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5 Things to Look at When You're Bored

Updated on January 28, 2012
Strongbad used to be where it's at.  I wish he would come back.
Strongbad used to be where it's at. I wish he would come back. | Source
Darwin would like you to evolve.  He'd also like you to laugh at the stupid ways people die.
Darwin would like you to evolve. He'd also like you to laugh at the stupid ways people die. | Source
Cats are funny.  Cats rule.  See pictures of cats with funny captions.  Most cats do not speak standard English, but a few do.
Cats are funny. Cats rule. See pictures of cats with funny captions. Most cats do not speak standard English, but a few do. | Source
Weird news is good news.
Weird news is good news. | Source
Learn to speak a new language:  Engrish!
Learn to speak a new language: Engrish! | Source
The Trogdor that Alex Chabek painted for me at the old arcade.  Thanks Alex!
The Trogdor that Alex Chabek painted for me at the old arcade. Thanks Alex! | Source

When I'm bored, I probably look at one of these

If you're like the rest of the world, sitting around bored and can't come up with something to do, you start surfing the Internet. While none of these sites is rare or anything like that, you might get a grin out of them if you haven't looked in a while:

#1 www.homestarrunner.com While I've never been a big fan of Homestarrunner himself, I'm a big Fan of Strongbad. It's sad that the site hasn't been updated in over a year. This was one of the most entertaining sites out there and I waited for the weekly SBemails. I had a Trogdor painted on the wall of my party area at my arcade. Long live the Burninator!

#2 www.darwinawards.com Who doesn't like to laugh at childless people who die in extremely stupid ways? One of these days you'll probably find me there. Hopefully it will be writing some of the synopses, not as a winner. Right now the main site is showing the latest press release. Click on the "Mama Nature" after the quote to access the main site or just click here: http://darwinawards.com/darwin/

#3 www.icanhascheezburger.com Who doesn't know this site? Take some time to explore all the subsites though. It'll suck you in and your day will be totally wasted. Guaranteed.

#4 www.newsoftheweird.com They used to carry this column in the local paper. Now I have to get my fix on Sunday mornings when it's updated online. Real news is weird news. Far weirder than things people make up.

#5 www.engrish.com Having had thousands of toys made in China pass through my hands in the past decade, I have a fine appreciation for Engrish (or more correctly Chinglish). I'm sure if I tried to write something in a foreign tongue, I would look like a fool, too. But I would try and pass it by a native speaker before throwing my weirdness out there.

Let me know what sites keep you entertained when you're bored. I'm bored tonight...bored bored bored.

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    • lanabean7 profile image

      lanabean7 5 years ago

      That screaming at inanimate objects bit, I still need to learn that one! It really never works! :D

    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I've only been to number 3, so I'm looking forward to browsing your other selections. Voting this Up and Interesting.

    • Eric Newland profile image

      Eric Newland 5 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

      *sniff* Now I'm depressed all over again that Homestar Runner never updates anymore. I think they actually stopped two years ago, right after Halloween '09. They did a Decemberween cartoon in '10, but I've got a suspicion it was a leftover from '09 that they decided they might as well finish a year later.

      Speaking of funny sites, do you have the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest bookmarked? www.bulwer-lytton.com

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      DougBerry 5 years ago from Abilene, TX

      No, I'd never heard of it before. Now I now where "It was a dark and stormy night" comes from, at least. I don't think I have what it takes to write a truly bad opener, though. I'll have to ponder that one a bit.

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