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How I Pranked My Roommate With Eerily Targeted Facebook Ads

2014 Sep 18, 2:27

“This is the chronicle of the most epic retaliation and how I pranked my roommate with targeted Facebook Ads to the point of complete paranoia and delusion.”

Funny anecdote but also a how-to on creating a Facebook ad campaign that targets a single person.

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Hanlon's razor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2009 Jul 20, 8:07Includes plenty of variations on the quote like Grey's Law: "Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice."PermalinkCommentshumor quote paranoia

Netflix Watch Instantly Recommendations

2009 May 3, 9:17
WeedsAvatar The Last AirbenderPaprikaGrindhouse Planet TerrorOutsourcedThe King of KongPrimer

Netflix lets you watch a subset of their movies online via their website and a subset of those movies are available to watch on the Xbox 360's Netflix app. so its not always easy to find movies to watch on Xbox 360. Yet, I regularly see my Xbox friends using the Netflix app and its a shame they didn't make an easy way to share movie recommendations with your friends. Instead we must share movie recommendations the old fashioned way. Here's the movies I've found and enjoyed on my 360.

You don't have to be a stoner to enjoy this humorous and dramatic satire featuring a widow trying to raise her children and deal pot in suburbia.
Avatar The Last Airbender
An American animated series that's an amalgamation of various Asian art, history, religion, etc. that maintains a great story line.
If you enjoyed Paranoia Agent you'll enjoy this movie in the same animation style and by the same director and writer, Satoshi Kon. Its like a feature length version of a Paranoia Agent episode in which a dream machine lets outsiders view one's dreams but eventually leads to blurring the dreams and reality.
Grindhouse Planet Terror
I didn't see either of the Grindhouse movies when they first came out, but of the two, Planet Terror is the more humorous and exciting gore filled parody.
A refreshing romantic comedy that still has a few of the over played tropes but is easy to enjoy despite that.
The King of Kong
A hilarious documentary on the struggle between the reigning champ hot-sauce salesman and the underdog Washington state high school science teacher to obtain the Donkey Kong world record high score. After watching, checkout this interview with the creators of the movie and the villain.
I've mentioned Primer before, but I put it on here again because its really good and you still haven't seen it, have you?
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Remixes of the paranoid London police "anti-terror"/suspect your neighbours posters - Boing Boing

2009 Mar 26, 2:24PermalinkCommentshumor politics poster paranoia security via:boingboing.comments photoshop privacy

Sam Kass's Blog

2008 Nov 17, 8:21"The organization is now five years old, and our membership is larger than ever. It is estimated that one out of every four people on Earth is now a devoted member. The secret language has been perfected-- it allows us to talk freely, and sounds just like normal small talk. Also, we have an order of special agents who are particularly dangerous, and are all disguised as normal people. Our goal is the annihilation of all paranoid people."PermalinkCommentshumor club paranoia sam-kass

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Locksmiths

2008 Nov 3, 2:01Software that can produce the design for a key from a photo of a key. "Scenes from one of the proof-of-concept telephoto experiments using a new software program from UC San Diego that can perform key duplication without having the key. Instead, the computer scientists only need a photograph of the key."PermalinkCommentssecurity photo software research paranoia key


2008 Jul 11, 1:39Some tracks from Paranoia Agent released by the composer Susumu Hirasawa. That series freaked the hell out of me.PermalinkCommentsanime music mp3 paranoia-agent susumu-hirasawa

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: I Came, I Saw, I Said.

2008 Jan 10, 6:49A satirical blog of one NYC citizen reporting odd behavior to the authorities.PermalinkCommentsblog article comedy satire paranoia security humor nyc

'Talking' CCTV scolds offenders (BBC NEWS | UK | England)

2007 Apr 5, 11:45British cameras watching the public now have loudspeakers hooked up to scold people behaving inappropriately. What year is it?PermalinkCommentsparanoia government tv camera article bbc
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