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April 07, 2010

Ow, So Much Funny

Please start reading Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half if you aren't already. Just this picture, a self-portrait of herself at seven, covered in blood, weeping and holding a butcher's knife, should be enough to get you started. (It's from this alarmingly funny story.)


Mike also gives Hyperbole and a Half nine thumbs up.

P.S. Allle Brosh is on Twitter and now in the funny blugroll at left. And someone has set up a Facebook page for fans.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at April 7, 2010 10:12 PM

I so needed the laugh I got from that story. Wheeeeeee!

Posted by: Nell at April 7, 2010 11:55 PM

A chuckle from this blog?? Could it be?

No offense Jon, but for one reason or another, this blog has been incredibly humorless since about 07'.

Although in an ideal world I'd get the old blog back, I guess some recognition of those who still haz teh funnies is good enough.

Posted by: Nikolay Levin at April 9, 2010 12:13 AM

for one reason or another, this blog has been incredibly humorless since about 07'

Ha! Well, I'm glad to see I've reached the "I liked the early, funny ones" part of my career.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at April 9, 2010 12:59 AM

The funniest part of that story is a Californian invading Idaho and the punchline suggesting Californians are superior because they are traumatized by their own stupidity. That's a regular laugher. The Idaho panhandle needs more California culture like that. After all, without California sophisticates, Idahoans might actually enjoy those horrible gravel roads, the absence of White Man's Fire to keep everyone existentially comfortable, and of course the deep mocking wit that demonstrates how uncivil those Idahoans are for fishing. How many sq ft in Ms Brosh's humble Northern Idaho "cabin"? 4k? 5k? And how many brand-new SUVs were in the picture? How many cell phones?

So incredibly funny, that glance down the nose at Idaho. Fucking hilarious!

Northern Rockies, a cultural wasteland until invaded by Californians! Praise the yuppies! Forever!

Posted by: CF Oxtrot at April 9, 2010 04:21 PM