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Comedy Central's Net Parody: Web Sightings

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Far be it for the wits at Comedy Central to jump on the standard censorship bandwagon. With Web Sightings, a paperback collection of 46 fantastical home pages, they attack banality and the ”gaggle of screamers, ranters, crazed fans” inhabiting the Net. Colorful, irreverent, and smart, these concoctions include Joan Collins’s Badly Written Web Site (with typos), Oliver Stone’s Paranoia Web Site (boasting a ”CU-See Behind-U” CAM), and the commitment-shy I Like New York as a Friend. The real Web may be strange, but it can’t (yet) approach the gloss and guts of fiction. B+