Tag: Humor

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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I have a new COVID-19 update for you today. I write on May 17, 2020, using Johns Hopkins data (here) through yesterday, May 16. Reported daily deaths continue to decline, in both the US and Western Europe. The decline was faster than I expected this week. Using a 7-day moving average, the US peaked at […]

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Scene: A Sunny Spring Day. A gathering of peaceful anti-lockdown protesters, carrying signs and shouting slogans, demonstrates on the steps of a state capitol building. The ghosts of John Adams and James Madison, curious to see how their American experiment is doing these days, have taken a brief road trip from Heaven to check things […]

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There is planned, skillful comedy, including parody, and then there are instances of art gone painfully wrong, so wrong it passes from a bit embarrassing to howlingly funny. Or, at least it is mildly amusing. Your mirth milage may vary. Start with a talented quartet from England, who came to dominate the globe musically, even […]

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So smile for a while and let’s be jollyLove shouldn’t be so melancholyCome along and share the good times while we can — Lynn Anderson, “Rose Garden” More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. I Won!

 

Yesterday he thought he could sneak into my office without detection. He had no idea what he was up against. Although I lost him temporarily, I knew he’d be back. They just can’t stay away.

Sure enough, there he was this morning! He wasn’t going anywhere on my watch. Frantically I threw everything off the lower shelf of my bookcase. There! I lurched at him with a towel, but to no avail. But I was determined. I decided I’d have to catch him with my bare hands.

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These difficult days for sports broadcasters are a chance for the best of them to show why they are the best. Just like having to cover Curling when the Winter Olympics come round. Finals match pits Friend Against Friend More

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I have a number of things to highlight about the crisis that no one seems to be considering. We need to focus more on these areas, and discuss them with family members.   More

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Like the rest of you and the world, I’m freaking out (admit it)! Do I have enough toilet paper, cleaning supplies, cat food, hair color, deodorant, coffee, wine, beer and canned goods? The latest corona virus updates are changing not by the day, but by the hour. I top off gas tank (wearing gloves), and […]

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Went to Wal-Mart today to get stuff for Sunday lunch (Sauerkraut & Kielbasa). Saw a frail older lady with thin grey hair wearing a denim jacket which had, emblazoned across the back, one word; Ricochet. At first I thought, huh! Isn’t that interesting! And then I imagined mentioning it on Ricochet only to find out […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. My Sage Advice Will Turn Your Sad Life Around

 

I know how you can be happy without your usual vain efforts to boost your spirits with Prozac and chocolate chip cookies…

1. Adopt a Dog: Hurry to the nearest humane society and adopt a medium-sized, non-barking mutt. You’re going to want to post a lot of photos of your dog on Facebook (or, if you’re a certain dog lover who shall remain nameless, on Ricochet), so don’t get a black one. They don’t show up well in photos. A mutt with its shots, an embedded ID microchip, and a city license will set you back about $200.

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I missed last month’s theme of “Memories” because I forgot. So this is about the Winter of My Discontent because I’m losing my mind. I don’t know if I’m burned out or distracted due to stress or if I’m just an airhead (I prefer to say I’m an absent-minded genius), but I’ll just tell you […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the House of Representatives Not a creature was legislating, not even a socialist mouse; The impeachment was voted on by the democrats as a dare, in hopes that the sainted Media soon wouldn’t despair; The radicals were nestled all smug with their cloakroom goons, While visions of […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. It’s Always the End of the World

 

Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse by IrenHorrors

Is anyone else here tired of the constant millennialism of everything? I’m supposed to be dead from GMOs and global warming and Trump’s tweets or this or this or that problem.

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I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) After my review appears on Sunday, I post the previous week’s review here on Sunday. More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Laughter

 

“Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” — Mark Twain

Do we want to marginalize woke-scolds? Laugh at them. Make them figures of fun. Similarly for Progressives. (Indeed, Progressives realize this too. Alinsky’s fifth rule states “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”)

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Dana Goldberg, stand-up comedian, stops by to talk how she got into comedy, bombing in front of Gloria Steinem, the fact that European audiences don’t laugh, and her talent for bonding people with humor. She shares coming out to her parents when she was 18, how they made it an easy experience, and offers her best advice for parents who have children struggling with their sexual identities. She believes you haven’t failed your child until you turn your back on them. She and Bridget discuss Dana’s ability to raise money for worthy causes, their encounters with Rihanna and Meryl Streep in real life, and using comedy as a means to protect yourself.

Full transcript available here: WiW58-DanaGoldberg-Transcript

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Do the Apolitical Exist?

 

I often wonder what it’s like to be to be apolitical. You know, you’ve heard the rumors. There are allegedly people out there that could not care less about politics, current events, and the like. Who are these people, and what is their secret? How do they manage to avoid the morass of every hyperventilating hypothesis huffed by hypocritical hacks?

Hi, my name is Jim, and I’m an information junkie. (Hi, Jim). I succumbed to the siren of civilizational science back in college, during the run-up to the first Gulf War, and have been hooked ever since. I like to know things. I like to know about things, important things. And for these things, I have opinions – don’t always share them, but I have them. News, current events, politics, sports, science – I consume and am consumed. Yes, there are times I have tried to escape, even for a short while, but it’s Hotel California, baby – you can’t really ever leave.

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