Humor Filter
  1. Can You Go On A Break From Your Own Sister?

    Rebecca Schuman uses the lens of her ’70s upbringing to offer sage (and hilarious!) advice to readers at “ask a gen-xer.” In this installment, Schuman tackles the thorny question of how to manage a toxic sibling relationship during a wedding.

    Humor
  2. 1 in 7

    As Movember draws to a close, here’s Ross Murray’s unexpectedly hilarious post recounting his recent prostate-cancer diagnosis. (While you’re there, do check out Ross’s post-surgery update.)

    Health
  3. Consequences of Not Having Your Shit Together

    Will Nicole get home in one piece after her study abroad trip? “What ensued was one of the worst character-building experiences of my life. It was over 100 degrees. The first stretch, and for all I knew, the whole stretch, was at an incline of at least 30 degrees.”

    Humor
  4. Beware the Alligator in the East Wing: A Trip Through Offbeat History with Howard Dorre

    Nothing humanizes a historical figure like learning about their quirks.

    History
    Photo by Josh Hallett via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  5. Abridged Classics: Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read (But Probably Didn’t)

    Wrong Hands illustrator John Atkinson blends cartoons, literature, and humor in his new book, Abridged Classics.

    Art
    All images courtesy of John Atkinson at Wrong Hands
  6. Potty Talk Training

    Caren Chesler confronts her use of profanity: “‘Fuk,’ he said, holding up the fork. He then speared one of the bananas and stuck it in his mouth and smiled. . . . With Eddie now two, I was going to have to begin training my potty mouth now.”

    Family
  7. The Terrible Truth About Dreidel

    “Cheaters have lined their pockets with our gelt”: math educator Ben Orlin takes a deep, fun, illustrated dive into the probability models of dreidel-spinning, a beloved Hanukkah tradition.

    Data
  8. Eulogy For an Aging Book Guy

    “Because to everything there is a season, and the season for ‘trying on identities like costumes’ is somewhere between the ages of seventeen and twenty-six. Anything beyond that, and all you’re actually doing is simply ‘wearing a costume.’”

    Books
  9. Let’s Talk About Rudolph

    “Now I may be but a simple commoner, a man not all that familiar with aerial sleigh travel and the visibility restrictions that may or may not come with it, but I’d think that if a reindeer were born with a built in headlight, that reindeer would be one heck of a catch.”

    Humor
  10. This is my rock and roll love letter to you.

    Veteran blogger Angela has been writing Fluid Pudding since 2001. The warm, witty voice that has kept fans reading for almost 17 years is in full effect in this ode to her recently-demolished childhood home.

    Family
  11. Wit & Vinegar

    Billy Green loves tater tots and coffee, has been known to polish of a bowl of guacamole with a spoon, and writes a food blog that is a ray of sunshine (and popsicles!).

    Cooking
  12. Art of Aphorism

    Since 2013, Fred Lee has published more than 3,000 aphorisms on his blog, with deep archives of pithy, thought-provoking one-liners.

    Commentary
  13. A Selection of Virginia Woolf’s Most Savage Insults

    If the latest celebrity and/or presidential Twitter feud left you uninspired, Emily Temple at Literary Hub is here for the rescue with some of Virginia Woolf’s harshest, wittiest takedowns.

    Authors
    Photo via Wikimedia Commons public domain)
  14. Nickworthy

    Ohio journalist Nick Claussen publishes humor columns, thoughts on grammar, lists, and more on his personal blog, which has been hailed as “Somewhat legible!” and “Not Recommended if You Are Driving Heavy Machinery!”

    Humor
  15. If Honeyfunds Were Realistic

    From Lactaid Fast Act Chewables to “one year of marriage counseling,” Marika Malaea gives honeymoon funds a more prosaic (and hilarious) spin.

    Family