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Pope Frankenstein, by the erudite and amusing Yanko Tsvetkov.
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 3, 2015 - 0 comments

You can't be funny in the moors.

Great Confrontations at the Oxford Union: That Englishmen are Funnier Than Americans was the third in a series of debates held at the Oxford Union debating hall in 1986, attempting to settle the debate over who is funnier, the Americans or the British. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 2, 2015 - 21 comments

Very kraftwerk

Die Woodys - Fichtl's Lied: Eine Produktion von Tony Marshall. Superhitparade der Volksmusik 1984
posted by growabrain on Jul 20, 2015 - 10 comments

Grand Theft Arthur

YouTube user Merfish has recreated some popular TV show theme intros in the video game Grand Theft Auto V [NSFW]:

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Full House
  • Arthur
  • Family Matters

  • posted by Room 641-A on Jul 5, 2015 - 12 comments

    “SO DO I!!!!!”

    Why Disney Marriages Never Work: [SLYT] What happens after the credit roll is the truly depressing part.
    posted by Fizz on Jun 29, 2015 - 35 comments

    "Never stop drawing, never stop dreaming."

    There are hundreds of instructional videos on YouTube, but if you ever wanted to learn how to draw some of your favorite characters, like Spongebob Squarepants and Mario, or build a Jurassic fort or a string art sun clock, then Character Corner and Forts and Crafts are places you could go.
    posted by Room 641-A on Jun 11, 2015 - 3 comments

    Esquire's best jokes of all time

    "I can't even fit all of you in my eyes." Esquires polls 22 comics on the best jokes of all time. Includes videos.
    posted by gottabefunky on Jun 1, 2015 - 48 comments

    "But you did a great job of making me feel safe."

    hey girl: you can use my shoulder as a rifle stand, as you’re the better shot of the two of us. (feminist mad max tumblr)
    posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 27, 2015 - 176 comments

    Peter Dinklage + Coldplay, together at last

    Game of Thrones: The Musical – Peter Dinklage Teaser [YouTube] - one of a series of songs for a humorous musical send-up of Game of Thrones. It's all for Red Nose Day in the States (May 21, 2015, 8 p.m., NBC). More on Red Nose Day from the NBC website for the event that raises money for charity; you can read more about Comic Relief and the most recent Red Nose Day in Britain at Wikipedia (and not forgetting the Comic Relief UK website). Previously: 1, 2
    posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 19, 2015 - 10 comments

    [insert human interest story here]

    Interview with a fast talker. Interview with a hand model. Interview with a Joss Whedon. Interview with the relentlessly positive. Interview with a cat lady. Interview with a racist. [more inside]
    posted by phunniemee on May 14, 2015 - 7 comments

    CONFOUND THOSE DOVER BOYS

    The Dover Boys at Pimento University is one of the cartooniest cartoons ever made. The 1942 Warner Brothers short, directed by Chuck Jones and animated by Bobe Cannon, is loosely based on the children's book series The Rover Boys. Quite visually innovative in its day, The Dover Boys probably contains the most outrageous smears and multiples of any cartoon since. [more inside]
    posted by overeducated_alligator on May 12, 2015 - 59 comments

    Half grown up, half baby

    Ava Ryan is the four-year-old queen of Vine. Here are some of her greatest hits.
    posted by easter queen on Apr 15, 2015 - 20 comments

    Jeb Bush has measles.

    We Turned Eight Republican Presidential Candidates Into Sims and Dropped Them In The White House
    posted by roomthreeseventeen on Apr 10, 2015 - 21 comments

    This "Cocktail" needed a little something...

    "Cocktails & Dreams" on Youtube. My college girlfriend loved both the 1988 Tom Cruise vehicle "Cocktail" and cocktails too much, and in retrospect the first should have been a warning of the second. The people behind "Greenboy", all Mr. Show vets and other alt-comedy types, have taken on a new project - making "Cocktail" watchable. They shortened it to 10 minutes, and added Chris Fairbanks, Greenboy himself, to every scene. It's a funny testament to the power of technology to change history. Lenin would be proud. (Minor NSFW for language and art stuff)
    posted by solmssen on Apr 7, 2015 - 7 comments

    Wile E. Coyote vs. ACME Company

    Paragraph One of the Report of Attending Physician (Exhibit B), prepared by Dr. Ernest Grosscup, M.D., D.O., details the multiple fractures, contusions, and tissue damage suffered by Mr. Coyote as a result of this collision. Repair of the injuries required a full bandage around the head (excluding the ears), a neck brace, and full or partial casts on all four legs.
    Wile E. Coyote, Plaintiff -v.- Acme Company, Defendant: Opening statement of Mr. Harold Schoff, attorney for Mr. Coyote:
    posted by Room 641-A on Apr 3, 2015 - 13 comments

    "Are you in the eighth grade?"

    This week in The Dissolve’s Forum section, Noel Murray and Alan Sepinwall discuss Midnight Run and what makes the 1988 film an enduring favorite. This is not the first time Sepinwall has written about his favorite movie.

    Midnight Run, previously, by our very own AlonzoMosleyFBI
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 31, 2015 - 21 comments

    People on the phone never say "good-bye" at the end of a conversation.

    Movie cliches that have been around for decades are still alive and well in 2015. Don't believe it? Check out the list and decide for yourself:
    • When men drink whiskey, it is always in a shot glass, and they always drink it in one gulp. If they are wimps, they will gasp for air, then have a coughing fit. If they are macho, they will wince briefly, flashing clenched teeth.
    • There are always carrot leaves and a loaf of french bread sticking out of every grocery bag
    • Explosions in space make noise, etc. etc. etc.

    posted by bhb on Mar 16, 2015 - 204 comments

    More manly with two men

    CRAZY PICTURES are a Swedish group of young comedians who produce short films. Their humour abuses tropes from all manner of genres, sometimes resulting in insightful social commentary, and sometimes just surreal silliness. We shall lead off with the straight-played gender-swapping "Take Me" and the sequel "See Me", but there is so much more … (English subtitles may need to be manually activated.) [more inside]
    posted by Aiwen on Mar 13, 2015 - 4 comments

    "Math and science do prove useful." (Having a Swiss Army Knife helps.)

    #16: Used a magnifying glass made of a hairpin and wine to read names of spies from a watch.
    A list of all the problems solved by MacGyver [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 12, 2015 - 43 comments

    Who better to host a nature show about animals than a Dogg?

    Last year Jimmy Kimmel teamed up with Snoop Dogg to produce the nature series, Plizzanet Earth. In the latest episode, Snoop Dogg tackles Otters vs. Crocs. (Mostly bleeped but probably NSFW for a few people.) [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 6, 2015 - 9 comments

    Carol how hungover are you

    Pattern Behaviour
    posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Mar 4, 2015 - 44 comments

    There is a rumbling in the sky. All the wheat disappears.

    A First Look at Settlers of Catan: The Movie
    posted by Mchelly on Mar 3, 2015 - 22 comments

    Please wear 25-D glasses

    Join Mr. Piggy on an adventure through time and space in the short, animated film Mr. Piggy Dies in 25 Dimensions. [SLV NSFW]
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 2, 2015 - 24 comments

    Steve, Don't Eat it!

    The Sneeze column, Steve, Don't Eat It! Although most of this material was written in the early 2000's, I'm surprised when I talk about it and people look at me like I'm crazy. The Sneeze was an ambitious and funny blog full of insights about life, parenting, humor and also had solid reporting on gross food items that are still available in grocery stores. Steve ate weird and gross stuff so we don't have to.
    posted by bobdow on Feb 19, 2015 - 44 comments

    The Mysterious Shadows of Skullshadow Island

    Climb into hell. For you are a Brother Coleman and Hell Is Your Business.™ [SLCH]
    posted by Librarypt on Feb 19, 2015 - 3 comments

    Great John Oliver piece on The Verge

    John Oliver left The Daily Show for HBO last year. His show is fantastic reporting AND funny In addition to the best piece anyone has done on net neutrality, he and his writers covered Ferguson, The Death Penalty, and created a multi-network, multi-celebrity crossover joke, The Salmon Cannon
    posted by bobdow on Feb 5, 2015 - 31 comments

    Keep it together, man, it's just an HTML error.

    Please enjoy the wonderful 404 error page at BloombergBusiness.
    posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 2, 2015 - 22 comments

    Almost as appealing as a nailclipper next to a plate of eggs

    All of my Issues With the “Goodnight Moon” Bedroom
    posted by Mchelly on Jan 21, 2015 - 104 comments

    "In the name of all Shelled Ones, I banish thee!"

    Tortoise dislikes cat (SLYT)
    posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 24, 2014 - 24 comments

    The ho ho horror, the ho ho horror

    in which Patton Oswalt finds the common ground between Rudolph the well known reindeer and Apocalypse Now. [more inside]
    posted by philip-random on Dec 23, 2014 - 12 comments

    "It revels in reminding you of the confined space you're in."

    "[Director John] Moore is taking on what is, from a creative perspective, an awfully daunting task. What makes the Die Hard franchise practically tragic is that it's become so stupefyingly ordinary after bowing in 1988 as a remarkably taut, funny, exquisitely crafted action film that — but for the appearance of late-'80s computer and phone technology — has not aged a day. As explosively entertaining as it was the first time I saw it on the big screen 23 years ago, it was just as good two weeks ago..." MetaFilter's own Linda Holmes analyzes the original Die Hard movie, and the failure of a film franchise, on NPR's pop-culture and entertainment blog, Monkey See: Take THIS Under Advisement: Hey, 'Die Hard 5,' Don't Drag Down A Classic. [more inside]
    posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 23, 2014 - 39 comments

    funniest webcomics: a subjective annual roundup

    Pleated-Jeans lists the 50 funniest webcomics of 2014 (via Liz Climo) [more inside]
    posted by flex on Dec 22, 2014 - 50 comments

    Hey! My paper got accepted by the Jour--D'oh!

    ABSTRACT: The Ethernet must work. In this paper, we confirm the improvement of e-commerce. WEKAU, our new methodology for forward-error correction, is the solution to all of these challenges.

    A scientific paper by Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel was accepted by two scientific journals. Of course, none of these fictional characters actually wrote the paper, titled "Fuzzy, Homogeneous Configurations" [PDF], Rather, it's a nonsensical text, submitted by engineer Alex Smolyanitsky in an effort to expose a pair of scientific journals — the Journal of Computational Intelligence and Electronic Systems and the comic sans-loving Aperito Journal of NanoScience Technology.
    posted by Room 641-A on Dec 8, 2014 - 51 comments

    Unpublished Coffee Table Books

    Over the years I have taken countless photos perhaps under the deluded belief that if I don’t visually document everything then those very things won’t exist because I have a magic camera and enchanted iPhone. Or maybe because I just like to take pictures. Either way, it has resulted in me having an untold number of images that I have time and time again organized into coffee table books that remain unpublished because of The Man (or because my own publisher wishes to remain profitable).
    [more inside]
    posted by Lexica on Nov 23, 2014 - 23 comments

    "I will not tolerate any rotten rockabillies in my employ."

    Memos from Bear Cave. Inspired by the 1970s memos of perpeptually apoplectic Edward "Tiger Mike" Davis ("I am not fond of hippies, long-hairs, dope fiends, or alcoholics"), SomethingAwful writers created a series about the manliest CEO in the 1970s soup-manufacturing industry. While Tiger Mike is hard to top, the saga of JD Boruff, who swims in his own soup and monitors his employees' toilet flushes, takes on a strange and hilarious charm as its universe expands.

    There are eighteen epistolary stories in the series to date, indexed below the fold. [more inside]
    posted by rorgy on Nov 15, 2014 - 2 comments

    Enough flags, Betsy. I want a tank.

    The captioned adventures of George Washington, episode 1: In which General Washington becomes increasingly done with Betsy Ross showing him flags. Further episodes below the fold. [more inside]
    posted by Lexica on Nov 12, 2014 - 17 comments

    He looks like a reverse Benjamin Buttons

    Zach Galifianakis and Brad Pitt share some gum
    posted by anazgnos on Oct 23, 2014 - 22 comments

    The Rapping, Galloping, and Kicking Dead

    Season five of The Walking Dead starts in two weeks, and the Internet is getting excited [NSFW]:
    posted by Room 641-A on Sep 26, 2014 - 29 comments

    Sex slavery in America

    It's not always obvious, but Cracked does some amazing true life interviewing and reporting buried in a (very) thin veneer of black humour. From John Cheese's writings on growing out of alcoholism to Robert Evans' personal experience articles, they do a surprisingly good job at telling intense, hard-to-read stories. This is their take on sex slavery. Holy shit trigger warnings.
    posted by ChrisR on Sep 14, 2014 - 76 comments

    The respected General continues to enact humble miracles

    HEAVEN'S COUNTRYLAND: your 8-bit animated guide to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (MLYT) [more inside]
    posted by overeducated_alligator on Sep 11, 2014 - 7 comments

    "Do you... do you like Tina Turner, Ted?"

    The Fast Show summary from Wikipedia:
    The Fast Show, known as Brilliant in the US, was a BBC comedy sketch show programme that ran from 1994 to 1997, with a special in 2000 and 2014. It was one of the most popular sketch shows of the 1990s in the UK. The show's central performers were Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne. Other significant cast members included Paul Shearer, Rhys Thomas, Jeff Harding, Maria McErlane, Eryl Maynard, Colin McFarlane and Donna Ewin.

    It was loosely structured and relied on character sketches, recurring running gags, and many catchphrases. Its fast-paced "blackout" style set it apart from traditional sketch series because of the number and relative brevity of its sketches; a typical half-hour TV sketch comedy of the period might have consisted of nine or ten major items, with contrived situations and extended setups, whereas the premiere episode of The Fast Show featured twenty-seven sketches in thirty minutes, with some items lasting less than ten seconds and none running longer than three minutes. Its innovative style and presentation influenced many later series such as Little Britain and The Catherine Tate Show.
    [more inside]
    posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 30, 2014 - 32 comments

    Being a comedian means knowing a lot of people who've committed suicide.

    "My count is now up to five. Five of my friends and fellow comedians have taken their own life. It's shocking, but, sadly, not surprising. Non-comedians — or as we call them, 'civilians' — are always surprised. And I am always surprised they're so surprised. They have yet to realize the Two Big Things all comedians know." [may be triggering] [more inside]
    posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 28, 2014 - 53 comments

    BOING!

    A subreddit full of cats being ( amusingly) startled. ( hat tip feckless fecal fear mongering)
    posted by The Whelk on Aug 22, 2014 - 30 comments

    Behold, the fish cannon

    Behold, the fish cannon. Fish ladders are passé. If you want to move your salmon upriver, shoot them there!
    posted by pjern on Aug 13, 2014 - 65 comments

    Monkey business

    Photographer David Slater is currently in a dispute with Wikipedia over this photo, taken in Indonesia in 2011. Wikipedia, Slater claims, has used his photo without permission. Wikipedia has so far refused, "claiming that because a monkey pressed the shutter button it should own the copyright." via
    posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 6, 2014 - 162 comments

    This is literally the greatest thing that has ever happened.

    On September 1st, Paul F. Tompkins officially checks in to the Superego Clinic For Analytical Pscience™ for the long-awaited fourth season of the group's comedy/improv podcast. Can't wait? There's good news! Throughout the month of August, Superego will be posting new unreleased material to hold you over, starting with part one of a new Behind The Bonus episode, featuring previously unreleased material ($1.99 download). There will also be new animated Superego Supershorts posted to their You Tube channel, and more. The Superego facebook page is also a flurry of activity, and you can even get a personalized post card. [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Aug 2, 2014 - 5 comments

    Imogene Coca : Sid Caesar :: Ginger Rogers : Fred Astaire

    Imogene Coca was the hilarious counterpart to Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows, the ground-breaking 1950s sketch comedy show. (Here they are in the classic Auto Smashup.) She won an Emmy and a Peabody for her work on the show, had a long career in television, and later made an impact as Aunt Edna in National Lampoon's Vacation, as Ms. Dipesto's mother in Moonlighting, and on the stage. [more inside]
    posted by julen on Jul 29, 2014 - 8 comments

    Ladies and gentlemen: DIGITAL SPORTS

    Defense of the Ancients is a MOBA (what's a MOBA? | comprehensive history of MOBAs) that has skyrocketed in recent years from a humble Warcraft multiplayer mod to a genre-defining megahit whose worldwide competitive bracket The International (whose finale airs tonight) boasts a prize pool of more than $10 million dollars. While publisher Valve is determined to help mainstream the esports craze with helpful noob newcomer-friendly broadcasts of the final and a simulcast on ESPN, the community has been dogged by accusations of hostility and a very steep learning curve. Luckily, you don't have to know anything about DOTA to enjoy the best thing to come out of it so far: 45 minutes of witheringly sarcastic in-game meta-commentary [playable transcript] in the dulcet tones of Kevan Brighting, the very charming (and very British) narrator of beloved metagame The Stanley Parable. Once you're finished with that delightful deconstruction of esport tropes, you might also enjoy perusing similar announcer packs for Portal's GLaDOS, Bastion's Rucks, and... a pirate. DIGITAL SPORTS!
    posted by Rhaomi on Jul 21, 2014 - 47 comments

    A tale of two tubas

    A series af amusing vignettes, filmed by the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. [YTPL]
    posted by pjern on Jul 17, 2014 - 10 comments

    Real or Magic

    Sometimes the best thing about David Blaine's magic tricks are the reactions he elicits. A rather Regarding Henry-ish Harrison Ford: "Get the fuck outta my house." A predictably overwrought Ricky Gervais: "Oh for fuck's sake!" Or maybe you just enjoy seeing someone manhandling George W. Bush while the President maintains a look of childlike wonder.
    posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jul 16, 2014 - 63 comments

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