All posts for “funny”


Student Video: Common Craft - "It's Funner!"

Posted by: leelefever on October 11, 2013- 12:38pm

Topic: Common Craft Style

Categories: class, funny, student, teaching


One of the things that makes us happy is knowing that teachers and students have been inspired by our work.  A couple of years ago we started to notice videos appearing on YouTube that students produced in class and called "Common Craft Style" videos. There are now over 2000 on YouTube. Yesterday I was browsing the videos and saw this one, which totally made our day: Reading in email? Watch the video here. This is one reason we started offering our Cut-outs and teamed up with GoAnimate - to... Continue Reading

John Cleese Explains the Human Brain (Funny)

Posted by: leelefever on April 5, 2013- 2:37pm

Topic: humor

Categories: Explanation, funny, satire, video


Joe Hanson at shared this video and it made me laugh. A perfect satire of highly academic explanations.

Signs as Explanations

Posted by: leelefever on July 5, 2010- 5:00pm

Topic: Signs

Categories: communication, Explanation, funny


It's true - I love signs.  I take pictures of them, laugh about them and talk about if they work or not. I think the fascination is related to explanations.  Signs are usually meant to communicate within constraints, much like our videos.  This post is the first in what I plan to make a series. Let's look at a few. This sign is at an establishment on a boat dock in Seattle. Like any "head" or toilet on water, it deserves special care because it doesn't operate like a normal toilet.  Overall, I... Continue Reading