If we presume a person enjoys getting their news from Stewart/Colbert for the US, Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe for the UK, and Micallef's Mad as Hell for Australia, what shows would this person enjoy from other English speaking countries?
posted by pompomtom
on Mar 3, 2013 -
MetaFilter, I'm creating two corporate entities for small side ventures, and I get to name them whatever I want! Suggestions/inspirations? (some parameters inside) [more inside]
posted by dry white toast
on Mar 1, 2013 -
I'm almost done with the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. They've been perfect companions for the past nine months or so, and I need something to take their place. What series
, with wit and a world to get lost in
, should I read next?
posted by ocherdraco
on Jan 7, 2013 -
I've been tasked to find metasatirical horror novels: horror novels (or short stories, I suppose) that explore, criticize and parody their own genre tropes. What are the prose equivalents of The Cabin in the Woods
and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
posted by Faint of Butt
on Nov 30, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
Are there any satirical documentaries relating to religion like Kumare
? I know there was a popular series on Atheism on BBC and several others like Religulous, The Root of All Evil, etc., and I am curious if there are others which, instead of taking a serious note on educating us what atheism/religion means, evoke laughter throughout dealing on these subjects?
posted by godugu
on Feb 28, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
What international satirical programmes are available to watch online? [more inside]
posted by pmcp
on Dec 6, 2011 -
i'm looking for a pic of "how to cook everything" someone modified for their friend. it might have just been the one page, but i remember it being hilarious. any help?
posted by camdan
on Oct 3, 2011 -
I'm trying to locate an old satirical letter about characters in a faculty department. I think the letter was late 1800s or early 1900s, older than I expected given the sort of contemporary feel of the satire. [more inside]
posted by brownbat
on Jun 9, 2011 -
RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth
on May 31, 2011 -
Is there a name, please, for the now-clichéd and much-satirized film shot in which the camera pulls rapidly out of a close-up, often moving back and up, while the subject, having just had bad news or seen something dreadful, goes "noooooooooo" rather a lot? We are meant to gather that they are somewhat alone, and not at all happy. Where/when did this shot originate? [more inside]
posted by vogel
on Feb 11, 2011 -
Help me find examples of parodies, jokes, and satirical pieces that eventually became real. [more inside]
posted by Ndwright
on Feb 9, 2011 -
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 -
I enjoy reading the humorous biographies on Dickipedia and Rotten Library. What are the other sources for this type of writing? Specifically, well-informed, well-written, humorous entries that are actually based in fact and presented in a cold, rational way.
I know about The Onion and thinks it's fantastic. But it is a bit much on the absurdist side of what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by archivist
on Feb 24, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I need recommendations to find deeply sarcastic and satirical stand-up comedians. [more inside]
posted by madman
on Jul 30, 2008 -
Does anyone remember a short comic parody of objectivism using an archetypal 1950s character in the style of "Vault Boy" from Fallout? [more inside]
posted by brownpau
on Nov 26, 2007 -
Who is the guy wearing the "To know me is to love me" button on page 36 of MAD magazine issue #119 (Bonnie and Clyde cover) and why was that slogan picked? [more inside]
posted by brujita
on Aug 30, 2007 -
BookFilter: I read an odd science fiction book when I was younger, but then it got lost in a move long ago and ever since I've been wondering what it was. [more inside]
posted by chrominance
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Trying to find Onion article titled "Buchanan Woos Gay Vote: 'I Promise I Will Not Incinerate You'" . . . [more inside]
posted by nbrier
on Jul 12, 2007 -
A while back, a designer friend tipped me off to an amusing web site that appeared to be a high-end consulting/design firm. Upon further reading, it becomes clear that the site is a parody, filled with all sorts of (well written) buzzwords and nicely styled layouts. It's a parody of consulting/design sites, I guess. Hard to describe.
I'm hoping, dear hive mind, that my NyQuil-tinted remembrance of this site is enough.
posted by Merdryn
on Sep 14, 2006 -
Back in CT in the 80s, while the comic series Watchmen
was coming out, I saw a masterpiece of fan art on the wall of a friend's dorm. It was a postcard captioned "Superman vs. Dr. Manhattan" (roughly) and showed Superman pulling his fist back to deliver a mighty blow to Dr. Manhattan, who calmly pointed a finger at Superman's head, blowing his head off and spattering his brains in every direction. The overall anticlimactic effect was similar to the famous scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
where a bunch of guys elaborately menace Indy with swords and he calmly pulls out a gun -- oh, you know the one. I'll give anyone who can tell me where I can find this cartoon, especially on the web, a million billion dollars.
posted by rwhe
on May 4, 2006 -
I'm having trouble tracking down a site about lame comic books I'm sure was posted on MeFi a while ago.
posted by backOfYourMind
on May 30, 2005 -
Copyright vs. Satire: How far can one extend the 'fair use' or satire legalities when it comes to using similar imagery in advertisement? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Nov 9, 2004 -
About two weeks ago I was in Chicago and saw a billboard stating something along the lines of "A Day Without Mexicans..." and gave a url of adaywithoutmexicans.com as well as a date for last month (Sept) that this was supposed to happen. I was kinda shocked by this and went to the website but all I get is a godaddy default page. Anyone from Chi-town know what this was about?
posted by thebwit
on Oct 26, 2004 -
The ultimate act of defiance? Just now on Air America Radio, Randi Rhodes described a poster / pin design that was common in the 1960s that featured a mouse giving the finger to an eagle, with a caption that said "the ultimate act of defiance". Any idea where I might find an image of this? Googling didn't turn up much.
posted by Space Coyote
on May 24, 2004 -