Kajetan Obarski is an artist who publishes animated GIFs under the pseudonym Kiszkiloszki. Many rework classic paintings for humorous or gruesome effect (and often both). His most widely-known creations feature a skeletal figure called the Death Fairy. He talks about his work in an interview with Dioniso Punk. [more inside]
The culture editors at Slate asked Maria Semple to recommend three funny books with living authors. Then, rather cleverly, they turned around and asked those authors to recommend three funny books. Result: 83 of the funniest books ever, accoding to some of the funniest authors ever. Check 'em out if you need something to help you get through November.
20 Cats That Fell Asleep and Look Ridiculous — that is all.
Batman: Bad Kitty (SLYT)
Strange Breeds is a web comic by David Ostow. It has irony. It has pathos. It has truth (proof). It has not been updated in a while, sadly. [more inside]
MAMBO! with Luciano Rosso and Yma Súmac. Perhaps you prefer the Macarena? Don't miss his duet with a charming young lady.
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There's more. [more inside]
NO BS, JUST SHOOTING - DOOM overview is a heartfelt game review from Life of Boris. Boris will inform you about many aspects of Slav life, including How to squat like slav and Why Slavs wear Adidas. Also Russian language. [more inside]
9 Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women — Should men accept powerful women and not feel threatened by them? Yes. Is that asking too much? IS IT? Sorry I didn’t mean to get aggressive there. (SLCooperReview)
A reddit user posed the question, “Satan opens up Heck, a lighter version of Hell. What kinds of tortures are in it?” Here are a few of the responses. [more inside]
The Disabled Life is a Tumblr by two Canadian sisters with comics that illustrate how everyday experiences impact people with a disability compared to their non-disabled counterparts. For example: they've heard them all before.
Enjoy thirteen versions of "The Stars And Stripes Forever", wince with self-recognition at The Oatmeal's America Explained To Non-Americans and schedule a trip to one of ten distinctive July festivals and events. [more inside]
You don't need to learn How To Be Canadian to participate, but it couldn't hurt. Pick a delicious dish from What To Eat and enjoy the classic Canadian, Please by honeychip and gunnarolla (gunnarolla previously).
There are two types of travelers in the world; which one are you? — a checklist by Sarah Cooper. [more inside]
Dads Compete to See Who Can Stack More Cheerios On Their Babies (SLSadAndUseless)
Honest Chain Restaurant Slogans. Mostly pithy.
Frisco's Dad Source is having its annual Fathers Day blowout sale. Read the flyer. Watch the video. Get the Dad of your dreams!
Finnish Nightmares — Comic about uncomfortable social situations, uncomfortable everything. [more inside]
All The Reasons Why People Did Not Reply To Your Party Invitation By MeFi's unimpeachably polite The Whelk.
COMMUNITY WANT ADS — Jeff Wysaski (of Obvious Plant) and some friends wrote a bunch of fake want ads and turned it into a newspaper. Previously.
Excessively Candid FoodNetwork.com Recipe Reviews (SLNewYorker)
Grenade in a toaster oven (SLYT)
“the eleven most boring conversations i can’t stop overhearing” (in which a liberal white male american san francisco bay area resident possessive of the auditory acuity of a baby chihuahua learns to scream).
Sweden Simulator; a browser-based virtual-reality simulation of many of the common experiences of Swedish life. [more inside]
to buy sports car. they had come from their kindergarten to buy a Jaguar but did not have any money. [more inside]
Why Disney Marriages Never Work: [SLYT] What happens after the credit roll is the truly depressing part.
Bizarre. Floral. Witty. Futuristic. Avian. Not just for women, either. The hats of Royal Ascot 2015 are stunning works of millinery art. Just the Ladies Day pictures (cute). [more inside]
Americans ruin their jokes with two simple letters. Miserable twits. I can’t abide “just kidding.” It’s an exculpatory waiver, a spoiler alert, which bludgeons spontaneity. It regulates humour, robbing us of the joy of discovering it ourselves. Surely we can discern shades of seriousness, unaided.
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
Books That Literally All White Men Own: The Definitive List. SLToast, not SLOrtberg