For your education and entertainment, Ze Frank has created another “True Facts” episode. This time, it’s about the floppy floppy spider of the sea — the octopus.
[via Ze Frank]
Times are tough and if budgeting is not a word in your vocabulary getting from one pay day to the next can be quite the challenge. Nic Smal and Gareth Allison know (and share) your pain, and express it the best way they can.
In PAYDAY, the duo go on a roller coaster of emotions from highs where every meal is ribs to the lowest of lows where clothes pegs are French fries.
If you were horrified to see Miley Cyrus twerking on some fine art, perhaps you might have a different reaction to these hilarious Pythonesque animations created for an Australian comedy sketch show, The Elegant Gentleman’s guide to Knife Fighting.
Animators Doug Bayne, Ben Baker, and Trudy Cooper gathered together a set of famous painting and then brought the characters to life. The odd couple in Grant Wood’s American Gothic have an uncomfortable conversation about poor sexual performance, while the duel between Onegin and Lenksy takes a comical turn. We’re given a whole new take on “cross training” and there’s a wonderful medley of raspberries.
If there’s a nonconformist hipster living inside you, they don’t want to watch this video. It’s already received 300+ views, so you totally need to boycott this mainstream malarkey.
However, if your hipster level is camo pants and middle partings, you may like the latest music video from comedy duo of Nic Smal and Gareth Allison. The hashtag besties wax lyrical about hipsterdom in Cape Town from the nesting doll approach to storing pencils to using hamster milk in flat whites. Hipsters tend to watch viral videos on Vimeo, so check out Hipsters and Hashtags on YouTube.
If you like the humour in the artworks of Aled Lewis and Hon Lam, these illustrations from Nacho Díaz Arjona might get your Friday off to a punny start. We see a heart as it draws a familiar self-portrait, a penguin looks royal, and a piñata explores its kinky side. Have a look at those and a few more of Ajona’s art after the jump.
Taken from his online webseries, A Show With Zefrank, web artist Ze Frank creates a charming video highlighting the little known facts about hedgehogs. For example did you know that the main difference between a hedgehog and a porcupine is that the porcupine has no courage? And that only one hedgehog in history has ever farted? That is how the universe began. See more True Facts about Hedgehogs below.
[via Laughing Squid]
According to the history books King Solomon had some 700 wives and a further 300 concubines. Can you imagine what sweet-nothings the king would utter to get more notches on his royal bed post? In a series of illustrations, CollegeHumor thinks up cheeky pickup lines for the king and some of history’s other famous figures.
From a rumbling in Marx’ lower classes to Nostradamus’ prediction of a good night, have a look at CollegeHumor’s imaginary pickup lines of famous historical figures after the jump.
deviantART user HumanDescent from the U.K. has a vivid imagination. The digital artist thinks up what different species of animal would look like if they were interbred, and with the power of Photoshop, makes that union happen. Nosferatu is mashed up with a frog to create Nosferafrog. A Rabbick is a rabbit combined with a baby chicken, and one of his cutest creations is a Pog.
Have a look at some of his hilariously bizarre animal morphs after the jump.
I love puns. In my ever-so-humble opinion, a well-formed pun can be regarded as one of the highest, most fantastically funny forms of wit. A very specific, reasonably old subset of puns, called the Tom Swifty, has made a funny resurgence at Reddit. Some of the funniest ones in the thread include the thread title:
And a few more:
See the full thread on Reddit. There are just way too many to list! Here’s my own little contribution:
“I just said something about this blog post,” Tom commented.
Think of your own one? Let us know in the comments!