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October 6, 2011 9:06 PM   Subscribe

What are some good places to find a certain kind of humor online?

It's the kind that includes fucking back with phone scammers, taking out false ads or answering ads falsely on sales or dating websites (craigslist), the infamous Dimitri the Lover thing (a recording of a guy leaving stalkerish voicemail messages for a woman he didn't know), and things like that? What am I missing? I love shit like this and I'm in a sad spell. Laughter is medicine.
posted by jitterbug perfume to Computers & Internet (21 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Credit Card Prank

A classic: the stinkymeat project
posted by wondermouse at 9:19 PM on October 6, 2011


emails from an asshole
posted by dchrssyr at 9:24 PM on October 6, 2011 [6 favorites]


chad's letters

I'm not vouching for any of my links. I know there's funny stuff like this around and I'm just dropping links for you without looking at them..
posted by dchrssyr at 9:26 PM on October 6, 2011


a link from the telegraph
posted by dchrssyr at 9:27 PM on October 6, 2011


best of craigslist . . . and I'm done here. I hope you find your chuckles.
posted by dchrssyr at 9:30 PM on October 6, 2011


Seconding Emails From An Asshole - please please start with Disguised Weapons and once you recover from the hilarity, read on.
posted by tatiana wishbone at 9:51 PM on October 6, 2011


the paywall is down on Something Awful, so I read through the massive TV Tropes thread. even if you love the site, the mocking they give Troper Tales is hilarious

E/N is a mix of that and real advice
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 10:10 PM on October 6, 2011


Missing Missy
posted by Majorita at 10:19 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Matt Besser - May I Help You (Dumbass)?
posted by rhizome at 10:21 PM on October 6, 2011


David Thorne. Probably NSFW in parts.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 11:13 PM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Derek Erdman.

Along with Sharpeworld, it was one of the sites that was a revelation to me upon having broadband for the first time during my freshman year of college. The more you search the site, the more you'll find the kind of stuff that's right up your alley.
posted by stleric at 12:07 AM on October 7, 2011


Some of the bits that the Chaser's War on Everything do fit the bill, albeit more real life than over the phone:

Open mics
Trojan horse
Technical support
Al Kyder and Terry Wrist
How to confuse a security guard
Free money!
posted by doublehappy at 1:27 AM on October 7, 2011


The P-P-P-Powerbook!
posted by modernserf at 5:44 AM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


This guy gets Nigerian scammers to send photos of themsleves holding silly signs to "prove they are serious." I think I first read about him on Metafilter[?]

http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com/
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:14 AM on October 7, 2011


The Powerbook Prank is one of my favorite stories along those lines.
posted by ashirys at 7:56 AM on October 7, 2011


Not quite the same, but I always get a kick out of Rob Cockerham's stuff on Cockeyed.com
posted by pupdog at 8:18 AM on October 7, 2011


So many suggestions! I'm bookmarking this post for my own! Here are my 3 laugh-a-day sites I visit:

Failblog
WhyDidYouBuyMeThat.com
People of Walmart
Damn You Auto Correct
posted by Frosted Cactus at 8:43 AM on October 7, 2011


Playground Law.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:01 AM on October 7, 2011




Apologies as this isn't online per se, but I think you would love Bob Servant and Delete This At Your Peril. If you like British humour it's especially funny. My god, I remember being on a bus in a foreign country and just laughing until I cried, with all the other passengers looking at me as if I were deranged.
posted by Concordia at 12:31 PM on October 7, 2011


I'm very familiar with Emails From An Asshole, and the concealed weapons IS one of the best of all!! I'll have to check the rest of these out... Thanks!
posted by jitterbug perfume at 3:42 PM on October 8, 2011


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