Recommendations for joke and humor websites.
January 4, 2005 12:19 AM   Subscribe

Jokes and humor websites : Can you recommend some good ones? I mean belly-laugh good. What rises to the surface from a few google trawls I wouldn't inflict on anyone.
posted by mono blanco to Computers & Internet (20 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite , the original gangsta', yo.
posted by Space Coyote at 1:08 AM on January 4, 2005

posted by mek at 1:46 AM on January 4, 2005

There have been a couple of good joke threads here at MeFi over the years. Here's one from 2001, though there have been other, more recent, ones also (I couldn't find 'em through Googling, but I know they're around here somewhere).
posted by hot soup girl at 2:23 AM on January 4, 2005

As always, b3ta.
posted by i_cola at 4:10 AM on January 4, 2005 appeals to the beer drinking, misogynistic, model-dating crowd. And lawyers.
posted by jmgorman at 6:27 AM on January 4, 2005

Ask MetaFilter, 2/19/04.
posted by Framer at 6:36 AM on January 4, 2005

Pointless Waste of Time is one of my favorites. It has a lot of great stuff, if you're a fan of the kind of humor in which penis jokes are prevalent.
posted by Nedroid at 6:58 AM on January 4, 2005

I probably found this via MeFi, but Doh, The Humanity is a collection of "Boken web pages, but in a funny way".

Recent examples: Unfortunately, this week's "Who Cares?" event - has been cancelled; woman looking for "rear" love, marriage; Lead election story provides perhaps too much personal detail; and test "About Us" page thoughtfully includes "Why Our Feet Smell".

Not everything is side-splitting, but if you like funny typo errors, proofreading snafus, and general oops! publishing moments, you'll probably enjoy it.
posted by taz at 7:38 AM on January 4, 2005

This has been mentioned before in the blue, but I think The 213 Things Skippy is No Longer Allowed to Do in the U.S. Army is probably the funniest thing I have ever seen on the web. I suspect it is embellished somewhat, but it's still funny as hell.
posted by Doohickie at 8:13 AM on January 4, 2005

Self-proclaimed "Best Page in the Universe" is mean and negative, but makes me laugh out loud regularly.

The Black Table is always good for a laugh, especially The Black Lists.
posted by suchatreat at 8:45 AM on January 4, 2005

There's some great stuff in the comments of this post over at Defective Yeti.
posted by Sfving at 10:07 AM on January 4, 2005

posted by Robot Johnny at 11:49 AM on January 4, 2005

Doohickie, I live a few miles from Ft Bragg and I believe everything on that list could have happened. No problem.
posted by konolia at 12:08 PM on January 4, 2005

I second PWoT. If you get past some of the more juvenile content, there's a lot of swift analysis in there. Especially see The Monkeysphere.

Also, Cockeyed. How Much is Inside is the most popular part of the site, but I much prefer the pranks. If you've ever wanted to get into pranking in a way that isn't mean, this is a good place to start.

There was an on-line 'zine called Weekly Asteroid for a while, but they got killed by their association with that damn squirrel flash. Word on the street is that they'll be back soon, so keep an ear to the ground.

Another 'zine that is only partially on-line, but worth requesting a copy is Cake or Death.

It's not intentionally funny, but whenever I go to see a movie, I check out the reviews on Plugged In from It's really the films you wouldn't think would be objectionable being objectionable which make it worth it. The obvious ones are, well, obvious.

I also second b3ta, but not the forums, just the Newsletter.

It's not quite The Brunching Shuttlecocks, but Lore has moved on to Bandwidth Theater.

I might also humbly suggest Axes & Alleys.
posted by Captaintripps at 12:19 PM on January 4, 2005

konolia- I believe you. But I suspect that it is a collection of experiences from several people rather than things that happened to an individual (unless it was a Corporal Klinger-Colonel Potter type of arrangement).
posted by Doohickie at 12:24 PM on January 4, 2005

The Wikipedia's bad jokes and other deleted nonsense pages - constantly growing - are uneven, but have some stuff that's wonderfully goofy.
posted by zadcat at 2:11 PM on January 4, 2005

posted by geekyguy at 4:16 AM on January 5, 2005

Too late to mean anything, but I'm hurting for the lack of love for Jay Pinkerton. His News Skim comics got posted as an FPP with good reviews, he provides a lot of the good stuff to PWOT, and he's singlehandedly bringing back National Lampoon from the pit it's been in...forever, really.
posted by Bugbread at 10:31 AM on January 6, 2005

Response by poster: These are great, thanks! The pranks on cockeyed cracked me up, as did Jay Pinkerton's comics. Lot's to plow through here, must ..ration ...myself ...
posted by mono blanco at 1:50 AM on January 7, 2005

Response by poster: I can't believe I just wrote "Lot's." What are you people doing to me?
posted by mono blanco at 1:59 AM on January 7, 2005

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