Citizen journalist enthusiastically reports local house fire

Rhoda Young turned in a series of high-energy live reports after being first journalist on the scene of a house fire in Norfolk, Virginia. It's got everything local news should have: vertical video, swearing, interfering with authorities. Read the rest

Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' featuring a rubber chicken

This is too silly not to share. Like the headline reads, it's Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" featuring the vocals of "Mr. Chicken," an (extra)ordinary squeaky rubber chicken.

Thank you, YouTuber Franco Muñoz for bringing us this much-needed laugh.

(The Awesomer)

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A grumpy cat crashes an outdoor nativity scene, making for a really funny photo

No doubt you've heard the stories about cats smothering babies where they sleep. Well, there's a tabby cat in New York City that has perpetuated that rumor in a whole new and hilarious way when it decided to sleep where baby Jesus is supposed to lie. According to The Dodo, photographer Brooke Goldman wanted to sleep in last Sunday but instead walked her boyfriend to the train station as she had promised.
“I was pretty out of it... I was trying to get home as fast as possible to go back to sleep and wasn’t ready for the day at all.”

But then she spotted this cat quietly perched in this outdoor nativity scene's "manger" and snapped this funny shot.

Let's get a closer look at our new "lord and savior"'s face, shall we?

"Bah humbug!"

photo by Brooke Goldman

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Photographer creates flawless food emojis from real food

The Gourmand magazine commissioned Matthieu Lavanchy to create some of the most popular food emojis from the real thing. The whole project feels a bit like a modern update of Magritte's The Treachery of Images. Read the rest

Outdoors enthusiast makes fun of highly improbable campsite photos

Stock photography is always good for a laugh, as artistic license often gets in the way of reality. Instagrammer @YouDidNotSleepThere, aka Luisa Jeffery, finally got fed up and started cataloging the most staged campsite images. Read the rest

Cats with tiny faces

We've done our share of tiny-face politicians, so why not tiny-face kittehs? Read the rest

A plugin to display Trump tweets in crayon font

The Daily Show's Chrome plugin Make Trump Tweets Eight Again uses subtle orthography to remind us about the emotional, intellectual and attentional character of the 45th President of the United States of America.(Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest

Absolutely wonderful finalists of the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

They appear to be having more fun than most of us.

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Taco Bell clothing line inches us a step closer to Idiocracy

For the price of a few trays of Taco Bell, these Taco Bell Forever 21 clothes can make you look like a character from Idiocracy: Read the rest

Book release party in LA for Liartown book

Sean Tejaratchi is one of my favorite book designers, and his Liartown website, filled with parody book and magazine covers, is as great and funny as National Lampoon was in the 1970s. This Sunday, Wacko in Los Angeles is throwing a book launch party for the new Liartown book. I hope to see you there!

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Oral history of Seinfeld's iconic episode "The Contest"

On November 18, 1992, the Seinfeld episode "The Contest" aired for the first time. That was the one about who could control their masturbatory urges to become "master of their domain," yada yada. New York/The Vulture have an oral history of this classic bit of television history:

Larry David, writer of “The Contest”: I can’t believe I have to discuss this at my ripe age. I would say there was only one other person involved [in the actual contest]. Should I mention his name? I don’t even know — my friend Frank Piazza. I don’t remember what the bet was. There must have been some money involved. I think it was a small amount. [The contest lasted] two days. Maybe three. I just remember it didn’t last very long. I was surprised at how quickly it ended. I won handily, yes.

Kenny Kramer, friend of Larry David, a.k.a. the real Kramer: I wasn’t in [the contest] because I knew I would never win it.

David: By the way, [the idea] was in my notebook for some time and I never even mentioned it to Jerry [Seinfeld] because I didn’t think there was any way that he would want to do it, and I didn’t think there was any way the show actually could get done on the network. So it took me a couple years, you know, to even mention it to Jerry because it didn’t even occur to me that it was a possibility. But he was all for it.

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Hilarious daily dry-erase charts

Matt Shirley (better known via Instagram as mattsurelee) tries to make a whiteboard chart every day, with oft-delightful results. Read the rest

Vintage news blooper of anchor hysterically laughing about a person's tumor removal

"Oh darn." (via r/ContagiousLaughter)

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BBC news anchor inexplicably clasps ream of paper during segment

Hypothesis: "Where's my fucking iPad prop? I need m...Just give me some fucking paper or something! Wait, not that, oh for FUCK'S SAgood morning and welcome to BBC News."

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Air-horn version of a-ha's 'Take on Me'

"Take on horn" is YouTuber Kyrne's humorous take on a-ha's 1985 hit "Take on Me" and it's pretty funny.

And who remembers this gem? If 2008 was the last time you watched the literal version of the "Take on Me" music video, it's high time you give it a look again. I had forgotten how good it is!

Now my face hurts from smiling so much.

(Nerdist)

Previously: a-ha played 'Take On Me' live on 'MTV Unplugged,' will tour and With no music, A-Ha's "Take On Me" video is dark and disturbing Read the rest

'People who boast about their I.Q. are losers' —Stephen Hawking

He wasn't talking about the current President of the United States, but it sure fits today.

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The climactic conclusion to DONG Energy's awesome name

A brand manager at Dong Energy finally convinced them that their company name might be getting in the way of their messaging. They will be Ørsted from here out. Read the rest

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