Friday, August 31, 2012

One Direction announce new album title

It is entirely possible that if you have reached adulthood then you have no freakin' clue who One Direction are. Well, keep reading and Slap the Penguin will enlighten you about Niall, Zayn, Louis, Harry and Liam.
The members of One Direction posing at the UK X-Factor auditions
Niall, Zayn, Louis, Harry and Liam (in case you missed it)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Man killed during Bigfoot hoax

The Darwin Awards have a new nominee in the shape of 44 year old Montana resident, Randy Lee Tenley, who was hit by two different cars while trying to fake a Bigfoot sighting. Tenley was covered from head to toe in a 'Ghillie Suit', a camouflage suit used by snipers to remain hidden from sight.
A Ghillie Suit
A Ghillie Suit may possibly resemble Bigfoot

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Outrage over Hitler clothing store

A new clothing store in Ahmedabad city, India has stirred the controversy pot with a big spoon. The uproar is over the store's name and logo (shown below). 

Storefront of Indian store called Hitler
Hitler - Ahmedabad's newest clothing store

Sunday, August 26, 2012

8 Bit News - Dirty Harry

Wow, it feels good to be back, and just in time for a new piece of 8 Bit News, where we can focus on the story at hand without being distracted by the glossy hi-resolution images. This week we challenge the advertising tagline, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"

Friday, August 17, 2012

Slap the Penguin milestone - 100,000 visits

Today, some lucky person was our 100,000th visitor, and NO, they did not win an iPad, a new car or a Slap the Penguin mug. In fact, unless that person happened to look way down at the bottom of the sidebar over there >>> then they may not have even realised they were visitor 100k.
simulated odometer reading 100000
Were you visitor 100k?

Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 Redneck Olympics

While everybody has been watching the official Olympic games in London, there are small pockets of alternate Olympics going on. Ireland are having the Spudlympics, where every event revolves around a potato. Meanwhile, Columbus GA, have the honor of hosting the 2012 Redneck Olympics.
An olympic flag modified to reflect a confederate flag, complete with misspellings
The Redneck Olympic flag

Sunday, August 12, 2012

8 Bit News - Literal Flash Mob

Welcome back to another 8-Bit News post, where we can focus on the story without being distracted by glossy graphics and shiny images. This week we make fun of Australian people and their willingness to take things literally.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

8 Bit News - Olympic Uncoverage

an 8-bit image of the earth superimposed with the words 8-bit newsToday we start a new feature known as '8-bit News', a lo-fi version of current(ish) events. This low resolution option allows us to focus more on the story and less on the glossy imagery of the modern mass media style. Just as 8-bit Mario let you focus on the gameplay without being distracted by flashy graphics.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Just Curious - August

This month we want to know if you are watching the Olympics or if it is after August 13th did you watch the Olympics. Enter your vote below.

According to the 12 people who voted, STP readers are also fans of the Olympics. And one of you lives under a rock somewhere.

If you are interested, the results for July's Just Curious are:

August Caption Contest


Once again, the first of the month means that we can launch a new caption contest. The idea is simple, study the image below and create a caption to enhance the comedy element contained within. The winner will be announced this time next month.

As a special bonus, for the August Caption Contest, we are awarding a $5 digital gift card to the winner. A valid email address is required to win the prize otherwise how can we send it to you. Anonymous entries will be shared for their comedic value but are ineligible for any prize. Slap the Penguin staff are also allowed to enter, but are excluded from winning anything (sorry guys). If this 'experiment' is succesful then we may consider offering prizes more often.

The winner of the July contest didn't win a prize and is announced at the bottom of this post.

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