February 12th, 2015


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March 9th, 2014

Tickle is another spoof app from the man who brought the world Jotly:

Tickle is a new app that will help you get out of awkward situations. Using your phone's accelerometer, Tickle will generate a phantom phone call when you touch your phone in an awkward manner. […]

Unlike Jotly, this is a spoof app that the world could definitely use.

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Michael Bay's 'The Dark Knight' [Guitar solo]

July 20th, 2013

I can't believe I failed to notice Michael Bay's Rejected "The Dark Knight" Script when it first appeared:


The Batmobile is gunning down the highway at over 200 miles per hour, weaving through traffic. Every time BATMAN is about to crash into a civilian, the camera enters ultra slow motion and we see him barely squeeze by, frame by frame. This happens seventeen times.

As BATMAN whizzes by cars, he attracts the attention of a young passenger in a nearby vehicle.


Mommy, mommy, look! Look!


Stop shouting, I'm trying to drive!

(watching the Batmobile)


The Batmobile races off into the distance. Finally, BATMAN catches up to the JOKER's zeppelin.

Good work.

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Kickstarting Democracy

March 26th, 2012

Kickstarter: Shared Access to David Cameron by RevDanCatt

Donations are normally made to the Tory Treasurer, unfortunately the current one has just recently left to spend more time with his family. When a new treasurer is found and the dust has settled I will make a donation for the full amount raised (the more we raise over the target the more time we get to spend with the PM) to sit with David Cameron for a full hour to put forward your stories, opinions and lobbying.




I know a lot of people have a simple shared phrase they'd like to say to David Cameron. In the very last 10 second slot I will, to the best of my abilities personally issue this phrase to David Cameron's face.

Estimated Delivery: May 2012

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Most likely, they'd just make it worse.

February 20th, 2012

Adrian Hon would like us to consider his modest proposal:

Imagine you're a new parent at 30 years old and you've just published a bestselling new novel. Under the current system, if you lived to 70 years old and your descendants all had children at the age of 30, the copyright in your book – and thus the proceeds – would provide for your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

But what, I ask, about your great-great-great-grandchildren? What do they get? […]

(What they deserve?)

Seriously, it's not a new rebuttal but it's rather nicely done. The satire-blindness exhibited by multiple commenters makes for entertaining, if depressing, reading.

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Ensign Mary Amethyst Star Enoby Eiko Archer Picard Janeway Sue

February 12th, 2012

Ensign Sue Must Die!

[Via Making Light (Particles)]

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An early god exploded, or something.

December 2nd, 2011

A long lost episode of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: The Meat Planet.

Just perfect.

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Too late

November 6th, 2011

The Thing: The Abridged Script gets a bit meta towards the end:

Outside, a PILOT arrives in the HELICOPTER from THE THING (1982) and finds SVEN-ERIK GENERICSSON!


Thank goodness you're here! We've got to keep the Thing contained inside this franchise by linking seamlessly to the 1982 opening.


What happens if we fail?


If it escapes, it could spread to other 1980s intellectual properties, replacing them with soulless copies that bear a superficial resemblance but are hideous abominations inside, until none are left!

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This Blog Post: D-

October 17th, 2011

Jotly cares about you:

Your life is exciting and worth sharing: everything with everyone! Everyone cares about everything you do. Now you can rate your entire life and share the experience.

Fortunately, this is just a spoof. Let's just hope it doesn't give anyone any bright ideas…1

[Via Subtraction.com]

  1. Who am I kidding? As you read this, there are half a dozen wannabe Zuckerbergs watching the Jotly video and hoping that their service is going to make it to market before someone else sews up the rate-everything market.

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Definitely not a prequel

October 12th, 2011

I didn't think there was much you could to to improve upon John Carpenter's The Thing, but somehow it's been done.

Ladies and Gentlemen, pray silence for … John Carpenter's "The Thing": The Musical. So, so good.

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