In Search of Web Parody

Archive for August 2009

Here’s a hoax site that purports to sell advertising space using tattoos on a baby. It is actually of parody of the “Million Dollar Home Page” website that offered up a million pixels of advertising space for one dollar per pixel.

The best part of the site is the adorable picture of the tattooed baby.  There is just something so utterly wrong about tattooing a baby for profit and the wide-eyed almost embarrassed look on the baby conveys it perfectly.

The home page of the site is worth a good read.  It’s clever and funny.  You can safely skip the rest of the site.  For some reason, the author takes on a grumpy nasty personality on  the inside pages that kind of ruins it for me.  It may have been an attempt at humor, but fell flat as far as I’m concerned.