‘Funny’ Videos Not So Funny

Friends of mine love to send me links to funny Web videos they’ve found through word of mouth or while surfing the Web. Some are funny, and some are just downright stupid, which, in the spirit of dumb humor, seems to heighten their comic appeal. This week’s issue of New York magazine highlights some of these videos in an article titled “Funniest Web Videos of 2007.”

I watched every one of the videos, thinking they might strike my funny bone, but I didn’t find many of them all that comical. I had seen this College Humor video before and think it’s the funniest one on the “Top 20” list. The “Jeannie Tate Show” video starring Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader might make you laugh, too. Quite the prank. This “I Like Turtles” video and the accompanying Bill O’Reilly spoof of it should have made the list, too.

Which video(s) from the list do you like best?

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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