All 7 entries tagged Spoof
September 20, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.jaypinkerton.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=767Apparently I'm not the only person who thinks that internet quiz results can be, well, kind of silly. This is just one of a dozen or so Photoshopped quiz results from the funnier-than-I'll-ever-be Jay Pinkerton. They're pretty much all good (I also enjoyed "What piece of furniture are you?" and "Which sex are you?") and for a little while at least have served as a refreshing antidote to seeing quite a lot of real quiz results.
August 31, 2005
Google today announced Google Purge, their latest application aimed at simplifying and streamlining search. But Purge operates quite differently from existing, non-invasive Google apps; it works by destroying all the information it is unable to index. From the press release:-
As a part of Purge's first phase, executives will destroy all copyrighted materials that cannot be searched by Google. "A year ago, Google offered to scan every book on the planet for its Google Print project. Now, they are promising to burn the rest," John Battelle wrote in his widely read Searchblog. "Thanks to Google Purge, you'll never have to worry that your search has missed some obscure book, because that book will no longer exist. And the same goes for movies, art, and music."
As a part of Phase One operations, Google executives will permanently erase the hard drive of any computer that is not already indexed by the Google Desktop Search. Although Google executives are keeping many details about Google Purge under wraps, some analysts speculate that the categories of information Google will eventually index or destroy include handwritten correspondence, buried fossils, and private thoughts and feelings.
April 26, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/E/election2005/
Channel 4 has commissioned three spoof party political broadcasts and they are scarily convincing. I have no difficulty believing that had the ideas been presented to the three parties they would have embraced them; the tone of the videos is judged to perfection — they go only fractionally further than the parties have themselves gone in their attempts to instill fear, uncertainty and doubt.
As a matter of interest, I believe the three videos were made by the team which produced the viral "Suicide bomber" advert for the VW Polo a few months ago, and you can see the same sensibility at work here. Fantastic stuff, and well worth a viewing.
January 12, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/images/iProduct.gif
but the body text that follows it on Gizmodo's site is well worth a read.
April 28, 2004
April 07, 2004
Oh dear; now I'm out of control. Must. Blog. Every. Piss-take.
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