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Parody

Peter Pain Parody

Alex and I never coordinate our posts, but sometimes they achieve thematic synchronicity. Yesterday, for instance, he posted about losing weight and I posted about obesity.

But his post from today, about Corporate Icon Peter Pain, happened magically to dovetail with my leisure-time reading of last evening, when I was enjoying THE THING FROM THE GRAVE, a collection of the work that artist Joe Orlando did for the fabled EC Comics. I read Orlando's Peter Pain Parody, and then this morning found Alex's post!

BTW: the whole line of EC reprints from Fantagraphics is worthy of your attention.



Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 05, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Comics, Homages, Pastiches, Tributes and Borrowings, 1950s, Parody, Pain, Self-inflicted and Otherwise

Mystery Illustration 83

Which famous sex symbol actress of the Fifties and Sixties is seen here, imitating Elvis Presley?

The answer is here.

Or after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 18, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Imitations, Forgeries, Rip-offs and Faux, Movies, Music, Sex Symbols, 1950s, Parody

Downright unacceptable and illegal

Poe's Law states that it can often be almost impossible to tell the difference between a parody of an extreme belief (such as creationism) and a sincere expression of that belief.

Something like that is going on with the video below. It's apparently a sincere video statement, recently posted on the British Army's YouTube account, by a high-ranking British officer, Gen Sir Mark Carleton-Smith. But as you watch it, it's hard not to get the impression that he's parodying the popular image of a British officer. Monty Python is surely to blame for this!

More details: the guardian



Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 15, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Military, Parody

Fearless Fosdick TV Show



A show derived from a parody within a newspaper comic strip--and using puppets.

That's meta!

Wikipedia entry.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 14, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Cops, Puppets and Automatons, Television, Comics, 1950s, Parody

Paul Frees and the Poster People

Famous and brilliant voice actor Paul Frees does some imitations--but has his characters singing pop songs?!?





Other tracks here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 15, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Imitations, Forgeries, Rip-offs and Faux, Movies, Music, 1970s, Parody

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