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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

  • Reasons Why Your Attempt at Being an Influencer...
    by Merrick on September 18, 2019 at 6:47 am

    As social media platforms continue to transform the landscape of modern marketing, more people interested in not doing anything meaningful with their lives are having success as online influencers. But why not you? Some possible reasons:

  • The Third Secret | The Sleaze | UK News Satire...
    by docsleaze on September 17, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Just what is the truth behind the Third Secret of Sutton Coldfield? Why is it being suppressed by the Vatican? Conspiracy theorist claims it prophesises gay pope, thereby threatening whole basis of Catholicism.

  • Propane-Driven Vape Pens Blamed for Three Deaths...
    by philmaggitti on September 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    News of the deaths of three unrelated Amish youth exploded like after-market vape pens in this Amimsh town.

  • Social Media Influencers' Mixed Opinions on Taco...
    by Merrick on September 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    With social media assuming a larger role in shaping the way consumers feel about everything from the brand of sneakers they wear to the restaurants they used to think they liked, people can usually rest assured that online influencers will steer them in the right direction when it comes to what to spend their money on.

  • Never Had it So Good? (1975) | The Sleaze | UK...
    by docsleaze on September 14, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Set against the backdrop of the February 1974 general election, Humber's film is a 'ripped-from-the-headlines expose of the seamier side of the British political scene. The plot is straightforward: teenager Wally, attending a Young Conservatives convention declares that he wants to become a political groupie and stows away in the campaign bus of a parliamentary candidate, bound for what he thinks will be the bright lights of the London political scene.

  • Casting Cats | The Sleaze | UK News Satire and...
    by docsleaze on September 14, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Fury over trailer for new film version of 'Cats' - critics accuse makers of prejudice due to failure to cast real cats. Claim use of human actors playing felines as bad as white actors blacking up to play negro roles. Casting allegedly part of media's pro-dog, anti-cat, agenda.

  • The Wet Sell | The Sleaze | UK News Satire and...
    by docsleaze on September 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Will male incontinence products be the next advertising phenomena? With women's incontinence products market now saturated, advertisers turning to male equivalents, promising 'Wet Sell' to make rubber pants and adult nappies to cater for binge drinking and curry consequences sexy.

  • Black and White House | The Sleaze | UK News...
    by docsleaze on September 13, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    President Donald Trump shocks nation by appearing in black face and performing minstrel songs live from White House. Aides claim President's actions represent celebration of black American culture and are definitely not racist.

  • Political Shake Up | The Sleaze | UK News Satire...
    by docsleaze on September 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Who would have thought that a milkshake being thrown over a neo fascist could be condemned as being on a par with a terror attack? But that's what some people would have you believe after a recent spate of such incidents over the past couple of weeks...

  • Walmart Intruduces CBD-Infused Dental Dams
    by philmaggitti on September 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Walmart's CBD-infused dental dams will be available in 500- and 1000-milliliter sizes. Additional flavors will include heavenly gash, Cherry Garcia, and pussy.