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


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)

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus


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


Writing Humor Techniques – Introduction (John Cantu ©


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo



The History of Humor and Laughter


Quotes about Comedians (Good Reads)
Quotations Page Bartlett’s


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


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



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)




HumorFeed, Satire Wire, Humor Magazines (









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


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form



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

  • Sex Education | The Sleaze | UK News Satire and...
    by docsleaze on February 22, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Government's plans for sex education in schools under fire. Minister proposes establishment of proper training schemes for potential sex offenders to ensure their aptitude and proficiency in their chosen field of deviance. […]

  • Overheard Conversations | The Sleaze | UK News...
    by docsleaze on February 22, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Are the great British public actually a bunch of ill informed morons? With radio phone ins more popular than ever and social media allowing ordinary citizens to publicly express their opinions as never before, top academic claims that everything they say is utter, ill informed, bollocks. Should government actually be discouraging greater electoral engagement by the terminally ignorant? […]

  • A College Student Considers the Irony of Modern...
    by ironenews on February 21, 2018 at 9:38 am

    A bunch of lit classes I have to take (because they make you take them if you’re a communications major, even though I don’t see what literature has to do with communication) have books in them talking about all the irony we have in modern life. And even though some guy said 9-11 was the death of irony I noticed there’s still plenty of it around, especially in college. […]

  • Russian Bots Announce New Fragrance Line, Gets...
    by MakeAmericaTheBest on February 20, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Like and RT this fragrance. Like and RT this fragrance. Like and RT this fragrance. Like and RT this fragrance. Like and RT this fragrance. Like and RT this fragrance. Like and RT this fragrance. Like and RT this fragrance. […]

  • AR-15 Appointed As Secretary of Health and Human...
    by HoobaCanoes on February 20, 2018 at 8:31 am

    WASHINGTON - President Trump is shaking up his cabinet yet again with the appointment of AR-15 as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services. ​ ​"I aim to protect all remaining American lives by making it easier to buy guns," said AR-15. […]

  • Sources of Greenhouse Gases Identified
    by satireworld on February 19, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Hawthorne CA – ( Space X CEO Elon Musk announced that the Falcon Heavy rocket was launched successfully on February 8, 2018 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This giant vehicle boosted a payload of his cherry-red Tesla sports car, although it could easily boost up to 24 metric tons into an Earth orbit. […]

  • Opinion: Less Guns Means More Mass Killing by...
    by ironenews on February 19, 2018 at 8:59 am

    With yet another US mass shooting happening at yet another school this past Wednesday, gun critics and anti-gun fanatics have come crawling out of the woodworks to rehash their tired, illogical arguments against the 2nd amendment–our God-given right to bear any and all AR-15 or 57, M16, AK 9, 12, 74, 101, 102, or 103, Barrett, Berretta, Ruger, M1 or M110, Sig, Browning, or Colt ad infinitum we can get our hands on. […]

  • Trump Renews Call to Promote Mentally Ill
    by Merrick on February 18, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    President Trump today renewed his call to promote the mentally ill after a mass shooting at the hands of 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz that left 17 high school students dead in Parkland, Florida this week. […]

  • Doubles Luge to Add More Men to Sled for next...
    by ironenews on February 17, 2018 at 5:38 am

    In an effort to increase viewership during the Winter Games, the Olympic Committee announced a few changes to the event itinerary. […]

  • Hi, I'm Paul Ryan, And I'm Pretty Much an Ogre At...
    by wearyourcape on February 16, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    "With each successive bloodbath unleashed upon innocent Americans, I've continued in my callous refusal to do one single thing that could make a difference and save American lives." […]