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Monk Gloats Over Yoga Championship - The Onion
One of the Onion's all-time classics. Still eminently quotable.

LHASA, TIBET—Employing the brash style that first brought him to prominence, Sri Dhananjai Bikram won the fifth annual International Yogi Competition yesterday with a world-record point total of 873.6. “I am the serenest!” Bikram shouted to the estimated crowd of 20,000 yoga fans, vigorously pumping his fists. “No one is serener than Sri Dhananjai Bikram—I am the greatest monk of all time!”
funny  onion  satire  humour  yoga  serene  serenest 
10 weeks ago by jm
Goat Simulator's fake MMO
This is classic. I love the "Rouge":
We also wanted the Rouge to actually look like a stealth-oriented make-up artist, but our 3D artist thought the goat looked ridiculous with a pink wig and a Gucci bag, so we remade the Rouge to actually look like a Rogue.
rogue  rouge  goats  goat-simulator  funny  satire  mmos  mmorpg  games  warcraft 
november 2014 by jm
Link without fear – Copyright in Ireland in a Digital Age
The Copyright Review Committee report has been published. Headline recommendations:

Ensure the right of free speech is a central element of the new copyright regime, including in the areas of parody and satire;
Legalise legitimate forms of copying by introducing an explicit and broadly defined “Fair Use” policy.
Ensure the extent of copyright ownership is balanced against the public good;
Design a system which is clear to all parties, including end users;
Design an enforcement mechanism which is easy to understand, transparent and accessible to all parties;
Target penalties at those who infringe on copyright rather than on third parties such as intermediaries;
Future-proof the new regime by basing it on applicable principles rather than rules relevant to today’s technology only;
Make it easy for end-users to identify and engage with owners of copyright material.


Here's hoping Sean Sherlock now does what he said he'd do, and acts on these recommendations.
copyright  law  ireland  reports  fair-use  free-speech  satire  parody  copying  copyfight  ownership  ip  drm  linking 
october 2013 by jm
Deep In The Game: Not The RTE Guide
Good interview with Alan Maguire, the satirist behind the very funny @NotTheRTEGuide on Twitter:
I’ve always been a huge fan of TV Go Home and Charlie Brooker in general and it seemed like Irish TV and culture was a good target for the kind of barbed surrealism that he does. (I’m not claiming I’m in his league or anything but he’s the main influence). I was really surprised that there hadn’t been a parody RTÉ Guide already. TV listings are 140-ish characters already and the RTÉ Guide has a kind of weird place in Irish culture where everybody knows it but nobody our age really has any idea of what’s in it anymore. We associate it with a small-c conservatism, or I did at least and I play that up occasionally with the account.
nottherteguide  rte  rte-guide  ireland  funny  satire  interviews 
may 2013 by jm
Brooklyn Integers | Integers as a service
Integers artisanally hand-crafted for you. See also the sister site, missionintegers.com: "Each of our bespoke numbers is created just for you in San Francisco’s historic Mission District. What will you use it for? A letter-pressed receipt. A special touch of latte art. A globally-unique user ID. A woolen hat. The possibilities are as infinite as the space of 64-bit unsigned ints." (via John Allspaw)
via:allspaw  humour  funny  integers  artisan  satire  hand-crafted 
july 2012 by jm
The Irish Times demands meme takedown
satire of whiny rich-girl complaining is not permitted
satire  irish-times  ip  broadsheet  memes 
march 2012 by jm
Is it any wonder the country is the way it is?
Auto-generated complaints about the dreadful state of Ireland, for the pessimistic begrudger on the go. 'We might as well face it - the cast of Fade Street, without any legal grounds, never gave a shit about people in the midlands.'
lol  funny  begrudgery  ireland  satire  via:broadsheet  was-is-for-this  1916 
march 2012 by jm
Cóir Launches No To Lisbon Campaign
Satire site The Emergency on pro-life paramilitary nutter group Coir's new scaremongering campaign: "A German Will Be In Charge Of The SKY Remote IN YOUR LIVING ROOM!!!! Unless you vote NO!" -- a pretty accurate rendition of their posters
coir  politics  ireland  satire  funny  the-emergency  youth-defence  from delicious
september 2009 by jm
Apple Claims New iPhone Only Visible To Most Loyal Of Customers | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
'Screams of "Of course, yes, I too can see the phone," were also heard at this time.'
apple  fans  iphone  satire  funny  onion  humor  rdf 
july 2009 by jm

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