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Funny Error Messages refers to parodies of computer error messages which appear to indicate a computer or website is malfunctioning while explaining the fake error in a humorous manner or real error messages engineered to be funny.
On January 22nd, 2005, Atom.Smasher Error message generator was launched, which allows users to chose common error icons and add their own humorous messages. Two days later the site launched a gallery of user created error messages.
On March 25th, 2007, a Wordpress blog titled “Oxygyan” published a post titled “Collection Of Funny Error Messages…” On September 18th, 2008, Technologizer published a post titled “The Thirteen Greatest Error Messages of All Time.” On September 1st, 2009, Technosiastic! published a post titled “Custom 404 error pages that are cool, funny yet creative.” On November 14th, 2010, Oddee published an article titled “10 Funniest Windows Errors.” On March 18th, 2011, Disruptive Conversations posted a humorous error message Tumblr users see when they encounter an error while using the site.
On January 27th, 2012, YouTuber jackvids7 uploaded a compilation of error messages titled “Funny Error Messages (10 Mins.).” As of August 2014, the video has gained over 14,000 views.
On February 11th, 2013, Buzzfeed published a post titled “The 28 Best Error Pages On The Internet.”
Technosiastic! – Custom 404 error pages that are cool, funny yet creative