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What sites do you visit when you want a laugh?

Recommend to me your go-to humor web sites. I'm mostly thinking of humor writing, but any video content you find funny (or any sites that follow such) would be fine too. Who do you visit for a regular laugh?
posted by Gilbert to Computers & Internet (36 answers total) 145 users marked this as a favorite
Damn You Auto Correct has some gems.
posted by insectosaurus at 9:53 PM on February 24, 2012 [5 favorites]

Hyperbole and a Half isn't being updated right now, but the archives are amazing.

If you have a certain kind of dog, this one about moving will make you CRY WITH LAUGHTER.
posted by insectosaurus at 9:57 PM on February 24, 2012 [7 favorites]

Clients From Hell
posted by germdisco at 10:03 PM on February 24, 2012 [3 favorites]

Work LOLS (a sister site to Damn You Autocorrect)
Old Jews Telling Jokes (videos - just what it says!)
Dave Barry's website
Awful Library Books
Happy Place
posted by SisterHavana at 10:12 PM on February 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

The oatmeal.
posted by guster4lovers at 10:15 PM on February 24, 2012

the bloggess
not always right
posted by elizardbits at 10:25 PM on February 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

I find Lisa Hanawalt to be hilarious.
posted by grapesaresour at 10:57 PM on February 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

I like an awful lot.
posted by dotgirl at 11:17 PM on February 24, 2012 is one of my favorites
posted by metahawk at 11:42 PM on February 24, 2012 [2 favorites]

Various things, some more obscure than others:

America's Finest News Source
Not Always Right
Dresden Codak
Commentary Tracks of the Damned on Humorous reviews of the commentary tracks of awful movies.
Many of the sketches from That Mitchell and Webb Look (a tv show) are on Youtube. Try here or here.
Idle Words: Blog with entries on many different subjects. The writing often makes me laugh.
Good Show Sir: Only the worst science fiction and fantasy book covers (with commentary)
The LawDog Files: Stories from the childhood and career of a peace officer in Texas (Don't be turned off by the fact that they're on a gun forum; they're hilarious.)

Also, I second xkcd,, and Hyperbole and a Half.
posted by Bufo_periglenes at 12:01 AM on February 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Reddit's clean joke thread - I spent two sick days shrieking (yes) w laughter over this & then I spent two days at work firing off jokes nonstop to my co-workers and customers.

When Parents Text - be warned, it has triggered my biological clock big time. It makes me long for a child of my own to text with. Funny, often warm fuzzy :)
posted by HolyWood at 12:33 AM on February 25, 2012 [6 favorites]

The video movie reviews at Spill always have me in stitches. The full-length audio reviews are equally funny and are great to have playing in the background when doing housework.
posted by Kevtaro at 3:54 AM on February 25, 2012

The Broadband Comedy Network (AKA Decidely NSFW.
posted by quidividi at 4:15 AM on February 25, 2012

Passive Aggressive Notes! Especially the kids section.
posted by pintapicasso at 4:58 AM on February 25, 2012

Not humor writing or video for that matter, (but there are a bunch of comics posted above, so I'll dare it), Cakewrecks posts pictures of unexplainable phenomenon in the world of commercial cake decorating.

The single video that makes me laugh every time I watch it, Danny Boy, as performed by the Muppets.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:18 AM on February 25, 2012

posted by MonkeyToes at 6:16 AM on February 25, 2012

Long defunct, but if you like your humor in a texty format, read all the way through Fuck You, Penguin if you've not done so already.
posted by drlith at 6:26 AM on February 25, 2012

posted by pharm at 6:33 AM on February 25, 2012

I think you meant
posted by pracowity at 6:37 AM on February 25, 2012

Animals Talking in All Caps has had me doubling over
posted by PinkMoose at 6:37 AM on February 25, 2012

Myths retold
posted by cynicalidealist at 6:47 AM on February 25, 2012 [3 favorites] Emails from an asshole ALWAYS makes me LOL.
posted by Amalie-Suzette at 6:52 AM on February 25, 2012

pracowity: Argh.
posted by pharm at 7:12 AM on February 25, 2012

Bulimia's so '87
posted by oxfordcomma at 7:27 AM on February 25, 2012

The stuff at 27b/6 can be pretty mean-spirited, but often has me holding my sides.
posted by Betelgeuse at 9:46 AM on February 25, 2012

Abstruse Goose
Tastefully Offensive
posted by bryon at 10:24 AM on February 25, 2012

You know the spam emails you get from wealthy Africans looking to invest etc? Many have made a hobby of replying, stringing them along and torturing them in creative and often hilarious ways. One of several sites is 419 Eater.
posted by raider at 10:53 AM on February 25, 2012

craigslist flag help forum
posted by Bruce H. at 11:42 AM on February 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

The new and improved (felines only!) Lolcats.
posted by Carol Anne at 11:46 AM on February 25, 2012

Sleep Talkin Man
posted by monkeys with typewriters at 1:21 PM on February 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Both the posts and comments in shitty ask science, a subreddit spoofing r/askscience.

Something awful, if you dig just a tad.
posted by The ____ of Justice at 10:00 PM on February 25, 2012

Tom and Lorenzo's catty observations about fashion. Case in point on the outfit Helena Bonham Carter recently wore to receive her Commander of the British Empire Medal from the Queen - "We love that she showed up at Buckingham palace looking a bit like a Victorian-era streetwalker. Do you think Betty said anything about Helena’s portrayal of her mother? Or did she just mumble 'Quite nice tits' at her?"
posted by Devika at 11:16 PM on February 25, 2012

While not a dedicated website per se, here's a spot that's right in the neighborhood: The Metafilter Instant Rimshot thread. That thread had me in tears, and the instant rimshot link is something that I still hit occasionally.
posted by azpenguin at 7:17 AM on February 26, 2012

Definitely David Thorne!! Start with Missing Missy! Absolutely hilarious!
posted by sybarite09 at 12:14 PM on February 26, 2012

I just want to pop in and answer the title with YES GOD YES.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 12:49 PM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

God, I lose my head at Ugliest Tattoos. Especially the bad portraits.
posted by chronic sublime at 3:08 AM on February 28, 2012

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