for the classes of Prof. Richardson
on this image (which is a screen capture of the category in yahoo which
shows all the sections on humour)
Check the sections
Humour, facilitated by technology enhancing communication, is one of the common elements of all societies and it also makes sense that the "Internet and its Impact on Society" would include facilitating the spread of humour.
|The history of 404
Room 404 was a real place
When the database started to grow, and the people at CERN realised that they were able to retrieve documents other than their own research-papers, not only the number of requests grew, but also the number of requests that could not be fulfilled, usually because the person who requested a file typed in the wrong name for that file.
Part of the humour online
is self-effacing humour - that is to say making fun of yourself for spending
too much time on the Internet and not having a "real life"
There is a wide variety of sites that joke about people who spend too much time online.
Sharing - part of humour
is sharing, here is a great site dedicated to sharing personal embarassing
|"Have you noticed the "awards" plastered all over the bottom of so many webpages? Who are the self-proclaimed experts in web design who bestow these awards? And, other than having a computer, a modem, and a big ego, what are their qualifications to determine who has a good website and who has a crummy one? "|
www.pctyrant.com recommended by Mike
satire of PC Magazine
|Here is a web site with
links to stupid lists
Things to do with a Newspaper!
Things to do with a glass of Water!
Appliances to plug into one single overloaded outlet!
Ways to make use of your Junkmail!
Things to do with a burnt out Light bulb!
|Perhaps the most famous
source of lists is Letterman's TOP 10's
|list of hacked web sites
showing before and afters
|Jokes translated into other
Why do gorilla's have big
nose holes? They have big fingers.
|Humour is often associated with cultural background which = nation or country you come from. There is a lot of humour on the net about what Americans think of Canadians, and vice versa|
original list at http://wasat.hbs.edu/canadian/humour.htm
2. You're not offended by the term, "Homo Milk".
7. You know that a mickey and 2-4's mean "Party at the camp, eh!"
8. You can drink legally while still a 'teen. 9. You talk about the weather with strangers and friends alike.
10.You don't know or care about the fuss with Cuba, it's just a cheap place to travel with good cigars and
12.You're not sure if the leader of your nation has EVER had sex and you don't want to know if he has!
17.You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
19.You know that Mounties "don't always look like that".
20.You dismiss all beers under 6% as "for children and the elderly".
26.Unlike any international assasin/terrorist/spy in the world, you don't possess a Canadian passport.
28.You know the French equivalents of "free", "prize", and "no sugar added", thanks to your extensive
education in bilingual cereal packaging.
37.You never miss "Coaches Corner".
38.Back bacon and Kraft Dinner are two of your favourite food groups.
39. You use "elastics", not rubber bands
43. You see "Dunh da Dunh da Daaah" and immediately think of the "Hockey Night in Canada" anthem
is one of many sites by famous
Why do we talk about humour and comedians in a Canadian college class about
the "Internet & Society"?
Answer: Cause Canadians are funny people
And if you don't believe that, look at all the Canadian comedians who moved to the U.S. to become big stars
|Aykroyd, Dan: Comedian,
Actor. "Saturday Night Live", "The Blues Brothers"
Candy, John: Comedian, Actor. "SCTV
Carrey, Jim: Comedian, Actor. "The Mask", "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", "The Truman Show"
Chong, Thomas: Comedian. Half of Cheech and Chong
Harron, Don: Actor, Comedian, Author, a.k.a.: Charlie Farquharson, "Hee Haw".
Hartman, Phil: Actor, Comedian. "Saturday Night Live", "News Radio"
Leacock, Stephen: Author, Humourist. "Literary Lapses"
Levy, Eugene: Comedian, Actor. "SCTV"
Little, Rich: Impressionist.
McCulloch, Bruce: Comedian. "Kids in the Hall"
McDonald, Kevin: Comedian. "Kids in the Hall"
MacDonald, Norm: Comedian, Actor: "Saturday Night Live"
McKinney, Mark: Comedian. "Kids in the Hall", "Saturday Night Live"
Mandel, Howie: Comedian, Actor. "St. Elsewhere"
Martin, Andrea: Comedienne, Actress. "SCTV", "Star Trek: DS9"
Michaels, Lorne: Producer, Writer. "Saturday Night Live"
Moranis, Rick: Comedian, Actor. "SCTV", "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"
Myers, Mike: Comedian, Actor. a.k.a.: Wayne Campbell on "Saturday Night Live"
O'Hara, Catherine: Actress. "SCTV" "Beetlejuice", "Home Alone"
Sahl, Mort: Comedian, Actor
Sennett, Mack: Director, Comedian, Actor, Producer. the Keystone Kops, "Tillie's Punctured Romance"
Short, Martin: Comedian, Actor. "SCTV", "Saturday Night Live", "Clifford"
Shuster, Frank: Comedian. Wayne and Shuster made the most guest appearances on the "Ed Sullivan Show"
Smith, Steve: Comedian, Actor. "The Red Green Show"
Steinberg, David: Comedian, Actor, Director. "Designing Women"
Thomas, Dave: Comedian. "SCTV", "Strange Brew", "Grace Under Fire"
Thompson, Scott: Comedian Actor. "Kids in the Hall"
Wayne, Johnny: Comedian, Wayne and Shuster made the most guest appearances on the "Ed Sullivan Show"
|original list at http://schwinger.harvard.edu/%7Eterning/Canadians/
patriots can go to the Canadian flag clipart gallery http://canflag.ptbcanadian.com/
|One of the most
well known humour things on the Internet is the stories associated with
||Is Homer Simpson Canadian?
In Montreal for a performance
of The Simpsons In the Flesh stage show at the Just for Laughs
comedy festival, the shows creator Matt Groening noted Thursday his dad
was born in Canada. Homer being named after Groening's father, so what
does where does this lead Homer? "That would make Homer Simpson a
Canadian," Groening said in an interview. "I hope Canadians won't hold
it against the show now that they know. Not all too surprising, as one
fan noted, "Homer eats foods commonly associated with Canada: donuts, beer,
bacon, and has been know to have a glass of maple syrup for breakfast.".
Update (June 2, 2003): After Matt Groening stated his father, Homer Groening,
was likely from Winnipeg, the city of Winnipeg declared Homer Simpsons
and honorary Winnipegger on May 30, 2003. Although it has now be revealed
the Homer Groening is more likely to hail from Main Centre, Saskatchewan
it didn't have an effect on the 300 some people who attended the
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