Steph Tisdell: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture

Ah, the internet. What a place. A great accompaniment to any meal and a great substitute for thinking while on the toilet. I love and loathe the internet in equal measures. It’s not good for my mental health most of the time, but sometimes I come across things that make me laugh so much that I DON’T go off the grid and live with a family of emus.

These are my top 10. These are the pictures and videos that I have never not laughed at.

1. Love my baby girl so much

That’s … not a dog

It is no exaggeration when I say that the first time I saw this I was on a train returning from Glasgow to Edinburgh (roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes) and I laughed the entire train trip. I had tears streaming down my face. I was with two friends, neither of whom found it as funny as I did. I was completely out of control. In fact, finding it again for this article reduced me to tears once more. Just look at it again.

2. Potato boss

This is the best thing that has happened all Covid.

Rachele Clegg

my boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can’t figure out how to turn the setting off, so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting

March 30, 2020

3. Running shrimp

Run, shrimp, run!

Sometimes we can’t explain why something tickles our funny bone. This is that for me. But I used to watch this once a day. I used to dream about this damn shrimp.

4. ‘Thanks, Ron’

Oh no!

Every little part of this makes me laugh. Short and sweet. Digestible. Relatable.

5. ‘Jesus Christ, Fenton!’


“Fenton!” I found this after I visited the park it was from. My friend showed me and told me that this was huge in the UK and even made it onto the news. Fenton is a dog that is chasing a huge pack of deer onto a highway. It literally stops traffic. There are fewer funny things than dogs accidentally wreaking havoc.

6. Hi Jeffrey …

A classic mix-up.

This is one of the purest memes. I love imagining what his thoughts were when he read it.

7. Swearing bird (language warning!)

Stop fighting with the dog

This may be a bit niche because I’m a huge parrot fan but I love how the owner reasons with the bird.

8. Milk throw


This is only a seven-second clip but I think I’ve probably watched it literally hundreds of times. I love watching people getting scared.

9. That wasn’t grape nuts…


If you have a couple of hours to spare, I really suggest falling down the rabbit hole that is live news bloopers. I could – and occasionally do – watch these bloopers for hours on end. I just love watching people trying to fix stuff going wrong.

10. I think I’ve found a pattern in what makes me laugh …

Again, when I imagine the response to this I can’t stop laughing. I love a wholesome mistake.

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