Switzerland has moved.
At least according to the folks at CNN. May be regarded as offensive ...
Received this picture by e-mail, so I have no better link than to my own site.
posted by vowe
on Oct 5, 2001 -
The ever catty Michael Musto
(of The Village Voice) first gives us a sad look at Windows on the World's Executive Chef Michael Lomonaco and the great loss he sufferred. But what makes this column linkable, I think, is Musto's defense of preserving irony in the face of those who declare it dead:
"I'm also going borderline thanks to all the columnists, editors, and talk show hosts declaring the end of irony (excuse me, but a wry, mocking sense of perspective is the hallmark of a free society), and saying that what they do is now trivial and irrelevant and they're having trouble continuing. Funny, they did their trivial s**t all through the AIDS crisis and other globe-threatening horrors, but now they're thinking twice? Well, I've always thought my subject matter was smallish and specialized, but I approach it with utter seriousness, because it matters to me and aims to provide relief, entertainment, and sometimes even information to others. If I could cure cancer or reattach limbs, I would, but this is what I do, and in the face of threats to our liberty, it's crucial to seize back the chance to do what we do! Besides, there are enough people beating their chests, waving the flag, and screaming, 'Get the bastards!'"
posted by adrober
on Sep 26, 2001 -
Bush or Chimp closes shop.
Another stalwart anti-Bush site has folded in light of recent events. The irreverent bushorchimp.com
, dedicated to visual comparisons of the President and various look-alike primates has closed down. I understand that we're in the midst of a crisis, but is Bush now beyond criticism? Ok, maybe pictures that compare Bush to monkeys aren't exactly thoughtful criticism... Still, NOW where am I going to get novelty t-shirts for friends and family this Xmas?
posted by mattpusateri
on Sep 24, 2001 -
A Little Light Relief - and Brush Up Your English While You're At It.
In the spirit of poking fun at one's own flesh and blood - and respecting all those who aren't - I offer the most appalling tribute to Shakespeare's and Emerson's language since time itself began.
I give you, ladies and gentlemen, the great Portuguese scholar Pedro Carolino, whose "English As She Is Spoke" Mark Twain considered to be the funniest book ever written.
Start with "Familiar Dialogues 1" and, if you've still been able to keep a straight face, try "Idiotisms and Proverbs" for the full effect...
(Thanks to Ganz's Humor Page)
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 20, 2001 -
Praise be to David Letterman for tonight's Late Show
. Questioning himself the appropriateness of returning to the air, there he was--the man famed for his sarcasm and goofy antics--addressing his audience like a wounded child, completely bewildered, emotional, fighting back tears. And then the sight of Dan Rather sobbing despite himself and then apologzing---it was enough to ravage any audience. Perhaps, for the first time in a while, television didn't appeal to our lowest common demoninator but, instead, sought to raise us up and appeal to our humanity. Thanks Dave.
posted by adrober
on Sep 17, 2001 -
The Chaser - satirical magazine from Australia.
Warning: may be offensive to some, specifically with regard to the WTC tragedy. This is posted in response to the link below talking about how the Onion has ceased satire for the time being. I think the anti-Bush and Adam Sandler gags have merit, some others are quite tasteless. What do you think?
posted by skylar
on Sep 17, 2001 -
In need of a chuckle?
With all the horror that's come to light these past two days thought I'd share this, pretty funny (not sure how new it is though)
posted by zeoslap
on Sep 12, 2001 -
These New Bumper Stickers
will probably make you laugh out loud. I imagine that some of them would get your car keyed if you actually dared to put them on it. Then again, it would probably be worth getting your car keyed to see some people's reactions to these.
posted by kingmissile
on Sep 10, 2001 -
What makes you laugh? Does our sense of humour change over time? Why is this not a funny link?
posted by kramer_101
on Sep 6, 2001 -
Freak Watcher's Textbook.
I am glad I waited to get the textbook before looking at freaks (or freaks eating cats). Now with this professional guide, I can watch like a pro. I assume Sally Struthers will be adding "Freak Watching" to her list of accredited courses.
posted by rev-
on Aug 31, 2001 -
White Bread Blues
Why is it that stuff closest to the truth is the funniest? I think I qualify as the guy with the knife, although my cereal doesn't talk to me - well not since we had that argument this morning.
posted by Option1
on Aug 30, 2001 -
is one of the funniest, cutest sites I've seen in a long time. I was really surprised it hadn't been 'filtered before (correct me if I'm wrong). If you need a little break in your day for something goofy, it's a good place to turn. Personal fave: the pictures of him going Trick-or-Treating...
posted by bcwinters
on Aug 1, 2001 -
From The Smoking Gun
comes a couple of fabulously funny court orders courtesy of the Honorable Samuel B. Kent of Texas. First, we have a order denying a motion to transfer
(the good stuff starts on page 2, second paragraph). My favorite line: Defendant will again be pleased to know that regular limousine service is available from Hobby Airport, even to the steps of the humble courthouse, which has got lights, indoor plummin', 'lectric doors, and all sorts of new stuff, almost like them big courthouses back East.
The second one
is an equally funny Order or Transfer for the Republic of Bolivia vs. Phillip Morris.
posted by internal
on Jul 20, 2001 -
What if Dubya ran football?
Yup, it's another piece of Dubya-bashing. This however, makes no pretence to be anything other than silly. How would Dubya run your
favourite sport? For the intellectual snobs - move along, nothing to see here!
posted by salmacis
on Jul 18, 2001 -
the Good Morning Silicon Valley webpage at the SJ Merc (which I love since it keeps me from having to see CNET's god awful ads) had an interesting blurb as an offshoot of the whole NY cell-phone safety debacle (scroll to the last item.) Columnist John Paczkowski asked if it was possible to change your pants in a moving car at 65 miles an hour. He got some pretty funny responses. What have YOU done in a moving car that you shouldn't have?
posted by machaus
on Jun 29, 2001 -
TV Go Home
isn't newsworthy or special but some of the stuff in the archives had me doubled over laughing. Anything that can make you laugh until it hurts
is tops in my book.
...and I know TV Go Home
has been posted before
but that was a long time ago...
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger
on Jun 8, 2001 -
Big bird, fired.
Seems the economy has truly fallen on hard times when they start letting the puppet people go. Sesame Street lays off 70; can complete financial collapse be far behind?
posted by monstro
on May 28, 2001 -
Johnny Ganja Seed
This certainly is not fighting stick figures. It is a series of cartoons about the savior of the herb. Seeing as it is today... I thought I would post it. Flash, large files and funny.[via Flazoom]
posted by DragonBoy
on Apr 20, 2001 -