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Funny story: Man Deliberated For Too Long

Man Deliberated For Too Long

A man who was in two minds as to whether or not he should buy a pair of Adidas trainers he had seen in the window of a charity shop, decided to "have a think" about it, and was, subsequently left disappointed when he returned to the shop later to fin...

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Funny story: Nashville Man Concludes Thinking Not Really for Him

Nashville Man Concludes Thinking Not Really for Him

One day while riding down a back road in his pickup truck, it occurred to Lucas Brody of Nashville, Tennessee, that thinking might be highly overrated. "Some people may enjoy it, but it's not really for me," he said. "To each his own." He didn'...

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Funny story: Man Accepted Consequences Of His Actions

Man Accepted Consequences Of His Actions

A man who chose to take a calculated risky gamble and lost, has accepted the consequences of his actions. "It's the way the cookie crumbles. Some you win, and some you lose," said the man, adding, "there are no guarantees in this game." It's no...

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Funny story: Nashville Man Revels in Absurdity of His Existence

Nashville Man Revels in Absurdity of His Existence

Kenny Hartwell of Nashville, Tennessee, recently decided to abandon his preconceived notions about what his life should be like and revel in the absurdity of his existence. “It's going well,” said Kenny of his new approach to life. “For instance,...

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Funny story: How's Your Work/Life Balance?

How's Your Work/Life Balance?

To most of us, 'Work/Life Balance' means being able to effectively allocate sufficient time and effort to both work and other areas of our lives, such as family, so that we can function well, and enjoy both. If only achieving it were as easy as defining it! I find achieving it impossible, because I hate work so much. I loathe it. I detest it. I abhor it. I would like to drag it kicking...

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Funny story: Birmingham Man Finds Meaning in the Small Things of Life - Like Paper Clips

Birmingham Man Finds Meaning in the Small Things of Life - Like Paper Clips

Birmingham man Kenneth Hayes said that after a lifetime of chasing big dreams and big plans to no avail, he now finds meaning in the small things of life – like paper clips. “They're so tiny!” marveled Ken. “And yet so powerful in all they hold to...

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Funny story: It Is What It Is, Isn't It?

It Is What It Is, Isn't It?

Much like the mysterious dark matter that astrophysicists have been hypothesizing about since the 1930s, metaphysicians this week announced that "It is what it is--isn't." Explained Dr. Cecile Plotinus, who teaches a course in the Pre-Socratic ph...

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Funny story: Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize

Milton Jones, of Mobile, Alabama, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The diminutive 72 year-old man has seemingly distilled all the tenets of all the religions of the world to just three words. This is significant when you consider the amo...

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Funny story: Tree Wonders If Anyone Heard It Fall

Tree Wonders If Anyone Heard It Fall

Middle Of Nowhere, Montana - Doug Fir, a 200-year-old coniferous evergreen, took a tumble last week while enjoying his afternoon of standing in the same spot he'd been in his whole life thus far and swaying in the breeze. "The wind all of a sudde...

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Funny story: Young Woman miraculously ignores her Beauty and studies Philosophy

Young Woman miraculously ignores her Beauty and studies Philosophy

PITTSBURGH--Lisa Prettysweet, an achingly beautiful 26-year old, stunned her family and friends by showing the slightest interest in philosophy. Predictably, her reading of philosophy has made her more skeptical, pessimistic, and cynical and her pare...

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Funny story: Reality a shifting matrix of illusions

Reality a shifting matrix of illusions

So, philosophy has had a troubled past. Not the least with Descartes disappearing in a bar when the waitress asks him whether he would like a drink or not, but also it was troubled for Plato - he's still shackled in his chains in the eternal shadows. In that bloody cave of his. And Socrates had to drink hemlock thanks to the Athenian democracy hating truth-tellers... We have, it could be said,...

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Funny story: New York Woman's Examined Life Not Worth Living

New York Woman's Examined Life Not Worth Living

New York attorney Diana Campbell was proud of having earned her law degree at the age of 54. She had steady work that wasn't too mentally demanding and which served to pay the bills. And, after nearly three decades of therapy and twelve-step work, sh...

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Funny story: Things I've Learned & Things I Should Not Have Forgotten

Things I've Learned & Things I Should Not Have Forgotten

Relax, I'm in good health as far as I know. I've just been reflecting that I'm closer to my unscheduled departure time than to my scheduled arrival time. In that, I was just thinking about things I've learned, things I have forgotten and things I should have learned by now, inspired by a note from a friend. Here are a few… Life isn't fair, but it's the only game in town - ENGAGE. You want fair...

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Funny story: World at peace, say sources

World at peace, say sources

After roughly half a million years of hatred and war, mankind have finally packed it in. The abrupt move from 'pretty dismal' to 'just groovy' occurred after someone at Cheney School, Oxford, asked during lunch break, "Why don't we just stop all t...

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Funny story: More From The Problem Page

More From The Problem Page

With This Week's Guest Editor: 20th Century Philosopher Of Being Martin Heidegger (James Corden says: "Top man! Being all over the media like a rash is so stressing. Jack Black introduced me to Heidegger's 'Überwindung der Metaphysik' on the set of Gulliver's Travels: it's the perfect way to touch base after a hard day feeding my already-bloated ego." Dear Martin, as a mature man, it is...

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Funny story: Friedrich Nietzsche gets respect from Joey Barton

Friedrich Nietzsche gets respect from Joey Barton

Alienated Newcastle footballer Joey Barton has been tweeting fans on Twitter about his "total respect" for German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Barton has told his 170,000 readers that the author of Beyond Good And Evil was "a real nutter" who...

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Funny story: Who is this guy called god?

Who is this guy called god?

I am still awaiting a satisfactory, acceptable, answer to my question - Who IS god? I won't capitalize the word god because - well, tell me WHY I ought to? I've had more faith in my dog's over the years and so I prefer to say 'oh my dog!' when necessary. I have Born Again Christian friends who came to 'believe' when they thought they were (are) at death's door. When I ask them about the po...

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