As many of you already know, I keep a huge Word document of funny and interesting quotations I come across, from well-known people, authors, and my friends. (Right now it sits at 76 pages with small margins.) Several of the quotes from my friends aren't even remotely funny to me anymore, so clearly I have much to learn about gauging universality of humor. In contrast, most of the funny things I've quoted in there from Futurama and The Simpsons are still great, even out of context.
And now, to make this entry longer, what may be the funniest thing I've ever read on Slashdot, by someone going by the name "Waffle Iron":
“The DRU500A by Sony burns DVD-R/-RW, DVD+RW/+R, and even CD-R/CD-RW discs. At $349, you’d be wasting your money. I paid only $249 for a Sunbeam Gas Grill. At 40,000 BTU/hour, it will easily burn DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R/ROMs, CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROMs, floppies, Zip disks, Jaz disks, books, magazines, motherboards, DVD/CD drives, keyboards, hotdogs, steaks, dead rodents, old shoes… just about anything.”