It happens to everyone: you’re sitting on the internet and you’re bored out of your tree. Maybe you’re at work, maybe you’re in class, maybe you have nothing better to do.
Or, more likely, you have a lot of things to do and you’re trying to find something online that’ll help you procrastinate even more. Either way, here are five pages with no particular connection and in no particular order that might help you get through the mind-numbing hours ahead!
Everyone and their grandmother has Facebook nowadays, it seems, and as a result, we’ve been subjected to the innermost and outermost thoughts and feelings of people we would otherwise have forgotten even existed. The folks at Lamebook know this and they encourage you to put to good use all those absurd or irritating status updates: send ’em to the site to be displayed for all visitors. It’s a hilarious collection of the very worst that social networking has to offer and provides pages and pages of entertainment.
A tumblr page for anyone who has ever worked in IT or graphic design or…well, anything, really, and has been forced to deal with clients whose requests or demands range from the strange to the outright insane. It’s a great collection to leaf through when you’re sitting at a desk wondering who out there has it worse than you.
When I’m looking for a fun distraction, I immediately become the world’s biggest sucker for lists. The 12 Most Insane Things You Can Buy on the Internet? 7 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Works of Art? 6 Insanely Awesome Things The 1900s Thought We’d Have by Now? The 6 Most Badass Robots (Invented Before Electricity)? I am so there. And you should be, too!
I’ve already posted here about Sporcle, but it can only help to reiterate just how awesome this website truly is. Featuring a quiz for every area of interest or knowledge, killing time has never been so easy–or informative. You’ll find yourself remembering things you didn’t even think you knew, for better or for worse, and realizing that you might just be smart enough to start that essay you’re avoiding.
Without the stolen content or immature scribblings of Perez Hilton, the cloying sweetness of UsMagazine or the sleaziness of TMZ, OhNoTheyDidn’t (ONTD) is celebrity gossip for the people by the people. Hosted on Livejournal, their motto is “the celebrities are disposable, the content is priceless” and a few reads through their hilarious comment pages confirms it. The best entertainment news on the web.