Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Random Fark Images That Amuse Me

Friday, April 27th, 2012

A continuing series:

The Wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Right, as always.

The Dave Barry 2011 Year in Review

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

One of our great national traditions continues.

Finally, a Christmas Film I Can Get Behind

Friday, December 16th, 2011

A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas

Nigel Tufnel on Stonehenge

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Nigel Tufnel Day may have passed, but the Spinal Tap madness continues!

National Geographic did an interview with him regarding the origins of Stonehenge. He turns out to have many fascinating insights as to how it was actually built, some involving dinosaur spit.

Another Top 100 Movie Comedy List

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Via Bill Crider comes yet another Top 100 Movie Comedies list. There is much to quibble with on this list (Brazil is way too low, Annie Hall is way too high, too few silent films and Eeling Comedies, Hot Fuzz should be higher, etc.), but given that it kicks the ass of that wretched College Humor list, I’m inclined to cut it some slack.

And they got #1 right.

Neutrino Joke

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

“We don’t allow faster than light neutrinos in here” said the bartender.

A neutrino walks into a bar.

(Stolen from NRO)

Bad Logo Design

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

I missed this Cracked cartoon on Bad Logo Design when it came out earlier this year, but I’m posting it now because I can’t stop cracking up at Nazi Jim’s Panzerotti. (Some NSFW language.)

In other news, I’m still recovering from Armadillocon and various other personal upheavals, so blogging may be light until I manage to get a few ducks marching in the right direction…

Royal Wedding Unites Chavs, Neds

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Iowahawk up to his usual mischief.

Dear College Humor: Your List is Bad, And You Should Feel Bad

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Warning: Deceased Equine Flogging Next 500 Words

So: A little while back College Humor put up a list of the top 100 movie comedies of all times based on the votes of their readers. (If you want to avoid giving these idiots click traffic (and you should), this Fark thread helpfully offers up the entire list in the fourth post.) Based on the evidence, their readers are all either people who have consisted on a diet of nothing but chips of lead-based paint for several years, or under the age of 18. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a credible choice for number one, but not only is that about the only thing they got right, it’s almost the oldest movie they have on the list; both Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles came out a year earlier. (Man, what a year Mel Brooks had! It’s pretty much been a long, slow slide ever since…) That’s right: The oldest film on the list is from 1974.

No Eeling comedies. No classic screwball comedies. No Marx Brothers. No Charlie Chaplin. No Buster Keaton. No Harold Lloyd.

However, even in the woefully inadequate time period covered, the Super-geniuses at College Humor managed to leave off This is Spinal Tap, but managed to make room for Jackass, Jackass 2, Black Sheep (a film that comes in at a robust 28% at Rotten Tomatoes) and (at number 11) Spaceballs.

I think this may in fact be the worst “Best of” movies list ever submitted to the public at large. Perhaps College Humor should rebrand themselves as “Middle School Humor”…