The Making of Just Laugh magazine...
As more and more people hound us for a history of this project, we've
decided that it would be easier to have a page to direct them to rather
than get stuck explaining the entire adventure for hours on end.
So without further a due, sit back and relax, pour yourself a drink and
prepare yourself for a journey of epic proportions...
A long, long time ago, in the year 1999, there was a man with
a vision. A man with a vision, and a considerable amount of time
on his hands. He could've turned to sex, drugs and rock 'n roll,
but he'd already been down the road to rock 'n roll with no avail, drugs
were too expensive and sex, well, we won't even go there! So it was
decided and he announced to the world, "I will create a humor magazine.
I will create the greatest humor magazine ever to grace the Internet!!!"
What's next for our heroes? Fame? Fortune? Maybe even
a little booty??? Only time will tell, so in the meantime just sit
back, relax, and most importantly, Just Laugh!
Needless to say, the world blatently ignored this announcement, but
this didn't discourage him. Enlisting the help of an old colleague,
he worked night and day, searching for only the best writers and cartoonists
to enlist in his project. After several months of coming up empty
handed, they decided to write the bulk of the content themselves, thus
eliminating any need for a contributing staff at all. Finally, January
1, 2000 came - Judgement Day, and the very first issue of their new magazine
went online. Luckily, the world wasn't destroyed as previously planned
and thus Just Laugh magazine was born.
It was a slow, but steady start and soon their list of affiliates was
beginning to grow. Before they knew it, they had put several bi-monthly
issues behind them and were feeling pretty good about the whole thing,
but then tragedy struck. The phrase, "You get what you pay for..."
soon became a common theme and they watched as their website became more
and more difficult to even log into, let alone update. Something
had to be done quickly, or they could kiss their beloved magazine goodbye.
Of course, they did what most logical people would do first: take a long
But that's another story. Upon their return to reality, deep contemplation
filled the air as the future of Just Laugh magazine was debated.
They talked. They argued. They looked at nudie pictures on
the web. Then finally after months of deliberation, they came to
a conclusion: green M&Ms don't make people any hornier than any of
the other colors do. They also decided that Just Laugh would continue,
but some changes would have to be made. Another two months of blood,
sweat and tears went by as they reconstructed the magazine from scratch,
adding many new features for their reader(s). One year from its original
launch date, Just Laugh magazine would once again be unveiled to the world...
So this brings us up to the present. Just Laugh now rotates on
a publication schedule of three-week periods, enlisting a number of writing
and artistic talents from around the world to create one of the most popular
humor sites on the Internet. In addition to its magazine content,
the website also hosts one of the fastest growing moderated joke databases
available, as well as a wide assortment of other features to entertain
visitors. A combination of opt-in mailing lists are provided to both
keep readers informed of any changes that appear on the site, as well as
to distribute Just Laugh's Joke of the Day, a daily mailing containing
selections from the joke database. Guests are even given the opportunity
to browse and purchase recommended books, cds and more from The Laugh
Hole, a new store associated with Amazon.com. With new features
added daily, it's no wonder that Just Laugh magazine has become 'Your
Source for Humor on the Internet...'