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It's a pun contest. If you don't like it the Exodus over there.

More than a few groaners.
posted by pjern on Mar 25, 2014 - 45 comments

 

Godless Dinosaur Sodomites

"Now, I don't write many short stories these days, but I'm a sucker for the right kind of charity approach. And besides, I had a hypothesis I wanted to test: that every short story can be improved by adding dinosaurs and sodomy." SF author Charles Stross (metafilter's own) shares a short shaggy dog story he wrote back in 2011 containing sex, waterfowl, and reverse-engineering evolution: "A Bird In Hand."
posted by The Whelk on Nov 27, 2013 - 35 comments

It's all right hair.

Hair Apparent. A collection of punny hair salon names.
posted by curious nu on Jun 24, 2013 - 85 comments

You know who really gives kids a bad name?

The award for the best jokes at this year's Edinburgh Fringe has been given to Canadian comic Stewart Francis for this joke: "You know who really gives kids a bad name?.. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Aug 21, 2012 - 124 comments

If it's out there, it's in here.

Ding! Furniture stripping. Rock drills. Herbs. Die casting. Dumbwaiters. Conductive shoes. Vanity cases. Civil engineers. If it's out there, it's in here. [MLYT] [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Dec 11, 2011 - 4 comments

Visual puns

Visual puns combine two or more symbols (picture and/or text) to form a new meaning. The viewer must mentally elaborate on the visual stimulus to interpret the message. There are lots of examples, some good, some goofy, some bad.
posted by twoleftfeet on May 29, 2010 - 33 comments

Sticky Fingers

Sticky Moments is a series of punning Post-It note cartoons
posted by Confess, Fletch on Feb 10, 2010 - 16 comments

Not just for coffee shops and hair salons any more!

What, no Phở King? BWE's Top 50 Punny Store Names.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 6, 2008 - 80 comments

A Theory of Humor | Why something is funny, why it sometimes is not, and when it crosses a line.

Theory of Humor. A scientific paper, written by Tom Veatch, describes his Theory of Humor. When is something funny? When is it not funny? When does it cross the line? Why are puns generally shitty? And the mysterious and magical powers elephant jokes have on children, revealed! A great data set to use for practice in applying the theories presented in the paper can be found here.
posted by iamkimiam on Nov 20, 2007 - 57 comments

Harvesting souls, one dollar at a time

The Benny Hinn Show [possible theme song]
posted by boost ventilator on Nov 4, 2004 - 13 comments

Power Genitalia

Power Genitalia? If only we could harness that power...
posted by kirkaracha on Jun 17, 2003 - 28 comments

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