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America’s Funniest Home videos has inspired me to create a list of things that we all think are funny no matter how un-funny they actually are.

Heck, if babies falling asleep in their spaghetti and grandpa’s riding bicycles gets America laughing, anything will.

This is that list.

  • Giving someone bunny ears in a picture
  • Pretending to give someone a high five and pulling your hand away at the last minute
  • Putting both hands in a “W” and using your mouth as an “O” to spell “WOW”
  • Reversing your hands into “M’s” and spelling “MOM”
  • “That’s what she said”
  • Writing “Wash me” on the back of a dirty mini van
  • Little kids falling
  • Anyone falling
  • Accidentally switching the first consonants of two words. Like “Drapless Stress” instead of “Strapless Dress”
  • When your friend has something in their teeth
  • Drama Cubs
  • Listening to someone record their own voicemail message
  • Watching how guys sing all the words to “Since You’ve Been Gone” when it plays at a bar.
  • Road Rage. When its not you.
  • Flirting
  • When someone is talking on their Bluetooth but you cant see the Bluetooth so you think, “There goes another looney”
  • “Missed Connections” on Craig’s List
  • People forming a train when “Come on Ride the Train” comes on at weddings
  • Shadow puppets
  • Parents on facebook
  • Saying “shmear” instead of cream cheese
  • Changing your Facebook status to be “in a relationship” with a friend of the same sex
  • Fake mustaches
  • Pies in people’s faces
  • Dunk tanks
  • PCs

There’s tons more–add to it!

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Listening to:My ipod shuffle from a Kings of Leon song to a John Piper podcast where he is in the midst of saying “…they plotted to KILL him”. I’m so diverse.

On my mind: I really want to be the girl that makes homemade cookies for book club. I’m more like the girl that remembers to bring wine to book club. Hrmf.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ben permalink
    08-20-09 2:43 pm

    Hey this list is gold!

    Here are some from from me!

    – household pets dressed up as superheroes

    – cats mashing a keyboard or walking on a piano

    – flying a kite into the back of a stranger’s head

    – dropping things from very large heights

    – walking into screen doors

    – on a high school parking lot sign, moving the letters ‘F’ and ‘I’ very close together when it says “FINAL EXAMS” (think about it)

    – watching people try to parallel park from your apartment balcony

    – when police officers flash their lights to make a traffic light switch, then turn them off after going through

    – laughing at the styles of the previous decade (80’s laugh at 70’s, 90’s laughed at 80’s, 2000’s laughed at 90’s…etc).

    – watching girls drunkenly swoon and sing along to the song “Brown Eyed Girl” even if they have blue eyes

    – old people dancing to contemporary music

    – old people using slang

    – old people angry

    – old people are pretty much awesome

    – setting your facebook status to “is” to appear existential and smart.

    And I’m spent!

  2. Ben permalink
    08-20-09 3:18 pm

    (And fake mustaches are comedy gold 110% of the time. Especially on inanimate objects…such as a grape, a pen, or a stapler)

  3. Jamie Tussey permalink
    08-21-09 11:05 am

    The German word “Schadenfreude” comes to mind (pronunciation go to It is defined as the pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. Also defined as “largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is cognized as trivial and/or appropriate.”

    A New York Times article in 2002 cited a number of scientific studies of schadenfreude, which it defined as “delighting in others’ misfortune.” Many such studies are based on social comparison theory, the idea that when people around us have bad luck, we look better to ourselves. Other researchers have found that people with low self-esteem are more likely to feel schadenfreude than are people who have high self-esteem.

  4. 08-25-09 3:00 pm

    Say what you will, but “That’s what she said” is always funny. Always.

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