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Entertainment Humor, Toy, Hobby, Competition (Game, Sport), Adventure, Spectacle

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General

Portal

Humor on the Internet (RefDesk), Brain of Brian, HumorMatters, Wikipedia

Dictionary

humor : (a) that quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous (b) the mental faculty of discovering, expressing, or appreciating the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous (c) something that is or is designed to be comical or amusing — Webster

The Devil’s Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce, Project Guttenberg)
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (Francis Grose, Project Guttenberg)
The Foolish Dictionary (Gideon Wurdz, Project Gutenberg)
OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, “body fluid”), controlled human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour — be amused, smile or laugh at something funny — and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour inducing it to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. — Wikipedia

Uncyclopedia (Wikia), Britannica

Introduction




Writing Humor Techniques – Introduction (John Cantu © HumorMall.com)

Preservation

History

The History of Humor and Laughter

Quotation


Quotes about Comedians (Good Reads)
Quotations Page

Library

Humor Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg)
WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation



The funniest TED Talks Playlist (13 talks)
Humor Related (TED Talks)

Community

Occupation

Top 10 tips for being a successful comedian (Alison Feeney-Hart BBC News)
Getting Started as a Stand-up Comedian (The Art Career Project)
How to be a Comedian (WikiHow)

Blog

WordPress

News

HumorFeed, Satire Wire, Humor Magazines (Magazines.com)

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression


Rumor


Arts

18 Artists Make a Case for Humor in Art (Maxwell Williams, Artsy)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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HumorFeed | Published News | News Satire Bending the News Until it Breaks

  • Family Down to Their Last Three Pallets of Toilet...
    by Merrick on March 31, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    As hoarding and supply chain worries continue to make reliable access to toilet paper Americans' top concern during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Porter family of Powder Springs, Georgia are one of many already reporting a shortage of the most essential product.

  • FDA Head Eric Trump Touts New Un-Inactivated...
    by Merrick on March 26, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    The vaccine, a conjugate of multiple un-inactivated strains of COVID-19, has reportedly been shown to generate a strong immune response against the virus within a modified threshold of acceptable side-effects.

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Industry Warns of a Shortage of...
    by Merrick on March 20, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    The jigsaw puzzle industry warned today they will likely not be able to keep up with the surge in demand they expect as a result of the expanding Coronavirus pandemic.

  • First Coronavirus Vaccine Fails to Cause Autism
    by Merrick on March 15, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    As scientists around the world rush to try to engineer a vaccine that can halt COVID-19 in its tracks, hope for the first such prophylactic came to a disappointing halt yesterday when it was shown to not cause autism in children.

  • God Rewards Family of Faith with Toilet Paper...
    by Merrick on March 10, 2020 at 7:02 am

    The Bradshaws of Torrance, California awoke this Sunday morning to what they're describing as a "gift from God" when they discovered as many as half a dozen rolls of toilet paper hanging from the trees and shrubbery in their front yard.

  • White House Coronavirus Report: Trump's Advice to...
    by Merrick on March 4, 2020 at 8:34 am

    A new report released by the White House today credits the leadership and expertise of President Trump in the midst of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis for stemming a greater outbreak and saving millions of lives.

  • Christian Scientists Close to Developing New...
    by Merrick on February 28, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Working tirelessly since the first American was infected earlier this month, a group of Christian scientists say that they are nearing the completion of a new prayer that will "utterly destroy" the Coronavirus.

  • Renouncing Royalty | The Sleaze | UK News Satire...
    by docsleaze on February 25, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Constitutional crisis or cobblers? Will Prince Harry and Meghan's decision to renounce royal life and live on council estate in Slough result in end of the monarchy as we know it? Royal experts disagree as to consequences of Harry becoming Uber driver.

  • Street Fighting Pope | The Sleaze | UK News...
    by docsleaze on February 25, 2020 at 3:52 am

    What lies behind Pope Francis’ assault on a woman in St Peter’s Square on New Year’s Eve? Was he fighting off sex starved Papal groupie, or was he preparing to fight evil with his fists?

  • Heaven Can't Wait | The Sleaze | UK News Satire...
    by docsleaze on February 25, 2020 at 3:50 am

    Man threatens to sue NHS for reviving him from clinical death. Claims medics' actions wrenched him unwillingly from heavenly paradise. Controversially claims hereafter is eternal pub presided over by Christ the Geezer.