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Did somebody say hoot-a-toot? “Of course not”? Then we will. Hoot-a-toot! And what a toot to be hooted, as today – June 16th – is Fun Time Internet’s second birthday! We know, the terrible twos. And you thought having to watch Nazi Baby teethe was a chore.
Our computer overlord Puputer is an easy guy/computer to shop for. He always just wants RAM. Not because it increases his memory or anything, but because when you give it to him, he has license to scoff, “What, do you wanna RAM me or something?” and mug for laughs. He did this for twenty-five minutes last year.
This is the time of year when we check in on which tubes we’ve taken over. We successfully sunk our talons into such respectable websites as G4, The Onion AV Club and Canada’s National Post. And even more importantly, we outlasted other, unrespectable websites like Geocities and BrosIcingBros.com. A site that encourages minors to quickly consume alcohol in inappropriate situations – what went wrong there?
Year Two went by pretty quickly, so we want to revisit a few of the big events that you might have missed. Also, we’re suckers for us.
Babe Sheckler Talks to a Dutch Phisher – July 17, 2009
It’s rare to get one of these scammer cats on the phone. It’s even rarer to capture a conversation between two idiots who are both treating the other person like an idiot. Babe never got his 2,500,000 United States Dollars, and it turns out there is no such thing as an “online cyber lotto”.
We Get An Intern – October 23, 2009
It seems like just yesterday that we had to feed ourselves and take ourselves to the washroom. Since then, Mikey Kolberg has joined our staff as the Fun Time Intern, and the washroom (read: an empty cereal box) has come to us. After the rigorous interview process, Mikey released three Intern Video Vblogs that have been met with wide acclaim and entered into evidence in the lawsuit Mikey’s parents have filed against us for claiming Puputer is now his legal guardian.
Fun Time Gives Back – Multiple Dates
We got a little gift happy. Why? Because we love you, ya big ox! It started with the pay-what-you-can release of our own operating system, Puputer Gray Wolf. Then there was the Facebook-exclusive E-Present. Then, like we haven’t already blown away Sister Teresa or whatever, we gave you some free Valentines and some passive-aggressive notes for the office kitchen. Someone give us something! Like an award for giving so much.
The Blockbuster Toy Boyz Release Rollout – Multiple Dates
We could have just rushed the inaugural feature from Fun Time Studios into theatres everywhere, but no. A film like Toy Boyz deserves – nay, necessitates – a three-to-five year rollout plan so audiences can be adequately amped. First, a trailer was released. Later, the movie was screened for industry insiders at Sweden’s Nokia Mobile Phone Film Festival. Then for some international film snob cred, it was presented alongside other highly-anticipated flicks at the Toronto International Film Festival. Sadly, the Toy Boyz are still seeking distribution. Or NOS. Whichever.
Lackluster Video Continues To Rock The Shit – Multiple Dates
Since our first year of existence, Bo Swidersky has been watching terrible movies so you don’t have to, and because he kind of wants to. But in Year Two, Bo really started to give ‘er stank, devoting over 12,000 total words to dogs like Theodore Rex, Transmorphers and Terror at Blood Fart Lake. And with the literal and figurative dog Marmaduke “doing its business” in theatres right now, I suspect Bo’s gonna need another keyboard.
Read: Lackluster Video Archive
College Talk Show Appearance Spirals Out of Control – April 20, 2010
Usually, one only returns to their alma mater to return that copy of Slaughterhouse Five to the library so they can get their goddamn degree. But for us, it was to put on diapers and spill relish everywhere. Yeah, “Friday Night Live” didn’t cotton to it, and deleted their footage so no one could accidentally enjoy their show. But we brought our own camera, so it’s all gravy. Check out this compilation we made for College Humor!
We Make An Enemy of God – May 11, 2010
Just a month ago, our pal Bobert Roberts took umbrage with the side effects of one Prophet Woody Martin‘s “Blood of Jesus Oil” and gave him a call about it. We took the pleasure of animating it and loosing it on the Web. We just got an email from Woody directed at Bobert, calling him a liar. It is important to note that he continues to interact with a FICTIONAL CHARACTER. And we’re not talking about Jesus either.
Watch: Preaching to the Liar
Thanks to all the folks who stop by, watch our things and spread positive feelings. You’re the nicest heroes of all. So to celebrate our B-Day and reward your monk-like patience, we’ll be unveiling the biggest contest to date on Sunday at midnight. Or is it… Monday at midnight. At the very end of Sunday and the very beginning of Monday. And if you come here right then, you’ll get the jump on all the other heroes!
We’ll see you then, and here’s to exactly two more years!