicken's Star Wars Episode III referencing? [more inside]
posted by mhum on Dec 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Can you make the baby back ribs?

ObscureParodySongFilter: Searching for a parody of the Destiny's Child song "Bills, Bills, Bills" - only it was "Ribs, Ribs, Ribs." Sung by males extolling the virtues of a woman that could prepare great barbecue. The song was played in the late 90s on the radio in the Tampa, Florida area. I'd love to hear it again and my google-fu is failing me.
posted by gnutron on Nov 27, 2010 - 0 answers

The "Guys" of Cerebus

Who is being parodied in Guys, the eleventh volume of Dave Sim's Cerebus? [more inside]
posted by twirlip on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Jaws Parody? Scuba Diver Cellist?

Friends are looking to find a video they describes thusly: "a video clip of a bassist (or cellist) playing the jaws theme, sitting on a chair in the ocean as the tide rolls in." I can't find it. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by pixiecrinkle on Oct 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Just crazy enough to work?

Thinking of doing a parody of the Tea Party, am I on the right track? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Jul 25, 2010 - 19 answers

Unintended Hilarity

Yesterday I finally got around to watching The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. So much fun! Now I'd really like to see the old and unintentionally hilarious movies it parodies. Being completely unfamiliar with films of that age (50's low budget B-movies), I have no idea where to even begin. What titles would you recommend for cringing and laughing at?
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Jul 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Who is this vaguely described author?

Know an author whose later writings were considered/known to be parodies of the genre they worked in earlier? [more inside]
posted by mdrew on May 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Music remakes that could be a different song

Can you recommend music remakes into completely different genres? [more inside]
posted by Danila on May 20, 2010 - 83 answers

Creating a parody college application

Quirky or unusual application/interview/survey questions? [more inside]
posted by itesser on May 13, 2010 - 21 answers

where can I find the worst examples of coporate design

Where can I find some archetypal examples of corporate promotional material, either parody material like Idiocracy that is funny or real life examples that are bad? Ideally, I'd like something like the Photoshop Disasters blog but just focus on examples of bad design?
posted by clockworkjoe on May 1, 2010 - 4 answers

What word describes something that is simultaneously tongue-in-cheek and serious?

Is there a word for a piece of media (book, song, movie, etc.) that simultaneously sends up/parodies its genre and fits comfortably within it? What are some good examples? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 15, 2010 - 47 answers

Presidential Photo Use for a Book Allowed? Parody Exception? for-Profit UNexception?

Using photo of the President for a "for profit" parody enterprise? Guide me, MeFi! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Peephole Weekly

In the early 80s, I was browsing the magazines at a local grocery store and found a humor magazine that had a parody of People Weekly -- called Peephole Weekly here -- as either its front or back cover. What magazine was this? Bonus points for a date of publication. [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Feb 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Technical/legal questions about a site that will parody a trademarked brand

I'm thinking of creating a political parody website that may step on some toes and/or trademarks. I have a few technical and legal questions about how best to go about this. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Who are these funny glam rockers?

I give up! I know I saw a link to this silly glam rock band here or on the blue, but I can't find now and it's driving me NUTS! [more inside]
posted by maryh on Apr 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Old Cartoon filter: Looking for "Kitchen of the Future" style parody cartoons.

Old Cartoon filter: Looking for "Kitchen of the Future" style parody cartoons. [more inside]
posted by toekneebullard on Apr 11, 2009 - 10 answers

I can finally clean that lint out of my belly button

My firm has just announced one-week furloughs for most employees. What struck me as odd was that the email included an attachment labelled "Activities". When I opened it, it was a list: "Top 20 Things to do While on Furlough". Examples:

* Clean out your garage and other storage places and hold a garage sale.
* Go hiking with your pet.
* Renew your library card.

It's like management is just begging to be parodized. Alas, I have not the comedy chops to do it well. Anyone want to suggest some good parody "activities" I could pursue whilst on furlough?
posted by zainsubani on Mar 27, 2009 - 46 answers

What are some great, foreign language film clips or scenes ripe for parody subtitling?

Subtitling that "Downfall" clip has been done to death. Are there any other great scenes from foreign films that are ripe for language interpretation? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Mar 11, 2009 - 3 answers

You already cleared this from your cache 35 minutes ago.

Where can I find a copy of the Condensed Watchmen that was formerly found at scans_daily? [more inside]
posted by hindmost on Mar 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Have your kids learn how to kill people!

A few years ago, Amnesty International (I think) ran an awareness campaign about child soldiers by putting up posters about a summer camp where they could send their kids to be tortured, molested, beaten, and taught how to use rifles. Where is it? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Feb 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Bad Idea Jeans

Bad Idea Jeans could easily be one of my favorite commercial parodies of all time. Did they exist in real life? Is the reference on the bottom of this page real? [more inside]
posted by namewithhe1d on Feb 2, 2009 - 8 answers

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