The Hazards of Streaking

Even though it’s only 24 seconds long, this video is most likely the funniest video I’ve ever seen.  I’ve watched it so many times and I laugh EVERY time!




Hyperbole and a Half

Blogs are fun to read.  That’s why we read them.  Some blogs are about specific topics, like music, or photography or video games with facial hair.  My blog isn’t specific at all.  It’s about whatever comes to my mind.  I’ve been reading another blog that isn’t specific either.  Well, it’s only specific in the method that the writer chooses to portray her stories.

Allie Brosh, the author of Hyperbole and a Half, has an incredible talent for taking everyday anecdotes and childhood memories and turning them into gold.  She uses a great mix of narrative details, sarcasm and exaggeration and combines that with crude, yet very relevant drawings.

I especially love the stories of her childhood.  Her latest post, Wolves, tells of the tale a group of 6 year old girls playing “wolf pack” with an unsuspecting teenage boy.

Allie’s blog didn’t start with her amazing story telling ability but that’s the direction it has taken for the past year or so.  Her blog hits went from near zero to nearly 2 million hits per month.  It takes a while (up to 16 hours) to produce a story and her average is about 2 to 3 stories per month, but they’re definitely well worth the wait.

Here’s an interview with Allie that True/Slant did back in May, 2010.

I suggest you check out Hyperbole and a Half.  My guess is that you’ll be laughing in no time.

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