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Your Future. Such Weather. A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Doge. Wow. Gretchen McCulloch last explained exactly how the Benedict Cumberbatch name generator works.

A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Doge. Wow.

If you spend time on the meme-ish corners of the internet, you’ve probably noticed a certain trend in captioning pictures of shiba inus, known as doge, although there’s considerable disagreement about how to pronounce the word itself. In case you haven’t (which isn’t possible), here are some prototypical examples of the doge meme. For more doge than you can probably handle, see also the tumblr tag: You’ll notice that unlike the LOLcats of yesteryear (which have actually had a thesis and an academic paper written about them), the font choice is Comic Sans instead of Impact, multiple fluorescent colours instead of white with a black border, and all lowercase instead of all caps.

Spelling overall is quite standard, which is very different from classic internet memes (more on this later). Ted Cruz to the Future - Comic Coloring Activity Book. Really Big Coloring Books ®, Inc. of Saint Louis, Mo. releases educational comic coloring and activity book for youth, parents and teachers which details Ted Cruz’s life, principles, values and mission.

Ted Cruz to the Future - Comic Coloring Activity Book

In a continuation of the company's popular series "Tell the Truth - Tell it Often - Tell the Children" designed for all ages to promote positive healthy discussion and understanding, Really Big Coloring Books®, Inc. (RBCB) turns complex challenges or issues into a relevant format with an emphasis for youth. The Cruz to the Future™ book is a non-partisan, fact-driven view of how Texas Sen. Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz became a U.S. senator and details, through his quotes and public information his ideas for what he believes will help America grow.

The Undergrad Thesis. DC METRO ADS. I was considering Grad School…and then I saw this. HILARIOUS! A new gift idea for your loved ones: Graduate School Barbie (TM).

I was considering Grad School…and then I saw this. HILARIOUS!

Graduate School Barbie comes in two forms: Delusional Master’s Barbie (TM) and Ph.D. Masochist Barbie (TM). Every Graduate School Barbie comes with these fun-filled features guaranteed to delight and entertain for hours: Grad School Barbie comes out of the box with a big grin on her face that turns into a frown after 2 weeks or her first advisor meeting (whichever comes first). The Apple Game: How Good a Person Are You? I’d like to introduce you to a game I’ve been playing with friends for years.It’s not a game really—more of an exercise.

The Apple Game: How Good a Person Are You?

The purpose is to add a bit more depth to the question, “Are you a good person?” Here’s how it’s played:Treat a person like an apple, with three layers of depth— The idea is to label a person simply as either “good” or “bad” on each of these layers to create an “apple profile”—a quick sizing up of their goodness through and through. More about the three layers: Layer 1) The Apple Skin.

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy. Say hi to Lucy.

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. Wait but why. The 10 Worst Book Covers In The History Of Literature. Netflix Sends Message To Check If Area Man Okay After Watching Entire Season Of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ In Single Sitting. WTF Should I Do With My Life? 20 Memes to Get You Through Ramadan This Year. 16 Signs You're Having A Lesbian Breakup.

Sex, Cosmo, and Karl Marx (5 Hilarious Mash-ups) You may know the magazine Cosmopolitan as a titillating and dare-we-say trashy indulgence – a women’s magazine dedicating to sex, beauty, and celebrity fashion.

Sex, Cosmo, and Karl Marx (5 Hilarious Mash-ups)

Because that’s all women care about, right? Regardless of how enthusiastic or critical you may feel for the publication, there are some aspects of its history that might surprise you: 1. It was first published in 1886. 2. 3. 4. 5. To feature some of Cosmo‘s diverse influences and past lives, one clever Tumblr user created the mash-up Cosmarxpolitan (in reference to the philosopher and cultural theorist, Karl Marx.) These intelligent, light-hearted mash-ups are meant to be humorous, but they also call into question the ways in which we consume popular culture. Images via Tumblr. LAF/Beautiful Womanhood. Macklemore Song Causes Assault & 12 Other Times Music Has Gotten Someone Arrested. Last week, Samantha Malson was arrested for pushing and chocking her boyfriend Lars Hansen after a drunk Hansen refused to stop singing the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore.

Macklemore Song Causes Assault & 12 Other Times Music Has Gotten Someone Arrested

Sure, “Thrift Shop” is a great song, but hearing anything over and over again is going to be annoying. Poor Lars is hardly the only person to suffer for a song. Read on, for more tales of music murder and mayhem. 1. In November 2012, Michael David Dunn pulled up next to a car of teens in the parking lot of a Jacksonville, Florida, convenience store. Cute Roulette: Cutest videos on the web. 20 Things Lesbians Are Tired Of Hearing. 805547.gif (500×320)

The Gregory Brothers. 31 Signs You’re Liz Lemon. 30 Rock might be over, but like Mufasa in The Lion King, the show will live on.

31 Signs You’re Liz Lemon

Liz Lemon is inside us. 1. A man offers to buy you a drink at a bar. You tell him to get mozzarella sticks instead. Why Everyone Hates Couples. Dear Couples, The other day I looked at my boyfriend and asked him what he wanted to do for Valentines Day.

Why Everyone Hates Couples