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Vote for the Historical FMLs


Hello friends! FML received heard you 5 out of 5! The CB radio* overheated, the UHF aerial trembled while receiving your radio transmissions, and our telegram receivers sang their tune to transmit your Historical FMLs to our team. We thank you for your interest, your talent and your sense of humour.
 

OK, great. Now what?

We're getting to it, keep your hair on. To be able to calibrate the machine behind all this, we're going to insert into the comments below a selection of 5 Historical FMLs, right at the top. Thanks to the thumbs, you will be able to vote up (or down) with a simple click. Then, based on the votes, we'll post the ones you preferred onto FML. Easy, ain't it?


Anything else?

No, I think that's it. Oh yeah: don't hesitate to to go through the Historical FMLs and only vote for the one(s) you really like, and not just the ones at the top of the comments. It has been suggested that we picked a caption for our FML Photos because it was well voted for, and that these captions were well voted for because they were first on the list, and that we should've been a bit more shrewd and picked according to votes + content quality. Unfortunately, we can't please everyone. If we'd done that, people would've suggested that we didn't listen to democracy and user votes, and that the whole thing was rigged, and that witchcraft was involved. So pick wisely, we don't want any more trouble. And as usual, feel free to suggest more Historical FMLs in the comments below.

Here we go!

 

* Ask your grandparents, they'll remember. Maybe.

#1593 - About FMyLife - On 05/20/2016 at 4:23am by Alan - 12 comments

Caption today's FML Photo!


Hello everyone! FML is giving you yet another opportunity to caption a picture. This time, there's only one, so we can avoid the curfuffle of two captions in one comment (meaning we couldn't work out which caption people were voting for) or people captioning both photos one single caption (meaning we thought drugs were involved).
 

How does this work again?

We're putting up a picture, which is a stock photo. Nothing well known from all over the Internet, no celebrities or anything recognisable. Just a guy with a plaster cast, a sad expression on his mug, staring at his phone. Just come up with a funny caption for each photo, using the "Today, FML" template that we all know and love. Then, according to your votes, and a totally arbitrary choice on our part, we'll post the FML Photo and credit the author of the caption.

The FML Photos are a colourful addition to FML. You can make them legendary. To do so, we're once again appealing to your creativity and sense of humour. Show us what you've got!


Get on with it. Show us the photo!

Here it is:


Feeling inspired?
If so, add your suggestions and captions in the comments below, in the best FML style you can think of. The funniest will be published in the FML Photos category and on the homepage, and the author will be showered in the glory of having their name mentioned alongside their creation. Ready? Go!

Subtly warning: Captions posted in response to top voted captions, or even captions in the first few positions, will be disqualified/deleted. Comment on the article, so the votes actually count.

#1594 - About FMyLife - On 05/17/2016 at 1:15pm by Alan - 94 comments

The Historical FMLs



The Historical FMLs have appeared on FML, and our users have reacted in two distinct ways. You either love them, or really hate them. They're like Marmite. So, did we undersell them? Did we explain them badly? The idea behind the Historical FMLs is to use the classic FML format to write amusing stories, loosely based on well-known people from distant and not-so-distant history (and sometimes from fiction) who could've written an FML. We're not trying to teach people history lessons, or be completely realistic and/or accurate with the facts. It's just a bit of fun with the past, in the same way some have a bit of fun with the present.

The Historical FMLs are a test. Help us make it the greatest. To do so, we're appealing to your creativity and talent. It's your turn to suggest your own. 
 

I've got a good one. Where/how do I send it?
 

You can take part in the fun by creating  your own Historical FMLs, and the funniest will be published, and you will be acknowledged. To submit yours, just post them in the comments below. As some of you have pointed out, it's tough to come up with something side-splitting, but we're pretty sure that there are some comic geniuses amongst you. For now, we'll keep posting the little jokes we have, hoping that one day we'll stumble upon THE formula that everyone likes. 

So, post your Historical FMLs in the comments below, we're waiting for your best ones. The rest of us will vote on them and decide whether or not they are any good!

#1588 - About FMyLife - On 05/16/2016 at 10:04am by Alan - 77 comments

Caption the FML Photos


Hello everyone! FML is moving forward, progressing, evolving, and heading we hope in the right direction. We've listened to you. Yes, we have, honest! As with the Historical FMLs, it was always on the cards that the FML Photos would become a team effort between us and you. So here we are for a first try out.
 

How does this work, then?

We're putting up two pictures, which we've found here and there. Nothing really super well known from all over the Internet, because reposting is contrary to FML's ethics. Now it's your turn. Just come up with a funny caption for each photo, using the "Today, FML" template that we all know and love. Then, according to your votes, and a totally arbitrary choice on our part, we'll post the FML Photo and credit the author of the caption.

The FML Photos are a colourful addition to FML. You can make them legendary. To do so, we're once again appealing to your creativity and sense of humour. Show us what you've got!


Come on then, show us the photos!

Photo 1:

 

Photo 2:


Feeling inspired?
If so, add your suggestions and captions in the comments below, in the best FML style you can think of. The funniest will be published in the FML Photos category and on the homepage, and the author will be showered in the glory of having their name mentioned alongside their creation. Ready? Go!

#1592 - About FMyLife - On 05/11/2016 at 12:06pm by Alan - 80 comments

FML on The Tonight Show

This week, our FMLs were featured on the Tonight Show, during which Jimmy Fallon and Keith Urban sang a few of them in a country style. We weren't aware this was going to happen, so we were ecstatic when it started to appear in our various news feeds. Here's the sketch, as shown on TV. Hope you love it as much as we did.
 

#1590 - About FMyLife - On 05/11/2016 at 5:41am by Alan - 3 comments