DRUGS MAKE SUPERBUGS
When antibiotics are used day after day to raise animals, superbugs can arise. These superbugs become resistant to entire classes of antibiotics, reducing the antibiotic toolkit doctors have available for people. The germs can also spread directly from factory farms to nearby communities. What's happening on industrial animal-raising farms is nothing to laugh at.
(3:18) [VIDEO] [07.OCT.2014]
This clever satire from the Post Carbon Institute uses the overhyped approach of the pharmaceutical industry to poke fun at our modern petro-culture. Watch funny petroleum age video.
(2:05) [VIDEO] [11.SEP.2014]
RESILIENT HOME PHOTO TOUR
If you have thought about how to live more sustainably or how to lock in the value of at-risk financial assets, then get busy turning your house into a resilient homestead. You can be largely self-sufficient in energy, water, and food without sacrificing the other amenities and pleasures of life. This
resilient home photo/text tour
shows the result of my efforts to do just that. [TEXT, IMAGE] [11.SEP.2014]
Think Congress takes too much time off, and when they do work can't get anything right? Animator Mark Fiore agrees in this funny take-off on Alan Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah."
2:00 [VIDEO] [09.AUG.2014]
OGG AND UCK — ALL WASHED UP
Cavemen Ogg and Uck discuss the science of collapsing ice sheets and sea level rise. Are some ice sheets gaining mass as others lose mass? Is the sea level really ...glug, glug, glug ...
(2:00) [VIDEO] [09.AUG.2014]
America's prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver ... and several puppets. Lots of adult language, but a very funny commentary on a very unfunny subject.
17:42 [VIDEO] [21.JUL.2014]
The rise of killer drones abroad continues, as does the rise of fireworks-photographing, beer-delivering drones at home. With a huge variety of uses and a very politicized, lethal start, these robots in the sky promise to be one of the most difficult-to-regulate gadgets in the United States. Mark Fiore's drone animation delivers the laughs.
1:53 [VIDEO] [16.JUL.2014]
ROOMMATE FOOD PYRAMID UPDATED
The USDA has rolled out changes to its Roommate Food Pyramid for the first time in years, updating the dietary guidelines to include four servings of someone else's grains and cereals per day and up to 16 swigs of their orange juice over a several-day span. Watch funny nutrition video.
(1:02) [VIDEO] [28.MAY.2014]
CIA ACCIDENTALLY OVERTHROWS COSTA RICA
Ostensibly from 1963, this funny CIA video explains that The Company's accidental overthrow of Costa Rica was due to "a little miscommunication" during coup operations in some other nearby Central American countries. Excellent satire from the Onion.
(1:57) [VIDEO] [21.MAY.2014]
LEWIS BLACK, IMMORTAL
In his latest rant on The Daily Show, comedian
reviews the latest news from the bizarro world of longevity research. And speaking of longevity,
still sounds great after 40 years of musical rapture. 8:00 [VIDEO] [16.MAY.2014]
THE STOLEN YEARS COLLECTION
For men who "just aren't sure yet" comes a line of jewelry that promises to keep her waiting ... forever. This funny video from Amy Schumer satirizes the crazy-stupid way some men think about relationships ... and delay, delay, delay on commitment.
(1:18) [VIDEO] [07.May.2014]
AUTOMAKERS DASH NATION’S HOPE FOR FLYING CARS
Americans are typically more interested in how cool a car is than how fuel efficient it is. The ultimate cool car is, of course, one that flies. Anchorman Brandon Armstrong presses automakers on the issue---when will we have our flying cars? Funny video from The Onion.
(2:14) [VIDEO] [05.MAY.2014]
Old age is no prerequisite for being clueless about racial equality and everyday good manners, but those who were alive during the pre-civil-rights era do seem to have a harder time with the concept, as the recent recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling illustrates. This
from Amy Schumer shows what we might be able to do about it. 2:26 [VIDEO] [02.MAY.2014]
CNN PREGNANCY TEST
This funny video from Saturday Night Live pokes fun at the incessant news blather created by the concept of 24-hour coverage and the overemphasis on breaking news.
(2:13) [VIDEO] [26.APR.2014]
AMY SCHUMER — 9/11
Many of us think 9/11 is the crime of the century and should not only not be forgotten but should be reinvestigated as a top priority. Though we are dedicated, we are rare. Most people are distracted with other things—ANYthing—besides one of the key events in the decline of self-governance, as this
from Amy Schumer shows. 2:57 [VIDEO] [25.APR.2014]
HITLER FINDS OUT WINDOWS XP SUPPORT HAS ENDED
In April 2014, Microsoft ceased support for its popular Windows XP operating system, forcing users to either upgrade to the lame Windows 8x OS or suffer ever-increasing vulnerabilities to hacks and viruses as XP decays. This
shows what Der Fuhrer's reaction was when he was told that he faced this dilemma. 3:56 [VIDEO] [17.APR.2014]
MICHELLE OBAMA INTRODUCES EXERCISE PROGRAM TO COMBAT OBESITY IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS
The First Lady recently launched her "Take The Field" initiative, encouraging Major League Baseball players to get active and eat a healthy diet. Baseball is by design a slow, lazy sport, so when these players get chubby, they need help! Mildly amusing satire from
1:57 [VIDEO] [15.APR.2014]
UNITED STATES OF JOHN ROBERTS
With the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the McCutcheon case, the US Cashocracy is finally here! The cash of the billionaire class can now flood into political campaigns, allowing the wealthy to reclaim their historical role as kingmaker. Animator Mark Fiore has some
to say about this and Chief Justice John Roberts, who thinks cash corrupts only when it is slipped inside a legislator's vest pocket right on the Senate floor. 1:22 [VIDEO] [14.APR.2014]
AMERICAN PEOPLE LEAD WORLD IN COMPRESSING BIG SANDWICHES SO THEY’RE BITABLE
A new report released Thursday found that Americans lead the world in their ability to take very large sandwiches into their hands and crush them until they are small enough to fit inside the human mouth. Or so says this funny sandwich video from The Onion.
(1:28) [VIDEO] [08.APR.2014]
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR CORPORATIONS?
Corporations got free speech rights with the "Citizens United" decision. The Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" case may be the start of something new and exciting for corporate rights—freedom of religion! Animator Mark Fiore gives the corps the skewering they deserve.
1:56 [VIDEO] [02.APR.2014]
This video slideshow offers a slew of good environmental cartoons by Stephanie McMillan. She calls our planet's situation—and her cartoon collection—"Code Green!"
(3:53) [VIDEO/SLIDESHOW] [30.MAR.2014]
IS IT FACTORY-FARMED CHICKEN?
In this funny video from Food and Water Watch, two patrons are super-excited about the waitress' explanations regarding the menu's factory-farmed chicken and how it was raised.
(1:47) [VIDEO] [23.MAR.2014]
THE REAL THIRD RAIL OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The two stereotypical sides of the climate debate are (a) climate change is a potential planet-killer and MUST be addressed; and (b) climate change is nothing to worry about, it's all part of a natural cycle. Guy McPherson reviews the scientific evidence that there is a third scenario: We have already entered a runaway-feedback climate mode and there is now nothing humans can do to reverse the catastrophic level of warming that's coming—and coming soon. The good news? McPherson delivers his dark news clearly, with a great sense of humor, and with excellent insights into the human condition.
(1:51:49) [VIDEO] [17.MAR.2014]
LAID-OFF MAN FINALLY ACHIEVES PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Just two weeks after being laid off from the tech firm where he worked as a coder, 34-year-old Sam Morrison told sources Monday that he had finally achieved the perfect work-life balance.
(1:04) [VIDEO] [17.MAR.2014]
AMERICAN POLTROONEUM INSTITUTE
Keystone XL and tar sands oil are emissions-free wonders that will do everything good you ever thought possible—at least according to the American Petroleum Institute. This funny animation from Mark Fiore cracks the long-chain hydrocarbons the emanate from the mouths of API lobbyists and flacks.
(1:58) [VIDEO] [10.MAR.2014]
FUNNY MILITARY QUOTES
David Friedman: The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
Robert Fulghum: It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber.
Frank Liszt: I am not fond of speaking about politics because I don't have in my possession an army of 200,000 soldiers.
Ambrose Bierce: War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
More Funny Military Quotes [Text] [03.MAR.2014]
David Stephenson's song "Fukushima Baby" is a good rave-up where the girl of his dreams may be a little to hot to handle. Lyric snippet:
"When she made landfall on the Oregon Coast, //
I grabbed her hand and I held her close. //
When it comes to love, some feel a pitter-patter, //
But I felt the heat of her nuclear reactor."
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE ARMY!
As America announces plans to scale back the Army, the fact that the US still spends as much on its military as the next dozen countries combined seems slight consolation to some. But Jon Stewart explains why objections to The Empire Cuts Back plan are nothing more than poorly camouflaged hypocrisy. (4:00)
THE WORD: JOBSOLETE
Stephen Colbert sharpens his satirical sword as he explains why it's important for Congress to protect American jobs by funding unnecessary weapons systems and useless military equipment. Watch The Word: Jobsolete (04:13)
ROMANCING THE DRONE
Jon Stewart explains how the Obama administration is exploring the legal ramifications of "aerial citizen reduction programs" ... um, otherwise known as drone killings.
Then in part 2, Stewart examines how Senator Carl Levin staged an intervention for American drone policy, but the Obama administration refused to admit it has a problem. (8:27)
THE PRETTY THINGS – S.F. SORROW IS REBORN
After the Beatles released their epic Sgt. Pepper album in 1967, many artists were inspired to attempt something similar. None came as close as The Pretty Things with their 1968 psychedelic masterpiece, S.F. Sorrow. Here, the band reunites 30 years later to do S.F. Sorrow live , offering a spot-on performance of the album that somehow manages to transcend that amazing original studio effort.
(1:00:51) [MUSIC VIDEO] [22.FEB.2014]
GOODBYE NET NEUTRALITY, HELLO GILDED-AGE INTERNET
A court says ISPs can charge content providers different prices for different speeds, turbo-charging delivery for high rollers and slowing down or blocking delivery for those who won't or can't pay the premiums. Mark Fiore's funny net neutrality video skewers this attack on our beloved "system of tubes."
(1:38) [VIDEO] [20.FEB.2014]
THE NATURAL EFFECT
In this brilliant satire of the highly abused food term "natural," we see a spokesman for the "False Advertising Industry" proudly explain the clever ways they trick consumers into thinking "natural foods" always come from Old MacDonald's farm, when often they come directly from the dark heart of the industrial food system. Watch funny video about natural foods
(4:25) [VIDEO] [17.FEB.2014]
MONSANTO — PICKING UP GOD’S SLACK
This funny Monsanto video makes mince meat out of the company's maniacal drive to dominate the global food system with their GMO products, no matter what the cost. From Happy Little Guillotine Studios.
(2:33) [VIDEO] [14.FEB.2014]
RICO CHEVRON VS. CARTOONIST (AND EVERYONE)
If your petroleum operations created a legacy of pollution in a foreign land, you got sued there for $10 billion and lost, you'd accept your punishment like a good global citizen, right? Of course not! You'd go beyond the lawyer-dome and employ every dirty trick in the book to keep your $10 billion. An maybe you might ask your questionable friend Rico might have a "talk" with an upstart cartoonist who does a funny oil company video ...
(2:46) [VIDEO] [09.FEB.2014]
KIDS OF THE APOCALYPSE – “EMPIRE”
Throughout history, it has been the practice of empire to grind people and places under its wheels. Today is no exception, and we are starkly reminded of the destructive habits of those who run the planet in this music video about empire from Kids of the Apocalypse.
(4:04) [MUSIC VIDEO] [06.FEB.2014]
FUNNY SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS
As usual, a lot of the ads during this year's big game inspired more yawns than yearnings. But there were a few standouts. Here are Grinning Planet's picks for the funniest Superbowl commercials
(5:00) [VIDEO] [03.FEB.2014]
You too can have a fun time working for the nation's preeminent groping agency, the TSA. And there are many more perks than just getting your kicks aggravating innocent Americans, as this funny video explains!
(2:00) [VIDEO] [31.JAN.2014]
Three gangstas are positioned for the hit. But they run into a little trouble with the snow. . See funny winter snow video
(3:23) [VIDEO] [30.JAN.2014]
CAN NET NEUTRALITY BE REBOOTED?
With a federal court having struck a blow against net neutrality, Stephen Colbert explores the funnier side of the impact. Then author Tim Wu deflects Colbert's denial-of-lip-service attack as he makes the case for net neutrality, arguing that cable companies want to impose toll booths on the internet.. See funny net neutrality video
(6:49) [VIDEO] [27.JAN.2014]
This is an awesome funny animation that ridicules Obama's ability to make nonsense sound like sense and make his ideas sound righteous when they are anything but. In this case, his recent speech on NSA "reform" is a ripe target for Mark Fiore's humorous barbs.
(2:05) [VIDEO] [24.JAN.2014]
FUNNY TEACHER QUOTES
Calvin Trillin: I never did very well in math—I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
Frank Rizzo: We need excellence in public education and if the teachers can't do it, we'll send in a couple of policemen.
Flannery O'Connor: Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Minna Thomas Antrim: Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
More Funny Teacher Quotes [Text] [21.JAN.2014]
ADDICTED TO LIKES
This funny animation plays off Robert Palmer's hit song "Addicted to Love" and explains that what we're really addicted to is Likes—and other meaningless forms of internet approval.. See funny Facebook video
(3:24) [VIDEO] [18.JAN.2014]
IS FACTORY FARMING MAKING US SICK?
Industrial farming of crops creates lots of problems, including water pollution; pesticide contamination of farm workers and food; genetic contamination of organic crops; loss of topsoil and fertility; habitat loss and wild species degradation. Perhaps worse are the ills associated with the industrial farming of animals. Here is a glitzy infographic that explains a few of the health impacts of factory farming.
INSURANCE-FREE HEALTH CARE AND ROBO-SPERM
Researchers have developed a drug-delivering robo-sperm, but Stephen Colbert is worried about side effects. And now, thanks to a new app, you can see a cyber-doctor without the crippling burden of having health insurance. See funny health video (6:49)
QUOTH THE MAVEN
"It is the safest of times, it is the riskiest of times.... What the Dickens is going on here?" — Denton Morrison on chemicals, technology, and risk [TEXT] [10.JAN.2014]
See more Funny Quotes about Chemicals
BARRY GIBB TALK SHOW
Jimmy Fallon does a send up of Barry Gibb as a temperamental talk show host, with his talking voice alternating between normal and falsetto (as the real Gibb did when he sang many Bee Gees songs). This is the funniest thing I've seen on SNL in years.
The Australian group Men With Day Jobs perform a hilarious song about global warming skeptics. (4:18)
[MUSIC VIDEO] [04.JAN.2014]