The University of Colorado Boulder’s Humor Research Lab (yes, that’s an actual thing) has created a Humor Algorithm to determine which cities in America are most likely to leave you giggling — and what type of humor makes residents of that city laugh the most. Every major city has a personality of its own, so it would only make sense that this would bleed into the city’s taste for comedy.
Scientist Peter McGraw, the Humor Lab’s director, teamed up with journalist Joel Warner to collect nine months’ worth of data on individual cities’ Internet usage and comedy industries. The team measured patterns like the number of visits to Cheezburger websites, comedy clubs per square mile, touring comedians’ ratings of comedy club audiences, the percentage funny tweeters and famous comedians born in each city, and the number of humor-related web searches in the city. Once they had a top 10, the team surveyed over 900 residents to understand the types of humor they relate to and each city’s local flavor of laughs.
Check out the top-ranking cities after the jump! Keep reading »
The first thing I did after watching this video was hit up Google with the question, “is holland racist.” Perhaps not the best-formed inquiry, as far as reading comprehension goes, but a valid question nonetheless. It does, indeed, seem that the Netherlands might have a history of being a little racist, considering hundreds just recently staged a march as a show of support for Black Pete, the charmingly named “Christmas sidekick” of good old significantly less racist Saint Nick. Still, this fails to excuse (along with every other racist, ever) “Holland’s Got Talent” judge and grown man wearing a T-shirt with a leather-sleeved blazer Gordon Heuckeroth, who spewed some unmistakably racist comments in the direction of a Chinese contestant during (what I presume is) this week’s episode. Keep reading »
A couple weeks ago, I told you about the scientifically developed hand test to see if your ancestors were sluts. But what about you? Remember Jeff Foxworthy’s charming “You Might Be A Redneck” series? Well, I’m not a redneck. I’m a hussy. So, while I don’t know much about fixin’ up a truck or mullets (the non-ironic kind), I can help you, my Frisky peeps, figure out if your vag entertains more visitors than a theme park. Girl, you might be a hoochie mama if … Keep reading »
The Sarah Palin and David Letterman feud continues. After the “Late Show” host cracked jokes about the Palin’s trip to New York City, the family got all upset and issued some very silly statements. They should’ve just kept their mouths shut. I would never have known about Sarah’s “slutty flight attendent look” if she hadn’t started flapping her jaw. Last night, Letterman discussed the jokes at length, rereading the ones that got Sarah in a tizzy. He admitted that, yes, they were in poor taste but said “they’re just jokes.” All this back and forth is a little confusing so, after the jump, the breakdown. Keep reading »
Thank goodness for The Onion. I was really tearing my hair out about how to lose the extra 50 lbs I’m carrying around my mid-section before putting on a bikini this summer, but now I know chewing on pencils when I’m hungry is the answer! [The Onion] Keep reading »
So, CNN loves their wacky headlines so much, they’ve made it so you can order them as t-shirts! For example, if you, say, love the headline, “Weird fish leave sea, spawn on beach”, you can just click the little t-shirt icon next to it on CNN.com, and order it as a t-shirt! While putzing around with this fine example of consumer technology, we discovered that you could change the words in the URL to reflect whatever headline you want! Like, “Anderson Cooper Has A Semi For Larry King” — and the words will appear on the shirt! Sweet! Sadly, the site isn’t so security-less that you can actually BUY this work of genius for yourself. Good for a laugh though! (We haven’t used the word “semi” in ages.) [CNN: “Anderson Cooper Has A Semi For Larry King”] Keep reading »