Archive for the ‘funny’ tag

#  Batphones →

March 20th, 2008 at 12:06 // In Worth Distraction 

Click the link. I dare you not to laugh.

Also, click on the picture there for information about it.

#  “Page Six” Gets Personal →

March 12th, 2008 at 10:33 // In Worth Distraction 

McSweeney’s walks a fine line between being entertaining and annoying. This one falls firmly on the entertaining side of that line.

Brad Pitt is reportedly getting irritated by a sound Angelina Jolie sometimes makes when she chews food … Cuba Gooding Jr. has stopped following college basketball … Lucy Liu is lukewarm about this season’s Tuesday-night prime-time offerings … My friend Tony isn’t a fan of calamari, it was revealed on Saturday at our local Olive Garden … Tobey Maguire still occasionally thinks about his second-grade tormentor Jason Higgins

#  Eulogizing William F. Buckley Jr. →

February 29th, 2008 at 15:22 // In Worth Reading 

You’re probably aware that conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. died earlier this week. You may not be aware that he gave David Brooks a job because of piece of satire he wrote about the man. That and other details are in the best eulogy for him I’ve read.

“Buckley spent most of his infancy working on his memoirs,” I wrote in my faux-biography. “By the time he had learned to talk, he had finished three volumes: ‘The World Before Buckley,’ which traced the history of the world prior to his conception; ‘The Seeds of Utopia,’ which outlined his effect on world events during the nine months of his gestation; and ‘The Glorious Dawn,’ which described the profound ramifications of his birth on the social order.”

#  41 Hilarious Science Fair Photos →

February 20th, 2008 at 15:14 // In Worth Distraction 

I don’t usually like things like this, but this one’s surprisingly funny and it’s been a day surprisingly devoid of other things worth posting here.

(via kottke)

#  This Headline Relies on ‘Words’ →

February 19th, 2008 at 20:33 // In Worth Distraction 

I just found this too hilarious not to share. This AP story’s groundbreaking headline — “Clinton says Obama relies on ‘words’” — made me stop, think of the title of this post, and then laugh more than I did all day. Other options:

  • Clinton relies on ‘words’ to say that Obama relies on ‘words’
  • BREAKING NEWS: John McCain also relies on ‘words’
  • Clinton says all communication relies on ‘words’
  • The AP relies on ‘words’ to share Clinton’s ‘words’ condemning Obama’s ‘words’

PS: I would not be surprised to learn that you don’t think this is funny. I had to share it anyway.

#  john.he.is →

February 11th, 2008 at 11:03 // In Worth Distraction 

In an entertaining parody of will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” video, the internets are proud to present people you don’t recognize singing along to the uplifting rhetoric of Senator John McCain.

(via Waxy)

#  Senators Obama and Clinton →

February 11th, 2008 at 10:42 // In Worth Seeing 

The Economist has a pretty good summary of the events in the Democratic campaign this weekend. But that’s not why I’m linking to this. I’m linking to this because the picture of Hillary Clinton attached to the article is the funniest thing I’ve seen all morning.

#  Joel Stien has Obamaphilia →

February 8th, 2008 at 12:30 // In Worth Reading 

You should probably know that I generally find Joel Stein funny and charming. Having admitted to that, his latest column is excellent.

Still, I can’t help but feel incredibly embarrassed about my feelings. In the “Yes We Can” music video that will.i.am made of Obama’s Jan. 8 speech, I spotted Eric Christian Olsen, a very smart actor I know. (His line is “Yes we can.”) I called to see if he had gone all bobby-soxer for Obama, or if he was just shrewdly taking a part in a project that upped his Q rating.

Turns out Olsen not only contributed money, he volunteered in Iowa and California and made hundreds of calls. He also sent out a mass e-mail to his friends that contained these lines: “Nothing is more fundamentally powerful than how I felt when I met him. I stood, my hand embraced in his, and … I felt something … something that I can only describe as an overpowering sense of Hope.” That’s the gayest e-mail I’ve ever read, and I get notes from guys who’ve seen me on E!

#  Trying “Uncle Oinker’s Bacon Mints” →

January 29th, 2008 at 12:05 // In Worth Distraction 

You’re bound to create something funny and interesting when you set out to try bacon-flavored breath mints, as The Onion’s A.V. Club has.

The smell released when the tin is opened is pervasive and suffocating. It isn’t minty at all; it resembles a blend of rotting bacon and hot plastic, like raw bacon draped across a traffic cone and left outside in Arizona-summer heat for a couple of days. The taste is sour and richly meaty, like jerky gone bad; there’s definitely some mint in there, poking through the overwhelming semi-rotten-bacon taste at odd intervals, but mostly, it’s artificial bacon, and a whole lot of it.

#  Patton Oswald Eats a KFC Famous Bowl →

January 8th, 2008 at 19:41 // In Worth Distraction 

I’ll just leave the introduction to Snarkmarket, who did it better than I can:

Funniest thing ever, five minutes ago: Patton Oswalt doing his riff on KFC Famous Bowls.

Funniest thing ever, now: Patton Oswalt writing about actually eating a KFC Famous Bowl for the first time.