As far as year-end compilations go, you’re not going to find anything funnier than NewsBeFunny‘s collection of hilarious, embarrassing and outrageous news bloopers of 2015. The sheer volume of laugh out loud moments in the YouTube video posted below is simply incredible. From inadvertent double entendres and on-air personal attacks to a weatherman being accosted by a dog during the middle of a broadcast, there’s a lot of good stuff here for everyone.
The tech world this week has been abuzz with word that a high school student managed to hack the into the AOL email of CIA Director John Brennan, gaining access to his personal information and otherwise sensitive security information in the process. Rather than employing some high-tech wizardry in order to gain access, the hacker primarily relied on tried and true social engineering techniques.
Lost in the shuffle, though, is a question that has undoubtedly crossed everyone’s mind: Why in the world is the director of the CIA, of all people, still using an AOL email address? It’s a complicated and thorny question, but we managed to come up with a few explanations which may help shed some light on the issue.
A Jeopardy! contestant this week hilariously tricked Alex Trebek into saying the name ‘Turd Ferguson’ on the air during the show’s Final Jeopardy round.
Here’s how it all went down.
Going into the final round, a contestant named Talia was in third place with just $600 to her name. The other contestants, meanwhile, were sitting pretty with respective winnings of $12,600 and $7,600. With no real chance to emerge victorious, Talia decided she might as well have a little bit of fun instead of actually trying to answer the question.
After an enterprising Reddit user became “infuriated” after checking out the food options available at Brooklyn-based hipster bar, he decided to put together a creatively brilliant Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator website that is, quite simply, laugh out loud funny.
If you’ve ever been to a hipster bar only to be dumbfounded by a perplexing list of menu items, this is the website for you.
Over the weekend, Kanye West took control of the mic for a good 11 minutes during MTV’s annual VMA awards ceremony. During the course of a sprawling speech, which was at times endearing, the controversial and outspoken rapper-producer touched on all sorts of topics before casually mentioning his plans to run for President in 2016. And oh yes, did we mention that West admittedly “rolled up a little something” before the awards show to “knock the edge off”?
Suffice it to say, if you haven’t yet seen West’s speech in its entirety, it’s well worth checking out.
One of the problems people tend to have with traditional TV these days is that it can quickly become all too predictable. From sitcoms to dramas, and even news reports, a lot of the stuff that hits our screens follows the same tried and true formula.
Poking fun at this phenomenon is a rather hilarious and well-done video from the BBC’s Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe program. The clip below hilariously spoofs a typical news report on the economy that you might stumble across on any given news channel.
Google over the past few years has been hard at work developing all sorts of cool and futuristic self-driving car technologies. With an extensive array of sensors, Google’s autonomous cars are designed to safely navigate through city streets with ease. From changing lanes to avoiding pedestrians at a moment’s notice, Google’s self-driving cars are intriguing and certainly give us a glimpse into what the future of driving may look like. To date, Google’s collection of futuristic cars, which include modified Lexus SUVs, have accumulated more than 1.7 million miles on the road.
Asking the Internet for help, advice, or guidance can sometimes bring out the worst in people. Other times, it results in nothing short of comedic gold. In a hilarious example of the latter, a couple returning from a nice vacation asked Imgur for some online Photoshop help in removing a volleyball-playing kid from the background of an otherwise romantic photograph.
Not missing a beat, the Internet masses got to work and fired Photoshop right up, only they weren’t the least bit interested in removing the kid from the photo. On the contrary, they harnessed their creative energies and came up with some absolute gems.
Over the weekend, a hilarious post on Reddit captured an instantly classic email exchange between a drunk student and his surprisingly forgiving and well-humored professor.
In an email sent out under the influence of more than a few drinks, our protagonist Patrick Davidson emailed his teacher, Mr. Martin, asking for an extension on his paper. In the process, Davidson dropped a few F-bombs, poked fun at Mr. Martin’s baldness, and naturally, told him to “keep slayin boi.” The last part is especially poignant because, after all, isn’t that what we want all of our nation’s teachers to keep on doing, to keep on slayin’?
Taking the email in good humor, Mr. Martin’s response is awesome as one could hope. In addition to granting the requested extension, Martin responds with some well-placed wit of his own.
Make no mistake about it; we’re currently living in a golden age of Television. Today, the seemingly endless number of incredible and riveting shows currently on-air has made it all but impossible to stay up to date with all of the content hitting our screens from every which way.
What’s more, the increasing popularity of services like Netflix and HBO Go has resulted in an influx of people going back and catching up on old shows — like LOST and The Sopranos — that they missed the first go around.
If you haven’t yet watched the brilliance that is HBO’s Silicon Valley, do yourself a favor and start tuning in. While the show is funny in its own right, it’s especially funny for anyone with even a passing interest in tech culture.
In case you missed it, last week’s episode of Silicon Valley had a little bit of fun at Apple’s expense.
The setup for the Apple-related humor is as follows: When a Nucleus backed UFC livestream goes awry, Nucleus CEO Gavin Belson demands answers.