Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sacha Baron Cohen in Mork and Mindy movie

By +Tina Cruris

After dropping out of the Freddie Mercury biopic due to disagreements with the remaining Queen band members (who believed he was too funny), Sacha Baron Cohen went on the hunt for a new role to inject his comedy gene into. The idea to play Ali G playing Mork suddenly jumped into his head and who better to play Mindy than his wife, Isla Fisher.

Ali G and Isla F in Mork & Mindy
Iz it coz I'z Orkan?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

By +Brad Naylor

Finally after 4 previous Thanksgiving posts it's my turn. I am thankful that they didn't give this post to the new girl , and I don't mean Zooey Douchecanal. In other parts of the world, Thanksgiving (and it's variants) is about celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for the blessings of the year, yet in America the focus is on food (including beer), football and family in that order.

It's going to be a wild Thanksgiving
I'm spending Thanksgiving with a wild turkey

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Evolution of Absolution

By +Alexa Rankin

Since his papacy began in 2013, Pope Francis has been shaking up the Catholic Church by reviving old values, and accepting ideas traditionally ignored by previous pontiffs. Frankie the First has accepted (but does not condone) homosexuality, and has even given the idea of evolution the thumbs up since it can be integrated into the biblical version of creation, Now His Holiness is embracing technology by launching a new iPhone app for Catholics worldwide.

iConfess - no need to go to church
Now you can confess your mortal sins anytime, anywhere

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The New Scottish Cabinet

By +Sue Casa

Here it is, my first official post for Slap the Penguin. My name is Sue Casa and I will be leading the charge on the British side of the Atlantic. Most of the posts found on STP are geared to an American audience so my job is to bring more international balance to the team.

US UK Handshake
People with no fashion sense making friends

Friday, November 21, 2014

Slap the Penguin goes bilingual

By +Ian C

I am very pleased to announce that the popular satirical news blog, Slap the Penguin (STP) is going bilingual. Our new writer, +Sue Casa, lives in the UK and will be contributing satirical news from her part of the world, in her own language.

Probability map of where Sue lives
Probability map of where Sue Casa lives

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Minecraft Nazi strategy guide discovered

By +Brad Naylor

The game of Minecraft continues to take the world by storm with an estimated 20,000 new players every day, pushing the total number of registered users beyond 50 million. This makes the world of Minecraft a lucrative business indeed, but not without potential pitfalls. In recent months there have been an increasing number of complaints that hate groups are attempting to use Minecraft as a recruiting tool.

A Neo-Nazi attempt to recruit through Minecraft
Neo-Nazi attempt to recruit through Minecraft

Monday, November 17, 2014

Woman electrocuted by yoga pants

By +Tina Cruris

We all know that exercise is good for you, but this was not the case for 28 year old Maria Schenken who was almost killed last weekend by her workout buddy, Annalise Christenson (36), at their local gym.

Maria and Annalise working out while remaining grounded
Maria and Annalise are still best friends

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Taco Bell unleash new chihuahua mascot

By +Brad Naylor

Do you remember Gidget the Taco Bell dog who became famous across America for the catchphrase "¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!" which means "I want Taco Bell". Gidget was retired from Taco Bell duty in 2003 amidst claims of animal cruelty and forced cannibalism from people who believed that the dog actually ate Taco Bell food. Taco Bell say he was retired because sales were falling.

Gidget the Taco Bell Dog
Gidget retired in 2003

Friday, November 14, 2014

Escaped tiger spotted near Disneyland Paris

By +Ian C

French police have been on the lookout for an escaped tiger which has been spotted in and around the area of Disneyland Paris. The animal was first spotted 3 days ago, and so far nobody has reported that they are missing any wild cats.

Disneyland Paris and the escaped tiger
Disneyland Paris is quiet while the tiger is at large

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Minecrafted News - Kim KardASShian

By +Alexa Rankin

Minecrafted news is the new version of the old 8-bit news that we used to publish. We want people to focus on the story instead of the glossy images of the mass market mass media so we modify them so that they offer little distraction from the all important content.

Our first minecrafted news post is somewhat delayed due to a temporarily broken internet, but it looks like it's been fixed now so sit back, relax and enjoy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Taylor Swift and Spotify part ways

By +Brad Naylor

Ex-country music performer Taylor Swift has pulled her entire back catalog and her current new release, 1989, from all pay as you go music sources including streaming giant Spotify over a disagreement which basically boils down to royalties, even though she made it sound like it was a lack of respect for her 'art'.

Taylor Swift splits from Spotify
Why would I give my music away for free?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ebola threat closes Mississippi libraries

By +Alexa Rankin

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has decreed that all libraries in the Magnolia state be closed and the books inside be burned in order to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Mississippi to close all libraries
Phil Bryant issues the order to close all Mississippi libraries

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Guest Post Contest Winner

By +Tina Cruris

Many months ago, we held a guest post contest to try to find a new writer to join our team and now, finally, we have selected the winner. Actually we selected the winner a while ago, but we forgot all about it until we received an email from one of the entrants asking us if they had won. If you are reading this, S. Meyer, your writing sucks and you didn't win. The Winner is...

The Winner is...
The Winner is...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Guest Post - Comparing Pinots

By +Ian C

Once again, here is self proclaimed wine expert, Morgan David with more top wine tips.

Morgan David - Wine Expert
Morgan David - Self Proclaimed Wine Expert

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Movie Review - Noah

By +Brad Naylor

Any time a movie is adapted from a popular book, people are going to draw comparisons and highlight inconsistencies. Considering which book this story came from, Darren Aronofsky  made many bold moves when writing this biblical conversion. Keep reading to find out what he changed in this non-arketypal version of Noah.

Movie Review - Noah
Noah - May make or break the new era of biblical retellings

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