(PG-13) Andrea Vinciguerra’s darkly humorous animated short has a simple message: “If you choose to dance. Please dance responsibly.” It teaches the importance of this rule through a series of vignettes where people blindly follow the choreography of other people who may or may not actually be dancing.
THE BEST Funny Stuff
With the advent of online shopping and rapid delivery services, Santa Claus has become increasingly disenchanted with his job. This holiday commercial spot for The Norwegian Postal Service combines dark comedy, political commentary, and just a dash of cheer at the very end.
(PG-13: Language) We all miss Stan Lee. But thanks to Lee’s former sound engineer Aaron Fromm, we once again have a little bit of Lee’s matter-of-fact voice to bring us some cheer. Fromm worked with animator Kosperry, to create this great little clip about the Marvel founder’s fondness for a particular swear word.
Pilgrim Soul’s unique journal is designed to stimulate creative thought with more than 50 fun exercises to loosen up your brain. Its creators say it’s best used when you’re high, which could also make your ideas a whole lot funnier too. The next time your boss wants to do a “brainstorming” session, whip out a stack of these.
Working from home doesn’t seem to have reduced the number of unnecessary work meetings. If you’re spending way more time on Zoom calls than you should be, then you need this mug from artist Will Bryant. The 14oz. diner mug says “I Survived Another Meeting” on one side, and “That Should Have Been an Email” on the other.
The opening theme of The Cleveland Show is certainly catchy, but it’s not exactly representative of contemporary music. So producer June Jissle Music got to work sampling and remixing the track into something a little more relevant with a little help from the Kanye/Kenny West episode. Original video on Instagram.
It might seem like zooming around the galaxy with Baby Yoda is all action and adventure. The Mandalorian’s Din Djarin explains how much work it is to take care of a 50-year-old poop machine in this clip that we’re sure many parents can relate to. A fun and charming fan parody from the guys at The Warp Zone.
“I once saw him twirl a couch on a single finger.” Animator Alan Jennings introduces us to Mr. Bill Jennings, a man from Newbury, Vermont with some extraordinary talents and experiences under his belt. The charming short film reminds us that everyone has a story to tell, no matter how ordinary they might look on the surface.
Hello? Is it me you’re looking floor? Let your Lionel Richie doormat from HappyMatz welcome visitors and overworked delivery drivers with Richie’s face and the first word from his classic ballad. Give ‘em a smile and consider it a good deed. Comes in two sizes and in natural coir or all-weather dura coir.
Among his many creations, Paul from Jackman Works has made some ridiculously large hand tools. Now, to show off his new X-Carve Pro CNC machine, he built a pair of giant hands. We were hoping he might try and use them to pick up his oversize tools, but they seem pretty awkward to wield given their weight.
Do you find yourself vegging out on the couch too much? Tayto won’t judge! This jumbo couch potato is happy to hang out with you while you lounge. This huggable tuber measures about 13″ tall, and is filled with soft and squeezy polyester stuffing. Just don’t give in to the temptation to slather him in butter and sour cream.
From the makers of Unstable Unicorns comes a card game about adorable dinosaurs attempting to avoid extinction. Players do their best to escape dino life’s little pitfalls ranging from hot lava to giant killer ants to dating disasters. Games last 30 to 60 minutes for 2 to 6 players. Good for ages 8 and up. Drops Spring 2021.
Celebrate life’s little achievements with these amusing merit badges for everyday tasks. Winks for Days’ embroidered iron-on patches let you pat yourself on the back for basic things like leaving the house, watering the plants, and eating your veggies. Sold in sets of three.
If you’re not in-da-couch, perhaps that sativa has your brain running a thousand miles an hour and needs a creative outlet. This book should do the trick. It’s basically a blank journal loaded with ideas of things to doodle, from a giraffe riding a rainbow to a dog on a surfboard.
Sergey Vasiliev decided he had enough of the old “in Soviet Russia” trope which represents his country as technologically backward. Incorporating some clever visual effects, his brilliant short film imagines a Russian farm where everything is running on the latest tech. The footage reminds us of the work of Simon Stålenhag.
Mondo’s toothy ceramic mug is inspired by the famed shark from Spielberg’s classic Jaws. Enjoy your tiki drinks straight from the mouth of this beast, which holds up to 22 oz. of your drink of choice. This particular version comes painted to match the original Jaws poster and includes a translucent red swimmer swizzle stick.
If you told us a movie about a plastic spork being dug out of the trash would make over a billion dollars, we’d think you were nuts. But Toy Story 4 managed to do just that while keeping a 25-year-old franchise fresh and fun. Screen Junkies latest trailer reminded us it’s about time for us to queue up a Toy Story marathon.
Presumably, because he had nothing better to do, Brian Roemmele built himself this silly looking helmet out of a plastic bucket. But the real magic happens when he puts it on his head and powers it up. Also, we’re pretty sure we’ve seen Brian used to go by the name Man-E-Faces.
After getting his hostility out and reducing gravity, modern-day slapstick comedian Daniel LaBelle is back with another fun video compilation. This time, he used editing to simulate what life would be like if we glitched out as often as video game characters on a slow internet connection.
Animator omozoc loves to use stop-motion techniques to play with our expectations. In this clip, he imagines a future where breakfast, coffee, brushing your teeth, shaving your face, and getting dressed all happen with the push of a button. Toast even butters itself. Just don’t forget to push every button before you leave the house.
Do you like your birthday cake with lots of layers? Then you need a proper tool to cut through all that cake and icing. Fred’s handsaw-shaped cake cutter should do the trick quite nicely while adding a fun new item to your kitchen toolbox. Its gently-serrated edge also makes quick work of heads of lettuce.
Add a little extra weird factor to your guest bathroom with these handmade alien soaps from Cindy’s Bath Creations. Each vegan soap bar features a glow-in-the-dark space creature in your choice of color and scent, with 75 available fragrances ranging from grape soda to glazed donut.
Oy! Oy! I’m in love with the shape of you! There I Ruined It destroys yet another popular song. This time, they took Ed Sheeran’s pop hit Shape of You and imagined what it might sound like sung by a drunk guy during open mic night. We know chicks would still dig Ed even if he sounded like this.
Infamous prank callers, The Jerky Boys are back with their first new album in 20 years. The Comedy Dynamics album stars co-founder Johnny Brennan phoning unsuspecting victims under the guise of new characters and fan faves like Frank Rizzo, Mike Deruki, Jack Tors and Sol Rosenberg. Drops 11.27.2020 (Black Friday).