Tags: parody

Silicon Valley Job Title Generator

This could come in useful for updating the Clearleft website.

Hitler reacts to the HTML5 URL normative reference controversy

This is hilarious …for about two dozen people.

For everyone else, it’s as opaque as the rest of the standardisation process.

shardcore » @bffbot1

Clingy.

She can only offer you unconditional algo-love.

Perhaps that’s the purest love of all.

Confessions Of A CSS Expert

Funny because it’s true:

The thing I regret the most is how my class addiction affected my relationship with HTML.

22.7 Million Pixels Of Raw Slideshow Power

This may be the only slideshow on a website I’ve ever actually bothered to click all the way through.

Ask About Going Home

Some examples to illustrate the UK Border Agency’s latest campaign.

PRSM - The Sharing Network

Don’t ever worry about not sharing again.

The Motherfuton News

Pretty motherfuton funny.

CRAPCHA: Completely Ridiculous And Phony Captcha that Hassles for Amusement

These seem just about as reasonable as any other CAPTCHA.

Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator

Don’t let James Bridle get a hold of this.

TEDxSummerisle

Oh, God!

Oh, Jesus Christ!

Mailappapp by Visual Idiot

Revolutionising the way you revolutionise email.

Soul Compare: Get the most for your soul.

The latest project from Tom Scott is like many Facebook-authenticated apps that ask you to sell your soul, but this one is literal. I think I might offer my soul (worth 56gigaMorgans) to Cthulhu.

The Pinboard Investment Co-Prosperity Cloud

VC funding that actually makes sense, from the always-sensible Maciej Cegłowski.

Planning Notices in Brighton « Phil Lucas

I wish to cover the entire Brighton Pavilion in Bakelite for my own amusement.

Is it the Internet of Things?

Wondering whether that network-enabled device of yours is worthy of being considered part of the “internet of things?” Just answer these few short questions.

Programming, Motherfucker - Do you speak it?

Does Zed Shaw look like a bitch to you?

I said does Zed Shaw look like a bitch to you?

Where is STML?

Any sufficiently advanced Markov chain is indistinguishable from James Bridle.

HP “On That Cloud Thing That Everyone Else Is Talking About” | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source | Onion News Network

Pitch-perfect parody from The Onion:

HP announced they’re making a new push into cloud computing and that they totally know what that is.

In related news, I’ve ordered my “the cloud is a lie” T-shirt from James.

Olympic Defence: the Unofficial London 2012 Security Game « Tom Scott

Yet another piece of brilliance from Tom:

Click to make the Olympic Mascots fire their roof-mounted missiles! Aim for terrorists, protestors, and any illegal advertising!

Are we in the future yet?

It’s not enough to have the same Photoshopped image from Back To The Future trotted out every. single. year. …now you can pass this meme around every minute of every day of every month of every year. Thanks a lot, Seb.

Code Club - The Interview - YouTube

It’s kinda nuts that in the space of just a few months, Code Club has gone from being an idea by Clare and Linda into something with an all-star promo video.

Mick O’Pedia: Bejaysis, ye can look up all kinds o’ shite now

Sure, this is a bleedin’ one-to-one copy of feckin’ Wikipedia. Give it an aul’ spin.

Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury - Rachel Bloom - YouTube

In light of the recent death of Ray Bradbury, I think we should all honour his memory by revisiting this song (featuring some future-friendly headgear).

I’ll feed you grapes and Dandelion Wine and we’ll read a little Fahrenheit 69…

Quora eBooks

Markov-generated Quora questions …far more entertaining than actual Quora questions.

Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers - YouTube

A satirical parody of post-singularity existence by Tom Scott inspired by Jim Munroe’s Everyone in Silico and Rudy Rucker’s Postsingular.

Like A Rounded Corner (Bruce and The Standardettes) - YouTube

Bravo, Bruce, bravo.

I heard Glen Campbell’s “Like A Rhinestone Cowboy” on the radio and began absent-mindedly singing “Like a rounded corner” to it.

Every Mobile Social App Site, Ever · Visual Idiot

This is kinda funny (because it’s kinda true).

inspiring toilets

Inspired by the recent .net magazine article on “20 leading web designers’ desks for your inspiration”, here’s a blog dedicated to the place where the real web design magic happens: the designer’s poostation.

HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS

This amuses me. I am amused.

The Daily Torygraph

There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).

THE MEW AESTHETIC

You can’t have a zeitgeisty internet meme without cats.

Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising

Yeah, it’s an easy target …but the cumulative effect is very funny.

Holy sh!t. Did you see that interstitial? That was dope. Refresh, refresh!!

At Twitter, The Future is You! - YouTube

A hackweek project from Twitter employees to create the best/worst recruitment video of all time.

One Div Zero: A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

A genuinely amusing alternative history of programming languages.

College Misery: Henchminion Sends In the Tale of “The Magna Carta Essay!”

A trojan horse for plagiarised college papers, much like the fakery on maps (“Lie Close”, “Arlington”) and in dictionaries; traps to be sprung on the hapless copy’n’paster.

Douchey Account Guy

It’s funny and heartbreaking because it’s true.

The 20 Unhappiest People You Meet In The Comments Sections Of Year-End Lists : Monkey See : NPR

It’s funny because it’s true.

Yelping with Cormac

Because Yelp needs Cormac McCarthy.

Web Standards Hoedown (Full HD / Radio Edit) - YouTube

It’s Opera …but it’s folk.

How to Barbeque a Man on Vimeo

Valuable advice from Slowtron on cooking perfect longpork.

best wedding pictures ever… scroll down - mlkshk

If you’re going to have a photo-shoot for your engagement, this is the way to do it.

Wait, what does your startup do?

Humour through noun permutations. The results are all-too believable.

photoshoplooter

I know this is probably inappropriate (comedy is tragedy plus time) but I am getting quiet a giggle out of this. I know, I know: too soon.

Facebook will destroy your children’s brains | by Martin Robbins @mjrobbins | Science | guardian.co.uk

A pitch-perfect parody of people that peeve.

YouTube - ‪The Loving Trap‬‏

Pitch-perfect parody of Adam Curtis’s particular style of documentary guff.

The Elements of Fucking Style

Use strong, definite language in your writing. Make that sentence your bitch.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: TripAdvisor.com Reviews for the Overlook Hotel.

I look forward to seeing Eyes Wide Shut as a series of Foursquare check-ins.

Red Plaques

Even more historic significance than blue plaques.

YouTube - Vader

We want the finest Star Wars parodies known to man—we want them here and we want them now!

YouTube - Magnum v. Solo, sequence comparison

When you see Craig’s Han Solo PI side by side with the original title sequence of Magnum PI, the genius shines through.

YouTube - How To Be South By South Best (SXSW Video Guide)

Southby is something of an easy target for ridicule, but this is still mildly amusing.

YouTube - Report Finds Troubling Rise In Teen Uranium Enrichment

Well, y’know, you never think it’s your kid whose gonna go sell enriched uranium to a rogue nation.

The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

This is kind of mean, but it made me laugh. Out loud.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: A 12-Year-Old Explains the Information Age’s Facts of Life to Her Mother.

Cute.

All Eyes on Dad | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Starring Rob Weychert as Mr. Maplegate.

YouTube - Yogi Bear Parody: “Booboo Kills Yogi” ending

The Assassination Of Yogi Bear By The Coward Boo-Boo.

Enterprise HTML - Provides proven high performance, enterprise-level and scalable HTML tips and best practices.

It's funny (and painful) because it's true (and painful).

This is a news website article about a scientific finding | Martin Robbins | Science | guardian.co.uk

A perfect parody lampooning the shallow and cowardly reporting of most so-called science stories by the press (I'm looking at you, BBC).

Wait, what does your startup do?

This is far too realistic for comfort.

Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory

An oldie but goldie: time travel in the age of the internet.

Hipster Dinosaurs - Imgur

Yeah, seen it. It's not as funny as the first meme.

The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook

"Tuna Casserole Ingredients: 1 large casserole dish Place the casserole dish in a cold oven. Place a chair facing the oven and sit in it forever. Think about how hungry you are. When night falls, do not turn on the light."

How to Access the Internet (A Guide from 2025)

An entertaining missive from the future.

"Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus have a sword fight."

A laugh-out-loud email exchange ...because if you didn't laugh, you'd cry.

ThinkGeek :: Blurgh! The ThinkGeek Blog - Officially our best-ever cease and desist

Sending a cease and desist letter to an obvious parody just makes the parody even funnier.

These Golden Books Are Not For Children - Humor - Kotaku

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.

Happy Magic Fun Time — HTML5 For Drunks

I wasted my time writing HTML5 For Web Designers when clearly, this is the best tutorial on HTML5 ever.

Fake Science

An excellent education resource.

How Annoyed Is Paul Robert Lloyd?

I wonder how much I need to wind up Paul at work in order to push him into the red...

Douglas Crockford Facts

Screw Chuck Norris. Douglas Crockford is the true originator of awesomeness in the audience.

This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post - Coyote Crossing

This is a pithy one-sentence description of a blog post, praising the author's insight.

"It's like twitter. Except we charge people to use it."

This is just wonderful. "Please design a logo for me. With pie charts. For free."

Smell of Books

An aerosol e-book enhancer.

WWIII Propaganda Posters

I can't wait till those posters are available to buy.

FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world

Beyond the personal annual report; it's the personal brand identity guidelines.

Truthful TV Title Cards — Glark

If television were honest...

Epeus' epigone: A load of Thunderer

Kevin does an excellent job of Fisking that ludicrous anti-Twitter article in The Times.

Austenbook

Pride and Prejudice told through Facebook.

jCquard: The Do Less, Punch More JavaScript Library

This is certainly the most backwards-compatible JavaScript library out there.

Platitude of the Day

A satirical parody of the BBC's "Thought for the Day". Slightly cruel, mostly funny and entirely brilliant.

PalinAsPresident.com

Satire through mystery meat navigation in Flash: "Can you imagine? We can."

Shatner Hasselhoff '08 Presidential Election Campaign Blog

William Shatner and David Hasselhoff (circa 1984) are righting wrongs and taking Obama and McCain to the mat for the biggest brass ring in the country. From yesterday's tomorrow, for a better today!

Death Star over San Francisco // Current

Handheld footage from Imperial Fleet Week in San Francisco.

Little Gordon – from Caterer.com

He's not big and he's not clever but Little Gordon is f*cking funny.

ZombieHarmony - One of the Best Free Dating Sites for Zombies

...because the apocalypse doesn't have to be lonely.

Business Technology : New Service Helps Tech Startups Choose Terrible Names

I had a very pleasant chat on the phone with Ben Worthen from the Wall Street Journal. He likes my social buzzword generator.

Facebook In Real Life is Today's BIG Thing - APR 30, 2008

This isn't just funny, it also encapsulates a lot of the ridiculousness of Facebook interactions.

Do's and don'ts with babies :: Hilarious pics

Airtoons for parents.

Understanding art for geeks - a photoset on Flickr

Normally LOL is a throwaway little phatic interjection but I really did laugh out loud at some of the pictures in this photoset.

O'Reilly Maker - Create a funny book cover!

Create your own O'Reilly book cover. Maybe you have to be a geek to find this amusing. I find this amusing.

Katemonkey.co.uk: X-UA-Lemur-Compatible

The timeline behind Microsoft's latest announcement.... as told by stuffed lemurs.

A Day in the Life of a Turret » The Leet World

Portal machinima.

Extortr: online blackmail for the masses

What a great antisocial network: blackmail people with rich media. Upload photos or videos; demand a price from the victim; if they don't pay, the whole world sees the evidence.

MD005 - Spotlight on Dopplr

Brilliant infomercial for everyone's favourite social serendipitous coincidental networking site.

Make My Logo Bigger Cream

Just rub it on and watch it grow. Gauranteed to satisfy your client.

Google

What would happen if Google tried to apply SEO techniques to itself?

Hand Signals

How to interpret those military hand signals they always use in the movies.

LOLTheist: Blasphemy is Teh Funneh

Just as with lolcats, the cumalitive effect of this lolcat/religion mashup is pure hilarity. I'll never look at religious iconography the same way again.

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