by Brandy D. Anderson
Tumblr is a great place to find hilarious memes, gifs, videos, and pictures…and charts! I’ve scoured Tumblr far and wide to bring you the 6 most hilarious blogs out there.
About: “Sit Back and be Entertained with the entertaining contents from Various posts/blogs around tumblr. Feel Free to submit your post here or reblog Contents you like.”
One minute ago, a post was submitted of a screen-shot of Snoop Dogg’s Twitter account with a tweet reading “If you were wondering that was me in tha [sic] Shark costume!!” and someone added the caption “Please verify this”. My point is, you’ll find strange and random things on this blog, but they’re always either funny, cool, and/or just a bit on the quirky side. Another recent picture shows a perfect mold of a long leaf made out of ice that someone apparently just plucked right off of a wintry branch. However, the funniest recent post shows a line of small dogs standing on their hindlegs, peeking through a fence, and you have to really look for a minute before you notice that one of the line-up is actually a cute little kid peeking admist the canines.
About: “The Unfortunate Trials of The Tyrant Lizard King, By Hugh Murphy”
Drum up just about any situation you can imagine, and chances are, you’ll find this T-Rex fella has already been there. This Tumblr blog is amusing, and depicts the giant lizard king (dino, not Jim Morrison) undergoing all sorts of wacky adventures. The latest one shows the giant lizard “trying to catch a salmon at Pike Place Market”. You’ll also find cartoons of T-Rex trying to trim his Christmas tree, go trick-or-treating (as a giant, not-so-inconspicuous ghost), and “trying to grab a cab for She-Rex”. There’s also links on the page if you’re interesting in purchasing the “T-Rex Trying…” book and T-shirt.
About “Know Your Meme is a web series and database that documents Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more.”
If you like staying abreast of viral funnies, this is the blog for you. Know Your Meme is an aggregate site featuring the biggest comedic sensations across the web. From Daniel Radcliffe’s hilarious, and surprisingly amazing and accurate, rendition of Blackalicious’s lightning quick “Alphabet Aerobics” to “8 Hours of Meow, That’s What I Call Cats!”, all of the latest top online hits are stored here. There’s also the “Worst Halloween Costumes of 2014”, an image of Ice-T’s head in a glass along with tiny Ice Cubes floating on top, and “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” (with Gandalf atop a giant hawk).
About: “Silly gifs of animals being jerks.”
This is one of the funniest blogs I’ve seen online, anywhere. And for those of us who are pet owners, this is so on the mark. There are loads of funny gifs of adorable pets suddenly becoming obnoxious. For instance, one gif shows a girl and her fluffy dog playing in the snow, she’s rolling up a big snowball when suddenly her dog jumps in the middle of it and stomps it to bits. Another one, called “Broccoli Cat”, shows a human hand about to feed a cat a small head of broccoli when another cat swoops in and chomps it before the first cat has a chance to take a bite. One of the best ones, though, shows a dude tossing an empty water bottle into a public trash bin and a tabby cat jumps out of the bin, scaring the poor guy to bits. It’s hilarious.
About: “Founded and curated by: Jason and Cody. Every now and then, we let our incredibly talented friends take over the blog for a day to share their favorite charts.”
I haven’t seen this many charts in one place since my university sociology class – the biggest difference, though, is that these charts are really funny and quirky and don’t make your mind melt with boredom. Today’s post consists of a chart showing a top hat containing a cake with the caption: “Figs. 1 – 3, A Cake Baked In a Hat, Magic 1897”. Even the educational charts are fun, like the one explaining genetics with images of black, tan, and red dogs and the plethora of celestial charts, including some that connect Egyptian cosmology with our modern maps of the heavens. There are also funny charts featuring sports humour, and really, you’ll find pretty much any type of chart you can think of here.
About: “Ugly Renaissance Babies: The Kids Aren’t Alright”
Okay, this is the blog for art lovers who dig a little rude humour. It’s difficult not to at least giggle at the horrible artwork and even worse comments added beneath. Some of the comments are fairly mild, although they still may contain expletives (and they’re not censored on the page) like the one of Rembrandt’s woman (er, can’t remember the title of the painting – where’s an Art Major when you need one?) with the comment: “Listen, Rembrandt, I love you and all, but uh… that hand, man. That hand. Master of Light and Shadow, sure. Master of Anatomy? F*** no.” There’s another bizarre one of Mary and baby Jesus, who really does look odd in this painting, with the comment: “And lo, the God Child did turn his gaze upward, his neck craning, turning, rotating – the sound of dry twigs snapping, leathery skin pulled taunt around an unnatural, boney [sic] fulcrum — one rotation, two, three. A wheezing, short breath. Then nothing.” Another features two newborns, with the caption: “That moment when you realize the baby swaddled next to you has most definitely pooped himself. We’ve all been there.”