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Conundrums New and Old: Riddels, Puzzles, and Gags
April 27, 2009 2:41 PM   Subscribe

Conundrums New and Old: Riddels, Puzzles, and Gags
Blogging a Victorian joke book. Highly hilarious! Impress the chaps down at the gentlemans' club with your prodigious member! Updated daily. (previously)

A few weeks ago, I saw imposster's post on projects, and was delighted by it; he's blogging one joke per day from a Victorian joke book, and I find them consistently entertaining -- some are funny, some are corny, and some are so weirdly inscrutable that I wonder what the hell Victorian references I'm not getting. Anyway, I created a funhouse-mirror blog to be read alongside his.
posted by Greg Nog (7 comments total)
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on May 29, 2009: Excellent fiddlesticks for the insolent rascal, and other ways to while the days

Interesting. You may wish to do something to distinguish this site from the one which inspired it. Otherwise it seems kinda mean. People will search for the real site and get yours.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 1:12 PM on April 28, 2009

I just misspelled some of the words in an effort to differentiate myself in search results; ideally, I'd like this site to be the Bizarro to the original's Superman.
posted by Greg Nog at 3:06 PM on April 28, 2009

For the bizarro effect, you should change the colors. Invert them totally, or just tweak them. Otherwise it feels more like Goofus and Galant.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:11 PM on April 29, 2009

(Though yours is not dim-witted, just oddly witted)
posted by filthy light thief at 5:12 PM on April 29, 2009

I think this is a great idea. I would also agree that the colors should be wackily inverted to enhance the bizarro effect. For others who are interested, I also have another blog that posts entries from an 1857 humor book: Chit-chat of humor, wit, and anecdote.
posted by imposster at 9:43 AM on May 5, 2009

Right-o! I've changed the colors a bit -- not a straight-up inversion, just a slightly sicklier palette than yours.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:23 AM on May 5, 2009

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