Comedy Blogs, Trains, and Aeroplanes (UPDATE: Trains and Aeroplanes no longer available.)
Now, I'm not sure how I managed to utterly fail at my job here at TCKiT prior to today, but fail I have because I have not mentioned a blog so hilarious that it's artful:
Gabe Delahaye is the lead writer, emperor, etc. of Videogum, and not only is he the sort of handsome that is just ridiculous, but he's also hysterical. Honestly, sometimes Videogum (and its accompanying community of hysterical commenting monsters) are all that get me through the workday. Well, that and marshmallows. Sweet, sweet, precious marshmallows.
Anyway, for a straight shot of funny right to the vein, check out Gabe's recaps of popular TV shows, or his ongoing Hunt for the Worst Movie of All Time. But don't let me confuse you - it's all good and it's all funny.
Now, speaking of that VG reminds me of another, older VG...
Ah, the first blush of internet youth - the excitement of waiting for a page to load, the delight of seeing an image - an image! - spring for the first time from simple lines of html code... the days before workplace firewalls and spam filters, a wild west of rugged individualism in which any person, child, or robotic entity could access, day or night, untold amounts of comedy and porn... this was the land into which the Van Gogh Goghs Sketch Comedy group were born.
Here at TCKiT, Tex has a special place in her heart for the VGGs, her first internet training ground and guide to hilarity. To everyone's surprise (their own included), the VGGs still run strong to this day - although now much more actively on their Twitter. For a glimpse into the formative years of a comedy mind, take a look at Tex's personal favorite: the Emotional Quotient Tests.
Early apologies for the short post, but work calls, friends. That coffee machine's not going to work itself.