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British League of Pessimists

Joking on National No Smiling Day?

British League of Pessimists thanks to Jill Hamelin

Pessimism - a state of mind in which one anticipates undesirable outcomes

Pessimism - a state of mind in which one anticipates undesirable outcomes, or believes that the hardships in life outweigh the good

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Scotland is the Canada of England. - Rainn Wilson

The pessimist is half-licked before he starts. - Thomas A. Buckner

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. - Alice Walker

A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities. - Herman Melville

The English contribution to world cuisine. The chip. - John Cleese

I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist. - Paul Harvey

I didn't know he was dead; I thought he was British. - Unknown

Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. - Robert G. Allen

Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle. - Bob Phillips

He had a dashing smile. It nearly dashed right off his face. - Shannon Hale

Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back. - Steven Wright

The English have three vegetables and two of them are cabbage. - Walter Page

Britain's last gold medal was a bronze in 1952 in Helsinki. - Nigel Starmer-Smith

A smile takes but a moment, but the memories of it last forever. - Unknown

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. - Gordie Howe

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. - Winston Churchill

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. - Oscar Wilde

An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery. - Walter Winchell

An optimist is a man who starts a crossword puzzle with a fountain pen. - Unknown

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. - Helen Keller

Don't let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world. - Unknown

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count. - Kin Hubbard

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world. - George Bernard Shaw

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out. - George Jean Nathan

The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights. - Will Rogers

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Stress exacerbates any problem, whether it's diabetes, heart trouble, MS, or whatever. - Mary Ann Mobley

To many, no doubt, he will seem blatent and bumptious, but we prefer to regard him as being simply British. - Oscar Wilde

If it is good to have one foot in England, it is still better, or at least as good, to have the other out of it. - Henry James

A smile is the lightning system of the face, the cooling system of the head, and the heating system of the heart. - Unknown

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. - Bill Vaughan

We can smile even though we are hurting and we can feel happy even though we are unhappy. It's called strength. - Thea Destiny

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them. - Simon Wiesenthal

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful. - Rashida Jones

Paul Revere was warning the British about gun control, and George Washington apparently was crossing the Delaware to bomb an abortion clinic. - Bill Maher

Lincolnshire is the Idaho of England. You were either going to drive a tractor for the rest of your life or head for the city to work in a factory. - Bernie Taupin


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