How Polling Firm PPP Won The Election With Its Hilarious And Infuriating Questions
: "Public Policy Polling, the firm that correctly predicted all 50 states in the presidential election, is known for asking some weird, quirky and, sometimes, controversial questions in its polls... Here are some of the firm's best questions of the election cycle." [more inside]
Erin Gloria Ryan asks: Is America ready for a white, male Secretary of State?
She's not the only one satirically contemplating this question - John Norris over at Foreign Policy magazine has also wondered: Is America ready for a male Secretary of State? [more inside]
Surviving the World
is a photocomic education by Dante Shepherd (and his team of experts
) which provides brief useful observations about life and its lessons. [more inside]
Don't like gay marriage? Fine. Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends
Anyone familiar with the contemporary Russian humorous folklore (jokelore, or in Russian anekdoty) knows that one of the most popular series of such jokes revolves around the Chukchis, the native people of Chukotka, the most remote northeast corner of Russia. These jokes, especially popular in 1990s and 2000s, fit the international genre of ethnic stupidity jokes . . .
The Nine Circles of Scientific Hell
; Dante updated for the age of scientific misconduct. Via
"We discussed the danger of partisan division, and the need for us, all of us, to come together and find common ground after a very rough and divisive couple of weeks. ... It is no secret that Brad and I had two very different visions for you and whom you date. Tonight, you have spoken, and Brad has prevailed."
--- The American People Have Spoken About Our Relationship
Initiate salutation cascade, star-citizens! Seven years ago tonight, Stephen Colbert introduced Tek Jansen
to the world. Originally a one-off parody of vanity fiction
by media blowhards, the "super-awesome spectacular ultraspy" became the center of a small universe
, and books
, his exploits satirizing awful pulp sci-fi
Mary Sue "Marty Sue"
syndrome, and the cheesy melodrama of 1970s Hanna-Barbera
. Look inside for US/Canadian links to both animated seasons along with other content available on the web. [more inside]
The Onion's great for a witty skewering of current events. But its historical editions, as collected in the book Our Dumb Century
, are a gem all their own, full of razor-sharp satire, trenchant social commentary, period-accurate advertisements, running gags, historical irony, photoshoppery, and even some editorial cartoons for every year of the twentieth century. Luckily for history (and humor) buffs, nearly the whole run of the series is available piecemeal on their website. Click inside for an organized timeline of links to all the front pages from this brilliant work (plus a bonus!). [more inside]
makes use of a simple idea: combining images from Game of Thrones
and dialog from 30 Rock
, to create something unexpectedly good.
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will have the final debate
of the US Presidential race tonight. Yawning at the thought of a formulaic back and forth, while secretly hoping for a rap battle? Then look beneath the fold for examples of explicit lyrical parodies. [more inside]
An angry crow mocked me this morning. I couldn’t finish my croissant, and fled the café in despair.
— and other excerpts from Le Blog de Jean-Paul Sartre
The Pliocene Pussy Cat Theory
(which originally appeared
in The Annals of Improbable Research) argues that the human ancestor Australopithecus domesticated cats for hunting, defense and harvesting static electricity to make it easier to climb trees. The theory, which was proposed by Lorenzo Love, is a parody of the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis
(which is critiqued here
and in shorter form here
). Whether you know about the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis or not, the Pliocene Pussy Cat Theory
, and Love's follow-up, the Subterranean Ape Theory
, will completely alter your understanding of human evolution.
Why Obama Now
- from Simpsons/Family Guy animator Lucas Gray [more inside]
It was on a Monday, April second - I was cruising in the vicinity of Betelgeuse - when a meteor no larger than a lima bean pierced the hull, shattered the drive regulator and part of the rudder, as a result of which the rocket lost all maneuverability. [more inside]
Everyone loves mac and cheese
, one person perhaps too much
. Sometimes this causes drama
Life's actual supervillains
....if they were enshrined in comic book form, of course.
If you're an old school
Star Wars fan, and your relationship status
with its chief architect
could best be described as "it's complicated," Andrew Bridgeman provides levity with his Facebook mockups
. Embrace some catharsis, and feel the lighter side flowing through you.
All the parody ads from Grand Theft Auto games, on one web page.
Rockstar Games has published (nearly) all the radio ads from Grand Theft Auto games on their website.
The NHL is facing the possibility
of a lockout
and Mexican fire hockey
is still in the early stages of a comeback, so what's a hockey fan to do? Humor and/or Humour blog Down Goes Brown
has your back with extensive archives
and a new book
. If you get desperate, you could even try their long-running series analyzing Obscure Moments in Toronto Maple Leaf History
. [more inside]
Breaking Bad Remix (Seasons 1 and 2)
from the indefatigable placeboing
. [potential spoilers if you haven't seen it, but then if you haven't seen it, you probably won't get it anyway]
Ever had one of those nights that made you think about giving up drinking? Lucy Spraggan
says it leads her to Beer Fear
. (DLYT) [more inside]
Please visit Stockholm. We need more iPads.
*Single Link YouTube "How do they DO that?!" post.
Dog House Diaries
— we know that web-comics are where all the money and fame is at and we want a piece. It was obvious that in order to be successful in this biz, you need to be good with humor, drawing, math and computers. Well we kick some serious butt at drawing and math so we figured 2 out of 3 wasn’t bad.
Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later
— episodes 1
, and continuing. [more inside]
John Daker is going to sing a song that's very popular nowadays, it's Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
, and he's going to do Amore too, okay? There is a subtitled and animated
The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater. All you want to do is eat a little healthier. Really. Maybe get some of that Activa probiotic yogurt or something. So you look around and start researching what “healthier” means.
Patton Oswalt’s Letters to Both Sides
- Oswalt addresses "all of the comedians in the room" and "all of the gatekeepers" at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2012 about living in a living in a "post-Louie world".
In case you needed another reason
to love/fear them:
With a tone that sometimes rings condescending or conspiratorial but always wonderfully flippant, the best minds of cracked.com discuss the grandest extremities
of modern physics.
How To Read A Book
takes us through the trials and tribulations of finding reading-time comfort. (SLYT)
The popularity of "Somebody That I Used to Know
" has made it a fairly ubiquitous earworm; so two guys in a car brilliantly deal with That Gotye Song
is a fun little dance routine by Gerardam, two brothers from India, Johnnathan and Joshua Gerard. Via Ministry of Manipulation
, who say, "... this is what happens when two clowns become excellent dancers." Johnnathan composed the music.
In 1891 author and lecturer ”Max O’Rell
” (being the pen name of one Léon Paul Blouet) published an amusing account of his travels through the States and Eastern Canada - "A Frenchman In America
" - that, along with the charming illustrations, reflect on then popular national stereotypes and character and is presented on Project Gutenberg in its entirely. (via
Skyrim: The Real Dragonborn
reveals some of the downsides of living in the Elder Scrolls universe. [slyt]
Jack S. Margolis
's A Child's Garden of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)
. This is the 1971 audio companion
to the book of the same name.
It's a cult-classic sketch-comedy album which reads like the user's manual to marijuana, and features members of the Firesign Theatre.