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FUNNY VIDEOS ON GENERAL TOPICS


ANIMATIONS
 
funny Batman/Avengers video link; thumb of Batman with a few of the Avenger characters
THE DARK KNIGHT MEETS THE AVENGERS
Batman.... He dwells in darkness and isolation, shunning pleasure as he fights evil—a dark knight in the solitude of his heroism. Oh, dude, lighten up! ... say the Avengers.  Watch funny Batman/Avengers video(3:13)

 
funny office email video link; thumb of computer screen with hands on keyboard
PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE EMAIL BOXING
A string of emails between two co-workers turns into an increasingly passive-aggressive jab-fest. Who will land the knock-out blow?  Watch funny office email video.

 
funny halftime video link; thumb of Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell as Superbowl commentators
SUPERBOWL HALF-TIME SHOW — CENSORED!
A classic cartoon animation/parody of Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell as half-time commentators from football's Superbowl past. The spectacle, the celebrities, the glamour, the inhumanity!  Watch funny halftime video(2:43)

 
funny chicken videos link; thumb of chicken detectives at a crime scene
POULETRY IN MOTION
Our fine-feathered friends—to get you clucking, we offer a clutch of funny chicken videos ... including a Law & Order parody and a great bit from Whose Line Is It Anyway...  Watch funny chicken videos.
 
funny music video link; thumb of scene from Take On Me music video
TAKE ON ME – THE LITERAL VERSION
The 1980s song "Take On Me" was a #1 hit for the band A-Ha, due in part to the smash success of its very creative music video. Here's a spoof of that video, replacing the original lyrics with words that literally describe each scene. Surprisingly cool and funny.  Watch funny music video.
 
funny tv clips from 'the office' and 'doctor who' (web only) link; thumb of two Doctor Who's, companion Amy, and the TARDIS
DOCTOR WHO, YOU’RE NEEDED IN THE OFFICE
A couple of web-only nuggets for fans of "The Office" and "Doctor Who." First, a funny animated bit about the transitioning Doctors. Then, a three-clip special from The Office, as Kelly and Erin make a music video.  Watch funny clips from 'The Office' and 'Doctor Who'.

 
funny shop class video link; thumb of south park characters in shop class
SHOP CLASS
The South Park kids get a funny lesson about the socio-educational importance of shop class.

Watch funny shop class video.
 
disney parody link; thumb of fake animation image of mulan fighting robots
DISNEY VAULT
A funny animated slap at Disney for its rampant recycling of successful movies—"Stop me before I sequel again"—as well as the rather disturbing skeletons Uncle Walt had in his closet.  Watch disney parody.
 
seinfeld and superman video link; thumb of seinfeld and superman in a deli getting ready to order
SEINFELD AND SUPERMAN –
IN THE CITY

A cool 5-minute animation of Jerry and Superman tooling around the city, doing typical Seinfeldian things, all to very humorous effect. Watch funny 'Seinfeld and Superman' video.

Related cartoons:
-- Mighty Mouth Superhero
-- How Superhero Business
    Has Changed


Related quotes page:
-- Funny Superhero Quotes

 
image of typical movie trailer announcement; click to go to animation/video page at external site; opens in new window
OCEAN’S GAZILLION
After Ocean's 11, 12 and 13, how many more will there be? This "Ocean's 40" fake movie trailer is an amusing animated tweak on that theme. From How It Should Have Ended via YouTube

A few GP movie cartoons:
-- Classic Movies Revisited
-- Movies to Miss
-- Worst Entertainment Ideas

 
graphic image of boy and girl in green field; link for funny animation/video; opens in new window
BAD MARTIAN JOKE
A one-minute animated short. The title here pretty much says it, but if you can hang in there through the first 25 seconds, there is a decent payoff in the second half. From Showmageddon via YouTube. Go there

Related GP article:
Martian Cartoon

 
animated image of bunny with a roasted turkey; click to see animation on YouTube; opens in new window
BUNNIES CAN'T COOK TURKEY
A very short cute animation about why your holiday dinner should not be entrusted to a bunny. From RaymanZone via YouTube. Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Turkey Cartoon - Stuffing

 
superman and batman in diner; click to see video on YouTube; opens in new window
HOW SUPERMAN SHOULD HAVE ENDED — A funny cartoon where Superman first deals with Lex Luthor's 'impossible' task and then chats with Batman over coffee. Via YouTube. Go there
 
Jerry Seinfeld and Superman in a car; link for animated toon; opens in new window
SEINFELD & SUPERMAN – ROAD TRIP! — Faster than a speeding Lebaron previously owned by Jon Voight... Jerry Seinfeld hits the road with the Man of Steel, with comically animated results. (P.S. Can you identify the guy doing the Superman voice-over?)
Via YouTube... Go there
 
graphic of animated mouse character with map of central and southern america; link for animation; opens in new window
IT'S A MAD, MAD, MUSICAL WORLD — "Nations of the World" is a fun musical tour of every country in the world. How many of these countries have you heard of, let alone know the location of?? From Anamaniacs via ManiaTV...  Go there
 
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TOP 10 REASONS HOMER SIMPSON SHOULD
BE PRESIDENT

If your reaction to the current field of US presidential candidates is "Doh!" then check out this funny guest appearance by Homer Simpson on David Letterman's show. From The Late Show via Viddler... Go there
BONUS: A funny Simpsons clip taking on Fox and the corporate mediatocracy. Via Crooks And Liars... Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Homer Simpson, astronaut
 
graphic of purple dancing hippo; link for video page; opens in new windowgraphic of hippo about to sing; link for video page; opens in new window
HIPPOMEDIA
Hippos sing, hippos dance;
Hippos prance in underpants....

Via YouTube...
  - See dancing hippo
  - See singing hippo
 
  VIDEOS
 
funny CIA video link; thumb of CIA spokesman at lectern
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.  Watch funny CIA video(1:57)

 
funny sandwich video link; thumb of man biting sandwich
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.  Watch funny sandwich video(1:28)

 
funny winter snow video link; thumb of car in snow
THE HIT
Three gangstas are positioned for the hit. But they run into a little trouble with the snow.   Watch funny winter snow video(3:23)

 
funny Superbowl commercials link; thumb of Doberhuahua in handbag
FUNNY COMMERCIALS FROM SUPERBOWL 2014
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 commercials in Superbowl 2014(5:00)

 
funny Gandalf video link; thumb of Gandalf showing card trick to two orcs
GANDALF STREET MAGIC
Gandalf roams the city streets amazing people (and familiar characters) with magic tricks.  Watch funny Gandalf video(2:46)

 
funny interrogation video link; thumb of Batman interrogating mobster
EXTREMELY DARK KNIGHT
When it comes to interrogations, nobody is scarier (or more thorough) than Batman. An edgy, funny sketch.  Watch funny interrogation video(3:06)

 
funny rock music video link; thumb of Christopher Walken and other actors in music studio
MORE COWBELL
This is the classic "more cowbell" bit from Saturday Night Live, with Christopher Walken as a music producer trying to get the moooost out of a hard-rock band. It's a wonder that the players managed to pull off this funny parody without even cracking a smile.  Watch funny rock music video.

 
funny movie spoofs (videos) link; thumb of USS Enterprise near black hole
FUNNY MOVIE SPOOFS
We love movies, and we love making fun of movies! So do some very funny video makers! Here are a half-dozen funny movie spoofs (videos).
 
funny game show video link; thumb of Regis Philbin and player sitting on stage of game show
‘YES OR NO’ GAME SHOW
Regis Philbin does a funny send-up of the classic "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire," boiling it down to the basics. Special guest appearance by Jewel.  Watch funny game show video.

 
funny relationship video link; thumb of two guys morphing into each other
WOMEN.... WAKE UP!
HE’S A SHAPESHIFTER!

A weird-silly-funny video about why some women seem to keep getting tangled up with the same sort of man.  Watch funny relationship video.

 
funny advertising videos link; thumb of newsman pointing to advertising product
FUNNY VIDEOS ABOUT ADVERTISING
Three funny ones: The new GooglePhone injects targeted audio ads; truth in advertising; and the Advertising Standards Authority takes on God's message.  Watch funny advertising videos.
 
funny president video link; thumb of backlit image of ex-presidents walking through doors of President Obama's bedroom
PRESIDENTIAL REUNION
President Obama is visited in the night by a gang of former US presidents, all giving advice on how to reign in the big banks. VERY funny.  Watch funny president video.

 
funny flying video link; thumb of man standing on desk with a hoop
MONTY PYTHON –
FLYING LESSONS

This flight trainer offers a completely different kind of flying lessons. Silly but funny.  Watch funny flying video.
 
funny new years videos link; thumb of new years collage - champagne glasses, ribbons, streamers
UNCORKING A FEW NEW YEARS’ VIDEO CHEERS
A couple of funny new year videos to toast your eyeballs. Out with the economic bubbles! In with the celebratory bubbly!  Watch funny new years videos.

 
funny gaming video link; thumb of violent video game screen
CHILDREN, VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES, AND THE APOCALYPSE
Shopping for video games? Check out The Onion news-analysis team's satirical evaluation of whether violent video games are adequately preparing children for the apocalypse.  Watch funny gaming video.
 
funny ancient egypt video link; thumb of steve martin as king tut
KING TUT - STEVE MARTIN
Steve Martin does his classic "King Tut" song/skit from Saturday Night Live in 1979.
Now if I'd known,
They'd line up just to see him,
I'd've taken all my money,
And bought me a museum!
 Watch funny ancient egypt video.
 
funny aliens video link; thumb of cartoon image of doctor steel
DR. STEEL - ALIEN ILLUMINATI
A funny, clever spoof on the possibility that we humans are neither descended from monkeys nor from Adam and Eve; rather, we were cooked up in an alien genetics lab long ago (a theory that has been seriously proposed by a number of people!)...  Watch funny aliens video.
 
funny church video link; thumb of pastor greeting parishioners before church
THE COOPERS: CHURCH—GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME
A funny short clip of non-natives trying to cozy up to the Church of England.  Watch funny church video.

 
job promotion video/audio link; thumb of cartoony image of woman filing
FUNNY JOB PROMOTION VIDEO/AUDIO
First, a funny commercial showing just how serious the competition has gotten for career advancement and job promotions. Then, a funny audio bit about how one temp worker is hoping to get ahead using a well honed skill.  Watch job promotion video/audio.
 
funny video plastic surgery link; thumb of the four Kiss members in makeup
GENE SIMMONS’ KISS-METIC SURGERY CENTER
Kiss star Gene Simmons is opening a plastic surgery center? Egad! Fairly funny ... and surprisingly clean!  Watch funny plastic surgery video.

 
funny judges video link; thumb of Eric Idle and Michael Palin as poofy judges
MONTY PYTHON – POOFY JUDGES
A short, funny Monty Python bit with two over-the-top-effeminate judges.

Watch funny judges video.
 
funny gambling animation; thumb of characters around a roulette wheel
ROGER AND THE ROTTENTROLLS ... GET HOOKED ON GAMBLING
A cute stop-motion animation in which the daffy characters from the Rottentroll world get hooked on casino gambling. Mainly for kids but a few good lines for adults too. Watch funny gambling animation.

Related GP cartoon:
Signs You Have Gambling Fever

 
funny gambling ad link; thumb of logo that says 3 Moons Casino and Resort
DON’T ... STOP GAMBLING

A clever casino ad. We're not sure if it's a put-on or not! Watch funny gambling ad.

Related GP cartoon:
Most and Least Popular Nicknames Among Gamblers

 
arrested man getting out of paddy wagon; click to go to funny video page
CHAIN GANG
A funny video short showing that real criminals can be real dumb. From CollegeHumor.com. Watch funny stupid criminal video.

Related GP cartoons:

-- If There Were a
    "Criminals' Olympics"


-- Comic Strip Characters
    Speak Out on Modern
    Law Enforcement Issues


 
news screen photo of multi-wheeled robot; click to go to video page at external site; opens in new window

ARE WE GIVING THE ROBOTS THAT RUN OUR SOCIETY TOO MUCH POWER?

A very sharp clip that fast forwards a few years into the future, when robots may have accumulated a bit too much control over us. There's also a metaphor here for people's blithe acceptance of increasingly totalitarian states run by humans, but just on its roboty merits, this is very funny. From The Onion. Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Robot Cartoon

 
photo of fake political analyst; click to go to video page at external site; opens in new window
HOW TO PRETEND YOU CARE ABOUT THE ELECTION
This video short features a man who is supposedly an actor pretending to be a political analyst offering phony tips on how you can fake political acumen—perfect for our faux democratic electoral system! Funny stuff from The Onion. Go there

Related GP cartoons:
-- Ethics Cartoon
-- Fake News Cartoon

 
George Carlin on stage; click to go to video page at external site; opens in new window
BASEBALL VS. FOOTBALL
A funny (and clean) bit from George Carlin that compares baseball and football. Free via YouTube. Go there


Related GP cartoons:
-- Football and Religion
-- Old-Timer Baseball

 
Bob Newhart on phone; click to go to video page at external site; opens in new window
YOU CAN'T WIN 'EM ALL
In this full-length episode from the first season of The Bob Newhart Show, a star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs baseball team publicly credits psychologist Bob Hartley with saving his career. The endorsement brings Bob a new player-patient ... with funny results. Free via Hulu.com. Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Psychologist Joke/Cartoon

 
photo of woman on stage singing; link for funny animation/video; opens in new window
COOL MOTHER SONG
Moms—and everyone—will laugh along with this breathtakingly funny musical performance of "what mothers say in a day." Very impressive! By Anita Renfroe, via YouTube.
Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Challenges for Working Moms

 
graham chapman and john cleese as airline pilots in cockpit; link for funny animation/video; opens in new window
MONTY PYTHON -
AIRPLANE SKETCHES

In funny video sketch #1, Graham Chapman and John Cleese play airline pilots in the airplane cockpit, bored with the flight and intent on irritating their passengers with prank announcements. In the second sketch, Chapman and Cleese are confronted by Michael Palin as a hijacker—polite and logical to a fault.

Watch funny airplane videos

 
mock picture of aliens with ray guns pointed at earthling doctor; link for funny animation/video; opens in new window
MUTANT SWINGER FROM MARS!
This is a fun mock trailer for a 1950s-style invaders-from-outer-space movie. Not hilarious, but a fine overall effort and a few good gags amidst the zaniness. 3 min. From Michael Kallio via Funny Or Die. Go there

 
photo of man feeding pet hippo; link for funny animation/video; opens in new window
JESSICA THE HIPPO
Well, we've all seen crazy pet stories, but this one's a little crazier and more captivating than usual. And I'm not sure why, but I found myself laughing throughout most of it! From Sky News via YouTube. Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Why Hippo Is Fat

 
bill gates looking at Star Wars toy figures on his desk top; link for funny animation/video; opens in new window
BILL GATES' LAST DAY AT MICROSOFT — A funny video 'mockumentary' about what Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft would bring. Originally featured as part of Gates' keynote address at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the video features an amazing array of cameos by some of the world's best known entertainers and politicians. Go there

Related GP cartoon:
The Upsides and Downsides of Our Computer-Enhanced Lives

 
pic of two hermits talking on rocky hill; link for funny animation/video; opens in new window
MONTY PYTHON - HERMITS
A mildly funny hermit bit from Monty Python's Flying Circus. Includes prologue and epilogue from the original show. Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Recluse Magazine

 
graphic of directors 'cut' board superimposed over a football stadium; click to go to first video page; opens in new window
THE SUPERBOWL OF PARODIES
Here are a few funny "ads" that won't be getting any watercooler buzz the morning after the Superbowl. Via YouTube, et al.
  - White Rapper McRib
  - Prudential Ad Parody
  - Ask Your Doctor
  - Chevy Tahoe Ad Parodies


Related GP cartoon:
Superbowl Predictions

 
politician speaking on campaign trail; caption reads, Aiden Buck, The New Bull Moose Party; click to see animation on YouTube; opens in new window
CAMPAIGN TRAIL
A funny, ultra-satirical video spoofing a campaign contest between two very polarized opponents. From Jokey Bits via YouTube... Go there

Related GP cartoons:
-- Campaigning Tips
-- Running a Campaign

 
photo of a man with a toy bowl of dog food for kids; click to see animation on YouTube; opens in new window
DOG FOOD FOR KIDS!
This "weird toy" review is mildly amusing; the really funny thing is that some toy executive somewhere thought this should be a real product. From Mike Mozart via YouTube. Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Dog Food Joke

 
photo of funny looking con artist on phone; link for funny video; opens in new window
PIGEON IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT — An amusing spoof on some of the silly tactics con artists use to try to get into our personal bank accounts. From FoneJacker via YouTube Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Pigeon Cartoon
 
funny angry teacher; link for funny video; opens in new window
THE SCHOOL TEACHER AND THE VIRGIN MARY — Innocence or impertinence?? You decide... while you laugh. From Chewin' the Fat via YouTube ... Go there

Related GP cartoon:
First Day of School Cartoon
 
image of Camelot castle on Star Trek screen; link for funny video; opens in new window
STAR TREK MEETS MONTY PYTHON . . .
Kirk: "On Screen, Mr. Chekov." Spock: "Fascinating."
Bones: "No, it's FUNNY, you green-blooded automaton!"   Indeed, this is a short, funny video that juxtaposes clips from the original Star Trek series with Monty Python's "Camelot" song (from The Holy Grail) to give laughs all 'round the Round Table. From StarshipConductor via YouTube.... Go there

Related GP cartoon:
Captain Kirk Joke / Star Trek Cartoon

 

 
STILL MORE FUNNY VIDEOS

ROOMMATE FOOD PYRAMID UPDATED

thumb of roommate food pyramid 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]

LEWIS BLACK, IMMORTAL

In his latest rant on The Daily Show, comedian Lewis Black reviews the latest news from the bizarro world of longevity research. And speaking of longevity, Blondie still sounds great after 40 years of musical rapture.   8:00 [VIDEO] [16.MAY.2014]

DEMOCALYPSE 2016 — FOREPLAY EDITION

With the next presidential election still two years away, speculation over who will run has begun, despite all good taste to the contrary. Jon Stewart voices his humorous objections to the Republicrat duopoly and, in particular, the devolution of the two-party system into a two-family system.   3:09 [VIDEO] [10.MAY.2014]

THE STOLEN YEARS COLLECTION

thumb of woman receiving gift ring 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

thumb of man waving from flying car 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]

GENERATIONS

elderly man 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 funny video from Amy Schumer shows what we might be able to do about it.   2:26 [VIDEO] [02.MAY.2014]

APOCALYPSE COW

Is the Nevada rancher who thinks he should be able to graze his cows on the government's land for free a hero for taking on "federal overreach"? Or is he just a welfare rancher? Jon Stewart offers his funny analysis in Apocalypse Cow and Grazed and Confused .   13:20 [VIDEO] [29.APR.2014]

CNN PREGNANCY TEST

thumb of pregnancy test stick with news ticker 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]

GEORGE W. BUSH’S ART OF LEGACY

impressionistic painting of explosion George W. Bush is having an art show at his presidential library, featuring paintings he has done of many of the people he met during his presidency. The Onion and Mark Fiore both have a (bloody) field day with the concept.   2:00 x 2 [VIDEO] [24.APR.2014]

HITLER FINDS OUT WINDOWS XP SUPPORT HAS ENDED

Windows logo 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 funny video 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

overweight baseball player 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 The Onion.   1:57 [VIDEO] [15.APR.2014]

UNITED STATES OF JOHN ROBERTS

billionaire riding a pile of money 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 funny things 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]

GENERAL MOTORMOUTH, OR NOT

GM is the latest automaker to be hauled before Congress to explain itself, in this case over a safety issue the company ignored for years. This SNL clip is a very funny send-up of the, um, inadequate testimony of GM CEO Mary Barra. (4:08) [VIDEO] [09.APR.2014]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR CORPORATIONS?

corporate building praying 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]

CODE GREEN!

thumb of fish 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?

thumb of waitress and diners 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]

UKRAINE BITES!

tank As Putin and the West continue to spar over Crimea, it's time to play catch-up on a part of the world Americans generally ignore. Mark Fiore's funny animation makes fun of everyone involved, from the instant-experts across the media landscape to the usual political suspects.  (1:55) [VIDEO] [20.MAR.2014]

LAID-OFF MAN FINALLY ACHIEVES PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE

thumb of man playing with cat 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] [16.MAR.2014]

AMERICAN POLTROONEUM INSTITUTE

pipeline graphic 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]

FUKUSHIMA BABY

thumbnail from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 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."   [SONG/AUDIO] [03.MAR.2014]

HONEY, I SHRUNK THE ARMY!

Rick Moranis looking at shrunken 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)   [VIDEO] [01.MAR.2014]

THE WORD:  JOBSOLETE

fighter jet 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)   [VIDEO] [01.MAR.2014]

ROMANCING THE DRONE

Obama and 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)   [VIDEO] [25.FEB.2014]

GOODBYE NET NEUTRALITY, HELLO GILDED-AGE INTERNET

thumb of internet neutrality image 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

thumb of spokesman pointing to natural sign 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

thumb of spokesman holding rotten apple 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)

thumb of mobster in industrial setting 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]

TSA—NOW HIRING

woman being frisked 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]

CAN NET NEUTRALITY BE REBOOTED?

future of the internet 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]

OBAMA TRANSLATED

cartoon Obama giving speech 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]

ADDICTED TO LIKES

facebook addict 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]

INSURANCE-FREE HEALTH CARE AND ROBO-SPERM

doctor 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)   [VIDEO] [13.JAN.2014]

BARRY GIBB TALK SHOW

Jimmy Fallon as Barry Gibb 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.   [VIDEO] [07.JAN.2014]

DENIAL TANGO

men with day jobs lead singer The Australian group Men With Day Jobs perform a hilarious song about global warming skeptics. (4:18)   [MUSIC VIDEO] [04.JAN.2014]

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CATEGORY:  SPECIES, FUNNY — 08.MAY.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen The Colbert Report

E.O. Wilson on Ants, Dominion, Biodiversity, and Extinction — Stephen Colbert thumps his Bible and—true to his funny, faux right-wing character—asks E.O. Wilson to explain why man's dominion over the beasts should not be paramount, even if it means extinction. Tut, tut, explains Wilson; in the end, the ants win.
Watch  |  Download/listen   6:02

GP comment:  Mildly amusing. Wilson is a class act.

Original Show Pub Date: 05.May.2014

CATEGORY:  FUNNY — 06.MAY.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Fresh Air

Hari Kondabolu—The Accidental Comic — It might seem that comic Hari Kondabolu risks alienating his audience by constantly taking on topics like the "understanding gap" between whites and minorities and the oddities of colonialism. But risks have always been fine with him. He never intended to be a comic—his primary job was working as an immigrant-rights organizer. So he was surprised—and pleased—when his standup career took off.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   46:02

GP comment:  Yep, funny man.

Original Show Pub Date: 21.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  FUN — 21.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good On The Media

Robot Humor — We often think of robots as tools to make our lives easier. But what if they could also make our lives funnier? Part A discusses the difference in joke-telling styles between robots and humans. In Part B, comedian Myq Kaplan, co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, talks about joke-generating bots and the principles of humor.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   6:07
Go to page  |  Download/listen   8:01

GP comment:  Why did the robot cross the road? To get to the humorously illogical non sequiter on the other side.

Original Show Pub Date: 18.Apr.2014

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