Friday Funny

April 15, 2016, 5am PDT
If you've been waiting for a nice crossover of the Star Wars universe and the planning and urban design universe, here it is.
Gizmodo
April 8, 2016, 5am PDT
A pair of very different stories offers insight into the urban lives of animals.
Blue Dot Magazine
March 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Reading The Onion's latest satire of the built environment is a bit like the experience it describes: watching as a crane moves a large object on a construction site, otherwise known as being easily distracted by harmless fun.
The Onion
March 11, 2016, 6am PST
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackles the corruption and mismanagement of special districts, which are well known to professional planners, but perhaps not to the rest of the general public.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
March 4, 2016, 5am PST
The most famous voice in narration, Morgan Freeman, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and put his vocal talents to good use.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
February 19, 2016, 6am PST
A humorous campaign ad targets Donald Trump on the issue of eminent domain.
The Washington Post
February 12, 2016, 2pm PST
An online video game has the perfect remedy for anyone who hates modernism—and Le Corbusier more specifically.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 22, 2016, 5am PST
Cartoonists have been satirizing the issue of gentrification for almost a century. Witness the evolution of gentrification political cartoons in an article by The Guardian.
The Guardian Cities
January 15, 2016, 5am PST
The week has been marked by a steady stream of news about new research and ideas coming from the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. There to poke fun at it all was parody Twitter account @FakeTRB.
Twitter
January 1, 2016, 7am PST
Take local television, add maps. What could go wrong?
The Washington Post
December 11, 2015, 5am PST
Not recommended reading for those currently operating a motor vehicle.
Medium
November 27, 2015, 5am PST
The more project proposals change, the more the opposition stays the same—right?
Austin On Your Feet
November 20, 2015, 5am PST
Nielsen Scarborough released new market data this week that revealed the cities with the highest percentage of single women who live along with at least one cat.
The Seattle Times
November 6, 2015, 5am PST
Gentrification has been described as the end of the world before. But not like this.
McSweeney's
October 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The online customer review platform Yelp and the New York public transit system: A match made in heaven?
CityLab
October 23, 2015, 2pm PDT
Take everything you know about the design and planning of Silicon Valley's corporate offices—but replace tech with pancakes.
The Onion
October 9, 2015, 6am PDT
Did you know there's a place called Point No Point, in Hansville, Washington? It's quite pretty, actually, but is that reason enough to go there?
Quartz
October 9, 2015, 5am PDT
The most shocking thing about the recent episode of South Park, "The City Part of Town," was that it took Cartman and company so long to poke fun at the effects of gentrification.
Fusion
September 25, 2015, 5am PDT
The streets of New York lived up to their infamous reputation this week with two viral videos that seemed almost too perfect.
The New Yorker
September 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The satirical site The Onion has been consistently roasting the contemporary conversation about urban living.
The Onion