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(88) If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: 5G | The Daily Show - YouTube
"accelerate and interconnect everything"
4G "boost of $100 bn in GDP"
5G  TheDailyShow  satire  humor 
12 weeks ago by pierredv
Feedback: The diesel scent of London, now available in a bottle | New Scientist Oct 2018
Air unfreshener

NOTHING stirs the memory quite like smell, so for absent metropolitans, how about a bottle of London fragrance? The concoction, prepared by artist Michael Pinsky and a team of master perfumers, evokes “an olfactory snapshot of Piccadilly Circus”, with “long notes of diesel, and a tar accord with a butch subwoofer taste”.

Those who wish to take a sensory trip abroad can also breathe in the gritty sulphurous smog of Beijing, or the sharp tang of rotting garbage and car fumes reminiscent of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The city scents are part of a project to call attention to air pollution around the world.

Turning perfumery on its head, Pinsky sought to find a use for bad smells instead of trying to mask them. Londoners could sample the foul air in “pollution pods” erected in Somerset House in the city earlier this year. This installation has long since wrapped up, but those who missed it need only step outside for an approximate experience.
NewScientist  humor  satire  art  aromatherapy 
april 2019 by pierredv
Cards Against Humanity
"Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card."
games  humor  satire  irony 
december 2016 by pierredv
Final Exams (Suggested Templates) | brazenandtenured–law politics nature and culture
In light of the recent election and the desire of professors to remain relevant, here are some suggested templates for use in drafting final exams within your department.
satire  politics  law  Pierre-Schlag  humor 
december 2016 by pierredv
Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials
"As with many interventions intended to prevent ill health, the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by using randomised controlled trials. Advocates of evidence based medicine have criticised the adoption of interventions evaluated by using only observational data. We think that everyone might benefit if the most radical protagonists of evidence based medicine organised and participated in a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute."
silly  science  research  satire 
august 2015 by pierredv
Nation’s Veterans Demand Farmland In Gaul - DuffelBlog Jan 2015
"A delegation from the American Legion had a meeting today with several leading senators to demand suitable farmland for the nation’s landless veterans in the province of Transalpine Gaul."
military  war  satire  humor 
march 2015 by pierredv
Best Amicus Brief Ever - David Lat Mar 2014
Excerpt: "[W]here would we be without the knowledge that Democrats are pinko-communist flag-burners who want to tax churches and use the money to fund abortions so they can use the fetal stem cells to create pot-smoking lesbian ATF agents who will steal all the guns and invite the UN to take over America? Voters have to decide whether we’d be better off electing Republicans, those hateful, assault-weapon-wielding maniacs who believe that George Washington and Jesus Christ incorporated the nation after a Gettysburg reenactment and that the only thing wrong with the death penalty is that it isn’t administered quickly enough to secular-humanist professors of Chicano studies."
amicus  brief  law  SCOTUS  satire  PJ  O'Rourke 
june 2014 by pierredv
The First Honest Cable Company - YouTube
"Published on Mar 26, 2013 Your Local High Speed Internet & Cable Provider gives it to you straight."
comedy  cable  broadband  YouTube  internet  service  video  satire 
july 2013 by pierredv
An open (of course) letter to my friend, the NSA | Ars Technica
Op-ed: Sorry, but it's really tough nowadays to hire a nonleaking hacker.
NSA  hacking  Millenials  ArsTechnica  satire 
june 2013 by pierredv
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Comma From Which My Heart Hangs.
"If nothing else, one ought to know how to treat a comma. Abandonment or abuse of the comma muddles discourse, and this lack of respect is akin to neglect, to a lack of appreciation, to an unreasonable rejection of the very foundation of all worthy human interactions."
love  comma  McSweeney's  writing  satire  punctuation 
april 2013 by pierredv
Fake Eskimo Snow Words
tongue-in-cheek list of Eskimo snow words by Phil James
words  language  linguistics  satire 
february 2013 by pierredv
Book Review (and subtext) | brazenandtenured–law politics nature and culture
opens with: The recent publication of [.......] by Professor X marks a moment in the history of [.......]. It establishes him as one of the leading, if not the leading, authority on the subject of [.......]. Professor X works at Zip Code Law School and I would like a job there too.
academia  satire  Pierre  Schlag  publication  writing 
september 2012 by pierredv
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is – Whatever
"In the role playing game known as The Real World, “Straight White Male” is the lowest difficulty setting there is."
satire  games  opinion  culture  humor 
may 2012 by pierredv
Literally Unbelievable
Stories from The Onion as interpreted by Facebook
satire  facebook  theonion 
february 2012 by pierredv
Jeff Jarvis: FTC Fines Santa Claus for Violating Children's Privacy
"Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced a record fine against Santa Claus for violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. "Mr. Claus has flagrantly violated children's privacy, collecting their consumer preferences for toys and also tracking their behavior so as to judge and maintain a data base of naughtiness and niceness," Leibowitz said."
privacy  satire  via:cybertelecom  x:huffpost 
december 2011 by pierredv
An Architect's Dress Code | ArchDaily
An Architect’s attire should be minimal yet condescending at the same time.
fashion  via:gmsv  architecture  culture  satire 
september 2011 by pierredv
Stevey's Blog Rants: Haskell Researchers Announce Discovery of Industry Programmer Who Gives a Shit
"Briars says he is pleased to have been recognized for his apparently unique shit-giving about Haskell. "I've been giving a shit about Haskell for a long as I can remember. I follow all their announcements and developments closely, just in case I ever get the urge to use the language for something someday.""
satire  humor  programming  **  via:henryyuen 
december 2010 by pierredv
EU fails to laugh at artist's joke - International Herald Tribune 15 Jan 08
An installation by David Cerny, installed in the European Council building over the weekend, was meant to symbolize the glory of a unified Europe - but turned out to be a hoax poking fun at each country in turn
via Pierre-Yves Saintoyant
**  art  humor  satire 
january 2009 by pierredv
Consumer Prices Fall Record Amount | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
The Consumer Price Index fell a record 1 percent in October, the steepest one month decline in its history. What do you think?
economics  humor  satire 
december 2008 by pierredv
Sumsing Turbo 3000 English Version
Groen Brothers - satire of multi-function cellphones
humor  satire  via:gmsv 
march 2008 by pierredv
Review: Windows XP - Coding Sanity
"Last night I upgraded my Vista desktop machine to Windows XP, and this afternoon I will be doing the same to my laptop."
humor  satire  Microsoft  Windows 
december 2007 by pierredv

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