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Search Engine Parody: Aks Jeeves

By - September 16, 2004

mungA hilarious send up of the Ask butler, the patrician tighty-whitey who recently has gone missing from Ask’s home page in some kind of PR stunt. Not work safe, and some might argue it’s racist, though I imagine that depends who’s behind it, and I have no idea who that might be (the site says “Mung 2003″ and is based off

Hat tip: Beal.

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  • Andy Beal

    And of course, Ask Jeeves using a stereotypical British butler isn’t racist against us Brits! ;-)

  • Ron

    It’s sad that “who’s behind it” determines of it’s racist. Shouldn’t racist be racist, no matter who says it? Is it OK for me to make fun of pasty-white geeks, but no one else? Hmmm…

  • Petey

    Shouldn’t you be working on your book?

  • Mike

    Funniest thing I’ve seen in awhile.

  • John Battelle

    Petey: Yes. Ron: I was trying to be sensitive to those who might find it offensive, but I’m going to punt on debating race.

  • Kendall Willets

    Obviously someone read that “Perfect Search” story.

    Can’t wait for the toolbar.

  • Patrick

    This was created by brian mung of but it’s not on his site, he was sent a takedown notice by ask jeeves. The notice is probably on the site, along with many uniquely disturbing flash animations, although it’s not been updated for a while.