29 August 2013

A request for humor links

There are mornings when you surf the 'net for material and what you encounter generates a lot of gloom and doom.  On days like that I like to visit cheerful or humor sites for a mental health break.  I have these bookmarked in various folders:

Miss Cellania
Bad Newspaper [the old "Criggo"]
The Onion
Dilbert
Nonsequitur
New Yorker weekly cartoons
Lowering the Bar
Izismile

I'd appreciate additional suggestions.

20 comments:

  1. penny-arcade.com (and /comic)
    xkcd.com (and what-if.xkcd.com)
    oglaf.com (very very NSFW)

    http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/things_i_wont_work_with/ (I'm not a chemist, but this guy is, and he writes about it very well.)

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  2. Those are excellent, thank you!

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  3. I am fond of smbc-comics.com/, as well as the aforementioned xkcd.com and what-if.xkcd.com.

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  4. Dinosaur Comics is a riot. http://www.qwantz.com/

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  5. theoatmeal.com

    Not updated often, but bitingly funny when it is, such as:

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/syria

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  6. Bizarro Blog, daily:
    http://bizarrocomics.com/

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  7. Among the ones I read that haven't been mentioned yet:
    Basic Instructions - http://basicinstructions.net
    Surviving the World - http://survivingtheworld.net
    Hyperbole and a Half = http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com (seldom updated these days for reasons made evident by the most recent posts, but there's a book coming out soon)
    The Bloggess - http://thebloggess.com

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    1. The book is out. http://www.amazon.com/Hyperbole-Half-Unfortunate-Situations-Mechanisms/dp/1451666179

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  8. youtube Jonathan Winters , especially his bit as Spring.

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  9. Glad to have the opportunity to send you some cool links for once.

    The Comics Curmudgeon

    The Daily WTF

    Sinfest comic, both for humor like this and beautiful art like this one imagining patriarchy and racism as Matrix-like covers over reality.

    Quora is full of positive explanations about life like this one with secrets from your workplace.

    And I follow @badbanana and @matthewbaldwin on Twitter for short humor snippets.

    Enjoy your new happier Internet.

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  10. SMBC, XKCD and The Oatmeal are indeed the bare minimum. While Penny Arcade is more focused on video games (like Ctrl-Alt-Del) and theDailyWTF will be funny if you have at least notions of programmation, otherwise you can still relish their Tales of the interview. You might like FakeScience.org, SystemComic.com or the very politically INcorrect Cyanide & Happiness. ApeNotMonkey.com will appeal to skeptics and atheists. I found LiberalLogic101.com hilarious, until I understood it was not a satire but a serious individual, so it's actually rather depressing.

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  11. The Lapine, sort of a Canadian Onion, is a mixed bag, but I read this post this morning and thought it was funny:

    http://thelapine.ca/nsa-to-offer-proof-reading-filter-services/

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  12. I hope everyone reading this thread knows you can select a link with the mouse and right-click to Open Link in New Tab. Saves a ton of copy-n-paste for things that are not hyperlinked.

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    1. I didn't know that! You learn something every day...

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    2. For addresses that *are* hyperlinked, try clicking on them with the mouse wheel (if your mouse wheel clicks) to open in a new tab. (Everyone else might know this but I just found out recently!)

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  13. Try mine! http://trickpa-formyinformation.blogspot.com/

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    1. Some funny items, but I almost never reblog any cartoon etc. that doesn't have a source credit.

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  14. Daily, including a large color comic on Sunday:

    http://www.newadventuresofqueenvictoria.com/

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