Best mefite pastiches and parodies? July 27, 2009 5:01 PM   Subscribe

What are the best Mefite parodies and pastiches of all time?

I've read lots of great comments along the lines of this one in the time I've been reading metafilter, and I'm wondering what everyone's favorites are? (Please no William Carlos Williams, though)
posted by empath to MetaFilter-Related at 5:01 PM (27 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

This is pretty great.
posted by roll truck roll at 5:17 PM on July 27, 2009

Please no William Carlos Williams, though

so cold
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:19 PM on July 27, 2009 [19 favorites]

lemuria's deconstruction of sex talk (Rhomboid)

God, I love that.
Q: You like sex! In fact, you are a person who likes sex as much as a prostitute likes sex!
I mean, Jesus, that is good stuff right there.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:59 PM on July 27, 2009

Oh, yeah, and a Gilbert and Sullivan geek like me would be remiss if I failed to mention I am the Very Model of a Mefi Net Contributor.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:03 PM on July 27, 2009

The whole deskology thread was pretty good.
posted by burnmp3s at 7:49 PM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]

Long ago, I did a Wodehousian one of which I am still absurdly proud, though YMMV
posted by Jofus at 12:54 AM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]

It was the Pizza Room (way back in 2003, before I became a member) that first made me realise this community was something special.

And as Jofus has linked to his own (brilliant) Wodehouse parody, I'll follow his example and link to my own Henry James parody (because if I don't, no one else will).
posted by verstegan at 1:17 AM on July 28, 2009

If I was a cynical man, I'd suspect that the whole of this thread is one HUGE parody

(thanks Jofus for the link; that Wodehouse piece was just right)
posted by litleozy at 4:05 AM on July 28, 2009

The Pulp Shakespeare one is my favorite because it's where someone quoted me on the blue about two months before I even joined MeFi in the first place.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:06 AM on July 28, 2009

In the thread about the demise of Geocities, I posted a take on WH Auden's "Funeral Blues": It was my journal, my rant, my chat and bulletin board...
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:29 AM on July 28, 2009

Nobody puts William Baby Williams in the corner.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:29 AM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


you have missed
the point
of the William
Carlos Williams

pastiches we
have been
on MetaFilter

I forgive you
but they are
and you're cold
posted by Sidhedevil at 8:49 AM on July 28, 2009 [6 favorites]

Auden very nicely taken on by anotherpanacea
posted by genesta at 11:58 AM on July 28, 2009

I admit that my impersonations of Werner Herzog in Grizzly Man still make me giggle a little.
posted by scody at 12:08 PM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]

/Listens to tape of scody's Werner Herzog impersonations with grim expression on face.
posted by Artw at 1:43 PM on July 28, 2009 [3 favorites]

/Eats scody's shoe
posted by FelliniBlank at 3:56 PM on July 28, 2009 [2 favorites]

The "Which fictional character is this MeFite?" MeTa thread was a lot of fun, as was this parody of "life progression" serial AskMe questions.

I once wrote a "Lady Madonna" parody, and it immediately was followed by another user's "I am the Walrus" parody. I have a sneaking sense of pride in the "Dancing Queen/Drama Queen" parody I wrote for the Alex Reynolds thread, but it doesn't seem to be available on the web anymore.

There were two MetaChat threads of fake, deliberately offensive AskMe questions that made for hilarious reading.

I'll probably think of some more later.
posted by orange swan at 5:29 AM on July 29, 2009

I've got to say that 9622v.2 (THIS MESS) was a self-parody that somehow coalesced into a crystallization of the entire MeFi experience.

It also killed my laptop.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:38 AM on July 29, 2009

Has no one linked to Metafilter In the Ruins? Totally bang on.
posted by orange swan at 5:09 AM on July 30, 2009

Shit, I can't believe I forgot Ian A.T.'s Bradbury homage.
posted by FelliniBlank at 11:29 AM on July 30, 2009

My favorite is stavrosthewonderchicken's version of Billy Bragg's Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (video, lyrics). It was originally a comment but he edited it and put it into his profile. My own attempt was a version of Bohemian Rhapsody which was first a comment but lives on in my profile.
posted by Kattullus at 4:56 PM on August 26, 2009

Heh. I was wondering why I suddenly got a couple of new +faves on that one. Yeah, I've got a few lyric/poety Metafilterizations that I've come up with over the years in my profile, the ones I remembered doing, at least. It is a weakness of mine.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:56 PM on August 26, 2009

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