Thursday, August 11, 2011

Links to Funny Things, Mostly Over a Year Old

As with this earlier post, these links are old, but still working (as of a few days ago), and still funny.

• The classic list of Star Wars Lines Improved by Replacing a Word with "Pants" is one of the funniest things ever on the internet -- and, sadly, its original location seems to have vanished. Fortunately, this site has saved the top twenty five of them (which, frankly, were by far the best). Here are the first five:
  1. I find your lack of pants disturbing.
  2. You are unwise to lower your pants.
  3. The Force is strong in my pants.
  4. Chewie and me got into a lot of pants more heavily guarded than this.
  5. I cannot teach him. The boy has no pants.
11 Funniest Classified Ads ever.

11 Ridiculous Signs.

Lincoln's Facebook Page.

Truthful titles for fantasy novels.

My first dictionary. Biting and bitter, but brilliant.

• Every year the New Yorker has a contest for redesigns of its classic Eustace Tilley cover. These were the ones from 2009.

Accidental maps.

Neil Gaiman on winning the Newbery Medal.

• Everyone remembers Matt Taibi's classic evisceration of Thomas Friedman's 2005 book The World is Flat, right? Well, for some reason, his 2009 evisceration of Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat and Crowded has never gotten the same level of internet love, despite being just as funny.

Hang this up in your time machine.

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