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The Funniest Joke of the Year (at the Fringe)

Canadian comedian Stewart Francis won the top prize for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Do you want to hear the joke? “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.” Don’t get it? I didn’t, either. “Posh and Becks” sounds like a brand, like “Abercrombie and Fitch” but them someone said [...]

Nick Helm: "I Needed a Password Eight Characters Long So I Picked …."

Every year, comedians compete to deliver the world’s … okay, okay, Scotland’s funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year’s winner is British comedian Nick Helm, [...]

Hipster Science Hashtag on Twitter

One of the funniest memes going around Twitter today is the #hipsterscience hashtag. What are the cool laboratory drones doing lately? Something you’ll only discover in a few months. Post Link and Twitter Link via Nerdcore

The Late Movies: Victor Borge, the Clown Prince of Denmark

My grandmother thought Victor Borge was just about the funniest person alive. He used to have his own specials on PBS, and whenever they came on, she’d shush everyone in the room and proceed to laugh like a maniac. (To be fair, I thought he was funny, too — and still do.) He was a [...]

Daniel Radcliffe Sings “The Elements” by Tom Lehrer

“Tom Lehrer is, in my opinion, is the cleverest and funniest man of the twentieth century, and he’s kind of my hero, and he wrote a song called ‘The Elements’ because he was a scientist and it’s basically — it’s the name of every element in the periodic table, and that’s my party trick.” -Daniel [...]

13 Funny Baby Shirts

Neatorama author Jill Harness collected the funniest slogans from baby shirts that parents inflict on their little darlings. This one is a natural, after her tribute to president Roosevelt a couple of weeks ago. See them all in this post at Oddee. Some text may be NSFW. Link

Trading Places, Coming to America, or Beverly Hills Cop?

Three of Eddie Murphy’s funniest movies came out in the mid-80s. In this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you are challenged to identify twelve quotes. Did they come from Trading Places, Coming to America, or Beverly Hills Cop? Despite (or maybe because of) the fact that I’ve seen all three movies again fairly recently, I only [...]

11 Most Painfully Obvious Newspaper Articles Ever

Some writers must not realize how funny these headlines are until someone points them out, or else they are trying to entertain us to make up for a boring story. 11 Points has eleven examples of the funniest obvious news stories. Link

15 Creative Car Paintings

Meet some of the most creative and funniest car wraps.