Hey, kids -- a quarter-century ago, this is what the World Wide Web looked like....

Welcome to HumourNet!

"Anyone Without a Sense of Humour
is at the Mercy of the Rest of Us!"

The official home page of the "HumourNet" mailing list.

Back in the 90s, "HumourNet" was a mailing list for jokes, humourous stories, and entertaining anecdotes. List members would send me (Vincent Sabio) humourous contributions, which I would periodically collect into "Collages." The Collages were mailed out to the list on a less-than-regular basis -- usually once a month. The mailing list went quiet in 2002, and has been defunct ever since. However, HumourNet recently moved into the 21st century with its own Facebook page! So come join us on Facebook where the HumourNet fun continues.

HumourNet Archives:

Click on the big "HumourNet" banner above to browse the HumourNet archives. For a quick sampling, check out some old favorites ... Collage 26 ... Collage 21 ... Collage 68 ... Collage 118 ... Collage 112 ... Collage 96 ... Collage 170 ... Collage 169. Or click here for one of my favorite comics.

What really distinguished HumourNet from most of the other humour mailing lists on the 'Net was the "opener" (the introduction to each Collage). These were all original material, and were the hallmark of HumourNet. You can browse openers on the topics of:

And then there's a HumourNet classic, the "Unsubscription Fee" Collages:

The Stupid-Criminal Hall of Shame ... A HumourNet Original!
(Remember, you saw it here first!)

You can go straight to the revised Stupid-Criminal Hall of Shame, or check out the complete Collage. Also, you can see the original version of the Stupid-Criminal Hall of Shame, posted to HumourNet in the May 1995 time frame; or, you can browse the original Collage.

For those who like to engage their "Send Mail" buttons before their brains: Despite the initial egregious error made on rec.humor.funny by Jim Griffith of Clarinet, the Stupid-Criminal Hall of Shame was really authored by me for HumourNet (in about the May 1995 time frame, though I wasn't "date stamping" Collages back then). It was not authored by either Chuck Shepherd of "News of the Weird" or by Randy Cassingham of "This is True" (who is, BTW, a HumourNet subscriber). Following an e-mail from Chuck Shepherd, Jim Griffith and Clarinet recanted their mistake on rec.humor.funny, and again, in a little greater detail, on rec.humor.d.

In case you haven't already seen it ...
Long before there was a Ted Kaczinsky,
HumourNet agreed to publish the Unabomber's Manifesto.

You can still view the official announcement!

And just for fun ...

How to Get On The 'Net -- FREE! (just by being a supermodel)

More Humour!

More Humour ...

(None of this material was written by me.)

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Note: The following section is left intact for historical purposes, although the mailing list has been defunct since 2002. I am not expecting to resurrect it. However, HumourNet recently moved into the 21st century with its own Facebook page -- so come join us on Facebook where the HumourNet fun continues....

Subscriptions to the HumourNet mailing list are free -- and many of the list members have said that their subscriptions are worth two to five times that amount! Just click here for instructions on how to subscribe to HumourNet -- right now, from your Web browser!

If you are curious about how HumourNet got started, then check out the short -- but very well written (now that the typos have been cleaned up) -- Genesis of HumourNet.

Speaking of HumourNet history: In October 1995, HumourNet spun off a sister list for risque humour. The list was known as "Bawdy.Net," and was moderated by Shawn King in Vancouver, British Columbia (for the geographically impaired, that's in Canada). Bawdy

Still not enough humour for you? Well then, check out the quasi-canonical list of humour mailing lists!

Other Cool Sites

19990727: In the interest of preserving a little slice of Internet history, obsolete links or defunct pages in this section
will not be removed. Instead, I will simply label them as obsolete or defunct, and we old-timers can reminisce
about the good old days when these sites were cornerstones of Internet culture -- such as it was.

Comics (of various sorts) ...

... humourists on the Net ...

... humour archives ...

... some other interesting/amusing/entertaining Web sites ...

... from the "too much spare time on their hands" crowd ...

... and finally....

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Page last updated: 10 Jan 2016
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