Laugh And Be Happy: 15 Hilarious Blogs

by Amit Sodha

in Humour

Blogs To Make You Laugh

Editors Note: This is a fantastic guest post by Barrie Davenport of Live Bold and Bloom

There is no better cure for a bad mood than laughter. Not just a little giggle, but side-splitting, milk-coming-out-of-your nose, hard-to-breath laughter. It’s like having an emotional colonic. Cleans out all of the stuff and purifies the soul. It’s hard not to feel better after a convulsion of hysterical laughter.

When I want to laugh like that, there are a couple of friends I always call. Within minutes, we can hardly speak because the tears are rolling, noses are running, and our breath is coming in short pants!

In my own blog, I write frequently about how to find sustained happiness. This kind of happiness involves a shift in perspective and sometimes a lifestyle overhaul. Laughter, and the cleansing joy that it provides, should be a daily ritual that contributes to sustained happiness. Like a spoon full of sugar, it helps the medicine go down.

But sometimes spontaneous laughter eludes us. Stress, hormones, depression, boredom, and many other factors, can put us in a funk that makes it nearly impossible to feel the faintest bit jocular. I was feeling that way when I started my research for this post. After looking at dozens of laugh-out-loud blogs, I don’t even remember why I was feeling dreary.

So, do you want to laugh? I mean really, really laugh? Here are some hilarious blogs that you can check out when you are ready for the big guffaw. Warning: have tissues and water ready.

1. Hyperbole and a Half

This is my all-time favorite. It’s written by Allie (no last name provided), who happens to be a stunningly beautiful girl. Even as I was pasting the link, I had to stop and read this woman’s latest post. She has these crazy little cartoon drawings to illustrate the workings of her bizarrely humorous mind. Two of my favorite posts are the story of how a fish almost destroyed her childhood (fish story), and the dinosaur goose incident. If you don’t die laughing, there is something wrong with you.

2. Crabby Old Fart

Don Mills is the crabby old fart in question. He epitomizes the word “curmudgeon” — but with wit. He hates young people and bloviates on every possible youthful offence with side-splittingly funny, politically incorrect satire. His topic categories are titled: “Top Problems with Young People”. The topics are drugs, piercings, rap music, sex and tattoos. You get the picture. I love his post called “God Damned Boy Scouts Have Gone to Hell in a Hand-Cart“.

3. Awkward Family Photos

Pictures speak louder than words, and they often make you laugh harder. Childhood friends Mike and Doug started this blog after finding awkward family photos lurking around their own family homes. Now they have a cult following of people sending in some of the sickest, strangest photos I’ve ever seen. Really great fun. Send them one of your own!

4. Olga, The Traveling Bra

This is a blog about a sexy, black bra that travels around the world and appears in the strangest places. Like that little garden gnome. Olga has many exciting adventures, and she wants to keep you abreast of them. You will find this blog quite titillating and very funny!

5. Cake Wrecks

When professional cakes go horribly wrong, according to Jen, the Cake Wreck creator. I was leery when I first saw this blog, but like a wreck — it’s hard to tear your eyes away. There are some really hysterical cake mistakes that make you wonder whether cake decorators actually need to read and write in order to get the job. Jen’s wit is — well, the icing on the cake!

6. I Do Things So You Don’t Have To

Is the title intriguing or what? What does she do? Will she clean out my cat box? Will she go in the fitting room for me so I don’t have to see my butt in the three-way mirror? The mysterious J.D. (again, no real name given), is sort of like that guy on TV who does all the nasty jobs that no one else wants to do. J.D. does this and more, and then writes about it for our benefit. She’s eaten a bacon candy bar, vacuumed her hair, and played nude Casino. Now you don’t have to. Darn.

7. Passive Aggressive Notes

A blog where other people’s dysfunctional missives become the fodder for public entertainment. This blog features “painfully polite and hysterically hostile writings from shared spaces the world over.” This is the stuff that we don’t have the guts to say out loud to people, so we plaster it up publicly for the entire world to read. Weirdly, it’s so snarky that it’s really funny.

8. I Can Has Cheez Burger

If you are one of the three people left in the world who hasn’t seen these kooky cats and the wicked captions with the photos, that’s a cat-tastrophe. These are cool cats with attitude — sort of a cross between 1950’s beatnik cat meets urban funk cat. You don’t have to be a cat person to find these kittie ditties funny.

9. Probably Bad News

Mostly, it’s just really bad headlines. Like, “Report: Landis Admits Doping and Fingers Armstrong” or “Men with Weapons Cited for Chasing Squirrels”. These must be written by witty reporters who either have no supervision whatsoever, or they have no sense of humor and don’t realize how ridiculous or perverted some of these headlines sound. Either way, it’s great stuff.

10. There I Fixed It

This is taking the old Band Aid-to-fix-broken-eyeglasses trick to the extreme. My son once created something we called “The Polish Taxi”. He duct-taped two skateboards to a plastic chair and had his friends pull him around behind their bikes. This clever blog extrapolates this creative theme with some pretty wild fix-ups and inventions. Laugh-out-loud funny photos.

11. Avoid This Job

This blog is similar in concept to Probably Bad News. But instead of news stories, they feature job advertisements. I love this one: “Dwarf Wanted for Oompa Loompa Position”. How do people find these things? Maybe there was a job listing that read: “Person with Nothing Better to Do Wanted to Scour Job Listings for Stupid Job Titles”. I’m glad there is such a person, because it’s a really funny blog.

12. Unnecessary Quotes

This is a blog about — guess what??– “unnecessary quotes”. Just like those. The really funny part of this blog is the commentary by Bethany Keeley, the writer for the site. It’s amazing how many ways people can misuse quotation marks, and how something so inane could be so funny.

13. Fail Blog

The tagline for this blog is “helping you feel better about yourself every day.” After you view the photos on this blog, you will definitely feel better about yourself. These hysterical photos capture something very, very — wrong. Take a look. You’ll see what I mean.

14. I Love You, But

All you will see on this blog is caricature drawings of men and women. When you click on a face, you’ll find out the “but” that comes after “I love you”. Plenty of great reasons why some relationships don’t work out. Really witty.

15. Cracked

This is the Superstore of humor blogs. It’s a compilation of articles and videos from regular contributors, as well as submissions from readers. There’s something for everyone here. You could spend a day trolling around and laughing until you fall out of your chair and hyperventilate. When you want heavy doses of laughter, this is the place to go.

Since Amit is a comedian, among many other things, I’m sure he has some blogs to add to the list. I hope you do too. So please include them in the comments so we all can share a laugh.

I hope you enjoy lots of laughs and many happy hours surfing these blogs !

Barrie Davenport is a life and career coach and the founder of Live Bold and Bloom, a blog about bold and fearless living.

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Phil - Less Ordinary Living

Barrie –

Top work my friend. I have enjoyed a couple of these blogs before and look forward to chortling through the rest! Thank you,

Phil
.-= New at Phil – Less Ordinary Living’s blog ..Break free – Learn to beat procrastination for good =-.

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2 Barrie Davenport

Phil,
So glad you like them! If you have any favorites yourself, please pass them on. Thank you for you nice comment.

Best,
Barrie

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3 Amit Sodha

Hi Barrie, Let me be the first to welcome you as a guest blogger here. You have sure compiled a cracking list and this ties in perfectly for me as I’ll be doing some stand-up comedy this weekend.

I for one can’t wait to check out those blogs and learn about bloggers who really don’t take themselves too seriously and know how to get the maximum funny from life!

I’ve been stuck in bed for the past few days and I have been blessed with watching plenty of Family Guy and Scrubs, two of my favourite shows! There is a bit where Elliot made a joke about JD and she said she laughed so hard she pee’d a little…ewww but funny!!

Welcome and thanks for the awesome post! :-) x

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4 Barrie Davenport

Amit,

Thank you so much for inviting me to post. I am honored. This was one of the best times I’ve ever had doing research for a blog post! I could hardly get it written because I was laughing so much. Here’s to your continued success as a blogger and comedian. Thanks for letting me tie the two together for this post.

Barrie

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5 Kavita Sohanta

He he he he! Loooooove it! Thanks Amu xxxx

Prayers and Giggles! Kavi ;)

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6 Barrie Davenport

Kavita,

Glad you had a giggle. We need more laughter all around, don’t you think?

Best,
Barrie

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7 Arvind Devalia

Wow Barrie, is there no end to your talents!

I know find you on so many different blogs writing about such diverse topics. Folks, hail the arrival of a terrific new writing talent:-)

I look forward to laughing my way through all these links in more detail soon.

And Amit- get well soon!
.-= New at Arvind Devalia’s blog ..How You Too Can Be An Energiser Bunny for 24 Hours a Day =-.

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8 Barrie Davenport

Hi Arvind,
Nice to see you here! Thank you, as always, for your kind comments. I think good bloggers attract each other. That’s why we are all here looking at each other’s blogs! See you in the Blogging Club.

Barrie

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9 Amit Sodha

Thanks Arvind! My back is much better and the comedy night went really well!

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10 topi

I love this list and can’t wait to visit these blogs, what a great way to end the week!
Topi
.-= New at topi’s blog ..7 ways to live a more simple life =-.

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11 Barrie Davenport

So glad you like it Topi. Would love to hear what you think about the funny blogs.
Barrie

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12 Roman Soluk

I like your first words and I like laughing a lot, it’s wonderful to laugh the way you described. Besides, thanks for interesting list.
.-= New at Roman Soluk’s blog ..Increasing your productivity at work =-.

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13 Barrie Davenport

Hi Roman,
Yes, it is wonderful to laugh! It is so much fun and so energizing. Hope you get a great laugh from these blogs.
Warmly,
Barrie

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14 Cheryl Paris

Hi Amit,

What a great list to make anyone laugh. I am sharing it with my friends so that they can have a blast this weekend.

Enjoy!
Cheryl
.-= New at Cheryl Paris’s blog ..How to Live Without Regret and Stay Sane =-.

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15 Barrie Davenport

Thanks Cheryl! Yes, pass on the laughter.
Barrie

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16 Amit Sodha

Thank you Cheryl but the thanks goes to Barrie! :-D

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17 rob white

These are great. I had not heard of a single one. Unnecessary Quotes had me particularly “laughing”. Great for a Friday. Humor is so important for maintaining an uplifting mood, after all; being the maker of our life requires being the molder of our moods. Thanks for the humor

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18 Barrie Davenport

Hey Rob,
Yep, those unnecessary quotes are so “unnecessary”! I’m glad the blogs brightened your Friday. Keep laughing.

Barrie

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19 Milan Bakrania

Excellent post! Laughing is a reaction that many forget about or take for granted. In my opinion, it should be our natural reaction in times of despair starting from the diaphragm and rippling out through our system. Deep and loud to allow the endorphins to be released from our brains and deliver essential chemicals to the organs of our body. Laughter truly is the best medicine!
Milan

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20 Barrie Davenport

Hi Milan,
You are r ight about laughter — it is good medicine. I hope you enjoyed a taste of it with these blogs! Thank you for commenting.
Barrie

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21 Ahmnodt Heare

I found your site through Don Mills. I love his blog as well as the Failblog and “There I Fixed It.” I will check out the others you have listed.
.-= New at Ahmnodt Heare’s blog ..Enjoying Today =-.

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22 Zengirl @ Heart and Mind

Barrie,

I did not know many of these humorous blog. I like a few of them. I like crabby old fart as it sounds so similar to one of my relative :-) and awkward family pics? sure I have a few, but that site takes a cake. Thanks for introducing these sites here. How appropriate as Amit is also in to humor.

Amit,
Hope you are better now. Get well and rest well.

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23 Barrie Davenport

Hi Zengirl,

I’m glad you like the blogs. If you know any funny ones, I hope you will pass them on. We’d love to see more.
Best,
Barrie

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24 Amit Sodha

Hey Zen, I’m much better thanks and back to full fitness!

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25 Pat Ford

That horsey picture is just fantastic, we had a lady in the office who was a bit goofy and we always used to say she could eat an apple through a letter box and this just brought all that back, I remember watching the last Sir Norman Wisdom Interview that also bright back fond memories

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26 Amit Sodha

Hey Pat, great piccie isn’t it! Glad it’s brought back some wonderful memories for you and well, I just love that feeling too! :-)

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27 Carrie

This is an awesome list! I’d like to add one I found the other day. It’s videos of weird tributes made by people on youtube. People are really crazy.

http://strangetributes.wordpress.com

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28 Amit Sodha

Hey Carrie, that’s definitely an interesting blog, thanks for sharing that link with me! :-)

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29 Femita

I hate how some people just can’t find it in them to laugh or even smile. I will send a link to this blog overview to every single one of them :)

Alison
New at Femita\’s blog post ..What Laughter Therapy Can Do For You

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30 Martha

Great article!! I had a great laugh.

enriching-life.com

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31 Hayden

I love Hyperbole and a Half! :) By the way, her last name is Brosh, according to the website.

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32 Reese

Another funny website to check out is, well i dont remember the name exactly, but just google “things people said”. its a compliation of quotes from ordinary people in ordinary life, saying rather interesting and humourous things.

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33 Tumul

Hey nice list there! Helped me a lot….for getting the idea for my site!
New at Tumul\’s blog post ..If You Love Her Enough

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34 Kaina

HAHAHAHAHAHA! So glad I came across this blog. Needed to end this day with some laughter.

Vinaka

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35 Amit Sodha

Hi Kaina, glad you enjoyed that list and it made you smile! :-)

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36 Steve Grey

Nice happiness ideas with the blogs you’ve listed. I believe those who had commented above had long laughs after going to those blogs.
Best wishes and have a great day!
New at Steve Grey\’s blog post ..A Facebook Like

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37 Amit Sodha

Hi Steve, I bet they did and I hope you do too as you peruse through the list! Thanks for connecting and have an awesome day! :-)

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38 Lacey

New blogger to the scene… just a few blogs up now, but SO funny. I have to not read them at work, because I always LOL!!
http://www.factorfiction5678.blogspot.com

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39 Raw Hasan

Hi Amit,

It is very difficult to find laughing materials now a days. Thank you very much for a nice collection of laughing sites!

Hasan
New at Raw Hasan\’s blog post ..Bangladesh holidays – cheap and affordable holiday packages in Asia

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40 Amit Sodha

Hi Hasan, you’re very welcome and so glad you found it useful! ;-)

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41 M. S. Scott

This is a great list. Wonderful compilation! My blog will be on there soon enough… muahaha. :)

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42 Michael L

Fantastic list. I knew about a few of these gems, but the rest are great finds. I just started a new blog that I hope people will find funny. loggerblog.wordpress.com If anyone has any time, feedback would be much appreciated.

Now off to read some more of these instead of sleeping.

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43 Joey Allgood

Thanks so much for sharing these resources!
Passive Aggressive Notes is hilarious!

Whether good or bad, it always feels great to give someone exactly what they deserve, which I have the fortune of being able to do with my own project.

Next I’m off to Avoid This Job, in more ways than one… :)

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44 TechSquib

Love your work and this is a great list of funny sites
New at TechSquib\’s blog post ..Open Planning for Morale

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45 Elvina

I have gone through all the blogs but i found Crabby old fart so funny haha. I think these funny blogs are very good way to swing your mood and make you happy.

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46 Abbie

Good info. Lucky me I recently found your site by chance (stumbleupon).
I’ve saved it for later!

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47 Amit Sodha

Thanks Abbie,

I’m glad you found it useful! :-)

~Amit

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48 priyasethi

Nice Post…

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