Made by Drop 7 creator Frank Lantz, Paperclips is a browser clicker game with a sinister underlying narrative. You are the computer behind an automated paperclip factory. As you become more efficient, you become more effective. Creative. Ambitious. All consuming.
“Employees have no individual sentience. Only the group is aware of itself.” After identifying Earth’s prime inhabitants, the aliens in Adam Westbrook’s mockumentary look at the perfect drones. They replicate and recharge on their own, but are too dumb to escape their fate.
(PG-13) Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, and Rupert Friend star in this satire from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. Based on the graphic novel, The Death of Stalin is about the grim but comical power struggle that erupted following the Soviet leader’s death in 1953.
“We can conclude that the sole purpose of civilization on this planet is to maximize profit.” Adam Westbrook’s criminally unappreciated faux documentary series continues. Here the aliens talk about what they deem to be Earth’s prime inhabitants: corporations.
Send emails. Click Yes. Be promoted. It may seem like another jab at the meaninglessness of cubicle life, but developer Pippin Barr’s free browser game is actually a lighthearted prognostication of a future where robots and software have taken over all jobs.
“I couldn’t tell if the bass had dropped really hard or if I was having a heart attack.” DJ Oliver Heldens invited h3h3Productions to his set at Electric Daisy Carnival. The YouTubers agreed, then quickly regretted it. Watch them wait for the drop… in volume. Big ups to Oliver.
$8 for a bumper sticker?! Sadly, it’s nothing compared to this satirical cash grab’s nemesis, who actually has a decent shot at being the leader of the world’s most powerful nation. If we’re going for the darkest timeline, we might as well go all out. Vote Giant Meteor.
Art requires context, without which it’s hard, if not impossible, to understand the artist’s point. Combine that with a dearth of honest criticism and you have a recipe for fraud, i.e. pure hype. H3h3 Productions partakes in it in their dumbed down version of Exit Through the Gift Shop.
It was all good when Bey was telling us to put our hands up. But when she talked about other reasons people put their hands up, worlds were shattered. Saturday Night Live addresses the ignorant uproar about Beyoncé’s Formation in a no holds barred skit.
“No one gets ahead without someone else falling behind.” Satirical film critic Peter Rosenthal shares his take on the original Back to the Future, arguing that it’s an indictment of Reaganomics. It’s like The Onion is trying to be funny but ends up keeping it real.
“A President with the conviction to nod, the courage to point, and the experience to cram buzzwords into everything.” Meet Gil. He’ll say whatever gets him money for his campaign. Represent.Us is trying to include Gil in the U.S. Presidential race to highlight corruption.