Feb 17, 2009

Make me laugh competition

The last competition I ran - while a technical fiasco - did seem to be reasonably popular. So let's have another go.

Post a comment, and include a joke, or a funny story or quote, or a link to a humourous picture video. Whichever tickles my funnybone most, wins a post from me about them, or the topic of their choice.

25 comments:

  1. I fell down the stairs on Saturday night, while walking my valentine date (who is a professional stripper) out of a party. Certainly bruised my pride as well as my elbows.

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSpJphWkRfY - a part of B.J. Novak's stand-up routine, called "Wikipedia Brown".

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  3. I know how you feel. I'm very much the same way most of the time.

    Whenever I'm "meh" I look at this picture :
    http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/lolsloth.jpg
    It helps.

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  4. The most I've ever laughed at something on the internet was this security footage of a drunk man breaking into a liqour store.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3VMHxWRjRc

    I think that makes me a bad person.

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  5. I feel kind of bad about this, I'm sure I should be coming up with something of my own, but I'm tired. Ergo, my favourite Penny Arcade:

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/12/03/

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  6. Nat

    I think this is funny..I found this on the web...it's every swear word ever said on the sopranos in every episode ever :-

    http://vimeo.com/2998698

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  7. Sure it was years ago now, but I did a backstage interprative dance version of Blackrock...

    and I like ham sandwiches..

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  8. Wait! I've got a new one. A perfect video for you. A shakespeare one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbVylFKfisU&eurl=http://britanick.com/videos.php

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  9. Furthermore, there is nothing more funny that human stupidity :

    http://failblog.org/

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  10. I once, when working in the exciting field of discount variety (Crazy Prices! Woot) in my teenage years, asked a woman with no arms past her elbows 'can I give you a hand?'. Really and truly. I wanted to die.

    Also during the surly teenage Saturday job years, a lady came in asking if we had any Christmas themed lolly bags for kid's parties. Grumpy pimply hormonal 17 year old me thought I was being clever by telling her she could just write 'Jesus' under the 'Happy Birthday' ones. Apparently, they were for a church group. She had words with the manager.

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  11. (I am no good at the interwebs. But the above post and this post are from Amy. Aka me.)

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  12. Okay many moons ago...

    Twas summer in London, and it being a Saturday I was walking to Covent Garden from Charing Cross station to meet friends for drink and maybe some food.

    I did not notice the large rubbish receptical hiding in my path. The next thing i know the bin jumps me and I'm in the bin down past my shoulders. Happily my quick reflexes saved me and I managed to wriggle clear much to the appreciation of passers by who were clearly amazed at how i had managed to defend myself.

    Okay okay I was distracted by a good looking woman walkign in front of me, didn't see the bin and ended up head first in the bloody thing.

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  13. My faourite joke:

    What's brown and sticky?
    .
    .
    .
    A stick!

    This keeps me amused http://frogofgreen.blogspot.com .

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  14. I nominate Soapbox Opera, so if that's the funniest do I win or does Mick (seeing he is doing all the work).
    Bangar making simple things complicated and complicated things simple.

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  15. Here is an 'honestly, you can be proud of your coordination, and also, you will live longer than i will' incident:

    2006: Ironing in the early morning
    You know life's unwritten instructions? Like, "Do not attempt to eat this giraffe?"

    I'm fairly sure there's one that states, "While using a steam iron, be sure to wear pants."
    It is 6:45 am and I have groin burns.
    After the running water (And yes I did try to sit in the sink), I sent a text message to my best mate.

    Richard responded to my anguished cry with:
    "It is with great trepidation I say that I always thought you had a hot pussy."

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    An thing from work, 2007:


    Incident while committing art with a small boy early last week:

    Lad: "C'n I have some o' them fings?"

    "The toothpicks?"

    Lad: "Yeh, c'n i have some to take home?"

    "Only if they're part of your artwork."

    * Lad sits still for a few moments, then starts inserting toothpicks into the centre of his crepe-and-drinking-straw roses.

    "What are they for?"

    Lad: (thoughtfully inserts 8 more.) "Bees..."

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    lovely links that I go to for happies:
    Kate Beaton's comics, like this and this one

    Erika Moen's comics, like this one.

    PS I AM BRINGING THREE GLOWING RODS TONIGHt. THREE. COUNT THEM.

    Hope you feel better soon. Em.

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  16. Earlier this year I decided that I wanted to name my own star. The front-runner is ‘Oisin’s Ego’. I can’t wait to hear the captain’s announcement for when they’re approaching that thing.

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  17. Hey everyone,

    Thank you so much for all your stories and links. I have laughed and smiled a lot.

    But the winner is...

    A tie!

    Yes, I couldn't decide between:

    *Amy's story about telling a customer they could write "For Jesus" on their Happy Birthday cards and that would make do for Xmas cards... and...

    *Em's link to a historical AND hysterical comic involving Ben Franklin (with the most wonderful manic look on his face). I loves me some history gags:

    http://beatonna.livejournal.com/70912.html

    So there you go. Amy and Em, a post on a topic of your choice. I might write them up together, or separately, depending on what you ask for...

    And thanks again to everyone else - what lovely blogging buddies you all are!

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  18. Hooray! Em and I will have to do a victory dance with cleaning products. But what to request? Decisions, decisions...

    Amy (who does not have anything she wishes to link too and therefore cannot display her name properly)

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  19. on the topic of Penny Arcade, my favourite saga:
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/archive/?comic-keywords=fruit+fucker

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  20. Hooray x 2! I'm so delighted to have made a convert! Read the Byron one yet?

    I would like to hear your funniest/grossest flatmate story. Doesn't have to be from personal experience.

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  21. This made me laugh til I cried, though be warned, it's extremely explicit and not suitable for work!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1SIcFYGwz4

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