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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 02, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Domestic, Humor, War, Stop-motion Animation, 1950's

The Day Today

A UK comedy show from 20 years ago, still offering laughs in this era of THE ONION and Borat. Once non-UK listeners get past a few very local allusions.

Full story here.

More episodes on YouTube.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 24, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Television, 1990's, Europe

Detect Dangers Before They Happen!

MCP from dath - Tobias Haase on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Sep 06, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Death, History, Humor, 1900's, Cars

The National Scream

The National Scream by Robert Awad & by David Verrall, National Film Board of Canada

The Canadian National Beaver is missing!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 12, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Government, Humor, 1980's, North America

Baseball Joke Book

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Are there really enough good baseball jokes to fill even a small book? Maybe if you eliminate the requirement of "good." I see some contemporary compilations for sale at Amazon, etc. And then we have this site.

"A young lady arrived at her first ballgame during the 5th inning. "The score is 0 to 0," she heard a nearby fan say. "Oh, good," she cooed to her boyfriend, "then we haven't missed a thing."

The source for the illo.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 25, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Sports, Books, 1950's

The Jokes of King George VI

Thanks to the recent movie The King's Speech, King George VI is now best known as the king who stuttered. But apparently he also occasionally told jokes. Several of them are reproduced below. They're not bad, for a royal. [Milwaukee Journal — Apr 25, 1937]
  • [In response to a speaker who was praising him in extravagant terms]. "I am reminded," he said, "of the woman who went to her husband's funeral service. The couple had never got on well together, but the minister devoted his long sermon to a panegyric of the husband's virtues. So glowing a picture did he paint that the widow completely failed to recognize her late husband. 'Milly,' she nudged her friend and whispered loudly, 'is there another corpse about?'"
  • There was a petrol dump where men sent a canary down into the empty tank to see if the atmosphere was safe for them to go down and clean it out. One day the foreman saw a man walking about in the bottom of the tank before the canary had been let down. "Hey, what are you doing there?" he yelled. In all seriousness the man below shouted back: "I'm just seeing if it's all right for me blinkin' canary."
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Apr 27, 2013 | Comments (0)
Category: Humor, Jokes, Royalty, 1930's


Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Apr 12, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Death, Horror, Humor, Parody, Music, Fictional Monsters

Passion Lube Reviews


The latest outbreak of "Humorous Amazon Reviews" centers around the product depicted above.

I couldn't resist adding one of my own. Click for readability.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 15, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Sexuality, Retailing, AI, Robots and Other Automatons, Internet


Doomed: a biological cartoon! from El Señor Studio on Vimeo.

Over one year ago, I posted a one-minute snippet from this great cartoon. Now, here's the whole ten-minute version.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 13, 2013 | Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Humor, Cartoons

Alfred, Meet Jimmy

Recent scholarship has traced the roots of Mad magazine's Alfred E. Newman back to the nineteenth century. But I don't believe anyone has ever before noted his resemblance to this animated version of Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen, as seen in the 1942 Superman cartoon "Showdown," embedded above.


How fitting that today both Jimmy and Alfred are owned by the same company, Warner Bros.!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 14, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Magazines, Twins, Lookalikes & Doppelgangers, Comics, 1940's, Nineteenth Century
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