We’re as guilty as anybody for propping up the process of making handmade goods and artisanal products but the truth is, they’re really fascinating to watch. But of course, being totally obsessed and narrowly focused with something can come with a lack of self awareness which makes the whole artisanal movement an easy…
On Wednesday a website called Shutdownify.com went viral on Twitter. The site supposedly allowed tech startups facing a shutdown to craft an automated notice about their imminent demise. Shutdownify itself announced that it was closing shop. But the site is 100 percent fake.
Every year, San Francisco empties out during Burning Man week. Suddenly there are no lines at the cargo container ice cream shop. Nobody is wearing an “interesting” hat to make a statement about self-actualization. We are at peace. That’s why a group of comedians are crowdsourcing a Great Wall of San Francisco.
An Emirati national was sentenced to ten years in prison for badmouthing political leaders on social media.
Allegorical, satirical, and comic or serio-comic maps were one of the most popular ways of distributing political propaganda leading up to the Second World War. With countries depicted as human figures, animals, or even monsters, these maps attempted to represent more than just geography—and in doing so, exposed the…
Our friends over at Gawker's Antiviral are calling bullshit on the flood of lies and fakery on Facebook. Part one: "satire" news sites. Check it:
Some magical fat guy in a red suit thinks he's coming into your house as he pleases in the middle of the night?! Not on your watch. Here's what you'll need to start your own personal War on Christmas.
Netflix is losing a bunch of great movies next month, including classics like 12 Angry Men. That's fine; Netflix changes movie rosters all the time, and we're getting Mean Girls back in the new year. But before it goes away, I recommend watching the second-best teen comedy that came out in 2004: Saved!
How many times have you clicked "Agree" to the thousands upon thousands of words in iTunes terms of service agreements after just a few seconds? Twenty times? Fifty? Man—that is some world class speed-reading.
The new iPhones have just hit the streets, and you know what that means: A million reviews comparing the Cupertino fruit stand's newest smartphone to its toughest competition. Don't waste your time. The Onion's hilarious comparison is the only one you need to read.
With headlines like "Police Officer Doesn't See a Difference Between Black, Light-Skinned Black Suspects" and "Neither Pickup Basketball Team Has Scored In Over 2 Hours," it can be confusing for some (OK, your Aunt Debby) to interpret the satirical headlines from The Onion.
Searching for a transportation app that puts simplicity and elegance first? The satirical masterminds at Clickhole have a new startup that lets you arrive in style no Uber or Lyft car could possibly match. Check out Whysk.
Bookworms who've balked at upgrading to an e-reader have a long list of reasons why they won't give up their paper copies. But there's only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they're reading in public. And as The Onion reveals, that's what led Amazon to create a…
Made by Duncan Elms, this video imagines a future where Earth has been ravaged by wars, cyclones, food shortages, destructive weather and horrible humans and turned into areas of uninhabitable zones. And yet, cities would still make bids to host the Olympic Games, even if they're during a nuclear winter.
It was only a matter of time. Just a few days after the internet got good and outraged over the wildly absurd, porn-based learn-to-code site Code Babes, we present to you its satirical, equal opportunity cousin. Say hello to Code Dicks.
In 1881, longtime Harper's cartoonist Thomas Nast created this satirical sketch of what New York would look like by the turn of the century—lampooning new building technologies like the elevator and elevator break. By lambasting the race to build ever-higher, Nastforesaw the future of Lower Manhattan. [PTAK Science…
The best Instagram that everyone should go follow right now, Satiregram, doesn't have any pictures at all. Or well, that's not completely true. It obviously has pictures but all of its Instagram pictures is just text captions describing terribly cliche pictures you always see on Instagram. It's riot-inducing…
Do you ever feel like the rest of the world is so dumb? And it's not that you're especially smart, it's just that people are just so dumb. Do they enjoy being dumb? Have they ever thought about being smart? Of course not! Because being dumb is fun. Being dumb means you don't have to be self aware anymore. Being dumb…