Category Archives: humor

Sarah Silverman mistakes surveyor’s mark for a swastika, Internet hilarity ensues

Twitchy reports a series of tweets begun by Sarah Silverman when she saw some marks painted on the ground. She thought they were malformed swastikas. Walking to get coffee saw these all over a sidewalk in the town I'm in. Is this an attempt at swastikas? Do neo nazis not have google? — Sarah Silverman […]

Bill Maher indicts the liberal thought-and-language police for Democratic losses

This segment of Bill Maher’s “Real Time”, which was published yesterday, blames Democratic election losses on the party’s having gone “from the party that protects people to the party that protects feelings.” Well, I’m not so sure I agree, but it’s a funny piece nonetheless. h/t: Barry

Paul Ryan added briefly to Wikipedia’s “invertebrate” page

Well, it didn’t last long, but some wag (look up the origins of “wag,” by the way, which is a short version of “waghalter”) committed an Act of Humor on Wikipedia. As reported by SelectAll, which gives a tw**t by Buzzfeed writer Alp Ozcelik, for one brief shining moment an editor put Paul Ryan, Republican […]

Carrie Fisher cremated, ashes put in a Prozac-shaped urn

The sad death of Carrie Fisher (and her mother Debbie Reynolds on the next day) is leavened by one bit of humor. After Fisher was cremated, her ashes were put in an urn shaped like a big Prozac pill.  Fisher was well known to have suffered from bipolar disorder, and didn’t hide it at all. […]

Election day diversions

by Greg Mayer Here in the U.S. it’s election day, and Americans are going to the polls to vote (many have already cast ballots in early voting). To divert you while awaiting the results (we’re expecting them at 3:00 PM Chicago time), here are a couple of items. First, the following photo is of identical […]

The laws of cartoon physics

To end the week, we have a lovely post that gives the cartoon laws of physics, whose author is, sadly, unknown. But they’re hilarious, and if you’re of a certain age you’ll recognize them all. Here they are; I’ve put my favorites in bold. Cartoon Law I Any body suspended in space will remain in […]

Comedy wildlife awards

I can’t recall a contest of wildlife photographs that concentrated on their comedic aspect. But that’s what the Guardian has done with its new post “The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards—in pictures“. And there’s some swell and hilarious photos of our animal friends. I’ll show a short selection, but head on over for a smile. Captions […]

God gets email

I may have posted this a long time ago, but I found it recently and so here it is. It’s God’s inbox at his Celestial computer. You can clearly date this by the topics and senders.

Nerdy science jokes (?)

Stressed out about Special Snowflakes? Unwind with some humor from BuzzFeed: nerdy science jokes.  There are 22, but I’ll give just four. The article notes that only the “nerdiest science nerds” will understand them, but I take strong issue with that. And it’s by Tom Chivers, once a respectable journalist who appears to have now been […]

Woody Guthrie’s New Years Rulin’s

by Matthew Cobb You may have seen this – it’s been going the rounds for a few years now, but it hasn’t been posted here before. Here are Woody’s new year resolutions for 1943. [JAC: he was 30.] They all seem pretty good to me, notably #3. Click to enlarge. JAC: I’ve added a transcript […]