Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Will Hagle
UsVsTh3m compiles original comedic content and pits it head to head against the best funny stuff from around the internet.
UsVsTh3m is a unique experiment in the world of online comedy. Every weekday, the staff behind the site creates a slew of original, meme-worthy internet creations, from Buzzfeed-style .gif lists to funny pictures and videos. It also republishes comedic content that it found elsewhere around the web. Later in the day, the site pushes subscribers an email with the highlights of the day, which also declares either the site’s creative team (the “Us”) or the rest of the internet (“th3m”) victorious in the conquest to be funniest. There is no real guideline as to what constitutes funny in the wide expanse of the internet, and a wide range of humorous content is included on the site.
The site’s most recent content features an assortment of comedic goodies in which individuals of all ages should find at least something humorous. The original content includes a .gif list of “The 16 customers that bar staff should be legally allowed to stab in the kidneys,” and the reposted content includes an actually quite interesting article from RapGenius about the most commonly used words in hip-hop. It also includes tweets from around the web, as well as a creepy but hilarious video of a fake skeleton going through a drive-thru in order to scare fast food employees. If you think that you’re funny enough to be included on UsVsTh3m, all you need to do is include the hashtag #4UsVsTh3m on your Twitter or Tumblr post. If your post is funny enough, the folks behind the site will use it and give you credit. It’s unclear whether the “Us” or the “Them” is the site’s consistent winner, but it’s fairly likely that “you,” the user, will win simply by scrolling through the content on a regular basis.