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Subject: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/13/07 at 11:08 am

http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/thefivemanelectricalband2.shtml

if you typed in an invalid address on a website, either because a page has moved or a typo or something, you usually get a 404 error. amIright has a rather boring one at the moment, check it here:  http://www.amiright.com/404.shtml

I was thinking I should maybe add a list of parodies about 404 errors on there.  A cute picture would help too, like these examples: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/17/404-error-pages-reloaded/


Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Red Ant on 09/13/07 at 12:40 pm

I searched for parodies that have "404" in the title: I got no results.  :D

Anywho, since we seem to be lacking parodies about something we have all encountered while surfing the 'net, I'm working on one now. Expect to see "404" to the Beach Boys' "409" up next update.

Ant

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/13/07 at 1:55 pm


I searched for parodies that have "404" in the title: I got no results.  :D

Anywho, since we seem to be lacking parodies about something we have all encountered while surfing the 'net, I'm working on one now. Expect to see "404" to the Beach Boys' "409" up next update.

Ant




I bet a good album cover parody could be done with that song too

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/7/78/Beach_Boys_-_409.jpg

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: philbo on 09/13/07 at 2:18 pm

I love the 404 haiku, but given that this is a parody site and "Yesterday" is one of the most parodied songs:

404
Guess this ain't the page you're looking for
On this website there are thousands more
With no error 404

Suddenly
This is not the page you thought you'd see
But it's not an error 403
Yes, 404s come easily

Why it has to show, I don't know
Or what it's for
You typed something wrong?
Here's no song - it's 404

404
Adding 1% to twenty score
(I put that line in 'cause it scans, no more)
"Goodbye" from error 404

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Red Ant on 09/13/07 at 2:22 pm

I hope you are submitting that, Phil.

Mine is in.

Chucky, I'd love to try to do an album cover, but that pic you left isn't available on Amazon - I didn't see any for "409" (except the cleaning product).

Ant

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: philbo on 09/13/07 at 2:24 pm

Yeah, I guess so...

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/13/07 at 3:00 pm


I hope you are submitting that, Phil.

Mine is in.

Chucky, I'd love to try to do an album cover, but that pic you left isn't available on Amazon - I didn't see any for "409" (except the cleaning product).

Ant


I can always manually add in an image even if it's not on amazon.

I'm trying my hand at doing one, this is what I've got so far...

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/13/07 at 3:05 pm


I can always manually add in an image even if it's not on amazon.

I'm trying my hand at doing one, this is what I've got so far...


here's a blank you can use that's bigger than the one above

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Red Ant on 09/13/07 at 3:33 pm

That's pretty good, Chucky!

As for my attempt, I think I'll stick to writing...

Ant

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: philbo on 09/13/07 at 4:09 pm


here's a blank you can use that's bigger than the one above

Something like this?

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: philbo on 09/13/07 at 4:18 pm

Just had another thought... to the tune of "My Oh My" by Slade:

You've just got an error, 404
Are you here in error? 404
For this number is a sign
You ain't got to where you're tryin'
So it's showin' error 404

Why'd it show that number "404"?
Is it dumb - or dumber 404
If there's something there to tell
Is it useful? Is it hell!
What's the point in number 404?

...and so on

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: agrimorfee on 09/13/07 at 4:53 pm


Something like this?


SURFIN'? SO SORRY!!

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Matthias on 09/13/07 at 5:00 pm

"404 The Number Of The Error" to "Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden could be do-able, I'm going to take a crack at that when I get back home.

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: philbo on 09/13/07 at 5:12 pm


"404 The Number Of The Error" to "Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden could be do-able, I'm going to take a crack at that when I get back home.

Maybe "404 - the Error of the Beast" sounds a bit better?

Woe to you, on Web, IE
For the server sends this page right back
For he knows not what you want
Let him who hath understanding reckon the error of the Beast
For it is a human number
Its number is four hundred
..
And four

.... this is bad, Matthias - I've got so many ideas for subs to that: if you decide not to go ahead with it, let me know :)

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Red Ant on 09/13/07 at 6:25 pm

Phil, you could do "Then I find this 404" to "25 or 6 to 4": TOS is so bad it's an automatic set of 5s from me.

Also, "When I'm 64" is ripe for another 404 parody...

"TNT" would be good too:

"404!
Every night
404!
I can't find the site
404!
Error code
404!
End of the road"

And so on. Maybe you can pull a John Barry and make 100 404 parodies in three days.  ;D

(then again, you might go nuts, disappear, and we'd have to change the message to "Phil Not Found")

Ant

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Matthias on 09/13/07 at 6:31 pm

How about making him do 404 parodies about 404 in 404 days?

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Red Ant on 09/13/07 at 6:38 pm


How about making him do 404 parodies about 404 in 404 days?


Err, making him? Maybe if I offered cash...

What would be funny is doing a 404 parody and then it winds up deleted  ;)

Something like this (to Wild Honey Pie):

404
404
I hate you, 404!

Ant

Edit: I actually submitted a parody of Wild Honey Pie, with "10 unique lines".  :D

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Matthias on 09/13/07 at 7:51 pm


Err, making him? Maybe if I offered cash...

What would be funny is doing a 404 parody and then it winds up deleted  ;)

Something like this (to Wild Honey Pie):

404
404
I hate you, 404!

Ant

Edit: I actually submitted a parody of Wild Honey Pie, with "10 unique lines".  :D




Maybe he'll do it for 404 dollars

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Red Ant on 09/13/07 at 8:01 pm


Maybe he'll do it for 404 dollars


Ah'll givum tree-fiddy.  ;D

Ant

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Matthias on 09/13/07 at 10:24 pm

I just submitted mine...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Iron_Maiden_Killers.jpg

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: philbo on 09/14/07 at 1:17 am


How about making him do 404 parodies about 404 in 404 days?

:P

Reminds me... my parents used to have a Peugeot 404 when I was little.  Now, a picture of one of those would be kind of subtle...


Phil, you could do "Then I find this 404" to "25 or 6 to 4": TOS is so bad it's an automatic set of 5s from me.

Not just DKTOS, but NFHOTOS


Also, "When I'm 64" is ripe for another 404 parody...

There you go surfin'
Browsing the web
Many beers inside
Guess your fingers slipped up on the URL
'Fraid to say things ain't going well
Looking for answers
Looking for pix?
Here you'll look no more
Maybe you'll leave if
What you receive is
Error 404

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/14/07 at 10:43 am


Something like this?


I like error instead of sorry... so I'm going to steal it (with credit of course!)

still going to work mine over a little more and use that on the actual page

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/14/07 at 12:02 pm

http://www.amiright.com/404.shtml

check it now... I wrote a script to randomly rotate in parodies about 404s.  Hopefully I remember to update the links if anymore come in. 

It'll swap it out hourly, but only once I set it in motion later tonight or tomorrow.

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/14/07 at 12:36 pm

http://www.stevesbeatles.com/cds/album-covers/help.jpg

I bet this one would work well too...

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Jason on 09/17/07 at 6:13 am

Is this what you have in mind ChuckyG?

Every time a 'dead' link points to the 404 page, a 404 parody is randomly displayed. I saw Matthias's parody there and I know Red Ant and myself have also submitted a 404 parody.

Jason.

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/17/07 at 8:43 am


Is this what you have in mind ChuckyG?

Every time a 'dead' link points to the 404 page, a 404 parody is randomly displayed. I saw Matthias's parody there and I know Red Ant and myself have also submitted a 404 parody.

Jason.


almost.  it'll be random, but it won't be everytime, I plan on using the same 404 parody for an hour at a time.  So if you hit two bad links in a row, it'll be the same.

I forgot to setup the rotate script this weekend, but hopefully I'll remember to do it tonight.

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Rex on 09/17/07 at 12:05 pm

http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/deanmartin38.shtml

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: philbo on 09/19/07 at 12:34 pm

Couldn't resist finishing the Slade one:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/slade16.shtml

Which gave me the idea for this:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/traditional1438.shtml
...have to admit, I really like this one as a "404" message :)

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/19/07 at 12:59 pm


Couldn't resist finishing the Slade one:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/slade16.shtml

Which gave me the idea for this:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/traditional1438.shtml
...have to admit, I really like this one as a "404" message :)


I didn't know people were going to submit so many.

I built a list from the datafile I use to rotate them, just so people can make sure I got them all:

http://www.amiright.com/404links.shtml

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: philbo on 09/19/07 at 1:51 pm


I didn't know people were going to submit so many.

I guess you struck a chord... :)

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Jason on 07/28/08 at 11:57 am

Another 404 parody I like to add to the selection:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/freecreditreportcommercial2.shtml

404 Song, parody of "Credit Song - Free Credit Report Commercial"

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Max Power on 07/29/08 at 12:47 pm

http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/billyjoel307.shtml

Here it is.

Subject: Re: 404 errors... parodies wanted

Written By: Dylan Baranski on 05/29/09 at 12:13 pm

http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/methusalem1.shtml

I've got one.

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