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23rd Aug '16 4:28:48 PM Iris
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* One of the many theories about the origin of ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'', possibly the most infamous fanwork ever. Is it a brainless, overwrought angstfest starring a blatant MarySue AuthorAvatar or the self-aware work of somebody knowledgeable about early fan culture, lampooning the worst of the genre with a deft hand? You decide.
23rd Aug '16 3:24:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Aversion: Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}'s often accused of this, but, sadly, the founder is serious: he works for a conservative interest group headed by his mother and founded it when a student cited that Wikipedia used CE along with AD, which inspired him to create a wiki without "liberal bias". It's used to teach in his classes, in fact.

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* Aversion: Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}'s Conservapedia is often accused of this, but, sadly, the founder is serious: he works for a conservative interest group headed by his mother and founded it when a student cited that Wikipedia used CE along with AD, which inspired him to create a wiki without "liberal bias". It's used to teach in his classes, in fact.
20th Aug '16 6:21:01 PM BiffJr
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*The (in)famous {{Chicktracts}} strip Dark Dungeons has been turned into a movie. The creators have not said if it was serious or not. Given the notoriority of this tract it's open for debate. [[note]] See for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qc9JiIiOSQ [[/note]]
19th Jul '16 5:56:21 PM Commander808-2
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* Some consider [[VideoGame/ArmyofTwo Army of Two ]] this.
1st Jul '16 1:23:34 PM Anddrix
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* Defenders of ''Film/SuckerPunch'' (which was a box-office flop and got attacked for sexism) often cite it as a sincerely feminist parody of pseudo-feminist ActionGirl works that use ass-kicking "strong female characters" as an excuse for MaleGaze and {{Fanservice}}, while failing to depict any kind of genuine female empowerment. Whether or not you actually believe this [[BaseBreaker depends on your point of view]].

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* Defenders of ''Film/SuckerPunch'' (which was a box-office flop and got attacked for sexism) often cite it as a sincerely feminist parody of pseudo-feminist ActionGirl works that use ass-kicking "strong female characters" as an excuse for MaleGaze and {{Fanservice}}, while failing to depict any kind of genuine female empowerment. Whether or not you actually believe this [[BaseBreaker depends on your point of view]].view.
21st Jun '16 12:39:51 AM gewunomox
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** This became an issue with "Beverly Hillbillies." [[DireStraits Mark Knopfler]] gave permission for a parody of "Money for Nothing" on the condition that he play guitar on the track. Since he'd been playing it on tour, his recording was looser than the original, losing some of the intended accuracy.

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** This became an issue with "Beverly Hillbillies." [[DireStraits [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler]] gave permission for a parody of "Money for Nothing" on the condition that he play guitar on the track. Since he'd been playing it on tour, his recording was looser than the original, losing some of the intended accuracy.
20th Jun '16 10:57:46 PM gewunomox
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* Quite a few people saw ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' and believed that it was real, having never experienced a {{mockumentary}} before. A number of bands, however, recognized that it was a parody and thought that it was ''them'' that it was parodying. [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant]], [[Music/TwistedSister Dee Snider]], Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/AliceCooper, [[Music/VanHalen Eddie Van Halen]], [[Music/{{Dokken}} George Lynch]], [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] and [[Music/{{REM}} Mike Mills]] all recognized aspects of the film that they had themselves experienced. One band (possibly MotleyCrue) even tried to sue them. Other bands (most notably Music/{{Slade}}) actually ''wanted'' to take credit as ''the'' band Spinal Tap was mocking.

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* Quite a few people saw ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' and believed that it was real, having never experienced a {{mockumentary}} before. A number of bands, however, recognized that it was a parody and thought that it was ''them'' that it was parodying. [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant]], [[Music/TwistedSister Dee Snider]], Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/AliceCooper, [[Music/VanHalen Eddie Van Halen]], [[Music/{{Dokken}} George Lynch]], [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] and [[Music/{{REM}} Mike Mills]] all recognized aspects of the film that they had themselves experienced. One band (possibly MotleyCrue) Music/MotleyCrue) even tried to sue them. Other bands (most notably Music/{{Slade}}) actually ''wanted'' to take credit as ''the'' band Spinal Tap was mocking.
20th Jun '16 1:34:43 PM gewunomox
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* "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" by BeastieBoys was originally made as a parody of "attitude" songs, but this was lost on basically everyone. This upset the Boys so much that [[CreatorBacklash they haven't played the song live since 1987]].
** It may be a sad testament to how morally deprived contemporary pop music has become (particularly rap, the genre occupied by the BeastieBoys) that the song has been misassessed, because its lyrical content makes it overwhelmingly obvious that the song is supposed to be a joke.

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* "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" by BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys was originally made as a parody of "attitude" songs, but this was lost on basically everyone. This upset the Boys so much that [[CreatorBacklash they haven't played the song live since 1987]].
** It may be a sad testament to how morally deprived contemporary pop music has become (particularly rap, the genre occupied by the BeastieBoys) Beastie Boys) that the song has been misassessed, because its lyrical content makes it overwhelmingly obvious that the song is supposed to be a joke.
17th Jun '16 10:15:05 PM Hylarn
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* There's significant evidence that ''Anime/{{Mayoiga}}'' is an intentional attempt to create a {{narm}}y, SoBadItsGood horror series. While kind of terrible, it's terrible in an often hilarious way. Not to mention that the staff is usually fairly competent, or at least incompetent in ways very different from what's on display here.
17th Jun '16 11:32:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheOnion sometimes achieves this effect by using the same writing style and format as a serious newspaper would, and sometimes is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion#The_Onion_taken_seriously rather too successful]]. More confusingly, its political cartoons so resemble the [[StrawmanPolitical strawman view of (right-wing) political cartoonists]] that they've been [[http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-cavanaugh29mar29,0,1927201.story taken as such]] by papers who wouldn't know a conservative from Stephen Colbert.
** Similarly, some ''WeeklyWorldNews'' items have been taken seriously by people who didn't check up on where their news was coming from. This was sometimes exacerbated by some news aggregators (lookin' at you Yahoo) that mixed the WWN in with the normal gossip news.

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* TheOnion Website/TheOnion sometimes achieves this effect by using the same writing style and format as a serious newspaper would, and sometimes is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion#The_Onion_taken_seriously rather too successful]]. More confusingly, its political cartoons so resemble the [[StrawmanPolitical strawman view of (right-wing) political cartoonists]] that they've been [[http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-cavanaugh29mar29,0,1927201.story taken as such]] by papers who wouldn't know a conservative from Stephen Colbert.
** Similarly, some ''WeeklyWorldNews'' * Some ''Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews'' items have been taken seriously by people who didn't check up on where their news was coming from. This was sometimes exacerbated by some news aggregators (lookin' at you Yahoo) that mixed the WWN in with the normal gossip news.
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