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who are they guys...

that pretend they are researches, bluff their way into technical conferences and then do presentations which spoof the topic of the conference they did one where they proposed a suit to remotely control workers in the third world.
posted by grahahw on Jan 6, 2017 - 3 answers

Book Suggestions for Casanova/Rabelais/Nabokov Reader

I am looking for book suggestions for my partner. He enjoys the historical and comical nature of Rabelais and Casanova's memoir. He also enjoys the style/ambition of Vladimir Nabokov. [more inside]
posted by kiki_s on Nov 25, 2015 - 19 answers

Isn't that the CN tower?

Trying to re-find a parody listicle about films shot in Toronto. Help? [more inside]
posted by damayanti on Oct 26, 2015 - 3 answers

NY Times Weekender Nostalgia Post

The Internet appears to have swallowed an almost ten-year old commercial from the NYTimes about its (then new) Weekender subscription service, which included the famous "Saturdays, the word alone makes me happy" comment. It was parodied here by the 92Y Tribeca (RIP) and was then revised by the NY Times. I am, however, looking for the original ad that ran in 2006 (according to this Time article). Was even able to locate the abridged version of the commercial, but can't find the original. MeFi's can you help me save this from the internet rabbit hole?
posted by neoist on Oct 20, 2015 - 3 answers

Looking for a silly nautical / pirate movie from the '80s or early '90s

The details I remember: the crew reach a Greek / Roman themed paradise (think togas and grapes and naked attractive people with palm fronds), and run away comically when they go to a concert which consists of weird noises coming from a clockwork / steam powered machine. [more inside]
posted by idiopath on Apr 6, 2015 - 9 answers

video game satire

Does anyone remember a recent post (possibly on a Tumblr) describing a satirical, feminist-alternate-universe history of video games? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 24, 2015 - 5 answers

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

Blog post needle in a hay stack - satire about photo equipment

Help me find a satirical blog post I read a couple years ago? It was in "answer" to a beginner asking what camera he should buy, although the beginner was an example of the typical entry-level photographer. [more inside]
posted by litnerd on Dec 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Salivating for Satire

Can you point me toward good satirical fiction? [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Jun 19, 2013 - 23 answers

Resources on how to write (satirical) newspaper articles?

I've been writing satirical news articles for a website I created, and while my articles have been popular so far, I realized that I've been writing solely on my instinct of how a newspaper article would sound. What are some resources that go more in-depth on the style of newspaper articles, rather than the news gathering/reporting side of journalism?
posted by averageamateur on Jun 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Current events satire shows in English.

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 - 8 answers

Name my shell companies

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 - 44 answers

Where should I go once I leave Discworld?

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 - 46 answers

Where are the metasatirical horror novels?

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 - 15 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

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

Fake Guru with Genuine Inquisition

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 - 7 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

"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 international satirical programmes are available to watch online?

What international satirical programmes are available to watch online? [more inside]
posted by pmcp on Dec 6, 2011 - 10 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

how to cook everything - modified

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 - 6 answers

Our Long National Nightmare

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

Old Satire about Grad School?

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 - 2 answers

RaceWIN! Native American Science Fiction

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 - 13 answers

What's the name and origin of the "long Noooooo" shot in film?

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 - 19 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

Jednakże oprócz malutkiej karteczki w trocinach ze słowami «To my, trociny», nie znaleziono nic.

(BookFilter): Sci-fi picaresques. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Dec 28, 2010 - 17 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


What would we find on the bookshelves of Chris Morris? [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia on Mar 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find/remember this "odd" fairy tale short cartoon series

Help me find/remember this "odd" fairy tale short cartoon series [more inside]
posted by sanskrtam on Mar 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.

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 - 5 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

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

is hipster runoff serious or satirical

hipster runoff: is this blog satirical? [more inside]
posted by iamnotateenagegirl on Jan 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for sarcastic stand-up comedians

I need recommendations to find deeply sarcastic and satirical stand-up comedians. [more inside]
posted by madman on Jul 30, 2008 - 43 answers

Legal question about using celebrities in works of fiction

What is the legality of using a celebrity as a character in a satiric work of fiction? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jun 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Image of Vault Boy Spoofing Ayn Rand?

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 - 4 answers

Thought I'd know who he was by now

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 - 16 answers

Weekly World News - Satire or Parody?

Is the Weekly World News satire, parody, something in between or something else entirely? And how does it compare to or contrast with other similar works of media such as The Onion?
posted by christopherious on Jul 30, 2007 - 17 answers

Like Starship Troopers meets Gordon Frohman!

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 - 12 answers

Help me find an old Onion article

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 - 4 answers

Help me find a fake company's site.

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 - 7 answers

Who is Henry Raddick?

Who is Henry Raddick, really? [more inside]
posted by jonson on May 29, 2006 - 8 answers

Where can I get the cartoon of Dr. Manhattan blowing Superman's head off?

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 - 8 answers

Satire foretells truth in this onion article.

I'm looking for a version of the Onion's Our Long Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity is Over. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Nov 21, 2005 - 2 answers

Genesis revisited

Could someone tell me the origin of this? [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Aug 7, 2005 - 2 answers

Trying to track down funny comic book superhero website.

I'm having trouble tracking down a site about lame comic books I'm sure was posted on MeFi a while ago. [more inside]
posted by backOfYourMind on May 30, 2005 - 5 answers

Copyright vs. Satire. Tell me about the extent of fair use.

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 - 7 answers

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