humor

My Top 3 Saturday Night Live Sketches of the Week

I wasn’t allowed to watch SNL as a kid, but as an adult, I look forward to watching new episodes each week. As inspired by Slashfilm’s weekly rundown, this season I thought I’d share my top 3 favorite sketches of the week whenever I remember to do so. I’ll post my commentary below each video […]


The Biggest Scarf in the World

I don’t have much to say today, but this video made me laugh really, really hard. Try not to look at the image–if you have 2 minutes, just click on the video, and maybe it’ll make you laugh too. What’s a recent video that has made you laugh really hard?


Are You as Awkward a Hugger as I Am?

Are You as Awkward a Hugger as I Am?

Today I had a wonderful opportunity to meet up with a reviewer who was briefly in St. Louis for business. We ate a treat at the excellent Nathaniel Reid Bakery, and then I drove him over to his meeting. Great guy, great chat–I’m happy to have met him, and I look forward to sending games […]


Have You Ever Done a Real Spit Take?

Have You Ever Done a Real Spit Take?

In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, a “spit take” is when someone responds to something humorous or shocking by literally spitting out the liquid in their mouth. I would say it’s most often seen in sketches where comedians are playing around with the idea of spit takes, and it occasionally happens in movies and […]


A Delightfully Altruistic Prank War

A Delightfully Altruistic Prank War

It’s rare that a prank war results in everyone walking away from it feeling elated. But I think it may have just happened in a very public fashion. If you watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you probably know what I’m referring to. I’ll try to summarize the key steps here, but I need […]


Have You Ever Acted Like This After Drinking Coffee?

I’m one of those people who loves coffee-flavored things, but not coffee itself. For example, I love the new Espresso M&Ms. I love coffee-flavored ice cream. And–getting closer to coffee itself–I love frappucinos and Thai iced coffee. When I drink either of those last two, I’m super jittery for the next few hours. It’s a […]


4 Videos That Make Me Smile

It’s been a long day (not in a bad way) at Castle Stonemaier, so I thought I’d end it with some videos that make me smile. I’ll order them from shortest to longest. This first video is completely random humor, yet it absolutely delights me (especially at 0:16). This next video is a mashup trailer […]


What Was Your Favorite April Fool’s Prank This Year?

I know, I know, we’re a few days removed from April 1 now. But I realized I had a favorite prank to share (hopefully you enjoyed mine!), and I wanted to see if you had a favorite as well, whether it was a personal experience or a public one. There’s a game I enjoy called […]


Have You Watched “Long Haired Businessmen”?

Have You Watched "Long Haired Businessmen"?

The answer to this question is almost undoubtedly “no”. As of this posting, less than 4,000 people have watched the video I’m referring to. But I think it’s worth checking out. I subscribe to the “Funny or Die” YouTube channel, and a few weeks ago a video called “Long Haired Businessmen – Bathroom” popped up […]


I Heart Robots

Alert reader Katie shared with me an amazing video today that simultaneously made me incredibly impressed with how far robot technology has come…and made me laugh out loud. The video below should begin at the 19-minute mark, which is where the fun begins. Within a few seconds, a robot moves and kicks a soccer ball…and […]


Have You Seen Oh, Hello?

Have You Seen Oh, Hello?

One of the biggest entertainment surprises for me in a long time is how much I enjoyed watching Oh, Hello. I laughed harder and more often than I have at any TV show or movie this year. Oh, Hello was a 2-man Broadway show spanning from 2016-2017 featuring young comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll […]


Crying While Laughing

A few days ago I was eating lunch at a restaurant with a few friends when one of them mentioned a reddit thread about videos that always make people laugh. For me, the video that always comes to mind is the snowball scene in Dumb and Dumber. The friend pulled out his phone to show […]


Do You Laugh in Your Sleep?

Do You Laugh in Your Sleep?

I love when I learn in the morning that I laughed in my sleep the previous night. When I wake up to find that my Sleep Talk app has caught me laughing, it indicates to me that I had humorous dreams. What better way to start your day than with a good laugh? It’s been […]


What Was Your Favorite Corporate April Fool’s Prank of 2017?

What Was Your Favorite Corporate April Fool's Prank of 2017?

Ever since I started running my own company, I’ve stayed away from doing anything for April Fool’s Day (despite how much I enjoy a good prank). I’ve seen how easily a joke or offhand comment can be misconstrued as something else–I don’t want to cause any confusion.* However, I have a great appreciation for companies […]


BBC Dad vs. BBC Mom

If you were on the internet last week, you had the pleasure of watching this (probably multiple times): The video is pure comedic joy. From the high-stepping daughter entering the room and the baby who rolls in after her to the mom’s Risky Business slide into the room and desperate dive at the end, it’s an […]


What’s One Silly Dance You’d Like to Learn?

What's One Silly Dance You'd Like to Learn?

This might be the oddest question I’ve asked on this blog, because I’m not a dancer. Not at weddings, not at clubs, not even in the privacy of my home. I’m not against dancing–not at all. It’s just not something I’m good at, and it’s far more awkward than fun for me. That shouldn’t matter […]


Twins Day 2017

Twins Day 2017

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. […]


Animals Posing for Album Covers

Animals Posing for Album Covers

You may have noticed that I like to post something light (and hopefully funny) on Sunday evenings (to be read by most on Monday morning) because…well, Mondays. Today’s post is no different. There’s not a lot of substance here, but hopefully it’ll make you smile. Someone shared this post on Facebook a few days ago, […]


This Spring, Find Your Totino

I have a confession: I genuinely enjoy Totinos party pizzas. Specifically, the basic cheese version. My food-brain understands what good pizza tastes like, and I know it is not a Totinos party pizza. Yet, I really, really like it anyway. For many years I ate about 1 party pizza per month. But in my old age […]


These Are the Funniest Life Hacks

These Are the Funniest Life Hacks

A few days ago, someone on Facebook posted a link to a series of nonsensical “life hacks.” Many of them really made me laugh. If you’re in need of a good chuckle–whether your team just lost the Super Bowl, you’ve got a case of the Mondays, or any other reason–here are my favorites. Remember these […]


What Do You Do When Your Parents Read Your Childhood Love Letters?

What Do You Do When Your Parents Read Your Childhood Love Letters?

A few hours ago, I got a text from my mom asking who “Shelby” is. In response, my mom sent me this, along with the explanation that she and my dad were going through my old letters and notes in an attempt to separate the trash from the treasure: I must admit, I was a […]


Two Things to Make You Smile Today

Two Things to Make You Smile Today

I saw two things this weekend that really made me smile and laugh, so I wanted to share them with you. The first is a video a father made of his 5-year-old daughter on a homemade American Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Not only does the kid do a great job on the course, but there […]


The Overbearing Cat-Owner’s Guide to a Glucose Curve

The Overbearing Cat-Owner's Guide to a Glucose Curve

Due to his diabetes, occasionally Biddy needs to participate in a glucose curve. It basically means that I drop him off at the veterinarian’s office in the morning so they can measure his blood sugar throughout the day, and then I pick him up in the early evening. It sucks. For Biddy and for me. […]


What’s Your Favorite Billboard?

Okay, so you may not have a favorite billboard. Until a few weeks ago, neither did I. I was driving from St. Louis to Virginia, and I was going through a patch of West Virginia (apparently all of my travel stories involve West Virginia) where there’s a big cave system. I can’t remember the name […]