Tags: humour

44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now

Look, I would never usually link to a “listicle” on Buzzfeed, but this is all kinds of cumulative mirth.

Pop Sonnets

Modern pop songs retold as Shakespearian sonnets.

Guy Walks Into a Bar - The New Yorker

If you’re going to check out the New Yorker’s nice new responsive site, might I suggest you start here?

22.7 Million Pixels Of Raw Slideshow Power

This may be the only slideshow on a website I’ve ever actually bothered to click all the way through.

xkcd: Syllable Planning

This is called expletive infixation.

I’ll always remember the “Phila-fucking-delphia” example from Steven Pinker’s The Language Instinct:

If you said “Philadel-fucking-phia”, you’d be laughed out of the pool hall.

Dinosaurs! WTF?

A blog covering the conservative dinosaur readiness movement.

Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

I bet you’re going to just keep clicking and clicking and clicking…

Ask About Going Home

Some examples to illustrate the UK Border Agency’s latest campaign.

They’re Using It At Coffee Shops

You can’t demo a digital product without a cup of coffee on a wooden table.

This charming charlie

In an extension of the “Christ, what an asshole!” theory of comics, here we see Peanuts captioned entirely with lyrics from The Smiths.

The Motherfuton News

Pretty motherfuton funny.

Textastrophe

These are mostly just mean …but kinda funny.

CRAPCHA: Completely Ridiculous And Phony Captcha that Hassles for Amusement

These seem just about as reasonable as any other CAPTCHA.

How people sit in meetings and what it really means

Show me on the teddy bear where Nate Bolt touched you.

Mailappapp by Visual Idiot

Revolutionising the way you revolutionise email.

The World Wide Web is moving to AOL! by Brian Bailey

Biting satire that hits its mark superbly. Ouch! Be careful — this is sharp …and funny.

YOU HAD ONE JOB!

Funny and painful in equal measure.

What your Twitter bio says about you by Robert Stringer

The truth …it burns!

Actual Facebook Graph Searches

Another Tom Scott project:

I had to take one more quick, cheap shot — and I think a Tumblr blog is the quickest, cheapest shot it’s possible to take.

UX Job Title Generator

Like @jeremysjob, but specifically for UX roles.

Soul Compare: Get the most for your soul.

The latest project from Tom Scott is like many Facebook-authenticated apps that ask you to sell your soul, but this one is literal. I think I might offer my soul (worth 56gigaMorgans) to Cthulhu.

The Panasonic Toughpad Press Conference - LOOK, ROBOT

Now this is what I call tech reporting.

The women leave the stage, wet computer in hand, and a new man takes the stage. He plays a schmaltzy video where Portuguese children teach adults to use Windows 8 accompanied by a hyperloud xylophone soundtrack that slices through my hangover like cheesewire though lukewarm gouda.

Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz - Stuff

The biggest plot holes of World War Two.

Warning: contains spoilers.

Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold. - Slurtha

The best review of The Hobbit.

The Pinboard Investment Co-Prosperity Cloud

VC funding that actually makes sense, from the always-sensible Maciej Cegłowski.

Missed High Five

Schadenlulz.

Planning Notices in Brighton « Phil Lucas

I wish to cover the entire Brighton Pavilion in Bakelite for my own amusement.

Is it the Internet of Things?

Wondering whether that network-enabled device of yours is worthy of being considered part of the “internet of things?” Just answer these few short questions.

Guardian Truncation Team

Celebrating the work of the tireless men and women who shorten headlines so they’ll fit on your iPhone.

Programming, Motherfucker - Do you speak it?

Does Zed Shaw look like a bitch to you?

I said does Zed Shaw look like a bitch to you?

User Experience Euphemisms | 90 Percent of Everything

Funny because it’s true.

Twitter conversation with ftrain

Lance Arthur uses a tweet from Paul Ford as a starting point for a text adventure.

Where is STML?

Any sufficiently advanced Markov chain is indistinguishable from James Bridle.

HP “On That Cloud Thing That Everyone Else Is Talking About” | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source | Onion News Network

Pitch-perfect parody from The Onion:

HP announced they’re making a new push into cloud computing and that they totally know what that is.

In related news, I’ve ordered my “the cloud is a lie” T-shirt from James.

Olympic Defence: the Unofficial London 2012 Security Game « Tom Scott

Yet another piece of brilliance from Tom:

Click to make the Olympic Mascots fire their roof-mounted missiles! Aim for terrorists, protestors, and any illegal advertising!

That can be my next tweet

A fun bit of Markov chaining of your tweets. Some of mine:

Had a burrito in Barcelona. Thank you get the peacocks plumage.

Stand by to the most helpful. The Fuck Was That type shop and David Byrne walked into a Wikipedia entry?

Last Waltz again. This Is A demonstration of The office doors are they talk right now. Cool your plans.

Picking salad leaves from the people who own them. They’re just resting” at the communal testing lab is!

Heading out the standard option. Alas, there’s no signs of spending Bloomsday as constructive feedback?

Are we in the future yet?

It’s not enough to have the same Photoshopped image from Back To The Future trotted out every. single. year. …now you can pass this meme around every minute of every day of every month of every year. Thanks a lot, Seb.

Code Club - The Interview - YouTube

It’s kinda nuts that in the space of just a few months, Code Club has gone from being an idea by Clare and Linda into something with an all-star promo video.

Mick O’Pedia: Bejaysis, ye can look up all kinds o’ shite now

Sure, this is a bleedin’ one-to-one copy of feckin’ Wikipedia. Give it an aul’ spin.

New Internet Explorer 7 Tax :) -

Well, I guess this is one way of encouraging people to upgrade their browser.

Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury - Rachel Bloom - YouTube

In light of the recent death of Ray Bradbury, I think we should all honour his memory by revisiting this song (featuring some future-friendly headgear).

I’ll feed you grapes and Dandelion Wine and we’ll read a little Fahrenheit 69…

Quora eBooks

Markov-generated Quora questions …far more entertaining than actual Quora questions.

Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers - YouTube

A satirical parody of post-singularity existence by Tom Scott inspired by Jim Munroe’s Everyone in Silico and Rudy Rucker’s Postsingular.

Like A Rounded Corner (Bruce and The Standardettes) - YouTube

Bravo, Bruce, bravo.

I heard Glen Campbell’s “Like A Rhinestone Cowboy” on the radio and began absent-mindedly singing “Like a rounded corner” to it.

Every Mobile Social App Site, Ever · Visual Idiot

This is kinda funny (because it’s kinda true).

Context-Free Patent Art

This is wonderfully random: illustrations used to illustrate patent applications but without the context.

inspiring toilets

Inspired by the recent .net magazine article on “20 leading web designers’ desks for your inspiration”, here’s a blog dedicated to the place where the real web design magic happens: the designer’s poostation.

The Daily Torygraph

There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).

Maureen Johnson, THE ADVENTURE OF THE RANDOM HOUSE

There’s a chain of hotels, one of which is in Brighton, called “My Hotel.” I bet they have stories like this one.

Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising

Yeah, it’s an easy target …but the cumulative effect is very funny.

Holy sh!t. Did you see that interstitial? That was dope. Refresh, refresh!!

Slow down Katniss by 25% and what do you get? Will… - Final Boss Form

Andy Baio pointed to this from Twitter a few hours ago and ever since, I’ve been playing it and giggling over and over.

Screenshots of Despair

Existential ennui delivered through interface copy.

Red Scharlach Points At Interesting Things - Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch: A Visual Examination.

Uncanny!

HTML5 nurse

Sometimes the good folk at HTML5doctor.com get asked questions that might be better suited for a real, medical doctor. These are those questions.

The Jason Scott Adventure | Glorious Trainwrecks

Download and play the Jason Scott Adventure — only you can help Jason save the internet!

At Twitter, The Future is You! - YouTube

A hackweek project from Twitter employees to create the best/worst recruitment video of all time.

One Div Zero: A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

A genuinely amusing alternative history of programming languages.

“Girls like modern technology. Like telephones and apps. It isn’t rocket science.”

Ell oh ell.

Douchey Account Guy

It’s funny and heartbreaking because it’s true.

The 20 Unhappiest People You Meet In The Comments Sections Of Year-End Lists : Monkey See : NPR

It’s funny because it’s true.

Yelping with Cormac

Because Yelp needs Cormac McCarthy.

pushing up daisies, So The Sims 3 might have the greatest patch notes ever

Sims who are on fire will no longer be forced to attend graduation before they can put themselves out.

The Super-Rich Super-Heroes Respond To

I got your 1% right here.

Blackboards in Porn

Celebrating pornographers who go the extra mile when set dressing classroom porn and actually write something on the blackboard. What do they write, and is it correct?

Louis vs. Rick

IM conversations between a cat and its so-called owner.

How to Barbeque a Man on Vimeo

Valuable advice from Slowtron on cooking perfect longpork.

best wedding pictures ever… scroll down - mlkshk

If you’re going to have a photo-shoot for your engagement, this is the way to do it.

Wait, what does your startup do?

Humour through noun permutations. The results are all-too believable.

photoshoplooter

I know this is probably inappropriate (comedy is tragedy plus time) but I am getting quiet a giggle out of this. I know, I know: too soon.

Facebook will destroy your children’s brains | by Martin Robbins @mjrobbins | Science | guardian.co.uk

A pitch-perfect parody of people that peeve.

shitty portmanteaux

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse than “webinar.”

xkcd: Standards

So true, it hurts.

Terry Bisson’s “They’re Made Out of Meat” on Huffduffer

A classic (very) short science fiction story that posits an interesting solution to the Fermi paradox.

Terry Bisson’s “They’re Made Out of Meat”

YouTube - ‪The Loving Trap‬‏

Pitch-perfect parody of Adam Curtis’s particular style of documentary guff.

The Elements of Fucking Style

Use strong, definite language in your writing. Make that sentence your bitch.

Fillerama: A Filler Text Generator

One more alternative to lorem ipsum.

Vegan Ipsum

A veggie alternative to bacon ipsum.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: TripAdvisor.com Reviews for the Overlook Hotel.

I look forward to seeing Eyes Wide Shut as a series of Foursquare check-ins.

Camptown News Greasemonkey Script — doo-dah, doo-dah « Tom Scott

Tom’s Greasemonkey script turns any seven-syllable headline into a verse of Camptown Races.

Out of this World: China Miéville: what if?

China Miéville gives a rundown of some underrated classics of the alternative history subgenre …including Richard Curtis’s Notting Hill.

Annoying.js: How to be an asshole • Javascript • Kilian Valkhof

All of the most irritating uses of JavaScript gathered together into one library.

Douché!  ¶  Personal Weblog of Joe Clark, Toronto

when you have to concede that someone has made a good counterargument, but they’re being a jerk about it.

I have to remember this one.

Translation From MS-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Dean Hachamovitch’s “Native HTML5″ announcement [dive into mark]

Mark Pilgrim translates Dean Hachamovitch’s utterly bizarre and nonsensical announcement of IE10 that kept talking about “native HTML5.”

Job at Bandcamp | Bandcamp

I like this way of whittling down potential candidates for the job: “To apply, check the HTTP headers.”

Ten Sexy Ladies

I think that I too will begin rating all my experiences on a scale from one to ten sexy ladies.

This is genuinely hilarious stuff from the genius behind Fireland.

YouTube - Being a Google Autocompleter

Yeah, it’s an April Fool’s video (lamest day on the internet) but this is amusing.

text-align: centaur;

I am easily amused.

JAMES FACE - OLI ALEX

Cruel in a subtle sort of way: re-posting slightly tweaked Facebook photos of one poor guy.

YouTube - Vader

We want the finest Star Wars parodies known to man—we want them here and we want them now!

YouTube - Magnum v. Solo, sequence comparison

When you see Craig’s Han Solo PI side by side with the original title sequence of Magnum PI, the genius shines through.

YouTube - How To Be South By South Best (SXSW Video Guide)

Southby is something of an easy target for ridicule, but this is still mildly amusing.

YouTube - Report Finds Troubling Rise In Teen Uranium Enrichment

Well, y’know, you never think it’s your kid whose gonna go sell enriched uranium to a rogue nation.

Who Is Arcade Fire??!!?

Oh, dear. It seems that some people have not been notified.

The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

This is kind of mean, but it made me laugh. Out loud.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: A 12-Year-Old Explains the Information Age’s Facts of Life to Her Mother.

Cute.

CHEESE PEOPLE

Cheeses Christ!

Damn You Auto Correct! - Funny iPhone Fails and Autocorrect Horror Stories

What a difference an autocorrect makes.

Once Upon a Title

Pervy little stories made entirely from children's book titles.

This is a news website article about a scientific finding | Martin Robbins | Science | guardian.co.uk

A perfect parody lampooning the shallow and cowardly reporting of most so-called science stories by the press (I'm looking at you, BBC).

An Event Apart News Archive

An Event Apart, The Musical!