Weird and Funny Quotes About The Internet

Weird and funny things famous people have said about the web

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The world wide web is an amazing source of information, but it's also the butt of many jokes from TV actors, comedians and politicians. Whether intentionally funny or not, these weird and funny internet quotes are well worth remembering.

Homer Simpson on the Internet

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The Simpsons has been continuing to air since 1989, making it one of the longest running shows ever. Luckily, all the characters have been able to keep up with the times!

Home Simpson Quotes

"Oh, so they have internet on computers now!"

"And the information superhighway showed the average person what some nerd thinks about Star Trek."

"Oooh, the girls of the internet... I'd go online with them any day!"

"The internet? Is that thing still around?"

"Kids are the best, Apu. You can teach them to hate the things you hate. And they practically raise themselves, what with the internet and all."

"Of all the sites on all the web, I had to click onto his."

Donald Trump on the Internet

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Trump is certainly one of the most disliked people in the world right now. It's almost as if everything he says is bound to shock and appall people these days.

Donald Trump Quotes

"I sure as hell don't want to let people that want to kill us and kill our nation use our internet."

"We're losing a lot of people because of the internet. We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some way. Somebody will say, 'Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people."

"As far as the cyber, I agree to parts of what Secretary Clinton said. We should be better than anybody else, and perhaps we’re not. I don’t think anybody knows that it was Russia that broke into the DNC. She’s saying Russia, Russia, Russia—I don't, maybe it was. I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, okay?"

Dave Barry on the Internet

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Author and humor columnist Dave Barry knows how to crack a good joke about the internet. Here are a few of of his best.

Dave Barry Quotes

"The internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting."

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically, it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo."

"While you are destroying your mind watching the worthless, brain-rotting drivel on TV, we on the internet are exchanging, freely and openly, the most uninhibited, intimate and, yes, shocking details about our 'CONFIG.SYS' settings."

George Bush on the Internet

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Former U.S. President George Bush held his presidency during the first decade of the 2000s, back when the internet (and the social web, especially) really started to ramp right up.

George Bush Quotes

"Will the highways on the internet become more few?"

"I hear there's rumors on the internets that we're going to have a draft."

"One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see. I’ve forgot the name of the program, but you get the satellite, and you can, like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It reminds me of where I wanna be sometimes."

"We can have filters on internets where public money is spent."

Dennis Miller on the Internet

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Comedians like Dennis Miller often have a lot to say about the internet. They're often pros at making hilarious parodies out of how we use technology nowadays.

Dennis Miller Quotes

"Human beings are human beings. They say what they want, don't they? They used to say it across the fence while they were hanging wash. Now they just say it on the internet."

"What I can't fathom are the people who auction off their privacy on the open market. You can go online now and actually watch mutants and cyber geeks who record every nanosecond of their lives, every snore, every burp, every restraining order filed against them by William Shatner, and beam it out over the internet. It all raises the interesting philosophical question: How can you broadcast your life when you don't have a life to begin with?"

"Because just like in life, in death we can't resist having the latest and best of everything. I mean, a casket with internet hook-up? Give me a break."

Al Gore on the Internet

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Yes, even former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has cracked a joke or two about the internet.

Al Gore Quotes

"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the internet."

"The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder."

Jon Stewart on the Internet

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Host of The Daily Show Jon Stewart is very well known for his jokes about everything from entertainment to politics. And when it comes to the internet, he he doesn't fall short.

Jon Stewart Quotes

"The internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom."

"The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by internet vote... so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in number 1."

"Last night we had Carol Moseley Braun on the program. She's explaining to me why she should be the next president of the United States. I get home that night, check the internet, and she dropped out of the race. My guess is this whole presidential run was a ruse to get on this program. Gore did the same thing."

"Let's talk about the real world for a moment. I don’t really know to put this, so I’ll be blunt: We broke it. Please don’t be mad. I know we were supposed to bequeath to the next generation a world better than the one we were handed. So, sorry. I don’t know if you’ve been following the news lately, but it just kinda got away from us. Somewhere between the gold rush of easy internet profits and an arrogant sense of endless empire, we heard kind of a pinging noise, and uh, then the damn thing just died on us. So I apologize."

Senator Ted Stevens on the Internet

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Former U.S. Senator of Alaska Ted Stevens died in a plane crash in 2010, but he's still remembered for some of the things he said about the internet.

Ted Stevens Quotes

"Ten movies streaming across that, that internet, and what happens to your own personal internet? I just the other day got… an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday. I got it yesterday [Tuesday]. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially."

"They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled, and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line, and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material."

Bill Maher on the Internet

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Comedian Bill Maher is another entertainment personality who can't help buck crack a few jokes about the internet.

Bill Maher Quotes

"It's very sad how in the information age you cannot get information into people's heads. As long as you write something on the internet and do not add LOL, it is true."

"I have a theory that the internet makes people stupider, and also FOX News makes people stupider."

Hugh Laurie (As Dr. Gregory House) on the Internet

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Hugh Laurie, who played a quirky doctor on the hit TV drama House somehow managed to relate biology to internet porn.

Dr. House Quotes

"Infectious or environmental, all we have to do is check out parasites, viruses, bacteria, fungi, prions, radiation, toxins, chemicals, or it's internet porn related. I'll check the internet; you guys cover the rest of the stuff."

"You find the toxins, you run your bubble study. You won't find anything, but I'll get the office to myself. There's a lot of porn piling up on the internet. Doesn't download itself."

The Characters of The Big Bang Theory on the Internet

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The Big Bang Theory is a popular TV sitcom that has a bunch of science geeks as its cast. So, naturally, they have a few things to say about the internet.

The Big Bang Theory Quotes

"You know what, if it's "creepy" to use the internet, military satellites, and robot aircraft to find a house full of gorgeous young models so that I can drop in on them unexpectedly, then fine, I'm creepy."

"Ah, no, we turned our stereo down by sending a signal around the world via the internet."

"Remember when you tried to learn how to swim from the internet?"