Home > techcrunch > Funny Or Die Explains The AOL-HuffPo Deal: “Bringing The Future Back To 1996

Funny Or Die Explains The AOL-HuffPo Deal: “Bringing The Future Back To 1996

February 11th, 2011 02:42 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Ever since AOL announced its $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post, pundits have been asking what does it mean? Well, look no further. Funny or Die created the faux infommercial above that looks like it was shot 15 years ago. The tagline is, “AOL and the Huffington Post: Bringing the future back to 1996.”

Basically, what you get with AOL-HuffPo are Alec Baldwin editorials and cybersex chatrooms filled with midwestern housewives. Oh, and you can also download your favorite Wav files of Arianna Huffington quotes, which you can listen to every time you get a new email: “Master the Internet.” I am downloading some right now at AOL HQ, from where I’m writing this post.

(For a more sinister video parody, check this one out).

Source: Funny Or Die Explains The AOL-HuffPo Deal: “Bringing The Future Back To 1996

Related Articles:

  1. Stephen Colbert Launches HuffPo Parody Clone “The Colbuffington Re-Post”
  2. Nico Pitney To Replace Jai Singh As AOL HuffPo’s Managing Editor
  3. Armstrong’s Internal Memo To AOLers About The HuffPo Deal
  4. AOL Closes $315 Million Huffington Post Acquisition
  5. As My Future Self Feels Good About HuffPo, My Past Self Is Determined To Get Me Fired
blog comments powered by Disqus
YOYOYOOYOYOYO