Pixar is promoting its next release, Wall-E (in theaters June 2008), with a faux website that's a poker-faced parody of every corporate site you've ever seen. It's called Buy n Large, and the mission statement is priceless:
At Buy n Large we are committed to absolute excellence, utilizing standards that raise the bar for customer satisfaction to the highest levels. We aim to bring you, our valued customer, an unprecedented level of convenience across the whole spectrum of your life. Our promise to fulfill your continuous needs while maximizing your satisfaction and comforts is one of our prime mandates. Here at Buy n Large, we always strive to positively impact your life and to give it more of that supreme effortlessness you love. Because at Buy n Large, we want you to leave your life to us.
But the best stuff is revealed when you click the "New Robots!" icon in the navigation bar. Naturally, I was charmed by the Nanc-E Nannybot, whose "revolutionary SingMode ... will gently rock and sing your child to sleep while it continuously monitors your child's health and happiness monitors."
Elsewhere at Buy n Large, there's the covetable Xanadou Shopping Pill (from BnL Pharmaceutical), which "simulates the euphoric shopping experience."
There's a Buy n Large store over at Zazzle, but it doesn't sell the Nanc-E or fill scrips for Xanadou. Damn.
Check out the trailer for Wall-E.
Hat tip to Kottke.org.