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The Internet has long been a resource for the circulation of humorous ideas and jokes. Countless web-sites are devoted to the collection of Internet humor, and every day e-mail crosses the world, containing the text of humorous articles, or jokes about current events. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Look up Humour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A joke is a small story or riddle that is supposed to be funny and humorous. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

This is an example of something funny, and also on the internet. Therefore, internet humour!
This is an example of something funny, and also on the internet. Therefore, internet humour!

"Internet humor" is distinguishable from "Humor on the Internet" through the concept of ownership. There are definite examples of humor restricted by copyright law on the internet; examples include the cartoons of Dilbert or the newspaper columns of Dave Barry. "Internet humor" is regarded as that which belongs to the public domain. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 93 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I created this image I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 93 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I created this image I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Look up Humour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. ... For the English musician, see Dave Berry (musician). ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


Internet humor may also be regarded as humor that specifically relies on characteristics belonging to the Internet, such as "geek" or "hacker" humor (i.e, humor that would not exist if not for the Internet). It has been suggested that Geekdom be merged into this article or section. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Generally, this type of semi-institutionalized humor starts as a specific group's in-joke, and grows until it reaches a significant portion of Internet users, gaining popularity, "rules" and mythos. An in joke is a joke whose humour is clear only to those people who are in a group that has some prior knowledge (not known by the whole population) that makes the joke humorous. ... Look up muthos in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Longstanding and widely recognized examples of such humor are:

The concept of authorship with regard to Internet humor is very difficult to define. Frequently a "list" type joke may get started but within a few generations of distribution it evolves beyond recognition. A classic example is the well-known "you have two cows" joke — after circulating in more primitive media throughout the 1980s, it seems to have first appeared on the Internet in 1993 with simple descriptions of communism, capitalism, and socialism. However, it was later expanded to include all forms of government, regional variations, philosophical systems, and even art movements. Attempting to define an "author" of the joke hence becomes impossible, and it becomes a publicly owned resource, simply because no-one could validly claim legitimate ownership. The Internet Oracle (historically known as The Usenet Oracle) is a effort at collective humor in a pseudo-Socratic question-and-answer format. ... The Jargon File is a glossary of hacker slang. ... Kibology is a humorous Usenet-based satire of religion, partly parodying Scientology. ... The Darwin Awards website logo A Darwin Award is a tongue-in-cheek honor named after evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin, given to people who supposedly improve the human gene pool by accidentally killing or sterilizing themselves during a foolish or careless mistake. ... Something Awful, often abbreviated to SA, is a comedy website housing a wide variety of content, including instant messaging pranks, digitally edited pictures, and humorous media reviews. ... Two cows. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. ... It has been suggested that Definitions of capitalism be merged into this article or section. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community. ...


Though the Internet has allowed the global explosion of collectively-authored comedy, its precursors existed on bulletin boards, corporate messaging systems, and even through such low-tech mechanisms as the facsimile since at least the 1970s. Well-used bulletin board on the Infinite Corridor at MIT, November 2004. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...

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Daily jokes

The internet now has many resources where new jokes are available each day. There are literally hundreds of web pages whose authors will post a new joke or perhaps many jokes on a daily basis. Many internet users will visit the same site for their daily dose of humour. Emails containing a new joke can be subscribed to in many cases. The growing popularity of weblogs has contributed to this. There are now many weblogs which have the sole purpose of posting new jokes regularly. Weblog readers often comment on jokes they find particularly original and amusing. This article is about a type of web application. ...


Internet forum humor

Internet forum humor somewhat differs from general Internet humor. Varying from different communities, Internet forum humor often involves image macros, Internet memes, random objects and people, and sarcasm. A typical Internet forum discussion, with common elements such as emoticons. ... An image macro stating that there is a Rofl on my waffle An image macro, also known as a thread bomb, is a picture with text superimposed, typically through the use of graphics software such as Photoshop or Microsoft Paint. ... In 1976, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the term meme to describe cultural information that is passed from one mind to another, such as songs, catch phrases, or clothes fashions. ... Random redirects here. ... Sarcasm from Greek sarkasmos, to tear flesh is sneering, jesting, or mocking a person, situation or thing. ...


Examples

The Evil Overlord List, also known as If I Were An Evil Overlord, is one of several popular lists of planned actions for a competent Evil Overlord to avoid the well-known blunders committed by Evil Overlords in popular fictional works. ... The Happening Happy Hippy Party, or HHHP, was a British political satire website and Ezine that ran between 1997 and 2002, emerging during the dotcom boom in British satire. ... Honor system viruses or signature viruses are not actual computer viruses but Internet jokes or memes that are passed around voluntarily. ... The JibJab logo, with its Victorian era appearance, illustrates the influence of Terry Gilliam on the duos animation JibJab is a website featuring Flash cartoons. ... // i like cheese[aldkfja;dshfajh jgfhjkgh uerthajbnvImage:Zarowa_ubt. ... Look up shit happens in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... You forgot Poland is a catch phrase based on a statement by United States President George W. Bush concerning Polands involvement in the Iraq War during the first presidential election debate on September 30, 2004, during the 2004 U.S. presidential race. ... Two cows. ... The tourist guy, supposedly standing on the balcony of the World Trade Center moments before his death. ... The phrase is a piece of subtitled dialogue from the introduction to Zero Wing. ... Bert is Evil is the name of a heavily mirrored web site, founded by Dino Ignacio, which featured Bert, a Muppet character on the American childrens television program Sesame Street. ... Series of tubes was a metaphor used by United States Senator and then Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), to describe the Internet on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 in a speech about network neutrality[1]. Stevens was criticizing a proposed... Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, is a satirical parody of Wikipedia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... YTMND, an initialism for Youre The Man Now Dog, is an online community centered around the creation of hosted web pages (known within the community as YTMNDs) featuring a juxtaposition of a single image or a simple slideshow, which may be animated and/or tiled along with optional large... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Internet humor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (514 words)
"Internet humor" is regarded as that which belongs to the public domain.
Internet humor may also be regarded as humor that specifically relies on characteristics belonging to the Internet, such as "geek" or "hacker" humor -- i.e, humor that would not exist if not for the Internet.
The Internet Oracle (formerly The Usenet Oracle) at cgi.cs.indiana.edu/~oracle/index.cgi
Internet humor (376 words)
The Internet, being what many have described as an "organic" entity, has long been a resource for the circulation of humorous ideas and jokes.
There are definite examples of commercially protected humor on the internet, examples include the cartoons of Dilbert or the newspaper columns of Dave Barry.
Internet humor may also be regarded as humor that specifically relies on characteristics belonging to the Internet, and the "geek" or "hacker" humor.
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