kevan + humour   77

Who's on First? | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
"Game players try to guess where their opponents have placed their players on the baseball diamond playing board."
board  games  sport  humour 
january 2018 by kevan
The Song of La Palice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Alas! If he wasn't dead / He would be still alive."
death  language  mutation  humour 
april 2016 by kevan
Correlation or Causation? - Businessweek
"Is this mountain range affecting the murder rate?"
graphs  humour  delusions 
december 2011 by kevan
The Dangerous Politics of Internet Humor in China - NYTimes.com
"[Censorship] forces people to invent indirect ways to get their meaning across, and humor works as a natural form of encryption."
china  humour  surveillance  illusions 
november 2011 by kevan
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - In The Future, Everything is Games
"Five million ethics points for killing any Definers who disagree with me!"
games  future  comics  humour 
june 2011 by kevan
Their Questions Answered
"Their Questions Answered answers, each week, the rhetorical questions that people send in to the Guardian’s Weekend magazine [letters page]."
writing  humour  via:holly 
september 2010 by kevan
YouTube - Saturday Morning Watchmen
Opening credits for an imagined 1980s kids-TV version of Watchmen. "But when trouble's about, you'd best watch out... for the Watchmen!"
comics  humour  television  videos  via:joh 
march 2009 by kevan
Alt Text: Killjoy Cooking With the Dungeons & Dragons Crowd
"I'm so mad that there's a new edition of The Better Joy Cookbook out. Thanks for making my old copy obsolete, you greedy hacks!"
roleplaying  food  humour  via:bateleur 
june 2008 by kevan
Emptyage - Please, Do Not Be Alarmed.
"I do not have a MacBook Air, I do not use my iPhone in flight, and I have never, ever, called myself a Web Communities Strategy Developer. Or a Social Web Applications Design Strategist."
humour  via:waxy 
march 2008 by kevan
Amazon.co.uk: Bic Crystal ballpoint pen, medium point, black
"On the first day when I excitedly unwrapped my pen (thanks for the high quality packaging Amazon!) I just couldn't contain my excitement and went around finding things to write on." [...] "See all 48 customer reviews..."
shops  writing  humour  via:mattgreen 
december 2007 by kevan
The Diary of a Nobody, as a daily weblog
"I should very much like to know who has wilfully torn the last five or six weeks out of my diary. It is perfectly monstrous!" Inspired by the BBC4 documentary, I've revamped an old site of mine as a pick-your-own-start-date RSS extravaganza.
creations  books  weblogs  humour 
april 2007 by kevan
Everyday Wonderland » 5 Ideas for Stressful Living
"At the core, all of the above ideas can be summed up in a single method: simply convince yourself that you need more than you have at any given moment, and you will be able to maintain a steady feeling of anxiety throughout the day."
psychology  society  humour  via:lmg 
january 2007 by kevan
Fear of flying | Welcome aboard | Economist.com
"In the event of a landing on water, an unprecedented miracle will have occurred, because in the history of aviation the number of wide-bodied aircraft that have made successful landings on water is zero."
travel  air  humour 
september 2006 by kevan
The Salmon of Doubt - Douglas Adams
Good essays, all of them ending with a date a few years earlier than I'd have expected. Frustrating to realise how much of the 21st century he's missing.
booklog  technology  science  humour  future 
august 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Lost in translation
Stewart Lee. "Since watching jokes I co-wrote for our German production withering in the translation process [...] I try now to write about ideas, that would be funny in any language, and don't rely on pull-back-and-reveals and confusion of meaning."
humour  germany  language 
may 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | The final irony
Zoe Williams on irony. "To know inauthenticity isn't the same as being authentic. Or even, just because you ironically know you're wrong doesn't make you right."
language  philosophy  history  humour  news  via:idiolect 
march 2006 by kevan
The Onion - Nation's Snowmen March Against Global Warming
"Late word arrived Tuesday evening that the Moscow protest was violently dispersed by riot police bearing hot-water hoses and snow blowers."
ice  politics  humour  weather 
march 2006 by kevan
snubster - beta
"Aren't you tired of all of those people out there trying to grab all of these fake friends online? It's all about how many people can I pretend to be friends with to make myself feel better. Welcome to a better way at snubster."
society  humour 
march 2006 by kevan
AtomFilms - Me and the Big Guy
Short-film 1984 parody, a cheerful Citizen 43275-B returning home to tell his omnipresent telescreen roommate every hilarious anecdote of his work shift.
videos  films  humour  surveillance 
march 2006 by kevan
The Mechanical Contrivium: Random Trivia Generator
A keyword-eating random trivia generator from Holly. "Zombies are physically incapable of sticking their tongue out." "Plato believed that the souls of melancholy people would be reincarnated into ninjas."
random  lies  humour 
january 2006 by kevan
Web 2.0 Validator : Surfing the Consensual Reality Wave.
"Is it the use of AJAX? Hmm. Maybe, but people have been using that since 1998. Maybe it’s simply using the word AJAX that makes a site Web 2.0. Nah; seems too easy." Fun collaborative validation, interesting viral use of del.icio.us content.
web  design  humour  via:qwghlm 
november 2005 by kevan
Metaphilm - Fight Club
Parallels with Calvin and Hobbes. "Calvin claims Hobbes pounces on him every day after school; Jack believes Tyler beats him up next to 40 kilotons of nitroglycerin in a parking garage."
comics  humour  films 
november 2005 by kevan
Bad Joke Generator
"The Bad Joke Generator autogenerates terrible, terrible puns about any person or object or archetype, based on the keywords you give it." Doing my bit to destroy the Christmas cracker industry.
creations  humour  random 
november 2005 by kevan
The Top Secret Language of Flowers
"Red roses: Initiate assault strategy according to plan. Multiple red roses indicate an increased level of urgency for the mission."
plants  language  secrets  humour  via:holly 
november 2005 by kevan
BBC Radio Player - BBC 7 Comedy
Plenty of streaming audio from BBC7, including Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, The 99p Challenge, On The Hour, Hancock.
radio  humour 
october 2005 by kevan
Knock Knock
Bits of paper and cardboard from the people who make the tickbox greetings cards. Some good stuff. "Leave notes for your loved ones telling them exactly what they must do to ensure your happiness on a daily basis."
cards  paper  humour 
october 2005 by kevan
The Telecrapper 2000 Telemarketer Interception System
"The Telecrapper 2000 (TC2K) is a computerized system designed to intercept incoming Telemarketing calls on the first ring, and then carry on a virtual conversation with the telemarketer."
phones  humour  software  illusions  spam  advertising  technology  via:leonard 
september 2005 by kevan
Five Men and a Limo (video/quicktime Object)
Five big American voiceover voices overvoice their limo ride to an awards ceremony.
humour  meta  videos  via:holly  filetype:mov  media:video 
september 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Devil in a blue dress - Julia Davis Interview
"She doesn't talk about her work in a way that tries to sell it to you, even in a subtle, I'm-not-blowing-my-own-trumpet-but-this-might-raise-a-smirk, Ricky Gervais-style. She talks about it as if you [...] happened to ask how her day had been."
interviews  humour 
august 2005 by kevan
Bilateral Thinking Puzzles
"Q: Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?" "A: The man is a priest." Bored, wondered if this would be amusing. Still not sure. But 'the man was playing Monopoly' is another good catch-all.
creations  humour  random  puzzles 
august 2005 by kevan
Michael Kelly's Page of Misery: Lateral thinking test
Extreme-lateral-thinking answers to the usual problems. "The aquatic baddies from Stingray killed him." Fun how catch-all a lot of the proper answers can be.
puzzles  humour  fish  via:holly 
august 2005 by kevan
Nothing To Do With Arbroath: The Way To Amarillo
Detailed directions, starting from Manchester Airport. "8. Take the 'Highway 114 west' exit toward 'Fort Worth' - follow for 29.2 miles."
music  humour 
may 2005 by kevan
idiolect.org.uk: Why not be a writer?
Mock newspaper advert. "It's really boring." I've been enjoying mentally responding to all "why not X" advertising with specific, obvious reasons, lately.
advertising  writing  humour 
may 2005 by kevan
International Chindogu Society - Back Scratcher's T-Shirt
"The scratchee is also equipped with a hand-held miniature corresponding grid-map, for accurate communication. So when the scratcher says, 'I'm scratching F5,' the scratchee can say, 'try G7'."
clothes  games  humour 
april 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Asbo call over jokes about the Pope
"A man who published jokes about the Pope's death on a spoof village website was yesterday threatened with an antisocial behaviour order." Is really because of him ranting about local figures. They came for the puerile web satirists, and I did nothing.
humour  crime  web 
april 2005 by kevan
Mornington Crescent: Ask Mr Gradgrind
"We can generalise, however, that on average everybody wants to be a millionaire."
humour 
april 2005 by kevan
Marcus Brigstocke - "If Pacman had affected us as kids..."
That Pacman joke he does is actually his. "The crowd splits into those who are laughing their asses off and those who are looking at me thinking - cheeky bastard he's had that off the internet." Guilty.
humour  memetics  web 
april 2005 by kevan
Mr Gradgrind's Literal Answers to Rhetorical Questions
I remember this. "The easiest place to locate such snow, however, is in the extreme arctic and antarctic regions, where, although snow is very rare and sparse, it remains satisfactorily frozen and fixed in place indefinitely."
humour 
april 2005 by kevan
Mr Gradgrind's Literal Answers to Rhetorical Questions
I remember this. "The easiest place to locate such snow, however, is in the extreme arctic and antarctic regions, where, although snow is very rare and sparse, it remains satisfactorily frozen and fixed in place indefinitely."
humour 
april 2005 by kevan
Uncyclopedia
Brilliantly inevitable Wiki implementation of the 'web site of fake information' concept. "A biological weapon developed by Japan at the end of WWII, Godzilla was meant to stop any attempts to invade by land or sea."
lies  humour  wikis 
march 2005 by kevan
Absolutely - Video Clips of the show
Eh, having seen the McSweeneys' "Who's on First?" dialogue linked a few times, this page has an Absolutely sketch from fifteen years ago doing exactly the same thing, with older films.
videos  humour  language 
march 2005 by kevan
BBC Radio 4 - Comedy - Where Did It All Go Wrong?
"Placebos for my hypochondria." Fifteen-minute bits of Munnery monologue - an abridged version of Buckethead, this week.
radio  humour  munnery 
february 2005 by kevan
Magic the Gathering : Unhinged Card List
Stupid Magic cards; a sequel to Unglued, with some good stuff. "At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control permanents with names that include all twenty-six letters of the English alphabet, you win the game."
cards  games  humour  lunacy  mtg 
november 2004 by kevan
Profanity Adventures
Swearing at ZX Spectrum text adventures. "For shame! I might be a lady for all you know!"
humour  if  nostalgia 
november 2004 by kevan
Sean Lock's 15 Minutes of Misery
Still one of the UK's best comedians - six downloadable episodes of his 1998 Radio 4 series that became 15 Storeys High. "Oh dear, I've caused some serious emotional damage. And it's only Wednesday." Also some bits of Rich Hall.
download  humour  mp3s  radio  todo 
november 2004 by kevan
Spam As Folk Art
This has woken up again, by the way. Commentary and response to spam subject lines. "The xan swings his ax! The xan hits!"
humour  spam  weblogs 
november 2004 by kevan
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (Jerome K Jerome)
"Goodness is another quality that always goes with blackness. Very good people indeed, you will notice, dress altogether in black, even to gloves and neckties, and they will probably take to black shirts before long."
books  clothes  humour 
november 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Take our word for it
A hit-and-miss future dictionary of America. "outFox - v. 1; to be more dishonest and deceitful than one's rivals. 2; to lean more heavily to the right."
future  humour  language  politics 
october 2004 by kevan
ST(O) : If all stories were written like science fiction stories
"The driver conducted his car unit into the city; though he drove only at 100 km/hr, it felt much faster since they were only a meter from the concrete road surface."
humour  lunacy  writing 
september 2004 by kevan
Snap!
A satirical IF programming language that does all the hard work for you. "IF programs should be small -- Snap programs can be as small as one byte!"
humour  if  pointless  programming 
september 2004 by kevan
Revenge CD and Ear Plugs
20 tracks to annoy neighbours with, including "Practicing Scales (Violin)", "Inhuman Screams", "Drill" and "Orgasm (Outstanding)". Much better than the automated drilling machine I was considering.
cheating  humour  sex  simulation  sound  technology  war 
september 2004 by kevan
BBC - Radio 4 - Genius
Dave Gorman continues to be mildly annoying, inviting users to send him some material for a Halfbakery-style radio programme (and tour and book, presumably).
humour  radio 
september 2004 by kevan
IMDB: Puckoon (2002)
Hadn't noticed this - a film of Milligan's book, with Sean Hughes as Dan Madigan. It was out on video yesterday.
films  humour  todo 
august 2004 by kevan
The Non-Expert: IKEA
Full walkthrough. "In this mini-puzzle, you must fit all of your merchandise onto the cart so nothing falls off as you proceed to CHECKOUT."
IF  games  humour  shops 
august 2004 by kevan
Dog Bites Dog
Recombinant news headlines, from Leonard. "Actress of 'King Kong' fame wins lawsuit over damages to home." "Team of doctors found inside patient 7 years after surgery."
humour  news  random 
august 2004 by kevan
This Isn't London
Lies: "Although they operate on a freelance basis, the squirrels of St James's Park are unionised."
humour  london 
july 2004 by kevan
A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Full Script Archive
"So having said "Terry, you're fired", you would ideally get up and walk out of the building."
humour  television 
july 2004 by kevan
Registration - BugMeNot.com
"If you are an employee, partner, affiliate or legal representative of any site which enforces compulsory user registration than we require you to complete our registration process."
humour  meta  surveillance  web 
july 2004 by kevan
Paranoia XP Mission Blender
Wonderful random-mission-generator, to be bundled with the new edition.
dice  humour  random  roleplaying  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2004 by kevan
ISIHAC Games Compendium - One Song to the Tune of Another - Explained
"It's hard to get your head round that at first, but if you try to think of it as one song without the tune but with the words to the tune of another song but without the words, it may help."
games  humour  music 
june 2004 by kevan
BBC - Radio 4 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A new radio series in September. Peter Jones is replaced by the mighty William Franklyn, who was nicely Peter Jonesy as the voice of the computer in Startopia.
aliens  humour  radio  space 
june 2004 by kevan
The Register : The BBC, the lost tape and the 6-foot fridge
"He removed the [label] and stuck it on the fridge, intending to copy the address after lunch."
furniture  humour  lunacy  transport 
june 2004 by kevan
Richard Geefe: The Complete Works
Chris Morris's suicide-journalist articles, collected.
death  hoaxes  humour 
june 2004 by kevan
Bush/Zombie Reagan 2004
"Difficult times call for great leaders -- men of vision, strength and courage. Men like George W. Bush and the shambling, reanimated corpse of Ronald Reagan."
humour  politics  zombies 
june 2004 by kevan
Amusing UK Places names
Browse a list, or enter your postcode to, er, find the nearest ones.
cities  humour  language 
june 2004 by kevan
UKTV Style - What's On UKTV - Watching Paint Dry
"Watch the action here every day via video link-up and vote for your favourite paint."
humour  television  paint 
may 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | England | Milligan gets last laugh on grave
He told us he was ill. "However, the inscription had to be written in Gaelic in order for it to be approved by the Chichester Diocese."
death  humour 
may 2004 by kevan
Eddie Izzard : Unrepeatable : Transcript
"Why doesn’t the first bee who found the pollen say, 'Follow me! (buzzing) Here it is.' That could work, couldn’t it? No, they don’t think..."
advertising  bees  cats  dogs  humour  izzard  spiders  wasps 
may 2004 by kevan
exhilarator
Random one-panel cartoons paired with random captions. Some impressively deep and/or chilling concepts emerge.
comics  humour  random 
may 2004 by kevan
Is it Bill Bailey?
Some tiny clips from Bill's 1992 sketch series.
humour  television 
may 2004 by kevan
Lee and Herring Quotes
I can't help reading del.icio.us's "...and 1 other" in the voice of Stewart Lee.
humour  television 
april 2004 by kevan
The Unofficial Armando Iannucci Shows Site
"This is a perfectly ordinary tin of tomatoes, and this is a perfectly ordinary any vegetable, and put them together and you get... Vavuva! Va! Voo! An acceptable pasta sauce!"
humour  television 
april 2004 by kevan

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