Plus a few historic parodies.
These and other parodies have appeared on various websites through the years, but weblogs are making it easier to manage multiple websites and domain names, so I’ve decided to re-launch ParodyLaw.com (which has had various looks through the years) as an archive of and commentary on parodies.
Thanks to Archive.org, much of the history of the Internet is being preserved. In keeping with the spirit of Archive.org, here are a few historic parodies. My thanks to Rick Klau, my partner in humor, who helped create many of these and other parodies over the last few years.
- LawLawLaw April 1, 2002. 2002 April Fools’ Day parody edition of my LawLawLaw newsletter (04/01/02).
- George W. Bush to Change His Name to George WWW Bush. Our 2001 April Fools’ Day press release. Like shooting fish in a barrel (04/01/01). (See also archived content at Archive.org.)
- Bill Clinton To Launch E-Commerce Dot Cot Site With Fall 2000 IPO. My 2000 April Fools’ Day press release. Also references all of our other parodies to date. Which makes four (count ’em, four) parodies in one (04/01/00). (See also archived content at Archive.org.)
- Visa Purchases the Internet for $419.9 Billion. Our 1999 April Fools’ Day press release (04/01/99). (See also archived content at Archive.org.)
- Russell and Tate, Attorneys at Law. Our 1997 April Fool’s Day law firm web site parody, based on the skit from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Which makes this a parody of a parody (04/01/97). (See also archived content at Archive.org.)