You’re Not Funny: The Content Farm

by Bubbles on March 22, 2011 · 5 comments

in You're Not Funny

Screenshot from The Content Farm

Last week I saw a SXSW panel called “Secrets of Fake Twitter Accounts.” The speakers included @BPGlobalPR, @JasperSloburushe, @MayorEmanuel, and @FakeAPStylebook. They were all pretty diverse in their reasons for starting fake Twitter accounts, from “What’s going on in the world outrages me” to “Those guys are dicks” to “We were just emailing jokes.” The guys behind @FakeAPStylebook, the “just making jokes” dudes, also have a mock eHow/Demand Media parody site called The Content Farm, where they publish fake how-tos like “How to Pour Milk” and “How to Tell If You Are Bleeding From the Scalp.” It’s a pretty great idea for a humor site. The submission page warns “We are a content farm, so odds are you won’t be paid.”

But today in You’re Not Funny, we bring you the recent “How to Bury a Hooker in the Nevada Desert.” “Note that this guide offers no instruction on how to bury a prostitute, escort or stripper in any region but the Nevada desert. Refer to the article, ‘How to Bury a Prostitute, Escort or Stripper in Areas Outside the Nevada Desert.'” OH HILARITY. I look forward to future “How to Lynch a Black Man” and “How to Kill Your Domestic Worker” articles from this dude. Making sport of the real dangers created by the marginalization of sex workers? Buddy, you’re not funny.

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Exosus March 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

See, I have to say I find him funny. How to kill your maid (I’m guessing that’s what a domestic worker is? Unless it’s a really mean euphemism for your wife?) would also be entertaining, most likely. Is it possible you just don’t have a sense of humor?

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Alicya March 23, 2011 at 4:17 am

Well now we know for sure that you like your jokes predictable, tired, trite, and socially oblivious. (Or you’re just tickled by the idea of people being murdered)? Either way, you’re clearly not in a position to be critiquing Bubbles’ sense of humor. Back to your Dane Cook DVDs, Exosus!

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Kat March 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

“Back to your Dane Cook DVDs” is perfect. LMAO.

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Elle June 17, 2011 at 3:58 am

Oh christ. Back to your Family Guy, also.

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Elizabeth Battleree September 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

Send them back to their Hangover DVDs as well while you’re at it.

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