humor

A Hat for My Lips

A Hat for My Lips

I found this incredibly amusing. Because of the intensity of my Kickstarter campaign, I haven’t stepped foot outside of my condo for 3 days. Finally today I had to step outside for a moment, and to my surprise I found a little piece of paper poking out from under my doormat. It made me laugh […]


The Best Photo of a Girl Holding an Owl That You’ll See Today

The Best Photo of a Girl Holding an Owl That You'll See Today

A few days ago I stumbled upon this photo online: This is spectacular. Really, not much more than that needs to be said. I wasn’t sure if I’d blog about it because I have nothing to say about it, but when I clicked on the link again today, I laughed out loud again. Also, if […]


Pets and Historical Accuracy

Pets and Historical Accuracy

I don’t have much to say tonight, so I thought I’d post the following image (shared on Facebook by Scott W; I don’t know the original source) that made me laugh out loud, followed by some amusing/cute photos of Biddy from the last few days. I received a game today from Amazon, and within minutes […]


What Is Your DJ Name?

What Is Your DJ Name?

Today I was listening to my favorite new podcast, Untitled Rothfuss, when I thought of this blog entry. The podcast is basically just Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy author of The Name of the Wind) and Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity) telling stories about their lives. Near the beginning of this week’s episode, Rothfuss revealed that he had decided […]


I Drove a Truck and Hit Puberty Today

I Drove a Truck and Hit Puberty Today

Due to a series of unfortunate events involving a rental car, today I found myself sitting in Dodge Ram 2500 on the streets above St. Louis. And yes, I mean “above.” I’ve never driven a truck before, and this was quite the introduction. This truck sits a good 3 feet above any other car on […]


I Cannot Stop Laughing at This

The other day I clicked on some Facebook link that took me to a bunch of amusing gifs. One of them made me laugh so hard that I knew I had to share it with you, especially on a Monday when most of you have to get dressed up to go to your offices while […]


Out-of-Control Text Reminders from Doctors

Out-of-Control Text Reminders from Doctors

Text reminders from doctors have gotten a little out of control. Recently I had a dentist check up, followed a few days later by the eye doctor experience. For both appointments, I received several text reminders leading up to the appointment. Now, I understand why doctors do this. At least, I think I do. They […]


I Survived My First Trip to the Eye Doctor (Barely)

I Survived My First Trip to the Eye Doctor (Barely)

Until today, I had never had an appointment with an eye doctor. I’ve had 20/20 vision my entire life and no serious eye injuries, so I never needed to go. So when I got something in my eye last week that I couldn’t locate after several days of discomfort, I decided to take the plunge […]


My 4 Favorite YouTube Videos This Month

In no particular order: BB-8 droid from The Force Awakens rolls out on stage at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: I’m proud of myself for not watching a single second of the new Star Wars trailer that was released a few days ago. I did, however, watch this video showing that one of the droids in […]


The Cat Food Diet

The Cat Food Diet

I go grocery shopping about once a week. I wouldn’t call it a hassle, but it’s certainly not super convenient. Even with a specific list, I often spend 60 minutes wandering the aisles, trying to figure out what to cook. I usually spend $100 per visit, so it adds up to about $400 a month. […]


Bionic Arms, the Uncanny X-Men, and Sex with Peter Jackson: My Top 3 YouTube Videos of the Week

I realized after posting the subject line that all of my favorite YouTube videos this week are related to mega-movie franchises. The first video is incredibly heartwarming. It features a kid who is given a prosthetic arm by Robert Downey Jr. (he presents the arm to the kid, though it was created by someone else). […]


The Eight Greatest Wonder of the World: Twins Day

The Eight Greatest Wonder of the World: Twins Day

On March 1, 2006, something incredible happened. My coworkers and I were enjoying lunch together in the meeting room of my first “real” job. Halfway through my sandwich, I looked over at my coworker, Tracy, and realized that she and I were wearing similar outfits. “Hey, we match,” I told her. Another coworker piped up. […]


Humor in Repetition: It’s Funny, Then Not Funny, Then Really Funny

Have you ever noticed that sometimes a joke is funny at first, then not funny as it’s repeated more and more, then it gets really funny? Someone recently pointed out how Seth Macfarlane uses this technique. He’ll have a character do something kind of dumb (but funny), and the character does it multiple times in a row. […]


The Best (and Weirdest) Gif I’ve Ever Seen

I’m still not a big fan of gifs (I want to pause them so badly!), but I have to share this with you. You’re not even reading this paragraph, are you? You’re already watching the gif. I could say anything I want right now and you’d have no idea. I used to eat peanut-butter pickle […]


Zappos for Dates

Zappos for Dates

Zappos (and now Amazon) does one of the coolest things for new employees. It’s called “The Offer.” A week or two into an employee’s training program, each new hire is offered one month’s salary…to quit. The idea is that it helps to weed out people who don’t actually want to work at Zappos rather than […]


The Pickle Request

The Pickle Request

Last night I received a puzzling e-mail from a complete stranger. Here’s a screenshot of it from my phone: Think about that for a minute. Perhaps post your thoughts in the comments before continuing. I read the e-mail a dozen times, and I couldn’t figure it out. So I did what anyone would do: I […]


The Comedian

At a lovely fundraising event on Saturday night, I experienced something for the first time: I was present when a comedian completely bombed. He started off pretty well, warming up the crowd with some gimmicks to get clapping and applauding. In hindsight, I should have known that things were going downhill, because one of the […]


Pet Peeve #60: “Easy Open” Bags That Are Hard for Me to Open

Pet Peeve #60: "Easy Open" Bags That Are Hard for Me to Open

Yesterday I tore into a bag of Mission tortilla strips only to find that the bag wouldn’t open. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t be a problem. But this was no ordinary bag of tortilla chips, my friends. In bold letters at the top of the bag, complete with two dainty finger icons, were the words, “Easy-open bag.” […]


The Hall of Fame Bargain Bin

The Hall of Fame Bargain Bin

This past Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s NFL record for most passing TDs with a total of 509 (then, later in the game, 510) touchdowns. The ball that scored the record-breaking touchdown was later transported to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This made me wonder: When a record like that […]


The Plastic Slider Fell Off My Ziploc Bag: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

The Plastic Slider Fell Off My Ziploc Bag: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

Today’s lunch began like any other. Around 12:30 I got up from my desk to stretch my legs and grab a bite to eat. I remembered that I had recently bought some hearty ham and bean soup, and I wasn’t interacting with any people today, so flatulence wasn’t a concern. Little did I know the horrors […]


The Top 10 Lines from Tonight’s Episode of The Mindy Project

The Top 10 Lines from Tonight's Episode of The Mindy Project

I love the Tuesday night comedy block of New Girl/The Mindy Project. Tonight’s episode of New Girl was really funny–there was a great “modeling” scene and some solid lines. At the time, I would have been happy if The Mindy Project was equally as funny. Little did I know the hilariousness that was about to […]


The Middle School Soccer Story

The Middle School Soccer Story

Do you ever get a good chuckle about thinking about how you acted as a kid? About how certain things were way more important than they needed to be? I don’t know how this memory came to me recently or really why it makes me laugh, because slapstick humor rarely appeals to me. But I thought I’d […]


The Best Baseball-Related Video Clip I’ve Ever Seen

Before you watch the video below (I found it on Hardball Talk), let me preface it with a quick note. If you follow sports at all, you’re probably aware that baseball player Derek Jeter is retiring after this season. He’s a very good player who has been a leader on the Yankees for a long […]


Puppy Longstocking

Puppy Longstocking

I don’t play (or enjoy) many party games, but a few months ago I discovered on party game that I really enjoy: Telestrations. You may have played this game by another name at some point. Basically, you write a word on a flipbook, turn the page, and pass it to the next person. That person then draws their best […]