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The Pirate Bay Interrogations | TorrentFreak
A while ago, I posted about how freaking hilarious the PirateBay administrators are when replying to legal threats from content owners who discover their material.
Well now TorrentFreak has posted some of the ‘skillful’ interrogations that are being conducted with the 3 guys who may or mey not be behind running The PirateBay. I love the brazen nature that these guys conduct themselves with.
I love comedy. Hahahahahahha – see? So here, to honour the best internet sites that get me trousering myself raucously and laughing harder than when I get searched at airports, I’ve compiled the ten best ones.
10. Modern Humorist
I found this site back in 1999 when the internet was one dimentional. As such it was my first favorite (apart from hotmail.com with it’s 10 Megabyte limit.) Just some of the nostalgia tearjerkers include the Cliche Trailer, the excellent ‘Racist At the Movies’ literally made me cackle with irony, and just wait til you see Monkey Hot-or-Not. Modern Humorist, I’ll miss you.
9. TV Go Home
Also Defunct, it still outstrips any other parody site because it’s just SO AWESOME. Written by Charlie Brooker, it lampoons TV guides. Hours of fun to be had. In recent years Brooker has gone on to write Nathan Barley, and the wonderful ScreenWipe on BBC Four.
After semi-retirement, Cracked made a relaucnhed appearance (much like OJ Simpson) and was great from the word go. Especially good are the “Top Ten” roundups-which invariably feature expertly collated Yourube vids. Oh and Maddox from Thebestpageintheuniverse.com writes for them too (despite the apparent retraction of the fantastic ‘Requiem for Britney’s Vagina.’)
Angry, rude, and a wind-up merchant all round, Maddox writes like he’s just found out that you left him out of your will, and you have really kickass stuff. Great drawings, ultimately a leftie of the Hunter Thompson ilk, but rarely updated, this kid is a whole lot of fun. Good merchandise site, and Youtube vids now also exist.
6. The Onion.
Yes, yes – sometimes they go on a bit too much for each story. Sometimes it seems like you’ve heard it all before. But sit on the toilet with one of their annual publications and you’ll shit yourself for hours. Particularly good are the recurring Vox Pop articles.
Semi-editorial, semi-written by some bloke down the pub, Newsbiscuit is a niche UK indie electronic rag filled with Spoof News that would impress even Chris Morris or Armando Iannucci. Always original and crazy. FUN!
Niche Market – speak German? Well then, forget it. Titanic is a german speaking magazine. In November they mocked the Maddie McCann media circus by writing an article that showed off new Maddie related Products – see here for more. Angry, undermining, the last thing it seems is German.
3. Whitehouse.org (well, and whitehouse.gov really)
The guys at Chickenhead.com are great at satirising right-wing America. Whitehouse.org is one of the may websites they run, and they are consistently hilarious. For more also check out Chickenhead.com
Again, one from the ‘Old Web’ – Landover (and Betty Bowers, a partner site) furiously send up the religiousright. They do it so damn well that when I saw some program on Westboro Baptist Church with Fred Phelps and his clan ofhate yelling ‘fag’ at anything that moved, I thought it was ll a stunt by Pastor Fred. It’s all here, including Video and Audio. In the form of the GodCast.
1. The Chaser Online
The World at large was raucously made aware of Australia’s Chaser team in 2007 during Sydney’s APEC conference when they breached top level red-zone security in the lockled down city centre by getting past 3 sets of guards by pretending to be the Canadian Delegation. Whilst filming themselves on handheld cameras. And wearing badges that said ‘Insecurity’ instead of ‘security’. And whilst dressed as Osama bin Laden. No shit. Features great articles and video clips.
I love Engrish as much as the next web geek. From the all-pervasive ‘All your Base Are belong to us‘ to Mario’s ‘Shine Get!’, Engrish is a joy. Even the odd stir-fried Wikipedia goes down beautifully. Here’s a blog with the ten worst (ie: best) Game Engrish of translation (sic).
For those who aren’t yet familiar with Engrish, it’s the cute mistranslations (mostly from Japanese computer games) that most often occur due to computerised mistranslations, or dictionaries written or used by people somewhat less than proficient in two, or even one, language.
At this time of year I’d like to offer a collection of the best Engrish Christmas cards I’ve found on the net. Happy Holidays.
1. Do! Holiday Times!
2. BAD MONKEY!
3. Santa the Sexual Predator
4. Just Plain Rude
Here are some more great ones (pics are a bit hard to read but helpfully the Engrish is transcribed.)
Honourable mention – brilliant dolphin birthday card in Engrish (click the link to see the inside of the card)