Freedom of speech is now compulsory

A timely reminder from Scarfolk town council. Read the rest

WATCH Princess Leia walks NYC's streets

It's a pretty straightforward sendup of the now-notorious 10 hours of catcalls video, but manages to pack in some pretty awesome Star Wars jokes. (Thanks, Jah Furry!) Read the rest

Too Many Cooks: the imaginary, bizarro-world 1980s sitcom

"Too Many Cooks" is an 11-minute opening credit reel for an imaginary 1980s sitcom that tells a very funny, very dark, story that becomes more improbable, and more inspired as the minutes tick by. Read the rest

SkyMall parody better than the real thing

For years, airlines have provided complimentary seatback copies of the SkyMall catalog for passengers who don't know what to do with their used chewing gum. They also come in handy to remind you that there are millions of people eager to spend their hard-earned money on garbage. For the guys in the Kasper Hauser comedy troupe, the SkyMall catalog serves a third purpose: fodder for a howlingly funny parody.

In 2006 I reviewed the first SkyMaul catalog: SkyMaul: Happy Crap You can Buy from a Plane. Today marks the release of SkyMaul 2: Where America Buys His Stuff, an equally funny followup to the first catalog. The copy for the fake products is pitch perfect. I wish the Camping Coma Pills were really for sale - I'd take them.

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Cthulhu/Coke tee is back on sale

Following from Tuesday's post about the sadly not-available Cthulhu/Coca-Cola tee, good news: it's back on sale! Read the rest

Cookie Monster in The Hungry Games: Catching Fur

Sesame Street parodies starring Cookie Monster are always a good bet (c.f. Monsterpiece Theater) but even by those standards, "The Hungry Games: Catching Fur" (with Cookie Monster as "Cookieness Evereat") is a standout. Bravo, Sesame Street!

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The Rob Ford Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo Splits Parody video you've been waiting for

Of the many parody videos poking fun at this epic Volvo ad, I believe this one poking fun at Rob Ford by NYC-based visual effects firm Artjail VFX may be the best. [Video Link, HT: @peteyreplies].

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Thomas Friedman: IHOP menu copywriter

Something Awful celebrates the deathless prose of Thomas Friedman and the mountains of empty calories on offer at the International House of Pancakes -- Friedman's culinary equivalent -- by giving us notional menu copy as written by the Great Flat One. Read the rest

'Breaking Barfi,' an Indian parody of Breaking Bad

Jus Reign explains:

Waltaar, an avid lover of Mithai (Indian Sweets) finds out that he has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, which constrains him from consuming any more Mithai due to the high sugar content. So as a solution, Waltaar, alongside his former student Jassi, begin cooking fat free, low sugar, healthy Mithai and begin selling it on the streets... which leads to all sorts of drama. BREAKING BARFI. DUN DUN.

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Goodnight Moon as a horror movie

Did the children's book "Goodnight Moon" help put you to sleep as a little kid? Not anymore.

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There are a bunch of these. By Sean Tejaratchi. Read the rest

Scientifically accurate Spider-Man

Finally, the truth revealed.

Real Genius in the style of M. Night Shyamalan

How about the Real Genius trailer recut in the style of M. Night Shyamalan, by YouTuber dondrapersayswhat?

Allan Sherman's Mad-Man-style comedy song: "When I Was a Lad"

This shuffled into my music player this morning, and delighted me as it ever does: Allan Sherman's When I was a Lad, a lovely bit of Mad Man-style period parody from the album My Son, the Celebrity. You probably know Sherman's work from "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah," but it's well worth exploring his whole catalog -- especially since there's a fabulous box set.

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BargainBinBlasphemy: a tumblog of greatness

At "BargainBinBlasphemy," vinyl album covers of pop-rock icons are upgraded into Black Metal.

It's OK to Do Stuff: rude and funny parody of Free To Be You and Me

Rob Kutner and the Levinson Brothers (and friends) released It's OK To Do Stuff, an album parodying Free to Be You and Me. Guest vocals include Steven Page from Barenaked Ladies and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos (featured here singing the album's themesong). It's a $6 MP3 download on Amazon.

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Carl Sagan's Cosmos: The Meat Planet (with pork volcano)

"A giant planet with a liquid interior full of liquid beef and pork, into which a thousand earths would fit."

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