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March 5, 2008
Probably the perfect example of things evening out happened to me just last month. I was walking to the post office to mail a death threat. It was a beautiful day. I was happily singing away in my super-loud singing voice. I didn't step on any chewing gum, like I usually do, and when I threw my gum down it didn't stick to my fingertips. As I rounded the corner, there was a bum begging for change. I was feeling pretty good, so I gave him a five-dollar bill. At first I tried to make him do a little dance for the five dollars, but he wouldn't do it, so I gave him the five dollars anyway.
Not long after that, I was reading the paper, and there was a picture of the bum. He had won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry! He had a little bigger nose and straighter teeth, but I'm pretty sure it was him. So, my five dollars had made him change his ways and become a chemistry guy.
May 14, 2006
This has to be the funniest thing I've seen in a while. From The Mail, a story about a man who got on TV via a case of mistaken identity:
With the seconds ticking down to a studio discussion about a court case involving Apple Computer and The Beatles' record label, a floor manager had run to reception and grabbed the man, thinking he was Guy Kewney, editor of Newswireless.net, a specialist internet publication.
Actually, he was a minicab driver who had been waiting to drive Mr Kewney home.
Imagine what's going on through this guy's mind as he's being introduced -- that series of expressions is priceless.
Now imagine what is going on through Guy Kewney's mind as he watches it from the reception area.
And finally, imagine what was going through the minds of most of the viewers -- probably nothing. Since they weren't in on the joke, I bet most folks just took it in stride, being used to content-free interviews like this. The BBC gave about a minute and a half, and just three questions, to an "expert" to discuss the nuances of this legal case. How much more insightful could the real Guy have been in that time?
May 9, 2006
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April 1, 2005
My favorite: "Orkut: I AM NOT IRRELEVANT. Please, please, somebody come over and be my fan. I'll give you a free Gmail invite AND a free Blogger invite. Anything."