Today’s goal for you — and I don’t refer to Friday, July 17, as today, but rather whatever day you are reading this; and by you, I mean you and everyone you can manipulate through licit or not means — is to find some laughter on the web, share some of what you find with others, and maybe — just maybe — recommend something to make me laugh.
This is Questionable Content. Much like PVP below, and below that Something Positive, it can be best to start from the very first one and move your way forward. QC is sometimes hit and miss with me, but when it hits, it’s second only to…
If XKCD doesn’t make you laugh, then you really have no business reading anything I write, or listening to me. I can spend hours once a month rereading the entire batch of comics. His arc involving Nathan Fillion and Summer Glau from Firefly is quite possibly my favorite ever.
Nerd alert!!! PVP is another one that you really should take from the beginning and move forward. There’s a lot of inside jokes and self-reference. (And amazingly, for me especially, PVP is mostly innocent fun — especially compared to what I’m about to share with you)
Oh, wait. I lied. There’s actually a tie for first place:
Something Positive is awesomefuckingtastic. Go to the beginning and don’t stop reading until you’ve read all the way up to current day, or until your eyeballs have exploded from the strain of staring at a screen for days without rest. It’s so good that I was going to pick a favorite, and going back only a month had found eight that are worth sharing. So I picked one at random.
Fun fact: my iPod just started transitioned from the snarky wit of Weezer to the soul-devouring crush of Dimmu Borgir. And so I give you:
After you’ve finished reading through the Cyanide and Happiness archives, you’ll be speechless, affectless, and probably broken, the same way that abused teenage runaway girls never really recover and have normal sex lives, no matter how much their boyfriends do right for them and treat them like queens and buy them everything they’ve ever wanted. The weeks stretch on, and just when you think it’ll be okay to maybe try something a little new and exciting, you get blamed for wrecking years of therapy, and then her older brothers — who were also abused, you suspect — start threatening you, and you have to move to Alabama and assume a new identity.
You’ll have to show the judge on the little dolly where C&H touched you, is what I’m getting at.