Exercises in Procrastination
Links that I like:
Have you ever wondered where you’d wind up if you drilled a hole straight through to the other side of the planet? This link can show you (and the answer is often “in the middle of some body of water”). As you move one map, the other map moves as well, so it’s a little trippy to maneuver.
Make sure you have a printer, because this site has “tickets” which you can print and place on poorly parked cars. Living in New Jersey, I print out a lot of tickets.
Whenever you need randomly created jazz scales or dice throws, these will save the day. (In a related story, number of days saved = zero)
There’s a bear who shits prime numbers. The longer you stay on this page, the larger the numbers become (and the more sore the bear’s asshole becomes). One person apparently navigated to this page and then left his computer on for several months. His computer eventually became self-aware and – upon realizing that it was leading a pointless existence – subsequently self-destructed.*
The greatest webcomic ever. It’s the best thing since Calvin & Hobbes. It’s esoteric, funny, perverse, geeky, and heartbreaking.
If you’re planning to travel by plane and you have the option of selecting your seat when you book your ticket, you might want to check out this site. Seating charts for most airlines’ entire fleets are shown, and it’s definitely helped me to choose better seats (especially on longer flights).
Six degrees never tasted so easy.
This game is called GrowCube. There are ten objects which must be placed on the cube in the correct order. Math people know that this means there are over 3.6 million ways to place the objects (there’s a hint somewhere in the users’ comments that gives away the correct order, or just google a solution). It’s pretty weird – the “level up” comments are meaningless, and definitely mute the horrid music – but the ending is pretty cool.
This site will take any words, names, or phrases and find all the possible anagrams for them. Most of the results are pretty stupid, but it’s comforting to know that one anagram for my name is “renewed bran.”
Old episodes of “Celebrity Jeopardy” from SNL can now be found at Will Ferrell’s website. Can you believe that it’s been ten years since “Febtober!”?!? This is my favorite of the bunch, but the one where Burt Reynolds (played by Norm MacDonald) decides that his name is “Turd Ferguson” is also fantastic.
Finally: What happens when sheep herders have far too much time on their hands? ….no, not that. Get your mind out of the gutter.
*this might not be true.