Friday Funny

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
September 4, 2015, 6am PDT
The only thing as ubiquitous as love letters are break up letters. Now it's even easier to break up with your city, using real data from the U.S. Census.
Tiny Subversions
August 21, 2015, 10am PDT
Maybe it's not funny in the traditional sense, but someone is surely having a laugh.
The Guardian
August 14, 2015, 5am PDT
If you always thought you'd fit in better in Middle Earth than Anywhere, U.S.A., a group of architects and engineers would like to give you a chance to test your theory.
Inhabitat
August 7, 2015, 5am PDT
A fake news report from the fake news site The Onion lampoons the American culture of excess and its disregard for environmental consequences.
The Onion
July 31, 2015, 10am PDT
Everyone has heard about Silver Lake, the Mission, and, of course, Brooklyn. But what about East Village, NuLu, Fondren, and Haymarket? Hipsters are everywhere! These are the top hipster neighborhoods—the Brooklyns, if you will—in all 50 states
Thrillist
June 26, 2015, 5am PDT
Finally a road sign that tells it like it is.
The New Yorker
June 19, 2015, 6am PDT
CityLab stages a humorous competition for the location of a likely-to-go-horribly-wrong tourist attraction.
CityLab
June 12, 2015, 2pm PDT
Henry Melcher reports on a humorous response to the new renderings revealed for the future 2 WTC tower (also the future home of 21st Century Fox and News Corp), designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 12, 2015, 5am PDT
The Onion provides a new take on the "San Francisco is over" quip that has been a popular reaction to the rising cost of housing in the City by the Bay.
The Onion
June 5, 2015, 2pm PDT
Call it gallows humor: Jon Stewart and the Daily Show get a few laughs out of the serious subject of infrastructure.
The Daily Show
May 15, 2015, 5am PDT
The Onion provides a fake dispatch from a city that wants lobster roll stands and high-end noodle bars on every corner, like now.
The Onion
May 8, 2015, 5am PDT
A McSweeney's post satirizes the obfuscations and euphemisms of public transit system announcements by finally putting things in brutally frank terms.
McSweeny's
April 10, 2015, 7am PDT
Satire is supposed to make us uncomfortable. A recent totally fake news report imagining hit-and-run technology for self-driving cars (called the "Culpability-Evasion System") definitely succeeded there.
The Onion
March 13, 2015, 5am PDT
Clickhole, the Buzzfeed-style spinoff of The Onion, has produced a listicle of what the New York Subway line you're riding says about your personality. Prepare to learn nothing and laugh a little.
Clickhole