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Fox News Thinker Greg Gutfeld: Stephen Colbert Would Be Nothing Without Us (And Our F**kups)

You're looking at a guy who knows cool
Following Stephen Colbert’s big finale on the Colbert Report, the thought leaderers of Fox’s The Five shared their thoughts on Colbert’s sendoff. Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle thought it would have been a nice touch if Bill O’Reilly had been included in the big sing-along, apparently unaware that Colbert had said earlier in his final week that “no one’s going to pay me to watch [O’Reilly] anymore, so fuck that noise!” Read more on Fox News Thinker Greg Gutfeld: Stephen Colbert Would Be Nothing Without Us (And Our F**kups)…
  anals of journamalism

Chuck C. Johnson Had Busy Weekend Looking Even Stupider, If That’s Possible

It was either a pic of a cute orange kittie or a pic of a not-cute orange assclown.
Scabrous taint weasel Chuck C. Johnson was at it again this weekend. And by “at it again,” we mean falling for Internet hoaxes and old parody newspaper stories, threatening to sue people for libel, giving interviews so full of narcissistic self-regard we wonder how the interviewers could hear him with his head so far up his own ass, and generally making himself the most pathetic media spectacle since Howard Hughes’s diaries turned up in a burlap sack in the desert near Las Vegas. Read more on Chuck C. Johnson Had Busy Weekend Looking Even Stupider, If That’s Possible…
  This Is The Viral Video You're Looking For

Jedi Activists Fight Street Mind-Tricks With Inspiring Video

Never get out of the sandcrawler. Goddamn right!
Oh, sure, it’s been a little while since the “10 Hours of a Woman Walking in NYC” video was Quite The Big Deal, but it’s never too late for a really good parody. And here is an admirable one: “10 Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC,” featuring characters from the popular Star Trek television series, which we understand was about a plucky fellowship of elves trying to return a magic ring to its rightful owner in a Ford Galaxie far, far away (We wouldn’t know, since we’ve never even read the children’s book, The Doctor Hears a Who). Read more on Jedi Activists Fight Street Mind-Tricks With Inspiring Video…
  28 Gays Later

HI-larious Irish Marriage Equality Ad Warns Of The Coming Gaypocalypse

Night of the Loving Dread?
This terribly cute promo for the LGBT Noise March in Dublin, scheduled for this Sunday, riffs on horror movie themes, presenting the videotaped testament of John and Mary, hetero survivors of the Gaypocalypse, who have barricaded themselves inside their home ever since the legalization of marriage equality, for fear of … THEM. The Gay. And their freedom to love whomever they choose and all their scary equality, and how it changed EVERYTHING. Read more on HI-larious Irish Marriage Equality Ad Warns Of The Coming Gaypocalypse…
  Literally Unbelievable

Louisiana Tea Party Pretty Sure Common Core Makes Kids Gay, Since Fake News Site Said So

There's nothing about Common Core hre, but we like the picture
The Tea Party of Louisiana does not like Common Core, not one darn bit! And on Monday, it issued a deeply disappointed and angry denunciation of Sen. David Vitter for supporting the standards, since the tea partiers had “always thought of Senator Vitter as a friend of Liberty,” but his support for Common Core gives them a sad. All pretty standard Tea Party stuff, until you get to their list of links at the end, so you could educate yourself on just how terrible this Common Core stuff is. The first item on the list is now gone from the Tea Party website, but happily, RightWingWatch grabbed a screenshot: Read more on Louisiana Tea Party Pretty Sure Common Core Makes Kids Gay, Since Fake News Site Said So…
  clipbait

Stephen Colbert Lurves The Sarah Palin Channel Almost As Much As We Do

He's a fine one to talk -- he's quitting too
Stephen Colbert is just thrilled that Sarah Palin has started a new online TV channel where you can spend $9.95 a month to see her do “exactly what she’s always done, only — mmm– nothing else.” And sure, maybe it costs more than Netflix, but it promises to be “just as good as House of Cards, with even more threatening monologues into camera.” But who is Stephen Colbert to mock Sarah Palin for quitting? He’s quitting too, after all. Read more on Stephen Colbert Lurves The Sarah Palin Channel Almost As Much As We Do…
  Dumb Fun

Weird Al Yankovic Goes All Grammar Nazi With New ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody (Video)

Mr. Alfred Matthew Yankovic has released his ninety-seven gazillionth album, Mandatory Fun, and who are we to suddenly develop “good taste” and not just wallow around in enjoying the mostly-amusing silliness that Weird Al occasionally flings out against the wall? Weird Al is childish, simple, and obvious, and for that, we are happy to listen to the occasional song and grin unapologetically. He’s still more consistently funnier than Andy Borowitz, and that bastard’s got a regular place in the New Yorker. Read more on Weird Al Yankovic Goes All Grammar Nazi With New ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody (Video)…
  clipbait

John Oliver Gives GM The Cripplingly Dangerous Ad It Deserves (Video)

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight had some fun with one of the weirder artifacts to come out of the investigation into General Motors’ defective cars: a list of banned words that GM didn’t want employees using in emails or other written documents. They weren’t quite ready to fix the ignition-switch problem that was killing people, but they were definitely ready to limit the damage from leaked emails, telling engineers to avoid words like “defective” and instead say “does not perform to design.” Beyond just suggesting euphemisms, the presentation also listed some far less obvious terms to avoid, such as “Corvair-like,” “death trap,” “decapitating,” “disemboweling,” “genocide,” “grenadelike,” and our personal favorite, “words or phrases with biblical connotation.” Read more on John Oliver Gives GM The Cripplingly Dangerous Ad It Deserves (Video)…
  Worst. viral. video. ever.

Dinesh D’Souza Parodied Obama’s Ferns Video. Remember, Satire Doesn’t Have To Be Funny.

Oh, look! Patronizing scold Dinesh D’Souza has branched out from just yammering about how Barack Hussein Obama is the worst, most un-American president ever, and now he’s made a video parody of that “Between All the Ferns On Zack Galifianakis’s Lap” video that Barry was in. And he sure hopes it goes viral! It’s full of hip humor, like how in the corner, instead of “Funny or Die,” it says “Live Free Or Die”! And D’Souza, the scholarly non-scholar who knows all about high-minded things like Liberty and the Constitution, gives us a master class in conservative satire, cleverly repurposing Obama’s lines in the original, funny interview so that they can be turned against the anticolonial ideologue in this bravely non-funny parody. Read more on Dinesh D’Souza Parodied Obama’s Ferns Video. Remember, Satire Doesn’t Have To Be Funny….
  thanks a lot obama

What If Fundamentalist Christians Cared About Other Things God Hates?

Like most of you, I do find fundamentalist Christians amusing, like clowns. Such merry puppets, spinning around and around!  Sometimes, however, it seems like they’ve gone into reruns: it’s all gays, gays, gays, and fetuses, fetuses, fetuses all the time, tsk. Our beloved Jesusy minstrels need some fresh material! What’s really a shame is that all the new material they need is right there in the Bible. There are soooo many things other than hairdressers and dead zygotes that God hates! Lucky for you I’ve got the Wonkette Time Scoop™ available, so we can peer into an alternative universe where Christians do spend more time hating these other, neglected things to hate, for Jesus. Unfortunately, the Wonkette Time Scoop™ kind of sucks, and all it can get from this unnervingly familiar parallel world is a few screen shots. Join me after the jump for a look! Read more on What If Fundamentalist Christians Cared About Other Things God Hates?…
  clipbait

Born To Just Sit There Idling: Jimmy Fallon & Bruce Springsteen Team Up For Awesome Bridgeghazi Parody

Chris Christie has lost the Boss, not that he ever really had him. Here for your morning clipbait are Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen, two broken heroes on a last chance power drive…but mostly just stuck in traffic on the George Washington Bridge. With the lanes out of Fort Lee closed, Wendy had better just not get her hopes up, is what they’re saying: Read more on Born To Just Sit There Idling: Jimmy Fallon & Bruce Springsteen Team Up For Awesome Bridgeghazi Parody…
  clickbait

The Year In Rightwing Media, Simplified

Time’s Zeke Miller tweetered this adorbs little photo from June as part of a year-end skim of the White House Flickr stream. Photographer Pete Souza’s note: “The President called me over to pose for a photo with a young boy who had fallen asleep during the Father’s Day ice cream social in the State Dining Room of the White House.” So it’s not hard to imagine how this pic might hit the world of rightwing media. Twitchy: “SNAP! Obama caught shaming small child forced to attend White House propaganda event” Gateway Pundit: “Typical: Obama inserts himself into other people’s Fathers’ Day celebration” Read more on The Year In Rightwing Media, Simplified…
  looks like a shop to me I can tell from the pixels

Jump To Your Feet For the Winners of Our Blasphemous ‘On Our Knees For America’ Photo-Chopping Contest!

What an interactive Friday it’s been for you worthly Wokette skum! We had a real live book-writing guy drop by, and some of you actually seemed to have read a little farther than the seven chapters we made it. You also added a whole bunch of suggested (and suggestive) two-word article titles to K-Lo’s Muppet Crying Game. And when we noted that the Family Research Council’s delightful pray-for-America website seemed to have a stealth agenda, you got up off your knees and fell to the task of remixing it, for Big Larffs. And here is our winner, a fantasia on a theme by Michelangelo and several other mutants, from the incomparable Dean Booth. This is precisely the sort of thing we’d like to think the graphics team at call2fall had in mind all along. More winnahs and runners up and also-rans after the jump! We would warn that there is NSFW content ahead, but if you haven’t figured that out yet, you may actually work at the Family Research Council. Read more on Jump To Your Feet For the Winners of Our Blasphemous ‘On Our Knees For America’ Photo-Chopping Contest!…
  ambiguously gay graphics

Family Research Council’s ‘On Our Knees For America’ Campaign Almost Seems To Invite Trolling…Like Maybe A Photoshop Contest!

So what we have here is a copy of the graphics from the Family Research Council’s “Call2Fall” campaign, which is set for this Sunday, June 30. The event’s FAQ explains that it’s “nothing fancy,” merely a pledge for Christians to take time on June 30 to “call your people to get on their knees and faces before the Lord in repentant prayer for God to reshape our lives and renew our land.” Is the hip, modern “call2fall” slogan biblical? Well of COURSE it is, you silly; in fact, it “comes straight from the pages of Scripture:” If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14). See? The word “call” is in there! God sure comes up with some catchy branding! We would also like to think that He led the FRC to hire a graphics team that couldn’t resist giving trolls ideas. If that logo doesn’t just scream “Wonkette Photoshop Contest,” we don’t know what does! (It probably also screams “NSFW,” too, depending on your workplace’s opinion of ambiguously posed cartoon people). Read more on Family Research Council’s ‘On Our Knees For America’ Campaign Almost Seems To Invite Trolling…Like Maybe A Photoshop Contest!…
  massively important political news

Meghan McCain Finally Takes Offense At Someone Calling Her Stupid

Oh boohoo, Meghan McCain is furious because mean old troll Erick Erickson’s right-wing website RedState.com posted some kind of half-wit parody of Meghan McCain’s vapid Daily Beast columns that her lawyers say too closely resembles her actual half-wit columns to count as satire. The original post has been taken down, but the full version of it can be found here and includes such showstoppers as, “Some ignorant jerk, clearly who doesn’t know about the young people, pointed out that George W. Bush 1.0 won, two elections, which is two more than my dad did.” Why Meghan McCain chose to pick on RedState.com out of all the Internet media outlets that have mocked her over time for her mule-like insistence that she is relevant to Republican politics is anyone’s guess (or not, because no one cares), but we will go ahead and assume princess is jealous of Erick Erickson’s recurring gig shilling right-wing talking points on CNN. HOW IS THAT FAIR? Because Erick Erickson’s dad is not John McCain, so why should he get a better media job? Read more on Meghan McCain Finally Takes Offense At Someone Calling Her Stupid…
 

The President’s Response to Insurgent Katrina

Fox News and others are reporting that the President just got “his own bird’s eye view” of Katrina’s damage as Air Force One flew over the devestated region. Shortly after, Bush gave prepared remarks to the press pool: Read more on The President’s Response to Insurgent Katrina…