Humor Filter
  1. The Moment I Became an Adult

    Humor blogger Nicole recounts an unfortunate incident with her smartphone: “‘Stay with me,’ I pleaded with my phone. It didn’t respond.”

    Humor
  2. And, now, for the weirdest medical diagnosis ever.

    With humor and insight, Carol J. Pardun writes about the rare swallowing disorder she was diagnosed with — and what she’s learned from the process about herself and what she wants the next year to look like.

    Health
  3. Brian est dans le cuisine.

    “Brian is in the kitchen.” But who is Brian, and why is he always in the kitchen? A funny take on a classic language-learning phrase.

    Humor
  4. Art
  5. Holiday Travel Nightmare, Reimagined as The Oregon Trail

    Author Rebecca Schuman had a straightforward family trip planned from Missouri to Oregon. The travel gods decided to make it a little more interesting (by which we mean, “incredibly miserable”).

    Family
  6. Shoot That Frog: A Christmas Comeuppance

    “‘He’s coming down the chimney soon,’ Father grumbled, his hand caressing the barrel of the Frog Shooter on his lap.” At waltbox, Walt Walker writes a fictional account of a comedically dysfunctional family Christmas.

    Fiction
    Photo by Global Panorama
  7. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  8. Dark Food to Die For

    Need a recipe for bleeding heart cupcakes? Zombie mouse brains? Ghoul-ash? Welcome to the devil’s kitchen, where everything is “100% edible…and 99% disgusting to look at.”

    Food
  9. Poems on the University

    The language of higher-education procedure and bureaucracy in verse form, with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

    Academia
  10. Mathematical Alternatives to the Electoral College: A Webcomic

    Pondering the 2016 US presidential election, Ben Orlin’s signature stick figures wonder about other, mathematically fairer ways to determine who wins.

    Comics
  11. The Goat Speaks

    “In the end, the curse is broken. One hundred and eight years of bad luck have ended at my bidding.” The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in over a century, so Murphy the goat decided to chime in on the historic event.

    Current Events
    Image by Ron Cogswell (CC BY 2.0)
  12. Like Uber, But for Dog Crap

    “Oh, that Pooper were real! Imagine the Harvard-educated copywriters, holed up in a glass parapet somewhere in Palo Alto with a whiteboard and a dream. Imagine the mental gymnastics that this clutch of Ivy grads would have to perform in order to polish the turd-like idea of scooping shit for a living.”

    Culture
  13. Full Frontispiece

    Why judge a book by its cover when you can use the frontispiece instead? Illustrations and humor, pulled up from the depths of literary history.

    Books
  14. Five Podcasts by Women of Color You Should Know

    Social and political activist Rebecca Griffin recommends her favorite podcasts by women of color, like Represent and 2 Dope Queens, covering topics from feminism and race to work and equality.

    Culture
  15. How One Math Teacher Engages Students through Humor (and Bad Drawings)

    Whether you’re going back to school or graduated years ago, you’ll enjoy this stick-figure-filled conversation with Math with Bad Drawings blogger and UK-based math teacher Ben Orlin.

    Education