Stewart Kirkpatrick is one of the wittiest geeks around. Here’s his take on Web 2.0, mashups — and a mostly subtle Stars Wars/Brokeback Mountain send-up.

I’ve long been into mashups. Before I set any tittilating hares running, this is not some kind of web-based perversion involving multiple partners or indeed potatoes.

A “mashup” is a Web 2.0 term. Now, that normally means “bullshit jargon about the concept community that causes excitement in 0.01 per cent of the population”. In this case, though, it means cool online gadgets.

Simply put, a mashup takes what one net company does and does something else with it. This is a simple definition. Anyone who cares enough to correct this is more than welcome to get a life.

My love for combining clever things has reached a zenith not in a mashup but in a movie. For your delectation and the provocation of tears of laughter may I present: The Empire Brokeback?

Rock on.

  1. Matt H says:

    Wow, that was kind of ‘meh.’

  2. moss says:


  3. FriedTurkey says:

    Ugh. Brokeback parodies was like 2 months ago. What’s next Star Wars macerna jokes?

  4. joshjellel says:

    Now, I’d watch that!

  5. Pete says:

    I lol’d when R2’s sensor stalk poked out – a great take on a classic movie 🙂

  6. Jim says:

    That was funny, but I think Brokeback to the Future takes the bu-cake-e for Brokback parodies…


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