Can you believe "Weird Al" Yankovic has been parodying popular music for 33 years now? It's a testament to his talents as a musician and songwriter that he's still around all these years later, and if you're as big a fan of "Weird Al" now as you were in the '80s, a new box set of all his albums — including some new tracks — is arriving this November.
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Amy Smart and Shawn Michaels have joined the cast of the latest superhero spoof, Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars, and the described plot of this upcoming farce of a film confirms Thanos is already here and we as a species don't deserve to be saved from his wrath. Basically, imagine if Superhero Movie was lazier and stole the plot of Disney's The Incredibles.
Video: TED Talks were forever shamed by that skewering The Onion gave them a few years ago, but this commentary on what every TED Talk is like from CBC's This Is That is pretty perfect. It breaks down the things that every person does at one of these talks, including the structure of their speech, the repetition of phrases, the movements onstage, the specific cadence they use and the endless graphs they pummel into our brains.
Video: During the Academy Awards, we were treated to parodies of Joy, The Revenant, The Danish Girl and The Martian; some were short and sweet (The Revenant) while some were a little surreal (The Danish Girl). For our money, the best one by far was the spoof of The Martian. It turns out, that film would have been a very short if it had been about a black astronaut stranded on the red planet.
Did you hear the news that Yelp was suing South Park? Or that Breaking Bad was coming back for another season? Neither is true. But you can blame one website for starting these fake rumours: NBC.com.co, a "parody" site with no affiliation to NBC. And NBC wants them to stop.
I don't know if ridiculous '90s style commercials like this completely disappeared or if it was just because I stopped watching Saturday morning cartoons, but I totally miss getting sold diabetes or useless toys from overexcited kids and crude special effects and weird parents. This parody of those '90s commercial nails them.
Somewhere, in a long-forgotten vault at Paramount Pictures, there must be an old Betacam tape containing the trailer for the real Top Gun, the version that the executives didn't have the guts to distribute. The one that shows that this is the most homoerotic movie since Ben-Hur. It probably looks like this.
Video: Everyone seems to be making fun of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar as we all eagerly await for it. After the Wall-E parody, here comes a classic: Spaceballs. A hard one to pull, but the Schwartz is strong in this one.
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.
Timelapse videos showing the meticulous process of retouching the female body have opened people's eyes to our culture's sad manipulation of beauty. But when College Humor has a go, the reality is worse than we think.
You already know what's going to happen. Tim Cook will get on stage next week, Jony Ive will wax poetic about chamfered edges, Phil Schiller will be his jolly self and a new iPhone will be announced to the world. It will look a lot like the iPhone we already know but Apple will find some way to make it seem as if it will change everything.