Friday Funnies: A Roundup of Internet Humor

September 16, 2010

LOL. Image via Flickr user inottawa.

It's the end of the week. Time to reward yourself with some funniness. In this roundup of internet humor you will find some great comics, strange websites and a blog with copywriting that did not make the cut at a greeting card company but is still funny. Toothpaste for Dinner and Married to the Sea Toothpaste for Dinner is a minimalist cartoon updated regularly with funny thoughts about life. Many pertain to working and creativity such as this one about having a great idea. Married to the Sea has daily cartoons that remix vintage stock illustrations with hilarious captions. Here's a funny one about graphic design. Both sites are operated by the Sharing Machine. Catalog Living and Too Big for Stroller I will be the first to admit that Catalog Living and Too Big for Stroller are weird. These sites demand a sense of humor refined by many years of absurd internet memes such as LOL cats. Catalog Living is a site that captions catalog photos with people's inner thoughts. It is the creation of Molly Erdman, a Los Angeles-based actor, writer and comedian. Too Big for Stroller is exactly what it says it is, pictures of kids that are too big to be in strollers. The Shoebox Blog The greeting card company Shoebox, has a category on its blog called Funny but No, featuring copy that never made it into real greeting cards. Here's one shining example:

It’s true that you can’t
 pick your family. Good thing for you
 because if I had my way,
 you would’ve been 
a unicorn. Happy Birthday.

Brad Colbow's Comics Web designer and illustrator Brad Colbow has a great comic series on his website The character in the comic seems autobiographical, as he navigates the world of the internet, mobile devices and web development. Here's a funny post about the iPad.

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