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[Rerun] Non-Gamers Just Don't Get Gamers

Gaming, Humor, Reruns

This one, written in 2004, was lost with a prior iteration of Popehat; I was inspired to dig it up from another site when I noticed someone following a now-dead link from Kotaku to find it. It concerns "Saga of Ryzom," a MMORPG (that is, for non-gamers, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game, like World of Warcraft) that went off-line for good early this year. Here it is, after the jump:

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Does This Mean That Flipping The Bird Would Be Friendly?

Humor

Cracked, normally a staunch advocate of uncouth behavior, has an instructive article on manners — specifically, seven innocent gestures that can get you killed overseas.

In Russia, even numbers of flowers are only ever given at funerals, and such a gift is seen as inviting death, which you obviously don't want to do unless you're banging a goth chick

These would have been helpful in my misspent youth. In France, I had to learn myself that my speaking French was considered rude.

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Deconstructing Church Signs

Humor

Modern academics teach us that any text can be deconstructed. Why not church signs? Blogger Joel is one step ahead of you, offering critical analysis of signs at Crummy Church Signs. He also does funny caption contests. And I learned there that God is like Alka-Seltzer!

(Spotted someplace — I don't remember where….)

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OMG H2U lol manuscripts

Humor

Via Andrew Sullivan. Some are very funny.

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I Don't Believe This Means What You Think It Means

Humor, Life

Real estate developer Hugh Cummings of Burlington North Carolina was a generous man and a benefactor to his community.  But when he built the strip mall that bears his name, he was a little too stingy on the sign:

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Way To Go

Humor

I was digging through my personal files in the office and found a clipping of the best obituary I'll ever read. This notice was printed in the Daily Item of Lewisburg PA on February 7 2004. It concerns Mr. Louis Casimir Jr., of the same town. I was given a copy shortly after this was printed because my wife is friends with Mr. Casimir's daughter. I understand that an abbreviated version of Mr. Casimir's obituary was read over the air on Car Talk.

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Top 50 Commercial Parodies

Humor

Nerve has a list of top 50 commercial parodies, with videos, up. Naturally they've got the happy fun ball.

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This Does Not Bode Well For His Visit To The Meteorologists

Humor

Via McSweeney's, a letter to Prince regarding his address to the American Ornithological Society.

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Unfortunate Military Operation Names

Humor

Cracked brings us the 25 least inspiring military operation names.

I always thought "Operation Just Cause" was funny because it sounded so defensive. Was Operation Nuh-UH! taken?

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A Burning Temptation

Humor

Oh, the moral perils presented by anonymity and the internet.

Via Snarky Bastards by way of TJICistan, a way to send anonymous e-cards with cute graphics to tell people you may have given them the clap.

Sorry

However amusing, it would obviously be morally wrong to send one of these to, for instance, Sen. Larry Craig (R-Shitter).

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Jack Bauer Can SPEAK WITH THE DEAD

Humor, Language

Andrew Sullivan's post reminded me of a fun blog called Regret the Error, which runs funny or otherwise notable newspaper corrections. In this case, the Guardian was forced to concede that no matter how awesome Jack Bauer is, and no mater whether John Yoo thinks it would be appropriate, Jack can't interrogate a dead guy.

We said that, in the American TV drama 24, Jack Bauer, the counter-terrorism agent, resorted to electrocution to extract information. You cannot extract information from someone who has been electrocuted because they are dead. (Questioning, the Jack Bauer way, page 1, April 19.

The entire blog, especially the year-end roundups, is fantastic. Enjoy.

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Cthulhu: Tastes Like Chicken?

Humor

In honor of Passover, Evil Monkey considers which imaginary animals are kosher. Via BoingBoing.

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AHA!

Geekery, Humor

Darth Vader, redubbed with James Earl Jones dialogue from "Coming to America." Hilarious. Hat tip: Rumpy at GamingTrend.

Also, don't miss the classic Darth Vader being an asshole.

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Perforce 'twould be an uncommon pleasing swine

Humor

Via BoingBoing, selections of Pulp Fiction if it had been written by Shakespeare. I dare thee utter 'What' again but once!

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Lego Macht Frei

Humor

I have seen Hell. It is modular and brightly colored. It snaps. And it hurts like a bitch when you step on pieces of it in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom.

You might call it Legoland.

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