Cracking open the “funnies” file
On my desktop sits a folder called “funnies.” Some of its contents date back to the earliest days of the internet, so I no longer remember their source.
The internet circa 1973. I had a lot fewer bookmarks back then.
But no matter: Whenever I’m having a rough day, the “funnies” file always brings a smile. I hope these selected nuggets will bring a laugh your way today, too.
Let’s start with a follow-up to my most recent post, about the importance of saying “I love you.” ICH LIEBE DICH!!! Because life is short. And terrifying.
Speaking of languages … English isn’t always a stroll in the park, either.
The breadth of our borrowed vocabulary can lead to some pretty funny auto-corrects, like these helpful suggestions from my email at work:
And let us not overlook the power of a single misplaced letter …
Yes, this mess we’re in is all your fault, you satin worshipers. Darn you to heck!
Not to mention how a news story can change when you append the byline to the headline:
Another category in my funnies file is “signs of the times.” These are fairly self-explanatory so I will provide them without further comment.
OK, I lied. I *have* to comment. THIS is why we always hit “preview,” folks. Always! Yikes.
And this is why you should always hire a pro to illustrate your drowning signs, LOL.
Umm … thanks for the encouragement, but no thanks.
Then there is the category of “infographics and charts.”
I also have a subcategory of Beatles-related infographics. Like this one that quantifies the historical concentration of localized troubles in Yesterday:
And for anyone who has gotten stuck in an infinite loop while singing Hey Jude, finally there is help:
And let us not forget IKEA! If you have ever attempted assembling something from the jolly Swedish giant you will appreciate these instructions for building a HËNJ. Notice that it calls for 10,000 people, though, so maybe recruit some friends on Facebook before you unpack it.
Speaking of Facebook: Here’s a post from a friend that really made me laugh. I haven’t had arms like that since I was in my 20s!
And then there is Facebook itself, with its suggestion that I tag a planter as one of my friends.
Facebook also flunked geography in placing some photos from Cancun, Mexico just off the African coast. (Though in all fairness maybe Cancun *used* to be there before Pangaea broke up.)
The funnies folder also has a few things created by yours truly for the amusement of her friends, such as this manufactured Mac dialog box …
… this birthday greeting for a yogi pal …
… and this disturbing image of my husband as a youth, thanks to a malfunctioning scanner. Ironically, he really did grow up to be that tall.
And the rest of the folder, you ask? The rest of it is filled with assorted, random treasures I’ve collected over the years.
Well, that’s about enough for today. Thanks for stopping by, and cheers to you from fair Llanfairpwllgwyngwllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllatysiliogogogoch!
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