Thursday, September 07, 2006

Websites That Will Make You Laugh

Darwin Awards
The Darwin Awards "salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally kill themselves in really stupid ways." If you don't find black humor entertaining, skip this site. Founder, Wendy Northcutt, a graduate of University of California at Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology, began collecting the real stories in 1993. Besides her award-winning website, she has published two books of examples. One example is "the legend of the terrorist who sent a mail bomb with insufficient postage. The package was returned, and the absentminded terrorist opened the package and blew himself up."

Simply Fired
Online job search engine, collects stories from those who have been fired. The day I visited, the featured story was about a woman who worked for a local natural bread baking company in Wisconsin as the President's secretary. She created and wore a "cheese-bra" to a Packer's game in the hopes that she would be featured on television during the game and her brothers on the West coast would see her. She was fired because her "display of dairy product was unbecoming."

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