Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Merry Month of May: Laughter on the World Wide Web

 

And isn’t there an awful lot of that pointless, incessant barking on the Internet? But there are some fierce sites, some magical sites, some hella informative sites (I’m immersed in one on the art and science of building beehives at the moment), and some that just make me laugh out loud. (Sometimes, I don’t think this effect is intentional.)

I always bookmark a site that cheers me up when I see it, or when someone passes a link along, and I certainly have my favorites. Perhaps I’ll mention some of them in the comments. Meanwhile, won’t you please share the sites that make you laugh, and tell us why? (Please try and keep it clean, or at least let people know what they’re in for if they follow a link-of-ill-repute.)

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  1. Arahant Member

    *Woof!*

    She: (Please try and keep it clean, or at least let people know what they’re in for if they follow a link-of-ill-repute.)

    Oh, sure. Put the handcuffs on.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 8:40 AM PDT
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  2. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    90 Miles From Tyranny.

    Commentary perhaps a tad to the right of me, at times, but generally pretty good. Plus GIFs and pictures and things. Beware, though; it can be a little spicy, if you know what I mean.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 8:46 AM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Percival (View Comment):
    Commentary perhaps a tad to the right of me

    Is there such a thing?

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    • May 12, 2020, at 8:48 AM PDT
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  4. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
    CB Toder aka Mama Toad Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I joined Instagram a couple of months ago so I could chat with my daughter while she was traveling out of country and have stayed on it cause I have fun… I follow the Babylon Bee and they usually give me a chuckle or a snort, and sometimes outright laughter with just their headlines. Like this one:

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    • May 12, 2020, at 9:08 AM PDT
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  5. Arahant Member

    Here’s one of my favorite sites.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 9:26 AM PDT
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  6. Tex929rr Coolidge

    https://www.thefarside.com/

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    • May 12, 2020, at 9:48 AM PDT
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  7. KentForrester Moderator

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Here’s one of my favorite sites.

    ‘hant, I didn’t find the plotting of earthquakes very funny. 

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    • May 12, 2020, at 9:51 AM PDT
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  8. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):
    Commentary perhaps a tad to the right of me

    Is there such a thing?

    Well, there was Charlemagne. And Attila. And they didn’t call William the Conqueror “the Bastard” just because his mom and dad weren’t married …

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    • May 12, 2020, at 10:10 AM PDT
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  9. RightAngles Member

    …make me laugh out loud. (Sometimes, I don’t think this effect is intentional.)

    Ha! The blog phenomenon has always struck me as a little sad in so many cases. People have such a need to be heard, and they make a blog and it gets lost in the ether usually. As far back as about 2003, my niece was wearing a t-shirt that said “NOBODY IS READING YOUR BLOG.”

    Still, it’s good that people have this way of venting and writing their thoughts down and putting them out there. Well except for that one guy.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 10:13 AM PDT
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  10. Arahant Member

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Here’s one of my favorite sites.

    ‘hant, I didn’t find the plotting of earthquakes very funny.

    It’s always good to know what’s shakin’.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 10:26 AM PDT
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  11. Arahant Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):
    Commentary perhaps a tad to the right of me

    Is there such a thing?

    Well, there was Charlemagne. And Attila. And they didn’t call William the Conqueror “the Bastard” just because his mom and dad weren’t married …

    Quit dissing my ancestors.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 10:33 AM PDT
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  12. tigerlily Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    90 Miles From Tyranny.

    Commentary perhaps a tad to the right of me, at times, but generally pretty good. Plus GIFs and pictures and things. Beware, though; it can be a little spicy, if you know what I mean.

    Thanks Percival. I added this site to my bookmarks.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 10:53 AM PDT
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  13. She Reagan
    She Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Apologies for being in absentia for a bit. My very helpful neighbor and I have been rounding up the third (and I hope this year’s last), swarm of bees on the farm. (Good thing nobody had a camera, otherwise I could populate a pretty funny website with some of our antics.)

    I am a sucker for The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (somewhere, there’s a post about them which I wrote a couple of years ago). I could look at funny pictures of animals all day.

    Back in the dark ages (the 1990s) I loved webpagesthatsuck.com. Really good advice from web design professionals, who taught good practices by highlighting bad ones. In the days when we were advised to limit the size of each web page to about 10K (so that it would load in 2-3 seconds), when pictures for pictures’ sake (when perfectly good text would accomplish the same thing) were frowned upon, and when dynamic elements of any sort that jumped around on the screen were scorned, it was the gold standard. And I think I learned more to support my nascent sideline designing websites for small businesses from this one website than I did from any class I ever took, or any class I’ve ever read.

    There’s always The Onion.

    And I like the Good News Network. It’s not strictly a comedy site, and some of the articles aren’t for me, but some of the headlines make me smile. I mean, what’s not to like about one that reads Japanese Couple Uses The Fur From Their Cats To Make Whimsical Hats The Felines Like To Wear?

    There are even pictures:

    Some people must not have enough bee swarms to fuss over . . .

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    • May 12, 2020, at 1:15 PM PDT
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  14. Juliana Member

    Powerline’s The Week in Pictures (usually posted on Saturdays) and Midweek in Pictures (usually posted on Wednesdays). Lots of good fun.

    For example: Never mind – it won’t load. But something to look forward to.

     

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    • May 12, 2020, at 1:26 PM PDT
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  15. E. Kent Golding Member

    http://www.eyeofthetiber.com

    https://xkcd.com

    http://davebarry.com

    https://babylonbee.com

    http://existentialcomics.com

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    • May 12, 2020, at 1:28 PM PDT
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  16. She Reagan
    She Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Juliana (View Comment):

    Powerline’s The Week in Pictures (usually posted on Saturdays) and Midweek in Pictures (usually posted on Wednesdays). Lots of good fun.

    For example: Never mind – it won’t load. But something to look forward to.

    Yes. I love that one too.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 1:36 PM PDT
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  17. E. Kent Golding Member

    If only Rob Long could post the Long View ( from NR) on the Member Feed.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 1:49 PM PDT
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  18. She Reagan
    She Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    If only Rob Long could post the Long View ( from NR) on the Member Feed.

    Hm. You might have to make do with this, instead.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 2:17 PM PDT
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  19. She Reagan
    She Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Another regular column on Powerline that I always check out (Fridays) is Thoughts from the Ammo Line. She’s sort of a gun-toting, Trump-supporting, 21st-century, Erma Bombeck.

    Here’s a sample from last week’s column. (She’s talking about the Democrat slate of presidential candidates):

    And along comes 2020 with an outsize Democratic candidate lineup of mediocrities and has-beens, chock full of the DIVERSITY to which they bow low. Why, on that stage of left-wing hand-raisers and America-haters you couldn’t swing a cat – even if PETA would let you – without hitting a slightly beige candidate “of color,” or some beer-drinkin’ regular womyn, if by “regular” you meant a woman who was a powerful married black politician’s squeeze, or a fake Cherokee millionaire who gets nearly half a million dollars to teach one course at Harvard. Plus a few bland white womyn Senators, a very wealthy hippie motivator, and an attractive veteran named Tulsi. Just your everyday workin’ women…Heck, there was even a gay kid mayor who is married to another dude.

    And here’s the beauty part: No Bible-clingin’, gun-totin’, Putin-lovin’, Deplorable, smelly garbage person Trump Cultist Nazi with bad teeth who shops at Walmart had any say whatsoever in which of these Diverse Delights got the nod!

    What could possibly go wrong? Well, how ‘bout this: the Democrats rejected every single offering in the Diversity Buffet, and picked a rich old Commie who combs his hair with a balloon, and a senile, hair-sniffing, influence-peddling loose cannon! Neither of whom has ever had a job in his life. And both white as the driven snow, not counting age spots.

    I love her.

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  20. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

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    • May 12, 2020, at 11:56 PM PDT
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  21. Lilly B Coolidge

    I have loved this one in the past, and you brought it to mind again. Still good: Cake Wrecks.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 6:44 PM PDT
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  22. She Reagan
    She Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Lilly B (View Comment):

    I have loved this one in the past, and you brought it to mind again. Still good: Cake Wrecks.

    Oh, I had forgotten about that one. Thanks for the reminder!

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  23. Franco Member
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    Somehow this cracks me up every time! Got it off Powerline.

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    • May 22, 2020, at 12:23 PM PDT
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  24. Basil Fawlty Member
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    I quit visiting humeris websights when Walter Miller’s Home page went away.

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    • May 22, 2020, at 12:25 PM PDT
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