History Main / StealthParody

19th Mar '17 3:32:03 PM nombretomado
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* An [[http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:wcfpxc90ldae All Music Guide review]] of Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "I Am A Rock" suggests that PaulSimon may have written the [[TrueArtIsAngsty poignant lyrics]] as deliberate {{Wangst}}, painting a picture of an isolationist character who may have embraced the folk-rock movement [[MisaimedFandom as justification for his shutting out the whole world]]. It becomes more apparent by the last verse.

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* An [[http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:wcfpxc90ldae All Music Guide review]] of Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "I Am A Rock" suggests that PaulSimon Music/PaulSimon may have written the [[TrueArtIsAngsty poignant lyrics]] as deliberate {{Wangst}}, painting a picture of an isolationist character who may have embraced the folk-rock movement [[MisaimedFandom as justification for his shutting out the whole world]]. It becomes more apparent by the last verse.
18th Feb '17 2:56:59 PM LB7979
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* Physics professor [[http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/ Alan Sokal]] set out to prove that the postmodernist cultural studies journal ''Social Text'' would publish [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible absolute nonsense so long as "(a) it sounded good and (b) it flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions."]] He wrote a paper attacking the "dogma" that cultural criticism has nothing to contribute to physics, [[InsaneTrollLogic arguing]] that quantum gravity proves ''the universe'' to be a social/linguistic construct and that math must be amended to incorporate "the insights of the feminist, queer, multiculturalist and ecological critiques." (He also invokes a [[TheForce "morphogenetic field" that pervades all things]], links set theory's ''axiom of choice'' to the ''pro-choice movement'', and flat-out denies that the "(so-called) scientific method" can ever lead to "reliable knowledge.") The piece was published unaltered and immediately denounced as a "pastiche of left-wing cant" by its author, leaving ''Social Text'' to admit that "the idea did not even occur to us that we had to check [the] physics [of a] credentialed physicist."

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* Physics professor [[http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/ Alan Sokal]] set out to prove that the postmodernist cultural studies journal ''Social Text'' would publish [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible absolute nonsense so long as "(a) it sounded good and (b) it flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions."]] He wrote a paper attacking the "dogma" that cultural criticism has nothing to contribute to physics, [[InsaneTrollLogic arguing]] that quantum gravity proves ''the universe'' to be a social/linguistic construct and that math must be amended to incorporate "the insights of the feminist, queer, multiculturalist and ecological critiques." (He also invokes a [[TheForce "morphogenetic field" that pervades all things]], links set theory's ''axiom of choice'' to the ''pro-choice movement'', and flat-out denies that the "(so-called) scientific method" can ever lead to "reliable knowledge.") The piece was published unaltered and immediately denounced as a "pastiche of left-wing cant" by its author, leaving ''Social Text'' to admit that "the idea did not even occur to us that we had to check [the] physics [of a] credentialed physicist."" Sokal later published a book about this, [[https://www.amazon.com/Intellectual-Impostures-Alan-Sokal/dp/1861970749/ref=sr_1_3/153-1532677-9955468?ie=UTF8&qid=1487458416&sr=8-3&keywords=alan+sokal Intellectual Impostures]].
11th Feb '17 5:22:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ThisIsThat'' on CBC Radio One parodies the earnest tone of other (factual) CBC Radio programs so well that it may be difficult to tell them apart from the real news shows. It is also difficult to tell which listeners who call in to comment on previous stories are in on the joke, and which are not.

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* ''ThisIsThat'' ''Radio/ThisIsThat'' on CBC Radio One parodies the earnest tone of other (factual) CBC Radio programs so well that it may be difficult to tell them apart from the real news shows. It is also difficult to tell which listeners who call in to comment on previous stories are in on the joke, and which are not.
29th Jan '17 12:51:13 AM BackstrokeOfTheWest
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* Melania Trump's speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention is [[http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/288456-what-does-the-melania-trump-rickroll-mean speculated]] to have been sabotaged by the speech writers. Besides plagiarizing a paragraph from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech, her speech also contained the line "[[{{Rickroll}} He will never, ever, give up. And, most importantly, he will never, ever, let you down]]."



8th Jan '17 8:20:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* This is the entire point of the online novel ''Literature/AtlantaNights'', which is a collaborative attempt of various sci-fi writers to discredit [[http://www.publishamerica.com/ PublishAmerica]], a famed [[VanityPublishing vanity publisher]] who infamously denigrated both science fiction and fantasy genres. [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Grammar is nonstandard]], a chapter is missing (but there are two different Chapter 12's to make up for it), character descriptions change frequently, the ResetButton is used frequently, and one chapter is generated entirely by a random string generator... the faults are endless. Despite that, [=PublishAmerica=] did originally agree to publish the novel. They backed out after the hoax was revealed. You can hear a dramatic reading of ''Atlanta Nights'' right [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BAFF14D77F09FFD1 here]]. Its working title was "Naked Came the Badfic", in honor of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Came_the_Stranger Naked Came the Stranger]],'' a similar collaborative hoax from TheSixties that set out to -- and eventually did -- prove that you can make a book a #1 bestseller [[FreudWasRight if you load it with enough sex]], regardless of the actual literary quality.

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* This is the entire point of the online novel ''Literature/AtlantaNights'', which is a collaborative attempt of various sci-fi writers to discredit [[http://www.publishamerica.com/ PublishAmerica]], a famed [[VanityPublishing vanity publisher]] who infamously denigrated both science fiction and fantasy genres. [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Grammar is nonstandard]], a chapter is missing (but there are two different Chapter 12's to make up for it), character descriptions change frequently, the ResetButton is used frequently, and one chapter is generated entirely by a random string generator... the faults are endless. Despite that, [=PublishAmerica=] did originally agree to publish the novel. They backed out after the hoax was revealed. You can hear a dramatic reading of ''Atlanta Nights'' right [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BAFF14D77F09FFD1 here]]. Its working title was "Naked Came the Badfic", in honor of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Came_the_Stranger Naked Came the Stranger]],'' a similar collaborative hoax from TheSixties that set out to -- and eventually did -- prove that you can make a book a #1 bestseller [[FreudWasRight if you load it with enough sex]], sex, regardless of the actual literary quality.
6th Jan '17 2:00:46 PM nombretomado
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* It's up for debate whether ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is a satire of ''HighSchoolMusical'', "''HighSchoolMusical'' for adults", or just cashing in on ''High School Musical''[='=]s success by completely ripping it off... the jury's out.

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* It's up for debate whether ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is a satire of ''HighSchoolMusical'', "''HighSchoolMusical'' ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', "''High School Musical'' for adults", or just cashing in on ''High School Musical''[='=]s success by completely ripping it off... the jury's out.
31st Dec '16 7:16:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry'' is a travel guide for a fictional country... except, naturally, that there have been people who didn't realize it was fictional (it can occasionally be found occupying the "Travel" shelves in bookstores). And who can forget Molvania's EurovisionSongContest entry, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp_PIjc2ga4 "Electronik Supersonik" by Zlad]]?

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* ''Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry'' is a travel guide for a fictional country... except, naturally, that there have been people who didn't realize it was fictional (it can occasionally be found occupying the "Travel" shelves in bookstores). And who can forget Molvania's EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest entry, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp_PIjc2ga4 "Electronik Supersonik" by Zlad]]?
9th Nov '16 2:12:22 PM GhostHouse
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* Wrestling/MichaelCole, the perenial [[TheScrappy scrappy]] who has frequently been bashed by the smark community for being a "[[ReplacementScrappy Poor man's JR]]", has recently took to parodying his past characteristics following his FaceHeelTurn. His current gimmick is an extremely arrogant SmallNameBigEgo who intentionally plays off his past criticisms.

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* Wrestling/MichaelCole, the perenial [[TheScrappy scrappy]] who has frequently been bashed by the smark community for being a "[[ReplacementScrappy Poor man's JR]]", has recently took to parodying his past characteristics following his FaceHeelTurn. His current gimmick is an extremely arrogant SmallNameBigEgo who intentionally plays off his past criticisms.
3rd Nov '16 10:22:29 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSB9SZvtP2I IrateVGNerd reviews Sonic 3 vs. Knuckles]] is a parody of TheIrateGamer, and thus feature CriticalResearchFailure, horrible gaming skills and general stupidity. It's not stealthy at all, but that didn't stop many from mistaking it as a genuinely bad [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] knockoff..

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSB9SZvtP2I IrateVGNerd reviews Sonic 3 vs. Knuckles]] is a parody of TheIrateGamer, WebVideo/TheIrateGamer, and thus feature CriticalResearchFailure, horrible gaming skills and general stupidity. It's not stealthy at all, but that didn't stop many from mistaking it as a genuinely bad [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] knockoff..
29th Oct '16 10:00:52 AM nombretomado
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** Or completely independent of High School Musical. Since you know High School Musical [[OlderThanTheyThink isn't the first]] [[{{Grease}} Musical set in High School]]

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** Or completely independent of High School Musical. Since you know High School Musical [[OlderThanTheyThink isn't the first]] [[{{Grease}} [[Film/{{Grease}} Musical set in High School]]
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