Hilarious by Default

Adventures in pure randomness and utter insanity. Mostly devoid of cat videos.

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Meryl Streep vs. Walt Disney

I wish I was just reporting on the latest "Epic Rap Battles of History" YouTube video but, alas, real life can sometimes be far...
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Is The Lion King Secretly a Remake of Bambi? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It has often been referenced that Disney's The Lion King is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet set in the African Savannah - but is it...

The Uber Apocalypse – Part II

As I mentioned yesterday, I have mostly found Uber drivers to be an extroverted bunch, many times dolling out conversation beyond the typical topics...
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Store Stories

The unintended hilarity of store signs with unfortunate letters burnt out or missing.
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The Only Way I Would Accept Disney Buying Twitter

It has been reported this week that Disney is possibly circling a bid to purchase Twitter. One is a world-reaching empire known for its trolls and...

Inside the Default Studio

For years, one of my favorite television shows was Inside the Actor's Studio. Unlike most brief, and many times obviously scripted, appearances on talk...
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Hilarity by Default’s Top 13 Funny Photoshops of 2016

One of my great joys of writing articles and reviews on Hilarity by Default are the many Photoshops I put together to either get...
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The Virgin Flight to a San Francisco Treat

In the spring of 2014, I found myself travelling cross country for a job opportunity in Santa Rosa, California. Flying via Virgin Airlines from...
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Store Stories 3

Store Stories returns! What would happen if one of the letters on a store front burnt out or went missing? Even worse, what if due to that missing letter, the sign spelled something completely different?

The Great Chicken Massacre of 2016

One of the best things about living in upstate New York is the quality of chicken wings. Hot, mild, sweet, spicy, garlicy, even aphrodisiac-ly, when you...

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