You've heard this one: "Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself." Pizza Clones is a Twitter bot that attempts to imitate this joke and elaborate on it, replacing the noun, adjective and condition with stuff it randomly finds on Twitter. Examples: "Every house is an open house unless you have NO pants on"; "Every weekend is a normal weekend if you regret at least one decision"; "Every time is an appropriate time if it wasn't for my aunt Barbara." [more inside]
posted by aparrish
on Nov 25, 2013 -
Inspired by the awkward phrasing of Automatic Caution Door signs, I made an automatic caution sign generator.
posted by oulipian
on Nov 21, 2013 -
One year, six months, eight days, 638 pages, 222,851 words, and 1,025,891 characters after I started writing it, my novel Gone Whalin’ is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. Previously on MeFi Projects I've shared my two collections
of bad Wikipedia writing, but this is the book I'm most proud of. It's about a college student who starts waking up on a whaling ship every other day, the adventures he has at sea, and the scheming that goes on between his roommate and the dean of his school to exploit his situation while he's back in time. You can read the first three chapters and watch the book trailer here
! [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin
on Nov 6, 2013 -
Applebee's twitter account is by turns defensive, insecure, and angry with occasional delusions of grandeur.
posted by kingfelix
on Oct 29, 2013 -
A Twitter account of things that are sadder than things people on Twitter think nothing is sadder than.
posted by missjenny
on Oct 14, 2013 -
A comedy video about a Classic Rock radical vs. a Classic Rock moderate. We put a lot of work into it. It's five minutes long, which I realize is on the long side, so thanks for taking a look. [more inside]
posted by skeleton69
on Oct 7, 2013 -
Panther Scouts is the oldest and largest cat youth civic organization in the world, where kittens and young cats learn the skills they need to be the cat leaders of tomorrow. You can follow their adventures in a new digital comic, launched this week, and with new issues on an every-six-weekly basis. The first issue is available from our web site
as a low-res free PDF, CBZ, or in-browser read, as well as a high-res/bonus-content version from Etsy
posted by aaronetc
on Sep 19, 2013 -
My misguided, confident cartoon character is back with some invaluable advice for the romantic traveler... in his trademark, confident style seemingly informed by the infinite wisdom of men's magazines. [more inside]
posted by edlundart
on Jul 15, 2013 -
There are dragons in Silicon Valley. Real, flapping, scaly ones, with teeth and claws; the kind that'll burn your Lower Haight apartment to cinders before you can pivot your way out of there. What's more, it looks like they can be harnessed and sold as a service. Can you say "opportunity"?
Herebe is a short novel about Silicon Valley, startups, the battle for ideas ... and dragons. It's my first, and I would love MetaFilter's collective opinion. You can buy it on Amazon.com
posted by bwerdmuller
on Jul 13, 2013 -
My friend and I have started a podcast about policies (public, private, or otherwise) with interesting consequences. Each episode we look back at a past policy and and then rampantly speculate about a current policy change. He is hilarious, I occasionally say something mildly amusing, and in general we have loads of nerdy fun. iTunes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 [more inside]
posted by ropeladder
on Jul 10, 2013 -
A satirical compilation of very short video clips asking one of the main questions in storytelling. See how many shows you recognize. (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by luckynerd
on Jul 10, 2013 -
I just co-self-published my second collection of hilariously bad Wikipedia writing. It's over 200 of our favorite entries, with our own original commentary, plus a foreword by Mike Nelson of RiffTrax
& MST3K! [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin
on Jun 26, 2013 -
I had a blast making this in about 2 weeks. Make your own visual novel with just a few clicks! It's for casual users. Please let me know if anything is too difficult. (Might be NSFW) [more inside]
posted by cmcmcm
on Jun 8, 2013 -
So resident, mystical defender of Salem, Massachusetts, and fictional creation Cecil Crowninshield has put down his Lumurian Quartz topped wand and picked up the keyboard to help keep his neighbors informed of the weirder goings on around town. A shining beacon of etheric fortitude, Cecil eschews normal local news items and instead focuses on topics such as ghosts/sandwiches
, and dating tips
. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding
on May 23, 2013 -
A mystic? A shaman? A makeup artist? An esthetician? A girl wearing A LOT of lipstick? The Lab Bunny is all of these things.
posted by boogah
on May 14, 2013 -
On January 4th, 2013, Authorized User said
: “For the longest time I have had the theory that for every FPP there is a somewhat relevant Mitchell & Webb sketch.” This project is intended to both test that theory and act as an indispensable tool for MeFites.
posted by malevolent
on May 2, 2013 -
CRAPCHA stands for Completely Ridiculous And Phony Captcha that Hassles for Amusement. It doesn't keep spammers out. It doesn't crowdsource book scanning either. CRAPCHA's only job is to baffle users, and you can add it to your site today.
posted by thomaspark
on Apr 22, 2013 -
Make fake iPhone and iPad apps to rickroll your friends (or worse...). More information about the project in this blog post
posted by beeker
on Mar 31, 2013 -
I used to be a huge fan of Star Wars, but I can no longer ignore the ugly truth. This is a video of a performance, part comedy, part political analysis of the Star Wars universe, wherein I present my take on the Star Wars mythology. Can you be leftist and pro-monarchy?
posted by ebisudave
on Mar 28, 2013 -
Last week, the internet decided that George Bluth was the Pope. You've all made a huge mistake. Oscar holy, Michael!
posted by clipperton
on Mar 17, 2013 -
A photo blog of adoptable animals at the Louisiana SPCA shelter, and what I imagine they might have been thinking or doing at the moment I took their picture. [more inside]
posted by unsub
on Mar 15, 2013 -
This site came about after a friend attempted to eat 6 Arby's roast beef sandwiches in an hour, on a dare
. Halfway through, an argument ensued about the terms... and we found ourselves wishing we had some kind of formal document, listing out all the rules of the bet. In a nutshell, SpitShake lets you create a free, customizable contract
that you can print out for everyone involved to sign. [more inside]
posted by avoision
on Mar 5, 2013 -
Not all at the same time. That's gross. No one can do that. My more modest and less lethal goal is to eat 50 by Easter Day. Follow along as I document each egg below. [more inside]
posted by kerning
on Feb 28, 2013 -
Join the surreal web series Jew On This as they attempt to answer the question that many non-Jews have: "What is Purim?"
posted by You Guys Like 2 Party?
on Feb 22, 2013 -
A freezing cat seeks the warmth of a woman, but ends up having to rely on city infrastructure. Along the way, there's a bit of Gangnam Style, a hot-tub scene of sorts, and a very
brief bedroom dalliance. [more inside]
posted by edlundart
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Twitov takes the Twitter history file some lucky folks have been given access to (Twitter says: Rolling it out "slowly" to everyone) and turns it into the brain for a Markov chatterbot. The results are slightly deranged and slightly stupid, but sometimes pretty funny. [more inside]
posted by zerolives
on Jan 8, 2013 -
In anticipation of the season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey, I've begun a series of portraits based upon the memorable characters from the show. Depicted as dogs and cats, naturally. I am selling them as prints in my Etsy shop.
posted by Lou Stuells
on Jan 5, 2013 -
GIFbites is a regular podcast and tumblr on/about/for animated GIFs. Each episode lasts no more than 15 seconds. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Dec 31, 2012 -
Spiritual but not pretentious (and occasionally downright funny). Taoish is a website (with printed annual) for manifestations of contemplative inspiration here and now, in the modern west. The article categories are Comedy, Politics, Cultures, Arts, Sports, and Deeper. [more inside]
posted by msalt
on Dec 8, 2012 -
I finished an animated comedy short this summer, about a lovesick cat, which I am now turning into a YouTube series. Franklin the Ladies' Cat combines animation with live action, and episode 1 is up! Hope you'll help me spread the word if you like it. [more inside]
posted by edlundart
on Dec 7, 2012 -
Future Earth's surviving bacteria colonizing Heathrow Terminal 5. A superior airport experience. A place to replicate & escape the heat.
So: a parody London Heathrow Twitter account, tweeting from an alternate, slightly less benign universe. Learn about Heathrow's sinister cosmic plans for expansion, upcoming Christmas specials, and the airport's occult connections with Ancient Egypt. Brought to you by that 0430 British Airways flight that swoops low over my house every morning and wakes me up.
posted by Sonny Jim
on Nov 28, 2012 -
Just in time for Halloween, here's a new comedy improv short that my wife and I made. She stars, and I directed.
New parents get a very special visit from their first babysitter. It's Spooktacular!
Starring Adria Dawn (NCIS, Nip/Tuck) as Raven, and guest starring Joel Stoffer (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Thanna Vickerman (Ultimate Reality.)
posted by MythMaker
on Oct 26, 2012 -
I started this project as way to get people interested in voting while at the same time offering a satirical approach to the typically bland ways people are implored to vote.
posted by PHINC
on Oct 25, 2012 -
Are you ready for the next zombie attack? Can you survive all of the many dangers, both undead and human? A new online quiz has been published on the Zombies of the World
website to help educate the public. The quiz assesses personality, skills, and attitudes toward the undead and other survivors in order to determine how likely the individual is to survive in a zombie attack.
posted by clockworkjoe
on Oct 5, 2012 -
The Aberree was a 'zine, or newletter, published from 1954 through 1965 by a former Dianetics practitioner. The Aberree started out as "the non-serious voice of Scientology" and ultimately encompassed all kinds of spiritual and self-help interests, from psychic phenomena and UFOs to improving eyesight. It shows that convention and uniformity weren't the whole story of the 50s, by a long shot. The Compleat Aberree offers text and images from all 110 issues. [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Sep 25, 2012 -
Those who refuse to learn from the past… have obviously never read some of the frankly bizarre advice our grandparents thought fit to commit to print. Obsolessons is here to bring you the questionable wisdom of our ancestors, with the occasional useful tip like how to gild a live fish. Because how could that NOT come in handy?
posted by MsMolly
on Aug 28, 2012 -
Years in the making, my first novel Nothingness
is finally available as an e-book on Smashwords. It's a darkly comic satire on America drowning in delusion. A family is dissolving in a community turning more paranoid with every additional inch of rain that falls. It's like Don Quixote
meets Lord of the Flies
. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll believe anything. [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge
on Aug 27, 2012 -
The Waiting Game is a free downloadable videogame for Mac and PC about wasting time. In it, you play as yourself. Tap your fingers on your desk. Earn points. If you get enough points, you'll get a better desk. You must balance speed, accuracy and endurance if you want to become the TAPPING MASTER and eventually reach TRANSCENDENCE. Are you up for the task? [more inside]
posted by chriscollins
on Aug 24, 2012 -
My good friend Mike Fitzgerald's comedic web series about political issues, featuring none other than noted political expert Vermin Supreme
. I have Story credit, and many of my dear, sweet, delicious friends are actors in this.
posted by Sticherbeast
on Aug 20, 2012 -
I made a music video envisioning Mitt Romney as a rapper named R Money who likes to rap about how wealthy he is. There is an interesting synchronicity between some aspects of hip hop culture and wealthy media figures like Donald Trump and Mitt Romney that make for a funny juxtaposition, I think. [more inside]
posted by mroben
on Jul 30, 2012 -
This is the third part in an on-going cartoon series that I've been making that follows the wacky lives of two characters who are constantly seeking "the good life". [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Jul 12, 2012 -
A silly weekly comic about unicorns, including modern unicorn powers updated for today's busy age, and "facts" about unicorns. For example, this week's comic features an answer to the timeless question, "What do unicorns poop?" [more inside]
posted by ErikaB
on Jun 20, 2012 -
For those lovers of Lost
, who are also lovers of Game of Thrones
, and who by luck are also lovers of single-serving Tumblr blogs in which text is placed on top of pictures in amusing ways. [more inside]
posted by Partial Law
on Jun 15, 2012 -