Friday, April 30, 2010

Daily Seinfeld...

Funny Site of the Day -- Simple enough: A little something from the show about nothing. Highlighted snippets of the "Seinfeld" sitcom are featured in a text format, along with screenshots of the series and linkage to the complete scripts, if you'd like to see more moments in their natural habitats.

Read: Daily Seinfeld...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nic Cage as Everyone

Funny Site of the Day -- "Founded on the belief that everything in life would be better with a little more Nic Cage, the most unique and versatile actor of his generation."

This funny pictures blog may be on hiatus or, perhaps, everyone has been served. Nevertheless, more than 700 entries should hold you for awhile, perusing the gallery.

See Nicolas Cage as The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Maria von Trapp, Wonder Woman, Mortimer Snerd (pictured), Alfred E. Neuman, Yoda, Mini-Me, Colonel Sanders, The Cowardly Lion, and some silly ones.

View: Nic Cage as Everyone

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Things My Date Really Said Last Night

Funny Site of the Day -- All of the shared quotations from the road to romance are supposedly true. You'll have to be judge, while scrolling through this quick-read blog, heavily dependent on contributors.

A sampling of the love:

  • “Your legs sorta remind me of Jell-o… Can I touch them? Ya know, to see if they jiggle?"
  • “I’ve never seen an elf.”
  • “I really have to go work on my robot.”
  • “No, you have very stout shoulders! It would be bad if you grew a demon horn.”
  • “I haven’t slept with anyone since my girlfriend dumped me. My friends basically forced me to go out with you. No offense!”
  • “I brought my own salt.”

As you might expect, some of the content is explicit, crass, and not suitable for work -- and, probably, dating.

Well [long, awkward pause], good night.

Read: Things My Date Really Said Last Night

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cute Overload

Funny Site of the Day -- If memory serves me correctly, the final humor site we featured at was Cute Overload. I made a special effort to fit this happy eyeful into the system before announcing, "I Cute and I quit."

Now, a year later, Cute Overload is a Webby Awards nominee in the arena of the Weird. I don't find it weird at all, just cute. Cute. Cute. Cute!

Cute Overload Page-A-Day Calendar 2011Baby animals and surprises are collected non-stop in photographs and videos. It's a delight to have the opportunity to spotlight the frequently furry endeavor once again.

Smile: Cute Overload

Monday, April 26, 2010

I Can Has Cheezburger?

Funny Site of the Day -- Web favorite I Can Has Cheezburger? has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Weird category. Captioned photographs of animals, predominantly cats, are submitted mostly by readers, then enhanced in critter baby talk. The non-stop pictorial parade includes the categories of LOLcats, LOLdogs, LOLkittehs, costumes, cute, plotting, videos, nap, and nom nom nom.

See: I Can Has Cheezburger?

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

'Wasted Guy vs. Flip-Flop'

Funny Site of the Day -- Is there anything more delightful than public intoxication?

No, not much, unless one adds menacing, uncooperative foot apparel.

Whom or what will win in this stumble-to-the-finish showdown? Watch and learn and *hic*!

"Wasted Guy vs. Flip-Flop" via YouTube

Saturday, April 24, 2010

'25 Upset Monsters'

Funny Site of the Day -- Having previously featured artist Chris Grine's "365 Robots With Stuff," how could we possibly move on without alerting you to his other startling Shoebox series, "25 Upset Monsters?"

Saving lives is what we all must be about.

Beware: "25 Upset Monsters"

Friday, April 23, 2010

'365 Robots With Stuff'

Funny Site of the Day -- One of the more consistent humor outlets on the Internet is the Shoebox Blog, the other foot of those hilariously offbeat greeting cards you gravitate towards in the drugstore. Clever writers and artists publish delights and doodles frequently on those pages.

One such contributor is Cris Grine, who has returned to the drawing table to go where his cartoon series, "165 Robots With Stuff" never dared to go: "365 Robots With Stuff."

Yep, the nuts and bolts continue with an emphasis on nuts. The new entries will appear regularly until completion, and you can always back bot.

See: "365 Robots With Stuff"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fake AP Stylebook

Funny Site of the Day -- Way back, when I was in Journalism school, during those antiquated days where we were taught to be adamantly objective in our reporting-- Oh! How dear and quaint we were in ye olde-fashioned times!

Anyway, we were also taught style. Proper journalism style includes chain-smoking cigarettes, swigging gin, and following the rules of grammar as depicted in either the UPI or AP Stylebooks. I've consulted both over the years, but they cost money and gin ain't cheap.

Thanks to the Fake AP Stylebook, hosted by Twitter, a steady flow of the dictates, which do change in contemporary circumstances, are presented for free. Ta ta, Associated Press.

Readers do not have to be active Twitter followers to access the instructional material, but I find it helpful to have those valuable tweets sent directly to me. My writing has improved exponentially with the Fake AP's tips and guidance, such as:

  • The word "asshat" is vulgar and should be avoided. Use "butt bonnet."

  • Gary Coleman doing something crazy is not news. That's just a Tuesday.

  • "Weather Bureau" is no longer in use. Instead, use "National Weather Service" or "Those Freakin' Liars."

  • Be sure not to confuse "aural" and "oral." The former is very uncomfortable.

  • You know what? F**k it, just add "'s" to everything.

Some material contains explicit language, but you want to learn, don't you?

Study: Fake AP Stylebook (@FakeAPStylebook) on Twitter

Hey, while there, follow me (@MikeDurrett) on Twitter, too.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Funny Site of the Day -- Says writer and charter of human events Jessica Hagy, "This site is a little project that lets me make fun of some things and sense of others. I use it to think a little more relationally without resorting to doing actual math."

Since 2006, Ms. Hagy has been publishing a flow of index cards doodled with graphs, Venn diagrams, and such, all in a humorous approach. Indexed has earned her another nomination in the Personal Blog / Website category of The Webby Awards, joining her similar honors in 2007 and 2008.

Read: Indexed

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Selleck Waterfall Sandwich

Funny Site of the Day -- 'Tis not so puzzling why a Net destination named "Selleck Waterfall Sandwich" would be nominated for a Webby Award in the Weird Dept., so here we are. Seems like a natural to me, Waffle Sandwich Enthusiast.

Enjoy the many wonderful photographs featuring popular actor Tom, diving aqua, and tasty breaded meals you can hold in your hands.

Not a thing like Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza.

See: Selleck Waterfall Sandwich

Monday, April 19, 2010


Funny Site of the Day -- "Helping You Feel Better About Yourself Every Day" and doing so by sharing epic FAIL photographs and videos of others' mistakes, accidents, or prank aftermaths. A fine example would be this proud snapshot of the young men and women of Incest High School.

A nominee for this year's Webby Awards in the category of Website: Humor, FAIL Blog relies heavily on user-submitted material across a variety of topics, including accidents, babies, innuendo, signs, packaging, labels, kids, contradiction, food, police, spelling, news, and stupid. Items range from G-rated to the ever-popular not suitable for work.

View: FAIL Blog: Epic Fail Pictures and Videos of Owned, Pwnd and Fail Moments™

Sunday, April 18, 2010

'The Onion' - America's Finest News Source

Funny Site of the Day -- "America's Finest News Source," as it is branded, is exactly that, if you prefer your information to be expertly fake. And who doesn't?

The most imitated humor on the Internet is currently honored with a Webby Award nomination in the humor category. "The Onion's" satirical style traffics in a journalism based on truth and fantasy, while steeped in a bias slanted always to laughter. The content can be mean-spirited, vulgar, politically incorrect, and unflinching in mining its themes, but, then again, some stories are simply silly -- a joyful news.

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Newspaper-style articles are the prime focus, although clever videos, funny pictures, editorials, and cartoons are to be found in the mix with an emphasis on Sports, Politics, World, Local, Economy, Sci/Tech, Radio, and Entertainment. Several I've eyed to investigate: "Opening Staff Rails Against Incompetence Of Closing Staff," "Most Men Are Too Intimidated To Date A Successful, Educated Gorgon," and "New Six Flags Ride Based On Relationship With Deborah."

For true pop culture news, interviews, and opinions, don't miss "The Onion's" The A.V. Club sister pages, accessible from the main site.

View: "The Onion"

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Funny Site of the Day -- Their slogan, "Funny videos, funny pictures, funny links!" pretty much sums up CollegeHumor, a gigantic aggregation of Internet comedy and site originals. Throw in a heavy dose of sexual content and sophomoric snark to complete the youthful approach. As you might expect, some material is unsuitable for work or class.

CollegeHumor is a Webby Awards nominee for humor.

Study: CollegeHumor

Friday, April 16, 2010


Funny Site of the Day -- This Webby Award nominee for humor promises "life and pop culture graphed for your inner geek."

I wasn't aware my inner geek desired graphs. He's usually hungering for pie--

Oh. My bad. He's hungering for pie charts. I see. I see. I should make time to become better acquainted with my inner geek. Key lime, fellow?

He said, "Yes, Jabba, and some multi-colored Sharpie pens and poster boards." We're going to make visual aids!

GraphJam's content is user submitted, which results in the quality of the comedy material fluctuating from one entry to the next. Perseverance delivers winners, so be patient.

Consider making a graph during your visit. Chart builder tools are provided on site. Enjoy the field trip.

What I Learned

Venn diagrams are knuckleheads!

Grasp: GraphJam

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Awkward Family Photos

Funny Site of the Day -- We've all been there, doing the keepsake photograph pose, squeezed into close proximity with icky brothers or sisters or that strange aunt who smells like Goobers and flypaper. Something's bound to happen. Auntie sneezes or Sis burps or the flies blink. Click!

Awkward, huh?

Awkward Family PhotosAwkward Family Photos, nominated for two Webby Awards (Humor, Weird), captures such moments and shares them with the world. It's a grand funny pictures gallery, provided you're not in the snapshots.

Items are added frequently with numerous categories, including Grandma and Grandpa, Holidays, Celebrities, Birthdays, Mom and Dad, Pregnancy, Pets, Siblings, The Family Portrait, Kids, Relatives, Vacations, Weddings, Engagements, Couples, and Awkward Hall of Fame.

View: Awkward Family Photos

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Old Spice Commercials: 'The Man Your Man Could Smell Like' and 'Did You Know?'

Funny Site of the Day -- "We're not saying this body wash will make your man smell into a romantic millionaire jet fighter pilot, but we are insinuating it."

So says fragrant Old Spice of their popular commercials starring actor/athlete Isaiah Mustafa. The company has been employing memorable comedy in TV ads for some time, as this pair of current spots proves.

"Old Spice: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" via YouTube

"Don't smell like sunsets and baby powder. Smell like jet fighters and punching." --Either "The Bible" or Old Spice. I've misplaced my notes.

"Old Spice: Did You Know?" via YouTube

As a bonus, interviewer Leo Laporte talks to the creators of these commercials, Craig Allen and Eric Kallman of Wieden + Kennedy, discussing the behind-the-scenes of "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like."

"The Making of Old Spice: The Man Your Man Could Small Like" via YouTube

More: Old Spice Commercials

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Butterfinger Comedy Network on Yahoo! Video

Funny Site of the Day -- More than 3000 comedy videos are collected amongst the chocolatey goodness. Categories include Parodies, Pranks, Kids Can Be Cute, Epic FAIL, Funny Movie Trailers, Sketch & Skits, Songs, Stand-Up Comedy, Stupid Animals, Political Spoofs, The Onion, JibJab, Commercials, Animation, and WTF!

Proceed at your own pace and explicit content threshold. Brush your teeth after every view.

Watch: Butterfinger Comedy Network on Yahoo! Video

Here are a couple of videos I enjoyed right off the top. Oh, and could I get a bowl of those bite-size Butterfingers over here, please?

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Daily Bunny

Funny Site of the Day -- I like cute. Cute makes me smile and chuckle. I get the warm and fuzzies, usually on the outside.

What is cuter than bunnies? Okay, kitties are cuter. I lost my own argument. Beat myself up there. That was brutal.

So, enjoy the bunnies. Daily. I'll go lick my wounds....

View: The Daily Bunny

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Sound Effect Generator

Funny Site of the Day -- One of the truisms I've learned during my centuries crawling the Internet is there is a huge public appetite for sound bites and sound effects on demand. Jumping into action, The Surrealist has created The Sound Effect Generator, providing an endless stream of cacaphony.

That means noises. I heard it somewhere.

The twist is each and every sound is in text form only.

Be assured by the proprietor's guarantee: "Less Funny the More You Reload."

Refresh The Sound Effect Generator as many times as you desire to hear see new selections.

Listen: Read: The Sound Effect Generator

Saturday, April 10, 2010

'News FAILS' TV Bloopers

Funny Site of the Day -- This choice compilation package of on-the-air tongue mishaps and/or bad avenues of journalists' conversation made me laugh several times. From an assortment of local broadcasts, ABC-TV, and cable's Fox News, the notorious Jennifer Lopez flub by Shepard Smith is included in the mix. I recall hearing that one live and nearly dropped my sandwich. Adult content.

"News FAILS" via YouTube

Friday, April 9, 2010

This Is Photobomb!

TIP - oh hai
Funny Site of the Day -- "Photojackers of the world unite!" That's their cry. Here's their mission statement: Ruin those snapshots!

Intentionally sabotaged photographs and those accidentally disrupted are the core of this funny pictures bonanza, which also includes an occasional video. User-submitted material runs the gamut from sweet to not suitable for work, so gawk at your own risk.

Spy on the latest entries from the home page or go inside to categories represented by these Photobomb tags and a few more: animals, awesomeness, awkward, bikini, boobs, butt, caught in the act, celebrity, creepy, cute, eww, funny, kids, lol, moon, nekkid, news, perfect timing, silly, wedding, wtf, zombie.

See: This is Photobomb

Thursday, April 8, 2010

'Pixels' by Patrick Jean - une video Art et Creation

Funny Site of the Day -- Feast on a fantasy of video game icons come to life in the real world. Amazing, colorful special effects enhance the experience.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza

Funny Site of the Day -- "This is the definitive collection of pictures featuring Bea Arthur, mountains and pizza."

That about sums up this all-encompassing golden celebrity photo gallery, except to say a picture is worth a thousand words and calories.

View: Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza
Additional Toppings: 75 cents each
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

'The Flying McCoys' by Glenn and Gary McCoy

Funny Site of the Day -- My favorite cartoonist working today is Glenn McCoy, who happens to be, by an unbelievable coincidence, the creator and scribbler of my favorite current comic strip, "The Duplex." Through those adventures of superior slacker Eno and his dog, Fang, I eventually discovered Glenn's nationally-syndicated editorial cartoons and "The Flying McCoys," yet another daily comic strip, although in panel form and produced in partnership with his similarly cracked brother, Gary.

I love heredity.

"The Flying McCoys" is presented day and date with newspaper publications by GoComics, which explains this "delightfully absurd comic panel [which] takes superheroes, office humor, huggable animals and twisted relationships, blending them in a bizarre marriage of Gary Larson, "The New Yorker," Conan O’Brien and "Mad Magazine."

There's also an archive of past episodes for browsing.

See: "The Flying McCoys"

Monday, April 5, 2010

Harvard Sailing Team: 'Boys Will Be Girls' / 'Girls Will Be Boys'

Funny Site of the Day -- The New York sketch comedy troupe has produced a pair of opposite videos, as an entry in what we used to call The Battle of the Sexes. I'm not certain what we call the bubbling conflict now. The UN Sanctions on the Sexes?

Harvard Sailing Team: "Boys Will Be Girls" via YouTube

Harvard Sailing Team: "Girls Will Be Boys" via YouTube

More original videos, cast materials, and appearance schedules appear on the team's official site. Their spin:

Harvard Sailing Team has been featured at Carolines on Broadway, The Kennedy Center, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club, The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT), Comix, SketchFestNYC, Chicago SketchFest, National College Comedy Festival, Toronto SketchFest, Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival, and The Longest Sketch Show Ever. In 2008, HST was named Best Sketch Comedy Group by the ECNY awards: NYC's original comedy awards. Since September 2006 they have been housed Saturdays at The PIT and have presented six full-length original sketch shows. Their videos have been featured on G4's Attack of the Show, and, among others, where they have received collectively over 700,000 hits. In Fall of 2008, the team debuted their clean-cut style to children nationwide on Sesame Street.

Visit: Harvard Sailing Team

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Flintstones Channel

Funny Site of the Day -- When I began writing the humor Web sites column at The Mining Co., which morphed into today's, the very first featured destination was a behind-the-scenes look at TV's "The Flintstones," presented by Cartoon Network. Things have changed since 1998 and that cute collection has disappeared along with Fred and Barney and Wilma and Betty over CN's air.

In this, the current Stone Age, "The Flintstones'" official online presence is found at and majorly improved with not only the presence of free videos, but there are full episodes of the Bedrock sitcom ready to see right now. 20, count 'em, 20!

View: The Flintstones Channel in the KidsWB Video Dept.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

TechCrunch: April Fools 2010: The Definitive List

Funny Site of the Day -- During and after the big day o' fools, TechCrunch's crack team scoured the Web to assess and share the more noteworthy tricks and hoaxes. By my count, which is iffy because I get distracted easily, approximately 100 pranks are documented with, where materials still exist online, links to the sources. Here are three:

Starbucks is now offering “micra” and “plenty” (128 fl. oz – think popcorn bucket) sizes. “Whether customers are looking for a large or small size, the Plenta and the Micra satisfy all U.S. and Canada customers’ needs for more and less coffee,” said Hugh Mungis, Starbucks VP of Volume. “Our size selection is now plentiful.”

Startup Zurb has launched the Sharpiener, which is a sharpener for your Sharpie markers, in case they go dull.

Shipwire launches “Second Day Before Yesterday,” your packages will ship before you ordered them.

Visit TechCrunch: April Fools 2010: The Definitive List

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Fools

Funny Site of the Day -- helps recap the big day's events, past and present. Some amusing Internet stunts, freshly served. include 2010's Gmail Vowel Outage, "TEXTp Saves YouTube Bandwidth, Money," and Google Translate for Animals. Additional collections feature Practical Jokes, Safe Pranks, Office Pranks, Fake News Headlines, and Top April Fool's Jokes.

Village Idiot's Go Here:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

'Bungee Jump Prank'

Funny Site of the Day -- For April Fool's Day, a massive prank, which rhymes with "massive heart attack."

Enough said. Hold onto something and watch bungee jumping home video, found at YouTube -- or close your eyes tight. It'll be over soon.

"Bungee Jump Prank"