4 Hilarious Blogs You Can Also Learn Something From

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humour icon   4 Hilarious Blogs You Can Also Learn Something FromLaugh and learn by reading quick, to the point blog posts. A variety of blogs around the Internet are good not only for laughs but for learning valuable things about human nature and living in the online age. Just because a blog is amusing doesn’t mean it can’t teach you something. Even a seemingly inane gimmick can show you something and, hopefully, cause you to reflect on your own personal biases and shortcomings. You just need to be thinking about them.

Let’s take a look at four such blogs. I’ll tell you what lessons I think they hold, then let’s start a discussion. Tell me what you think the blogs mean, or recommend similar sites.

Literally Unbelievable

You think your beliefs are true. As such, you’re willing to believe outrageous things if they back up your viewpoint.

Case in point: “Literally Unbelievable“. This is a blog that, using real Facebook reactions to Onion articles, points out just how insane we perceive those who think differently than us.

The Onion, in case you didn’t know, is a satirical newspaper; everything printed in it is a fabrication. The intention of many Onion articles is to point out that we all hold exaggerated versions of reality. Some people don’t get that part of the joke.

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Hilarious. Of course Nascar doesn’t reward homophobic comments. Yet, in a way, it’s understandable that people think things like this are true if they have a low opinion of Nascar.

Check out Literally Unbelievable right now. You’ll laugh. If you like you can also read more about the backfire effect over at the “You Are Not So Smart” blog. It explores Literally Unbelievable and other examples for The Backfire Effect.

Not Always Right

We’ve all done it – treated someone in the service industry like crap. Maybe we were having a bad day, or perhaps we just wanted to deal with our problems quickly. If you have done this before, you might unwittingly be featured on Not Always Right. This site is a collection of hilarious stories shared by people in the service industry.

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I always find a laugh, and the posts are rarely mean spirited. The lesson here is that people in the service industry are human beings. They laugh, they cry, and they post stupid stuff you say on the Internet. Treat them as such!

Also be sure to check this article for some similar sites.

The “Blog” Of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

Punctuation is important, as placing them in the wrong place can change the meaning of what you’re writing. Putting words in quotation marks, for example, can make certain words sound sarcastic. Think air quotes.

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That doesn’t leave you with a lot of confidence in the beer, does it? Read The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks and learn to keep your punctuation in order, lest you be misunderstood.

You Suck At Craigslist

When classified ads were expensive, people were careful to get their money’s worth. Craigslist is free, and some people are less than careful on it.

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The lesson here is obvious – think through what you put on Craigslist before you put it there. Just because those ads are free doesn’t mean you don’t have to think through your posts before you submit them.  Check out some of these posts over at You Suck At Craigslist.

Can you think of any other funny blogs with implicit lessons? Suggest some in the comments below!

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Scutterman

Not Always Right is already in my feed. Like a lot of people I worked in retail while at uni, and a lot of the posts ring true.

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Alex Olariu

Cracked.com also has a fair share of articles from which one can learn a thing or two. Definitely worth checking out.

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Anonymous

Hilarious list, great picks

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Jack Cola

One of my sites, http://www.sharemylife.info has anonymous life stories that can be somewhat weird and crazy. But it’s interesting to know how some people think.

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Guest

Cracked.com sometimes has a feature called Best of Yahoo! Answers (which is really more like best of the worst). Yahoo! Answers a lot of times provides the most unlikely source of “lulz” on the “interwebz.”

Note that I am using quotation marks because I still don’t get the whole LolCatz concept and probably never will. ;-)

@jackcola:disqus The concept of your site sounds similar to PostSecret and the F… My Life series. If I recall correctly PostSecret was actually the inspiration for the rock band All American Rejects’ wildly popular hit “Dirty Little Secret” (and/or the corresponding video).

And even though I really don’t get the whole LulzSec/Anonymous/4chan culture, one of my dirty little secrets is that I get hours of “lulz” on Encyclopedia Dramatica (which is back online after its former webmaster was recently arrested).

No wonder I post on a respectable site like this one under the name Guest. ^_^

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