This was going to be a profound blog about my meeting Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and reveling in the presence of someone who has given so much for so long on behalf of so many people. I also planned to regale you with stories about how when the Secret Service gets involved in an event, well, things change.
But you know what? I’m pooped. I’m bone tired from having worked on a public happening for months and months and then experiencing the mental, physical and emotional exhaustion of the letdown the day after all that work comes to fruition.
I just don’t have much oomph left in me at all.
However, I do still have the capacity to laugh. And right now I want to fill my cup with as much enjoyment as possible.
Please help me do it. Have you discovered any new websites that tickle the heck out of you?
Here’s one I learned about this weekend. Much of its content is incredibly inappropriate.
When you open these links, be sure you’re someplace where loud incredulous laughter is allowed; I don’t want you to get into trouble at work.
For someone like me who has spent years in PR and marketing, Cracked.com contains many a dream come true. Among its entries are wonderfully horrid ideas realized and turned into products because a bunch of brilliant people didn’t think things through quite as well as they assumed they did. This is the link my friend’s daughter showed me on Mother’s Day. It takes you to unintentionally x-rated toys (Don’t look if you’re not into that kind of thing). This other link, which I found today, brought me great joy. I especially like Spader Man. And there’s this one with the Norman Rockwell.
Now, please return the favor. Send me a couple of urls that please you — silly games, goofy products, jokes, fun videos, whatever — and include the reasons you like them.
I’m at work and can’t play on the computer, but I’ll check them out during the coming week when I get home and need a good laugh.
Thanks in advance.
Hmm. Some of those toys are coming from bored and frustrated toy designers seeing what they can get away with. Some of them I have no doubt were designed by pedophiles. Ick.
Alex, I sure hope not!
I actually like the mistakes in the 2nd link better today.
I guess it just depends on a person's mood,
Pari, laughter is so important, it's good to ask folks to share some and we'll all benefit. Tom Schreck's books featured yesterday are worth the read and the laugh, I am happy there is a new one.
I had really bad luck trying to post a link the other day so I'll try but no guarantees (David Corbett had to appeal to the web master…). I play this when I need to laugh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjSnCbu9lmI&list=FLnqWaIb2BR-lljiarhn-TfA&index=2&feature=plpp_video
It's the twisted and WRONG side of office/personal e-mails:
DO NOT imbibe while reading; damage to screen and keyboard possible!
Lately, when I need a laugh, I’ve turned to Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks on Youtube. And Quite Interesting (or Q.I., if you’re searching) as well, which is hosted by Stephen Fry — this is one of my favorite bits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUVBXb4XIqE
But How it Should Have Ended is terrific, too — these guys take movies, skewer the plotholes, open the character’s eyes, and take the narratives down the paths not traveled . . . My favorites are Inception and LOTR, but there’s a lot to see. http://www.howitshouldhaveended.com/videos
I also lurk around icanhazcheezburger — but usually only in Historical LOLS, Win!, and Dropping the Science, I swear. And maybe Daily Squee . . . but only for the baby hedgehogs. And the octopuses. Have you *seen* the otters?
Fun Fact: my 'links' folder has 9 subfolders, and is still almost full enough to scroll on. And some of those subfolders have subfolders. I collect link-junk. (Hey, it may be useful!)
Let's see…. stay out of the 'games' folder, don't go into the crafts folder, music probably isn't applicable…
http://notalwaysright.com/ Not Always Right are tales by employees about when customers– or occasionally, coworkers or managers– are not right. Doesn't matter WHAT the saying says. They make me smile.
Here are three of my favorite funny bloggers::
The Bloggess: http://thebloggess.com/
Ally at: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never-be-adult.html
If you have a fondness for Stars Wars, I can recommend a YouTube sendoff that always gets me laughing: Darth Vader in the Death Star canteen, narrated by Eddie Izzard. This always makes me laugh — no clue why, just so funny.
Hope your recover soon!
Alaina's right, Not Always Right is one of my go-to sites. I always laugh and you don't have to be in retail to know these people!
My other favorite laugh site is Hungover Owls: http://hungoverowls.tumblr.com/
Laugh much, Pari!
If you want something that's not necessarily a laugh, but startling, stunning, amazing and beautifully shot – plus a wonderful soundtrack, try the Danny MacAskill 'Way Back Home' vid. Danny does things on a bicycle that will make you believe a man can fly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6ho1-G6tw
And for anyone who's ever struggled with technology, Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield's 'My Blackberry Is Not Working' is just wonderful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI
And for any author who's ever had a rejection letter, Dylan Moran has the response for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtcCmYcBwfw
Rest well and recover, Pari 🙂
I can't wait to look at some of these when I'm not at work! Thank you so much.
That's just wonderful. What joy!
Merci. I can think of some times when these emails will be just the antidote to my day at work.
I watched the QI clip and then watched three others before I realized I have to go and get at least a tiny bit of exercise for the day!!!
Great links everyone 🙂
Obviously I need to work on my work-laughter balance because I have no links to share!
Sorry to be late to the party. Was traveling yesterday. Here's hoping I can post this — I too have problems with links. But here's where I go when I need a chuckle: Maria Bamford, the comedienne Dusty Rhoades and I can't get enough of: http://comedians.jokes.com/maria-bamford/videos/maria-bamford—on-the-inside
I just checked out Maria Bramford! Love her! thank you.
Piss midget indeed . . . in deed.
The tech sketch wasn't at all what I expected and I thought it was great fun.
And . . . I'd seen other videos of Danny MacAskill, but this one is truly astounding.
I adore Eddie Izzard. Thanks for this clip! It was just so silly.
All I can say is, "Those poor owls." <g>
Not always right?
Wonderful! I worked in the service industry for more than a decade and I think I recognize some of these customers . .
I enjoyed How It Should Have Ended, but realized there are too many movies I haven't seen!!!!