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Urlesque Presents: Internetic (Technologic Remix)

In 2005, Daft Punk released a song called "Technologic" that featured a robotic voice chanting tech. terms rhythmically to a beat. People still fax it, rip it, and burn it, but these days you're more likely to tweet it, fav it, and upvote it. "Technologic" needed a reboot, so I rewrote the lyrics to reflect today's web technology. The surprisingly catchy Urlesque remix is called "Internetic."...

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Getting Meta on Amazon, Quora and Archive.org

It's only proper to follow-up The 9 Most Meta Things to Do on Websites with another post about being meta. The internet is constantly monitoring and learning from user behavior. Being 'meta' by using Pandora to listen to songs named Pandora and watching innertube videos on YouTube caused the internet to metastasize. I first noticed the issue while using the Q&A site Quora to research...

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The 9 Most Meta Things to Do on Websites

There are a lot of ways to act "meta" on the internet. You could have a Twitter account that tweets about Twitter, blog about blogging, or make infographics about infographics. These actions are pretty meta, but I had to go deeper. What kind of ridiculously dumb meta things could you do on a website? Turns out there are plenty. Here are the Top 9....

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Creepyman Franklin - Our New Founding Father Meme

To celebrate February deals, the SUBWAY sandwich chain ran ads featuring a creepy Benjamin Franklin impersonation. For nearly a month, this caricature of a Founding Father made millions of people uncomfortable with his bobbling head, creepy smile, and shiny birthday hat. It was such a memorable portrayal that we had to invent a meme. The FebruANY deal may be over, but Creepyman Franklin lives on...

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30 Facebook Ad Parodies - Ads for Prison, Copter Tours and Taters

Anyone with a Facebook Account can create advertisements on Facebook. You could legitimately advertise your business or perhaps a waterproof blow dryer. I decided to use the feature to create ads for things that could really use more exposure like potatoes, VHS tapes, and Reddit. If your budget is under $30,000 you can post an ad for anything you want, as long as you meet the strict guidelines....

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A Google Maps Street View Safari

Going on an actual safari takes a lot of cash, but going on the internet is way cheaper. Some of you may remember saving money by rock climbing in your house or taking a virtual hike. Now, it's time to take a free safari around the globe with Google Maps and Street View. No need to worry about mosquito netting, sweltering heat, or crippling camel allergies. This digital tour will keep you far from...

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We Turned 13 Memes Into Animated GIFs - Riverdancing Michael Cera, Impatient Keanu and More

We've seen a lot of memes pass away over the years. R.I.P. Keyboard Cat. The lifespan of an internet meme these days is about a week. Once a meme shows up on The Today Show wearing make-up, you know it's over. With so many organic and forced memes being churned out by the meme-factory, it's hard to keep up (unless you're a loyal Urlesque reader and Facebook follower.) Instead of remixing new...

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Our Footloose Remake - Filmmaker David Seger Talks to Urlesque

Remakes, parodies, and gritty reboots have taken over the film industry. Most remakes are terrible and unnecessary cash-grabs. When filmmaker Dave Seger and his friends heard about Paramount Pictures' plans to remake Footloose they had an epiphany. "If anyone's going to ruin Footloose...It's us." Produced by Tim Marklevitz and Dave Seger, Our Footloose Remake is a crowdsourced feature length...

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If Basketball Was Like Soccer (Video)

Soccer has vuvuzelas, obsessive fans, and lots of escalating excitement. What it doesn't have are a whole lot of goals. Soccer fans are perpetually teased with close calls, but with such a huge field, great defenders and the lack of instant replay, goals are scarce. On the flip-side the final score of a basketball game can reach triple digits for both teams. Unless the "players" are dogs and cats....

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OMG Tiger Cub Is Shocked by Everything

There are many things you wish you could unsee. Unfortunately, this Tiger has seen all of them. It's almost too horrifying to imagine. Everything you've ever seen on the internet that makes you scream, "OMG!" and erase your browsing history has been seen by this poor little tiger cub, one of a set of quadruplets born at the Denver Zoo. We've created a few mash-ups to show you the kind of...

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