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Google, April 1, And The Trouble With Tricks You Know Are Coming

Charles Carreon Keeps Digging: Promises To Subpoena Twitter & Ars Technica To Track Down Parody Account

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It would appear that lawyer Charles Carreon is not taking the advice of Matthew Inman to take some time off and calm down. He's still going at it. His latest move is a claimed plan to subpoena both Twitter and Ars Technica to find out who created a fake Charles...
Charles Carreon Keeps Digging: Promises To Subpoena Twitter & Ars Technica To Track Down Parody Account

Spike Jonze’s New ‘Siri’-ous Movie: Man Loves Phone?

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The merits of Apple's Siri have been philosophized and considered and critiqued. And now, they will (basically) be dramatized. Earlier today, Deadline Hollywood Daily reported that Spike Jonze is set to write and direct a project "about a guy who falls in love with the voice of a computer, similar...
Spike Jonze’s New ‘Siri’-ous Movie: Man Loves Phone?

South Korean man indicted over North Korea retweet, facing seven years in jail

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A South Korean man could be facing up to seven years in jail for retweeting messages from North Korea. Park Jeong-Geun, 24, broadcast the message "Long Live Kim Jong-il," which originated from @uriminzok, an account that the North Korean government has been using since 2010. Mr Park, however, is...
South Korean man indicted over North Korea retweet, facing seven years in jail

Do Not Discuss The Movie You Just Saw

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Lots of folks have been sending over Jacob Sager Weinstein's rather amusing -- but all too close to true -- satirical pre-movie warnings. Here's just a snippet, but you should read the whole thing: Any remaining memories are yours to keep and enjoy, provided you do not discuss them with...
Do Not Discuss The Movie You Just Saw

[Video] No More Brand Definition Sillyness, Please

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I think we're all annoyed by the marketing speak we see and the shill language that we use ourselves. From the silly ways we promote individually to the worst tech buzzwords in press releases, we've been inundated with this type of false speech for so many years, that we're immune...
[Video] No More Brand Definition Sillyness, Please

Amazon axes Zombieland, Browsers TV pilots; picks up two others

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Amazon has cancelled two television pilots, after poor screenings. The television version of Zombieland will not be made into a series by the internet retailer, nor will Bebe Neuwirth's musical comedy Browsers about interns at a Huffington Post-esque website. Amazon has picked up John Goodman's Washington DC satire Alpha House,...
Amazon axes Zombieland, Browsers TV pilots; picks up two others

That Was Quick: Viacom Ends Web Ban For Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

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Jon Stewart came back from a two-week vacation last night and was in excellent form: There was a great recap on Mitt Romney’s Bain problem, a very funny interview with Louis CK, and a scathing bit where he decried the stupidity of Viacom’s decision to pull its programming — including...
That Was Quick: Viacom Ends Web Ban For Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Exxon Hates Free Speech

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The EFF alerts us to the news that oil giant Exxon hasn't quite figured out how this whole internet thing works, and is trying to stop TV stations from running a satirical ad mocking Exxon by claiming that Exxon Hates Your Children. It's completely over the top, not unlike the...
Exxon Hates Free Speech

If Facebook's IPO kicks off a new tech bubble, where will you put your money?

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Since you can't get Facebook stock at the IPO insider price, I have a deal for anyone who feels left out: shares in eTattlerOn New Year's Day 1999, as the first internet bubble was inflating at an accelerating rate, I published in my newspaper column a supposedly leaked memo from...
If Facebook's IPO kicks off a new tech bubble, where will you put your money?

Jon Stewart Has a Problem With Barack Obama's Email

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Normally Barack Obama gets praised for jumping on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. Here he gets dinged – particularly for the extra-casual email solicitations his campaign has been sending out. Good stuff. The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook...
Jon Stewart Has a Problem With Barack Obama's Email

When you're good enough for a Pulitzer, but not the App Store

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Filed under: App Store Mark Fiore made history on Monday when he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Though Pulitzers for political cartoons have been around since the 1920s, Fiore's award was historic because it's the first time the Pulitzer has been awarded to a political cartoonist whose cartoons...
When you're good enough for a Pulitzer, but not the App Store

Poking fun at Facebook Home: Do we laugh at Facebook or ourselves?

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“I can’t tell you how convenient it is to have Facebook on your phone without a way to close it,” says the woman in the video. “It’s like having a best friend … who never shuts up.” The send-up by Seattle comedian Dartanion London is racking up views ahead...
Poking fun at Facebook Home: Do we laugh at Facebook or ourselves?

Amazon spoof reviews bring art of satire to website

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Amazon's recommendations sabotaged by ecstatic reviews for some odd productsIt was started by a handful of isolated enthusiasts, gradually became a cult craze, and is now threatening to become a commercial enterprise.Spoof reviews posted on Amazon have sent demand for the most unlikely merchandise soaring and are playing havoc with...
Amazon spoof reviews bring art of satire to website

Olympic Buzzkills Take Down Viewer Commentary

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We are all very much aware that it is an Olympic tradition to make sure that no one enjoys watching the games. The IOC and its sponsors take additional steps to avoid commentary that is not completely controlled by them, even if its own commentary is completely ignorant. With that...
Olympic Buzzkills Take Down Viewer Commentary

Watch The Onion Hilariously Mock The TED Talks You Love

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The satire site brings its biting humor to the entire ideas economy with painfully accurate send-ups of the inspiring talks you know and love....
Watch The Onion Hilariously Mock The TED Talks You Love
PopuLeaks' "NRA Bet" Stumbles Toward A Lighter, More Effective Hacktivism

Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]

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The Sawmer brothers are notorious for cloning popular companies overseas and build a userbase, hoping to sell it back to the company that it cloned. Someone thought it would be funny if they were to set up their own version of Y Combinator, called “Z Kombinator” of course. This parody...
Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]

Microsoft Isn't Laughing At Twitter Parody Of Windows Exec

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Microsoft demanded the takedown of a phony Twitter account purpoting to be that of Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky. Over the weekend, Microsoft used its @BuildWindows8 account to send a message to the account owner, saying "@StevenSinofsky please see guidelines on parody and impersonation. Your account is not following them...
Microsoft Isn't Laughing At Twitter Parody Of Windows Exec

From Satire To Singles: Former President Of The Onion Is Running A New Dating Site

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Take men. Add women. Put a computer between them. What's the perfect background to bring these three together? Eight years as president of one of the greatest satire sites of all time, The Onion. That's Sean Mills' story. He is currently the CEO of The Nerve and its new...
From Satire To Singles: Former President Of The Onion Is Running A New Dating Site
Someone got punk'd: iPad Maxi rumor is hilariously making the rounds

Do Not Discuss The Movie You Just Saw

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Lots of folks have been sending over Jacob Sager Weinstein's rather amusing -- but all too close to true -- satirical pre-movie warnings. Here's just a snippet, but you should read the whole thing: Any remaining memories are yours to keep and enjoy, provided you do not discuss them with...
Do Not Discuss The Movie You Just Saw
Lost in 'Space Quest': Where did two Guys from Andromeda go during their 25 year hiatus?

The Satiric iPad App Punch Wants You To Laugh, Play, Pay

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Despite a cheeky promotional claim that profitability is "not something we think about," Punch has a grand vision of becoming a lucrative tablet publishing platform. But first, a quiz: hedge fund or organic farm?David Bennahum is the CEO of Punch, a news and entertainment app that launched last week for...
The Satiric iPad App Punch Wants You To Laugh, Play, Pay

Brilliant: King of satire Armando Iannucci is turning his attention to Silicon Valley

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Now this could be great; Armando Iannucci, the man behind TV satires like The Thick of It, Veep and The Day Today, is turning his attention to Silicon Valley. Iannucci has won vast praise from critics and viewers alike for his biting takes on topics like news media and politics...
Brilliant: King of satire Armando Iannucci is turning his attention to Silicon Valley

Syrian hackers hit the Onion

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The Twitter feed of satire site The Onion has fallen victim to hackers from The Syrian Electronic Army....
Syrian hackers hit the Onion

Fake BP Twitter Account Draws Followers With Oil-Spill Satire

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A Twitter user with an account BPGlobalPR is posting satirical entries about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico -- and already has more than twice as many followers as BP America's actual account....
Fake BP Twitter Account Draws Followers With Oil-Spill Satire

Hitler Rants About Cloud Security and Updates His Facebook Page

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It's a Friday morning and goodness knows we will be up to our eyeballs in discussions next week as the RSA Conference shovels out enough cloud security news for us all to groan just a bit. So, let's lighten it up a bit with one of the funnier YouTube videos...
Hitler Rants About Cloud Security and Updates His Facebook Page
The Onion apologizes for vulgar Oscars tweet targeting nine-year-old actress

Copyright Worries Threaten The Best Thing To Come Out Of The New Star Wars Movies

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If you haven't seen Red Letter Media's excellent reviews of the Star Wars films, The Phantom Menace and The Attack of the Clones, then you might want to carve out three hours out of your day and watch them (the reviews are 70-minutes and 90-minutes long, respectively) -- they're incredible....
Copyright Worries Threaten The Best Thing To Come Out Of The New Star Wars Movies
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