There are some jokes that just never get old.
Even when we've become a full-blown adult and we feel a little strange giggling to ourselves about the very same things we were laughing about as a child decades ago.
Recently, a shameless group of Redditors decided it was high time they got some of these dumb hilarities off their chests.
The result was a wonderful laundry list of stupid internet videos and relatable observations.
Redditor learningTest asked:
"What's the dumbest sh** that never ceases to make you laugh?"
Many people chose to share the things in their daily lives that make them laugh. These are funny happenings in their hometowns, the cities they grew up in, or common observations.
Started Off Strong
"Handwritten posters where they didn't plan the lettering sizes properly so the beginning of the poster has HUGE letters but then you can see where they start to panic because the lettering gets smaller and closer together. Bonus points if they have to finish the last bit curving vertically down the side."
"I will have to pull over while driving when I see this sh** because it gets me laughing so hard."
A Joke On Wheels
"There is a jacked up Jeep in my town that has a sticker on the back that says 'boobie bouncer.' Driver is about a 350lb fat guy. Cracks me up every time I see him."
Didn't Think That One Through
"In Boston, MA, there is a train stop named Andrew. So, every time you approach it the automated announcer says, 'entering Andrew.' Smiling thinking about it now."
Others shared the funniest television commercials they know. While we often hate commercial breaks that interrupt our show, some of them hit home.
"everytime i watch a commercial that shows a new product that can revolutionise the way we do things"
"they always show someone doing something normal, but fu**ing it up spectacularly... like washing a car, but for some reason they are carrying everything in both arms and just trip out of no where and drop everything, like you wouldnt just put most of it in the bucket to make it easier to carry"
It Happens To Us All
"those commercials where the guy is trying to teach people not to turn into their parents...it hits a little too close to home"
A Legend Turned Performer
"The commercial where Dikembe Mutombo slaps things out of people's hands. I lose it every time!" -- cookiesoverbi***es
"I saw that commercial recently for the first time in nearly a decade just the other week. I love his jolly giant laugh. No no no!" -- Longbeacher707
And, of course, there were the online videos people grew up watching.
"That video of the bear that accidentally whips itself in the nuts."
"I can't scroll past it without replaying it over and over and laughing my a** off."
Nothing To See Here
"The video of a cat which is caught barking and then tries to smooth it over by being cat again. I almost died the first time I saw it. But it still makes me laugh. https://youtu.be/aP3gzee1cps"
Just Watch It
"Fenton" -- Hark3n
"My sister liked it so much she named her Labrador Fenton. I felt so stupid having to shout his name if I took him out for a walk." -- mothsilver
The Peak of Physical Comedy?
"Videos of someone getting hit in the head with something thrown from offscreen. I don't know why but it gets me every time."
So next time you feel a little guilty or embarrassed busting a gut at the dumbest joke of all time, keep your chin up. There are plenty of others.
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Belly laughs. We live for those moments.
We spend so much time day in and day out in the slag of our lives, that sometimes we truly forget that life should be fun and funny.
When we get so moved that we cannot stop laughing, those moments stick in our memories like no other.
Here were the answers.
"If Another Nurse Had Been Taking Care Of Him, He'd Be Alive"—People Share The Most Hurtful Thing They've Overheard About Themselves
I once overheard my dad call me fat. It sucked. He wasn't being mean, he was attempting to describe me to a stranger because he had lost me in a crowd. Since I stopped growing in 4th grade, it happens a lot and for whatever reason people almost never think to just turn in a circle and look down. I'm often right there, just lower than your normal line of sight - so I've heard people describe me about a zillion times. I'm a big girl, so I've heard about 150 million totally unoriginal people attempt to use my size to insult me like it was going to be some huge revelation and I didn't wake up in the morning with all this. I had just never heard it from my father before.
Overall it's not the worst thing in the world. It wasn't even meant as an insult in the way he said it. He described me as "short, fat, curly hair, big eyes, cute as sh!t." Tons of people have called me worse - and heard others say worse about them. One Reddit user asked:
Here are some of the best (worst?) responses we found, edited for language or clarity where needed. If you're a sensitive type, now might be a good time to grab some comfort food or hug a dog or something. Brace yourselves, folks. It's about to get REALLY harsh in here.
Like, this level harsh.:
Giving thoughtful gifts is hard. You really need to know your audience and be able to read the situation. You don't want it to be awkward like the time my early-70's aged uncle gifted his wife raunchy lingerie and sky-high platform heels in front of several generations of the family. Let's just say it was a mixed reaction. The elders were humiliated, the babies didn't get it, some of the other adults found it hilarious and unnerving to imagine; and then there was my mother. My mother was moved to tears by how "beautiful" it was that he still thought his wife was sexy enough to strip for him though they were in their 70's. After she was done crying she kept trying to subtly ask whether their health insurance was up to date in case she fell or he got too excited. I love my mom.
Or maybe you're not worried that your gift will be awkwardly received. Maybe you're up for a little bit of merry mischief? Maybe you're tired of that one aunt who keeps mentioning what a beautiful face you have and how pretty you could be if only you were a little bit taller or maybe just thinner. (People can't just get taller, tia! That's not a thing!) Maybe you'd like to find a way to let someone know how you really feel - in gift form!
Let this article be the gift-guide you never knew you needed. You're welcome.
What's the best passive-aggressive gift you can think of?
My man's got this friend named Chad. Chad isn't his real name, but that's what we're going with for this article. Chad is in a relationship that is ... well ... there's a reason Facebook had to come up with the "it's complicated" status. Nobody is happy, they often go out of their way to avoid one another or are forcing performative affection for the 'gram. One night, Chad decided he was going to hide from LadyChad and told her he couldn't see her because he was spending time with us. He then made up a whole elaborate story about drinking wine (which he doesn't normally do) and overdoing it because he really liked it.
Thing is, Chad never told US that he used us as a ridiculously specific cover story.
So imagine my surprise when I get a message from LadyChad on Instagram (not an app I'm terribly active on as far as messaging and I have literally never spoken a single word to LadyChad at this point) asking what kind of wine I had given Chad because she wanted to go out and purchase several bottles.
Um ... what? So there I am awkwardly staring at my phone already having responded to her "hi" so I can't just ghost the girl. She knows I've read her messages and am actively on my phone. Chad doesn't really talk to me, so I have no idea how I got roped into this, and I'm looking around like "WHAT DO I DO!?!?!"
Babe later assured me this is the sort of thing Chad did to him all the time and LadyChad was probably well aware that he was lying. Still, I didn't appreciate getting sucked into some elaborate Chad-scheme. If you're going to do that to people, you have to give them a heads up! One Reddit user asked:
... apparently the world is FULL of Chads. Get it together, guys. Stop being Chads. Here are some of my favorite responses - edited for clarity when needed. Enjoy the cringefest!