Readers of this site will recall that I’m somewhat good with humor myself, when the fancy strikes me. Now, there’s a lot of contenders for humor sites on the web… trouble is, lots of them are way less funny than they think they are. Humor, after all, is tough. It’s easy to come up with your little in-jokes with your little gang of pals, but much harder to sit at a desk from nine to five every day and be funny. Here are my picks for sites that keep just the right level of humor going to be worth checking back on.
Do What Now? – This guy scans in magazines and books from the last century and posts the kitchiest and campiest images of the retro 1930s to 1970s. The show-stopper is the commentary he makes on them. You will find no finer snark on the web.
Davezilla – “Clean humor, filthy comments” pretty much sums it up. One of the longest-running humor blogs on the web, but still manages to remain fresh. Half the fun here is the comments; the site has attracted the looniest nutballs on the web, who almost always manage to top their host.
Pointless Waste of Time – Does exactly what it says on the tin. Lots to check out here, including the old reliable “caption time”, articles on geek and gamer culture, and general snarkery.
Vice Magazine – the online counterpart to the Canadian hipster rag. The next time you’re stuck for a good insult, check the “Do’s & Don’t’s” section on a “don’t” day. You’re welcome!
KIBO – We couldn’t leave out Kibo. OK, Kibo is old-school, he’s slowed down in his advancing years (he was much fresher in the Usenet days), and he’s so famous in humor circles that he needs no introduction. But for the two or three people who haven’t heard of him yet, this is the first pure Internet celebrity.
Cracked – Unlike some humor mags we could name (don’t think of a white layered vegetable that makes people cry when they slice it), Cracked magazine has managed to scour up enough talent to just barely qualify for this list. They do manage to come up with something fresh every now and then.
Bash dot org – The quote database, of course. What is the dumbest or silliest thing you’ve ever seen somebody say (or said yourself) in a chat room? Somewhere in Bash’s quote database is a saved chat conversation that can top that.
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