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A Bit of Inspiration from InspiroBot!

I love this site! Ever heard of InspiroBot? It’s a website that uses an AI to create inspirational quotes along with pictures that may or may not be appropriate. I played around with it for a while. I wanted to see if I could get some literary quotes, and I wasn’t disappointed. I got two!

Wanna get crazy? These are the other ones that I saved. They can get pretty bizarre.

Which one was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below. Also, did you find some interesting ones on the website?

Mad Lib Stories

Last week, I asked you to provide some words for a story. Well, with some help from my sister, it has been completed, and the video is up! Check it out:

So, here’s my question. Which one was the best? I have my favourite, and I even said so in the video. Let me know your favourite in the comments.

Also, should I do another one? What do you think?

Help Me Write a Story

I had an idea a couple days ago, and I thought I’d let you help me write a story! Here’s how it’s going to happen. I give you a list of word types, and you respond in the comments with all of those words. I’m not giving you much time to do this, as I’ll be writing these stories in a couple days. However, I’m going to try to do it in a way so that I can’t see what’s been written. It’ll be a mystery to me until I read it.

That’s right, I’m doing a mad lib story! I’ve already written the short story, but now it’s time for you to give me the words. So, in the comments section, please enter the words. Keep it PG? Actually, write whatever you want. Let’s see how silly or crazy this can get. Here are the categories:

  1. name (famous person)
  2. noun
  3. feeling
  4. noun
  5. adjective
  6. verb
  7. adjective
  8. adjective
  9. adjective
  10. adjective
  11. plural noun
  12. verb past tense
  13. verb past tense
  14. noun

I will be doing this all on video, by the way. You’ll see my reaction to the stories as I read them. I’m going to see if I can get someone to just copy and paste them into the story so I have no idea what they are until I read them.

So, let the insanity begin!

Authors Answer 101 – Books That Make Us Laugh

Everyone loves a good laugh. There are some funny books out there, but not all of them make us laugh out loud. It takes a special book to make us laugh. The art of comedy is difficult to be successful in. An author who can make the reader laugh has a certain talent. But what we find funny may not be funny for someone else. So, what do we find funny?

laughingQuestion 101 – Which books have made you laugh?

H. Anthe Davis

I don’t read humorous books on purpose, so they sort of have to ambush me with the laughs, and I can’t really remember any off the top of my head.  Terry Pratchett’s stuff amuses me, yes, but it doesn’t make me laugh out loud.  Usually it’s some quirk of character interaction that does it, and I don’t know that any book has done it in a while.

Jean Davis

My favorite laugh out loud novel is Heroics for Beginners by John Moore. Milking the giant cow never gets old.

Beth Aman

I have so many answers to this.  Two books that come to mind are The Fault in Our Stars and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.  Both are fabulous.  But also the Harry Potter series is full of humor.  And the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Mass is equal parts terrifyingly suspenseful and surprisingly hilarious.  OH!  I almost forgot!  The Martian is the funniest thing I’ve read.  Ever.  It’s so great.

Tracey Lynn Tobin

The one that comes to mind immediately is “Apocalypse Cow” by Michael Logan. Jason found it at Chapters one day, we shared a laugh at the cover and summary, and then he ended up picking it up for me for Christmas. It’s basically a zombie apocalypse story in which the outbreak starts with cows. There are plenty of serious, scary, and morbid moments, but there is also a ton of dark humor, some of which made me seriously laugh out loud. I haven’t read the sequel – “World War Moo” – yet, but I expect it to have a similar effect.

I also got a good chuck out of Max Brooks’ “Zombie Survival Guide“, mostly because of the dead seriousness with which it’s written. Apparently I find the undead to be quite humorous. I wonder what that says about me?

I’m sure there are plenty of non-zombie books that have made me laugh as well, but since I mostly read horror and supernatural stuff I can’t really think of any at the moment!

C E Aylett

A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz.

This book deals with mental illness, but in a most hilarious yet sensitive way.

The Help – Katherine Stockett.

The pie. You know it’s all about the pie.

When I was younger I used to pinch some of my mum’s books. She had a few Jilly Coppers hanging around which were funny, in a chick-lit, Carry-on-Camping kind of way.

And then there’s a short story I read by Irvine Welsh back in my twenties. Was it in Ecstasy, or The Acid House? Can’t remember now, it was so long ago. Anyway, there’s a scene where the protag has taken a trip and he’s thinking about dolphins forgetting to breathe and other abstract nonsense. I found it hilarious.

Eric Wood

Lamb; The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore and The Sister Brothers by Patrick DeWit both had me laughing out loud. I literally LOLed.

Gregory S. Close

Anything by Douglas Adams.  Specifically, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read, and it’s full of profound observations about the nature of existence, humanity, and the truly brutal prose of Vogon poetry.

Paul B. Spence

Well, many books. Most recently the Vlad Taltos novels by Steven Brust. In general, I don’t read many books that make me laugh. I prefer serious works.

D. T. Nova

Several science fiction short story collections, though I don’t always remember which story was in which book.

But by far the two books that made me laugh the most were What If? and Thing Explainer, both non-fiction by Randall Munroe.

Elizabeth Rhodes

The one book that stands out to me is The Martian. I don’t go seeking out comedies to read, and this one doesn’t really qualify as one in my view. But there were parts of the narration where Watney made me laugh out loud.

Linda G. Hill

My own…? Seriously. It’s funny enough to make me laugh every time I read it. The other one that immediately comes to mind is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. It runs the whole gamut of emotions. Great novel.

Jay Dee Archer

There was one book that made me laugh out loud in class when I was in elementary school, and that was Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, by Roald Dahl. One scene was absolutely hilarious. But as an adult, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy have made me laugh inside. However, the book that made me laugh the most was a non-fiction book called Japanese Made Funny, by Tom Dillon. It’s all about the mistakes foreigners have made speaking Japanese in Japan. I laughed on the train home after buying it. I had to read it.

How About You?

What are some books that make you laugh? Let us know in the comments below.

When I Become Silly

I did something I never thought I’d do. I made a very silly video, and I’m not sure how people are going to take it. In this video, I attempt parkour, survival in a forest, a Gollum impression, showing off my talents, and gaming. Curious? Watch:

This is not what I’m going to do normally for my vlog. Just brainstorming and doing my worst at these things. Hope you enjoyed it! I’m not exactly the best actor. And stay for the blooper at the end.

What did you think? Let me know in the comments below. And if you’re interested in following my vlog, then please subscribe!

Better Late Than Never – This Show Is Hilarious

Henry Winkler (The Fonz) got three other old guys and a young guy together to travel across Asia. The show is called Better Late Than Never. So, what are four famous guys and a not famous guy doing? Well, some are making asses of themselves, while the other is proving to be surprisingly knowledgeable.

So, who did he bring together? William Shatner (Captain Kirk), George Foreman (legendary boxer, grilling and barbecue sauce spokesperson), Terry Bradshaw (Hall of Famer football player and coach), and Jeff Dye (some guy).

Their first stop was Tokyo, which was last week’s episode. This week, they’re in Kyoto. In Tokyo, they stayed in a capsule hotel, enjoyed interesting kushiage, and took in a view of Mt. Fuji. I’m currently watching them in Kyoto.

Henry Winkler seems to try to be silly from time to time. He isn’t taking things seriously. George Foreman will eat anything, and he’s not making an ass of himself. Terry Bradshaw is talking at inappropriate times, being loud, and very annoying. Jeff Dye, I have no clue who he is. William Shatner has surprised me, though. He seems pretty knowledgeable about things, is trying to be respectful of the culture, and is the only one who isn’t acting like a juvenile idiot.

But you know what? This show is hilarious! I’m loving it! Of course, they’re acting silly just for laughs. But Shatner is proving to be perfect in everything. He knows about the food, he’s responsible, and he’s enjoying every moment of it. I was kind of wondering where this show was going to go in the beginning, but it’s just great.

Have you been watching it? What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

Inflationary Language

Sometimes it’s fun to play with language.  On Whose Line Is It Anyway? they sometimes switched a letter with another letter, and the results were quite amusing.  However, what if you switched the numbers?

Victor Borge invented the Inflationary Language.  Have you heard of him?  He was a Danish composer, pianist, and comedian.  He passed away in 2000 at the age of 91, so he lived a full life.  Back in the early 90s, a friend of our family lent us a video of one of Borge’s performances.  Oooh, a classical pianist.  How exciting, huh?  Well, we were delighted.  He was hilarious.  One of his best pieces of comedy was the Inflationary Language.  Here, watch the video and see what it is.

So, he basically added 1 to every hidden number in the words.  It’s a twoderful way three make communicnineion more fascinining.  If you have any comments, please leave them in Inflationary Language.