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Easy access to my humor by category

Holly J See (editor fairy)
2 min readMay 2, 2022


Dark purple & violet background against which the words “stay weird” are contrasted in white-outlined turquoise-blue lettering.
Photo by Dan Parlante on Unsplash

Besides having fun under categories in my main index story — 🎶Parodies & MUSIC, 💖Poetry Old & New, 📖Essays + TMI, including humor, and ♾️META MuddyUm — I like to veer off in the humor directions below.

▶️Words & Numbers at Play

▶️Words & Numbers at Play

33 stories
The numbers “zero zero seven” — aka double-oh-seven — are stenciled large in yellow paint against a black background.
A plate flanked by flatware holds a green-topped scrubbing sponge in place of food. Atop the green is a miniature couple playing golf. This parody of The Masochism Tango is a mashup with NATO’s phonetic alphabet, featuring Golf and the Alpha Bravo Tango.
A representation of Twitter’s former logo, pale against a light blue background. Elon Musk should take a lesson from Efron Dundernoodle when it comes to names. Let’s continue to call X Twitter. What’s Elon gonna do, banish us from X?

🌬️Blowing Off Steam

🌬️Blowing Off Steam @seethings99

13 stories
Graffiti painting of Donald Trump sporting horns and a forked tongue on a blue brick wall.
Picture is of a fake advertisement for a “smart” liquid soap dispenser. A generic dispenser is at right, against a grey-green background. In upper right corner is white text saying, “With a 20-second timer! Compatible with Alexa!” Below that is black text, at a slant, saying “AMAZING soap dispenser!”
A startled-looking woman with a long, thick braid of dark hair — wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt — touches a smartphone with her right index finger.

🦸🏼‍♂️Otto Phil & Other Gendered Stories

🦸🏼‍♂️Otto Phil & Other Gendered Stories

10 stories
An angry-looking woman, in the background, has just slapped a man with his back to camera. His mouth is open and his head is turned in response to her blow.
A screenshot of Smillew Rahcuef’s Medium profile picture featuring “a ninja one-clapper with his hat.”

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Mostly consisting of other writers’ funny stories. MuddyUm is a great place for humorists at whatever level! Who doesn’t like to laugh?

This index story replaces my previous catch-all humor list. Not sure I caught & edited away all the places it appeared. Anal-retentive? Yes.

Help hunt down and kill them! Please alert me by comment or note if you happen to land on my deprecated humor list. Image by Press 👍👍 Love you 💖 from Pixabay



Holly J See (editor fairy)

Autodidact🐩 MuddyUm coeditor🐕 Former editor at a national healthcare consulting firm 🦜Wordle/Duotrigordle devotee. Top writer in unimpressive niche topics.