WEB & TECH / JAN. 03, 2015
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7 Websites to Guarantee a Smile

Humour, of course, is very personal, but there are some branches of humour that will provoke a laugh in most people; for example, satire. Below are my favourite sites for humour: some of them are satirical, some point out the ridiculousness of culture and others are just stupid – stupid funny. Have a look at them - if they don’t generate LOLs, they are certain to elicit a giggle – the perfect distraction from the tedium of nine to five.

1. CEO Dad

Ever wondered what life’s really like as a CEO? This ‘comic strip’ blog by Tom Stern is inspired by his CEO father, who was “serious and very driven.” Here’s a sample of what you can find on the site:

“I can’t believe you’re going to miss our third family vacation in a row.”

”…I made the last one, and I thought it was one of our best.”

“Teleconferences don’t count.”

2. Fail Blog

For a bit of ‘schadenfreude’, look no further. This blog is packed with images and videos which shine a spotlight on failed attempts to look good, but which result in titanic failures to the delight of those who scour the site. Humans and animals are equal targets. Check out the hilarious ‘Scottish Batman’ and ‘The only reasonable solution.’ Fail Blog reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously; a reminder that we all need from time to time.

3. Angry People in Local Newspapers

Alistair Coleman’s blog celebrates the work of newspaper photographers who are paid to go and photograph “miserable people pointing at dog turds.” In short, it’s a pictorial guide to hot-headed people who have appeared in the newspapers. You can also click through to the corresponding stories behind the pictures – a neat idea.

4. Bit Comedy

If you’re after a quick ‘one-liner’ joke to lift the doom, this is a good site to visit. Here’s an example of what you’ll find on the site:

“‘Employee of the month’ is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.”

5. Media Attention

This blog by TV cameraman Paul Martin is genuinely funny with its debunking of the process of filming the news. He describes his blog as, “The amazing and unbelievable adventures of a TV news cameraman and underwater rat throttling champions.” Full of sparkling, humorous gems.

6. Overheard in the Office

Who needs humour when you’ve got real life? The content on this site is proof that fact is much funnier than fiction.

7. Scaryduck

Alistair Coleman won the “Funniest UK Blogger” award for his Scaryduck blog, and it’s easy to see why. His latest post about a certain leader’s visit to the Pyongyang Children’s Foodstuff Factory is LOL stuff, and you can read it here.

Bonus

A site full of… inexplicable stock photos (by way of example, have another look at this article’s image).

A very imaginative (or bizarre) use of charts, bar charts, pie charts, and this one’s a guaranteed LOL.

As these sites show, there’s more to humour on the Internet than cats and dogs, and celebrity Instagram selfies. Do you have a favourite site that you turn to for a bit of light relief? Let me know in the comments box below.

Image via Telegraf

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