So my best friend has ovarian cancer. And she's a divorced mom with no family. All of the support is going to come from friends, and I'm the Friend Leader. I'm going to be asking a million questions about this, I bet, in the coming months, but here's where I'm starting: if I say anything sweet or sentimental to her, she's gonna give me a black eye. I need snarky, sarcastic humor & presents for one of the smartest cancer patients ever. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on May 17, 2013 -
Is there a joke wiki or humor wiki database? I'm looking for a professional level no-nonsense jokes database. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde
on Apr 1, 2013 -
My father passed away this morning. I'm going through his file, and I came across JOKES.TXT ... which contains only the punchlines
Can the Mind please tell me the jokes? [more inside]
posted by dmd
on Mar 22, 2013 -
"Some people, when confronted with a problem, think 'I know, I'll use %s' Now they have %d problems." How many variations on this joke do you know?
posted by ecmendenhall
on Feb 26, 2013 -
I remember this illustrated children's book from the 1970's, a vaguely Arthurian fantasy with anthropomorphic pigs. I think the main character was named "Hamlet" and there were other pig themed puns. He had an Excaliber-like sword that was all rusty and bent up. Please help me find it again. [more inside]
posted by wobh
on Dec 4, 2012 -
There's a particular sort of humor writer I like. Can you recommend more books in this style? Mid-century, writing about domestic matters, female, personal. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library
on Nov 30, 2012 -
I'm trying to find an old radio short called "White Trash Airlines" that I heard online in the early 90's. It was a parody of a United commercial and had the "Fly the friendly skies" tagline in it but I don't know where it came from or who made it. It was, however, very funny if you like hillbilly jokes. YMMV. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Nov 1, 2012 -
What are some witty comebacks I can use when being accused of having a midlife crisis? [more inside]
posted by Beti
on Oct 29, 2012 -
CricketFilter...or IndianHumorFilter: Help with decoding some Indian humor on a satire website, namely with acronyms? [more inside]
posted by Fortran
on Oct 1, 2012 -
I need suggestions of fictional or non-fictional books or films that deal with illness or dying in relation to humor/the absurd. [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Now that I've worked my way through P.G. Wodehouse (I think, some books have different titles so it is difficult to keep track), what should I read for laughs? I like to read books that are so funny that I laugh out loud. For years, that was P.G. Wodehouse (and Saki). I've now read those novels and stories too many times. I need to leave them for a few years. What should I read now?
posted by Area Man
on Jul 15, 2012 -
Several years ago I saw a webcomic about distinguishing between those who falsely claimed to be unpopular in high school from those who actually were. There was a young female narrator / investigator, maybe identified as the author of the comic but maybe not, who talked about interrogating friends and acquaintances to see how unpopular they really were. I think the last panel showed her writing in a note pad.
Anybody remember this? Google is getting me nowhere. I may have stumbled across it by following a link from here, but more likely from a comment than a post.
posted by BigSky
on Jul 7, 2012 -
Pre-2012 WWDC, I'm sure I saw a somewhat amusing series of chats someone had posted between himself and Xcode. In a fake iMessage window. I wish I could find them.
posted by ~
on Jun 17, 2012 -
Are people significantly more likely to laugh at people who have a reputation as being funny? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE
on May 9, 2012 -
Most of my cohort begins taking their written exams next week, and I'd like to give them a bit of encouragement. Can you help me come up with some silly and encouraging signs to post on the door of the testing room that will give them a smile before they walk in? [more inside]
posted by lilac girl
on Mar 1, 2012 -
In the spirit of "rectum, damn near killed 'em!", what are other words that can be followed with a joke/punchline? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Feb 28, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember a web-video series that was mentioned on the blue a couple of times in the last year or two. All I can remember is that they were hosted by a woman (maybe light brown/blond hair...?) who was giving a funny/feminist take on various things in pop culture. Does that ring a bell with anyone? I think maybe one of the topics she talked about was yogurt commercials aimed at women. I know, not much to go on!
posted by trillian
on Feb 20, 2012 -
Just discovered Sarah Haskins' 'Target Women' and I love it. The comedic style reminds me of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. Are there any radio shows that have similar humor to her videos/TDS? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Jan 19, 2012 -
Can you recommend any good, relatively clean, satirical "true story"/"Biography"-type humor writings, videos, skits, etc about Santa, and/or perhaps other Christmas characters like Rudolph or Frosty? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Dec 22, 2011 -
He's got so many qualities I like...except for one. And it might be a dealbreaker. Am I being ridiculous? Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode about this? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Sep 27, 2011 -
It's my grandmother's birthday next week, and I'd like to give her some sort of book with cute and funny short stories/jokes, a la Reader's Digest
. It should also be clean humor only
. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by iamfantastikate
on Sep 21, 2011 -
I've been really stressed lately, but a few things can make me belly laugh until I forget what I was worried about. Sadly, there are only so many Margaret Cho videos and I think I've already exhausted "Whose Line is it Anyway?" I also find Dan Savage's podcast funny and utterly distracting. What else could I listen to or watch that will make me howl with laughter?
posted by bunderful
on Sep 13, 2011 -
How do I learn to take myself less seriously and be less earnest and self-absorbed? I've been slowly trying to improve my personality, and I've mostly focused on dialing down my general air of creepiness and intensity through the usual methods of therapy and meds.
However, I haven't really tried to change my general air of self-seriousness. I still write/perform poetry and mope around listening to Bright Eyes (which is apparently unattractive
It seems, reading through various sites
, that this is the next thing I should change. I'm just wondering if there are any general tips? I go out, I drink, I have fun, and I'll laugh at Peep Show and Misfits and old Simpsons episodes. But I'm wondering how I can start to laugh at myself, or if its even desirable.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn
on Sep 13, 2011 -
Who is the Amazon reviewer who posted a corpus of very funny, very weird reviews? As the reviews accumulated, he would reveal occasional bits of his "real" life. This would have been in the mid-2000s, I think. My Google skills are letting me down sorely.
posted by everichon
on Aug 29, 2011 -
Under what circumstances is it acceptable to laugh at one's own joke, and what are the social implications of doing so? [more inside]
posted by foursentences
on Jul 30, 2011 -
I'm looking for a comic which depicts the breakdown of social norms in a cubicle farm and the subsequent progression to something like neolithic (primitive) life in the building. I remember a person tying a necktie around their head, a couple copulating on a desk, and plants being grown in cubicles (or maybe out in a parking lot).
posted by elektrotechnicus
on Jul 20, 2011 -
I'm looking for a kids joke that some how involves Wonder Woman's body, possibly as the punch line. All that is remembered is the following: "Knock Knock? Who's there? Wonder Woman's Body!" and laughter ensues. It was told by my sister-in-law in the 1980s when she was a wee one, so it might just be little kid humor, but I'm hoping there might be more to this joke.
posted by filthy light thief
on Jul 13, 2011 -
Two of my best friends are getting married (to one another!) and I'm putting together a book of letters, photos, advice, poems, etc. from everyone invited to the wedding. A lot of what I've found are love poems and vows written in the first person about how much the speaker loves the intended, which might feel a bit weird coming from the wedding guests. I'm looking for more general advicey-type stuff, about marriage as an institution or love in the abstract. Funny or serious; the couple are extremely happy together and have great senses of humor. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty!
on Jul 5, 2011 -
I think I have seen a set of funny mashup videos where the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme was added to movie clips that were originally, you know, not that funny. My goo-fu fails, help me find them!
posted by mr.marx
on Jun 24, 2011 -
Not sure if there's a label for it, but what's the most popular site (most visitors) of whatever genre kontraband.com, gorillamask.net, collegehumor.com, barstoolu.com, buzzfeed.com, etc. fall into? (Blog catering to 18-30 demographic, largely male, featuring funny pictures, videos, and links.)
posted by Busoni
on Jun 19, 2011 -
I'm often told that I take things too literally or serious. What can I do to lighten up a bit and help my brain out? [more inside]
posted by CZMR
on Jun 12, 2011 -