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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Christopher Robin Friend Requests the Residents of the Hundred Acre Wood.
"Trust me, Christopher Robin is probably relieved I did it. He’s probably sitting in his apartment right now in a pair of ripped sweatpants, eating ice cream out of a tub and re-watching The Wire and thanking his stars he doesn’t have to actually still be friends with his old, mopey pal Eeyore.” And yet still I managed to get something in my eye at the end of this.
mcsweenys  friends  winniethepooh  pastiche  sad  eeyoreisusuallyright 
october 2013 by infovore
Thunder Bluff Classic Rail Poster Art Print by Josh Atack | Society6
Charming. My favourite thing about this is that it's a picture of home, and, weirdly, it arouses the same emotions in me as it would if it were a poster of a real place.
wow  games  art  pastiche  poster 
february 2013 by infovore
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Eeyore Gets a Marketing Boost Through Synergetic Merchandising Cross-Promotion.
"It was a sunny, tunny spring day in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Pooh and Piglet were walking along the trail, looking for something. They had forgotten what they were looking for, but decided to keep looking anyway, in case it was there. As they debated whether it was or wasn’t or could be, they came across Eeyore, who was kicking his iPhone with his hoof." Some magic from McSweeny's.
marketing  branding  pastiche  winniethepooh  writing  mcsweeneys 
june 2012 by infovore
The Twilight Zone: Breaking Dawn « Proceedings of the UK Pier Review Society
“What Bella doesn’t know is that this is no ordinary home, and the Cullens are no ordinary family. By rescuing an innocent girl from where she fell, they have set her upon a path that could change all their lives for ever. And when Bella emerges from the other end of that path, she may find that things are not what she expected in… the Twilight Zone.” This is priceless.
twilight  twilightzone  pastiche  satire  grammar 
december 2011 by infovore
An Academic Author’s Unintentional Masterpiece -
"In this column I want to look at a not uncommon way of writing and structuring books. This approach, I will argue, involves the writer announcing at the outset what he or she will be doing in the pages that follow. The default format of academic research papers and textbooks, it serves the dual purpose of enabling the reader to skip to the bits that are of particular interest and — in keeping with the prerogatives of scholarship — preventing an authorial personality from intruding on the material being presented. But what happens when this basically plodding method seeps so deeply into a writer’s makeup as to constitute a stylistic signature, even a kind of ongoing flourish or extravagance?" Oh, bravo, Geoff Dyer, bravo.
writing  academia  geoffdyer  pastiche 
july 2011 by infovore
YouTube - The Loving Trap
"In a landmark new documentary produced for YouTube, Adam Curtis has not examined his career and laid bare his style in the light of some confused academic papers he stumbled across on the internet. Instead, I have plundered various video archives and ripped him off, up, down, left, right and back again." Somewhere between savage and affectionate, like the best parodies.
adamcurtis  documentaries  film  pastiche  parody 
june 2011 by infovore
Table of Condiments
...That Periodically Go Bad. Somewhat useful, surprisingly.
cooking  reference  periodictable  pastiche  humour  science 
july 2009 by infovore
Cover versions - a set on Flickr
"Classic records lost in time and format, re-emerged as Pelican books. Just for fun." The Penguin thing is a bit over-done, but there's a care and attention to detail here that really sets them apart.
books  music  design  covers  album  penguin  pastiche 
may 2009 by infovore
hiimdaisy's entries tagged as "metal gear"
Lots of comics neatly surmising the plots of various Metal Gears; "Let's Destroy The Shagohod" is pretty spot-on, start to finish, and full of Giant Spoilers, obviously.
comics  pastiche  games  metalgear  metalgearsolid  humour 
april 2009 by infovore
YouTube - 28 West Side Days Later Story
"They took the trailer from "WestSide Story" and made it look like "28 days Later", hillarity ensues." No, that's bloody brilliant.
zombies  westsidestory  28dayslater  pastiche  trailer 
april 2009 by infovore
pats_quinade: Dollhouse! The Lost Episode
"See, you're doing that zany goofball routine, but Xander and Wash never made sex slaves, so it kind of doesn't work." Seriously, this is the most accurate summary of Dollhouse you can imagine. If I'd been playing the drinking game, my liver would be dead by now.
pastiche  funny  josswhedon  summary  dollhouse  drinkinggame  notmakingittosweeps 
march 2009 by infovore
Fall Out Boy Trail
It's Oregon Trail, but where you take everybody's favourite emo band on tour of the states. Surprisingly deep and detailed, an affectionate tribute to Apple II entertainment and the rigours of being a touring rock band. It is very silly, and somewhat ace, and will be getting a blog post in due course.
games  music  parody  pastiche  retro  falloutboy  oregontrail  affectionate  appleii 
march 2009 by infovore
Saturday Morning Watchmen
The title sequence to a Saturday morning kids' cartoon series. Of Watchmen. It is not, shall we say, particularly reverent. Probably better for it.
pastiche  watchmen  comics  cartoons 
march 2009 by infovore
The Aeneid on Facebook
"Virgil is singing arms and a man". I must admit, I prefer "the man", but this is lovely nontheless.
facebook  humour  classics  pastiche  aeneid  virgil 
march 2009 by infovore
EA's drawing board of ideas before creating Dante's Inferno: the videogame - The Eegra Forums
"This summer will you be, or not be? It's Resident Evil meets House of the Dead, IN DENMARK." Epic Eegra thread taking the Dante's Inferno-shaped ball and running a very, very long way with it.
games  humour  pastiche  dantesinferno  forum  literature  mashup  eegra 
february 2009 by infovore
The Making Of Wrestle Jam: The Wrestler's Unsung Hero
"[Wrestle Jam is] completely playable. There was an intro screen, character select, win / loss conditions, opponent AI, eight different attacks," Furino explained. "It was as close to a genuine old-school wrestling game as I could make it in the time allowed. I even mapped an old Nintendo controller to the input system so they could play it that way." Gosh, that's lovely, if not totally unexpected from Arronofsky. Lovely interview, too.
games  pastiche  film  retro  thewrestler 
february 2009 by infovore
chewing pixels » 16-bit Minutemen
"It’s a scrolling arcade beat ‘em up in the Final Fight-style based within the Watchmen universe. Just like Alan would have wanted." I know, I know. But: it has charm, it's LittleLoud, and it's not like it's setting out to be canon narrative! It's pretending to be a passable arcade game from a long while ago. So I'm going to give it a break (unlike that horrible 3D beat-em-up that's coming out, that looks like it's trying to be Like The Movie).
flash  games  pastiche  watchmen  licensing  littleloud  scrollingbeatemup  sensible 
february 2009 by infovore
Videogame Classics - a set on Flickr
Olly Moss has now moved from movies to videogames, pastiching classic Penguin covers; the Goldeneye one is superb.
design  games  pastiche  illustration  books  graphicdesign  ollymoss 
january 2009 by infovore
What Would Don Draper Do?
Don turns to writing a self-help column. The style is pretty much spot on.
parody  pastiche  tv  madmen  advice  tumblr  selfhelp 
january 2009 by infovore
The 25 Days of Newman | Paul and Storm
For each of the 25 days leading to Christmas, Paul and Storm have done one of their Randy Newman theme-songs. Twenty-five pastiches of Short People, for your pleasure. Die Hard, The Godfather, and the Big Lebowski are stand-outs.
music  pastiche  humor  randynewman  paulandstorm 
december 2008 by infovore
The Online Photographer: A Rant About the D3X
A somewhat geeky - and swear-free - Downfall adaptation, but pretty spot-on nontheless.
downfall  nikon  fullframe  d3x  pastiche  parody  funny  photography 
december 2008 by infovore
Zoey’s status has been updated. « Hardcasual
Hey, I've been in that relationship too! These made me laugh a lot.
games  left4dead  facebook  parody  pastiche  funny 
december 2008 by infovore
Zoey posted a photo. « Hardcasual
"bill. francis. louis - look here. help." Ah, the fun of the farm. It's all coming back to me now.
games  facebook  parody  pastiche  left4dead  funny 
december 2008 by infovore
scans_daily: Watchmen: The condensed version
Pretty much spot on. Especially when it comes to GRIMDARK PIRATE COMICS.
watchmen  webcomics  parody  pastiche  funny 
december 2008 by infovore
YouTube - Bike Hero
I don't care that it's not playing the game or anything, there is no way in the world that this is anything less than super-awesome.
guitarhero  bike  cycling  video  pastiche  amazing 
november 2008 by infovore
YouTube - Samsung Omnia (i900) Unboxing
This is wonderful "wilfully fictional" advertising: an affectionate pastiche of the geek's love of unboxing videos, with some wish-fulfillment as to what unboxing ought to really look like.
youtube  samsung  marketing  wilfullyfictional  advertising  unboxing  pastiche 
october 2008 by infovore
Dexter Gets His Own Newsstand
Wonderful pastiches of popular US newstand titles to promote the new season of Dexter. The New Yorker pastiche is particularly superb.
design  print  publishing  magazine  cover  parody  pastiche  dexter 
october 2008 by infovore
Advanced Set The Rope On Fire Cartridge [Intellivision]
A remake of "You Have To Burn The Rope", in the style of an Intellivision game. They've changed an important play mechanic and given the game an entertaining twist ending. Fun.
parody  remake  games  microgame  pastiche 
september 2008 by infovore
ohnotheydidnt: Mad Men Playboy shoot
Some of the cast of Mad Men do a shoot for Playboy - in period style. Wonderful.
playboy  fashion  photography  period  tv  madmen  pastiche 
august 2008 by infovore
2008 Results
2008 Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest results. Excellent, as usual.
writing  fiction  literature  humour  pastiche  bulwerlytton 
august 2008 by infovore
Michael Bay's Rejected "The Dark Knight" Script - The Movie Community
"Back in black." Michael Bay's rejected Dark Knight script is perhaps the pinnacle of his career to date, neatly encompassing everything that has made him such a remarkable director.
michaelbay  batman  darkknight  script  movie  film  comicbook  satire  pastiche  humour 
july 2008 by infovore
YouTube - Pork and Beans
Weezer's video for Pork And Beans is beautiful. I got a lot of the pastiches in it, but there are a few I'm missing. Still, lovely!
weezer  pastiche  meme  video  pop  music 
may 2008 by infovore

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