Downworthy is a Chrome plugin that converts hyperbolic headlines from viral mills into sarcastic -- and much more realistic -- semantic equivalents. For example, the word "literally" is replaced with "figuratively"; while "go viral" is translated to "be overused so much that you'll silently pray for the sweet release of death to make it stop."
"Literally" becomes "Figuratively" *
"Will Blow Your Mind" becomes "Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment" *
"One Weird Trick" becomes "One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit" *
"Go Viral" becomes "Be Overused So Much That You'll Silently Pray for the Sweet Release of Death to Make it Stop" *
"Can't Even Handle" becomes "Can Totally Handle Without Any Significant Issue" *
"Incredible" becomes "Painfully Ordinary" *
"You Won't Believe" becomes "In All Likelihood, You'll Believe" *
... and so on.
A New York State Supreme Court judge has confirmed that Staten Island Borough President James Oddo can name three streets in a new property development with words that imply greediness and deceitfulness on the part of the developers.
Frinkiac allows you to type in a quote from The Simpsons and it’ll find the matching stills from a database of 3 million screen caps. I expect that its creators will be acquihired soon by Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net. (Thanks, Brad Kreit!)
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