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    BORED A LOT

  • Bored? Have Fun With An Online Doodle Pad
    Bored? Have Fun With An Online Doodle Pad The guys here at boredalot.com really have done themselves proud this time. They have found a very practical and enjoyable website, especially for you and the kids. So if you and the children are stuck indoors with nothing to do, no one... Read more »
  • Morse Code – What Are Its Benefits and How Do I Learn It?
    Morse Code – What Are Its Benefits and How Do I Learn It? Having been used for centuries, Morse code is one of the well-known methods of communication among humans. It is easy to use, quick to learn, and does the job, especially in relevant events where communication is key... Read more »
  • Discovering One’s Fortune – A Beginner’s Guide to Palm Reading
    Discovering One’s Fortune – A Beginner’s Guide to Palm Reading Wouldn’t it be a wonder to discover what your future holds just by reading the palm of your hands? Or better yet, what if you could determine another person’s future by reading theirs? This is what the magic of palm... Read more »
  • Window Swap. A Random View Every Single Click
    Bored? Try Window Swap. A Different View With Every Click. We clicked my mouse on  https://www.window-swap.com/ and to be honest we had absolutely no idea what to expect when we arrived on this website. First we were greeted by a caption asking if we would like to sign up? Our ... Read more »
  • Grandpa No Clothes. Childish Fun For Boredom
    Grandpa No Clothes – Have Some Childish Fun When You’re Bored This is quite possibly the strangest weirdest website we have ever had the privilege or should we say the misfortune to ever see. This beats any website that we have ever seen hands down flat for absolute pointlessness.  When... Read more »
  • Turn your Family Into Simpsons Characters
    Turned Yellow. Turn You Family Members In Simpsons Characters Well, since you are here reading this, there can only really be a couple of possible reasons why, either you landed on here by mistake (but there’s not much chance of that) or you are simply bored numbless, and really can’t... Read more »
  • Re-Examining Boredom: Why Boredom Isn’t as Bad as You Think
    Re-Examining Boredom: Why Boredom Isn’t as Bad as You Think Boredom is something that people tend to avoid like the plague. This is why people are always looking for ways to escape boredom, which is why millions of people tend to scroll through useless websites on the internet. However, what... Read more »
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    The Blemish

  • Will Netflix Lose the Streaming War Over Their Cancel-Happy Approach?
    One of the first original series ever produced by Netflix was a continuation of Arrested Development, a critically-beloved comedy series that failed to find an audience on Fox. The streamer quickly developed a large slate of shows aimed at every audience, but a key plank of their strategy was prestige... Read more »
  • VideoWhy the Hell Did Bill Cosby Get Let Out of Prison?
    In 2018, Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault. On Wednesday, June 30th 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated that conviction and released Cosby from prison. Cosby cannot be retried for this crime and that means he is now a free man. So how did this happen? Bill Cosby seems... Read more »
  • VideoWhatever Happened to Raunchy Sex Comedies?
    Twenty years ago, American Pie hit theaters and became an iconic film for Xennials, leading to something of a boom of teen sex comedies. You really couldn’t even turn around without bumping into a film like Road Trip or Van Wilder, and American Pie itself had three direct sequels and... Read more »
  • Britney Spears Took the Stand and Affirmed the #FreeBritney People Were Right All Along
    A conservatorship is a situation where a judge appoints a person or entity to make decisions on behalf of an adult whom the judge feels is unable to make those decisions themselves. This could be due to a number of reasons, such as old age, handicap or illness. These conservatorships... Read more »
  • Twitch’s Hot Tub Meta is Passé, Now It’s All About Licking Plastic Ears
    OnlyFans is not a pornographic website. It bills itself as a way for content creators to connect directly with fans and allow fans to pay those creators for their content. It imagines itself as something like Patreon, a place where you can follow your favorite creator and pay for access... Read more »
  • Kylie Jenner Got Lip Fillers Because Some Teenager Didn’t Like Kissing Her Small Lips
    I take this with a grain of salt because I’m cynical and distrust every celebrity. Kylie Jenner, on her Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion show, revealed some guy she kissed as teenaged Kylie said she had small lips. This made her self-conscious. So, she went out and got lip... Read more »
  • Kanye West is Absolutely Winning His Divorce From Kim Kardashian
    Kim Kardashian has been married like, eight times, and I think everyone is really surprised that she couldn’t make it work with a massive narcissist who completely changed his entire worldview halfway through their marriage. And as sad as it is that Kim is getting divorced, it’s even sadder that... Read more »
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    Erik Deckers' Laughing Stalk

  • Influencer Marketers, Just Stop Asking for Free Stuff
    As we reach the end of the pandemic (we're not, we're just pretending and hoping for the best for those who refuse to get vaccinated), people are getting beginning to shop at small businesses again, hoping to boost the economy.Small businesses have been struggling for the last 16 months, and... Read more »
  • Shark Attacks Now Called "Negative Encounters," Bites are Called "Mouth Hugs"
    Australia will stop calling shark attacks "shark attacks," changing instead to the gentler and less frightening term, "negative encounters."As in, "I just saw on the news that a shark negative encountered a guy's head off."According to Australia's Sidney Morning Herald (official motto: "It's afternoon where you are"), government agencies in... Read more »
  • Do Not Go Wrinkly Into That Good Night
    We're obsessed with staying young. Over the last 20 or so years, I've noticed more people are fighting harder to keep their youthful looks. They tan, tone, and trim to look 5, 10, and 20 years younger than they actually are.They're getting wrinkle fillers and muscle paralyzers. They're smearing on... Read more »
  • Bread Steak is Not a Thing. It's Certainly Not Steak.
    When you give something up for dietary purposes, there is bound to be regret and sadness. You're going to miss it, you're going to reminisce about it, and you're going to do whatever you can to safely recall the taste, trying to get as close to the original experience as... Read more »
  • Karl the Curmudgeon Goes on a First Date
    "Hey, Kid, where would you want to go on a first date?" my friend, Karl, asked me over beers one evening.I'm sorry, what? I said."I said, where would you want to go on a first date?" he repeated. We were sitting in First Editions, our favorite literary-themed bar, for a... Read more »
  • How Romance Can Change in a Year: A Google Report
    A lot can change in a year. In just one year, we went from fearing for our lives because we were going to be wiped out by a modern-day plague to people who barely passed high school biology becoming overnight experts on microbiology and infectious diseases.Love can change a lot... Read more »
  • We Need a Refresher on Manners
    It's been so long since I've gotten together with other people for a social event, I've forgotten most of the rules.There are so many etiquette niceties I need to reacquaint myself with; I'm worried I'll commit some small faux pas the next time I'm with friends.Like, when I'm at a... Read more »
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    Uncoached

  • I’d Rather Pay $10,000 For the Right Info than $100 For a Bunch of Crap
    Do you realize how much information there is out there these days? But let’s narrow that down. Do you realize how much information there is out there about growing and scaling a business these days? How many courses have you seen for $99 that claim to help you build that... Read more »
  • It’s About Getting a Seat at the Right Table
    One of the biggest commonalities I’ve seen in businesses that reach pinnacle success is that at some point in their lifespans they had what many consider to be a “big break.” The way I interpret this is that at some point they got finally got a seat at the table... Read more »
  • It’s Just That Not Everyone’s a Winner
    There are people out there that you just know are losers. And I mean that in the least sincere way.  Seriously. Some people out there just have no drive.  They give up all the time.  They bring others down. They’re just people you really don’t need in your life. And... Read more »
  • Sales Isn’t a Bad Word But It Can Be Done Very Very Badly
    I think it’s comical the lengths people go to avoid using the word “sales.” Not only that but trying to play it off as if they don’t do any “outbound” work. That’s another 4 letter word: “outbound.” It’s as if prospecting or reaching out to people “cold” is such a... Read more »
  • No Quality of Work Without a Quality of Life
    I recently saw this quote by Adam Grant and I just had to talk about it today. “You don’t get quality of work when people are struggling with quality of life.” If this doesn’t hit home to you then honestly I don’t know what does. You can go pretty far... Read more »
  • “Trading Hours for Dollars” – How Long Can You Keep It Up?
    I hadn’t heard the phrase “trading hours for dollars” in a long time until today. As I reflect on my career I’m thankful to say that I only engaged in this kind of behavior for a minority of my career. One fateful day back in 2008 I told the corporate... Read more »
  • Be Grateful For Those Outside Catalysts That Push You Over the Edge
    Recently I was on a podcast and the host asked me what led me to take the plunge and work for myself. As much as I wanted to say I just had the courage and “did it,” that wasn’t the only thing. Granted I think I would have left my... Read more »
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    BlazePress

  • Light Magic: How an Artist Transforms Discarded Objects Into Beautiful Lamps
    Vintage items are beautiful in their own right, but there also comes the point where they are no longer useful. Sometimes they can look like dated ornaments on display in... The post Light Magic: How an Artist Transforms Discarded Objects Into Beautiful Lamps appeared first on BlazePress.... Read more »
  • Miniature Stone Sculptures that Will Blow Your Mind
    Incredible sculptures like the Roman Coliseum and the Taj Mahal astound us with their imposing proportions and architectural complexity and stability. Of course, it is always impressive to witness these... The post Miniature Stone Sculptures that Will Blow Your Mind appeared first on BlazePress.... Read more »
  • 25 Cooking Hacks That Will Change Your Life
    Everybody wants great cooking skills, but unfortunately, not all of us are so blessed. While your mother or partner may be an expert with wielding a kitchen knife and getting... The post 25 Cooking Hacks That Will Change Your Life appeared first on BlazePress.... Read more »
  • 10 Details You Overlooked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
    Captain America may miss a few cultural references here and there, but who can blame him? And even so, he isn’t the only one! We bet you weren’t able to... The post 10 Details You Overlooked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe appeared first on BlazePress.... Read more »
  • Hard Riddles to Challenge Your Brain (with Answers)
    There’s nothing like a good riddle to get your brain juices flowing! These thinking puzzles have been around for quite some time, and you may have encountered them early on... The post Hard Riddles to Challenge Your Brain (with Answers) appeared first on BlazePress.... Read more »
  • 50 Behind the Ear Tattoos You’ll Absolutely Love
    Behind the ear tattoos are charming little additions to any collection of body art. They have a combination of being discreet while exuding effortless cool, especially when worn by women.... The post 50 Behind the Ear Tattoos You’ll Absolutely Love appeared first on BlazePress.... Read more »
  • Video35 Songs That Will Add Color to Your Life!
    Songs can add a lot of color to your life, and with an endless list of genres to choose from, you can practically paint the whole rainbow with your music library... The post 35 Songs That Will Add Color to Your Life! appeared first on BlazePress.... Read more »
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    Green Humour

  • Amazing Defences of the Indian Moon Moth
    On the Indian Moon Moth or Luna Moth for National Moth Week, from my column with Roundglass Sustain.... Read more »
  • Bagworm Moth Caterpillar
    A National Moth Week lesson from the Bagworm Moth caterpillar. Cartoon from my column with Roundglass Sustain.... Read more »
  • Benefits of Seaweed Culture
    Some benefits of seaweed culture: comic from my column with Sunday Mid-Day. While seaweed does have immense potential to be the future of sustainable agriculture, the current commercial extraction of seaweed, mainly focussed on agar-yielding varieties, is extractive, unsustainable and exploitative to the workers employed in this industry. As researcher... Read more »
  • Heat Waves and Fossil Fuel Corporations
    Heat waves, climate change, fossil fuels and accountability. Cartoon from my Sunday Mid-Day column.... Read more »
  • Bats and Booze
    Booze: one of the many things humanity owes bats deference and gratitude for! Comic from my column with Roundglass Sustain. ... Read more »
  • Assassin Bug
    Meet the Assassin Bug, renowned among insect lovers for being an ambush predator of other insects. Cartoon from my column with Roundglass Sustain. ... Read more »
  • Oil Spills and the Fossil Fuel Industry
    Oil spills and the fossil fuel industry. Cartoon from my column with The Hindu.... Read more »
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    This is True

  • How Dare I Assume Readers are Open Minded?
    I Read A Lot, and it occurred to me a few weeks back that I should share a link in each newsletter to something I found interesting. I describe what it is so that readers can decide if they might also find it interesting, but I sure didn’t expect one... Read more »
  • Absurd Amazon-Aided Antics
    When Online Shopping Goes Crazy....... Read more »
  • The Pulitzer Prize & This is True
    When muckraking New York newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer died in 1911, he left a $2 million endowment to Columbia University. To this day, Pulitzer’s name is best known for the resulting Pulitzer Prizes, given each year in multiple categories by the university. This year, This is True was under consideration... Read more »
  • The Strange Case of Doctor Heiney
    While looking for something else, I found an update for a story (and follow-up) from 2016 and 2017, and it’s fairly unbelievable ...yet This is True!... Read more »
  • Facebook Accused Me of Hate Speech — and I Appealed (Twice!)
    To misclassify support as "hate speech" trivializes REAL hate speech, which social media SHOULD crack down on.... Read more »
  • mp3090: Rescuing Uncommon Sense
    An astonishing example of Uncommon Sense in a rescue, with some practical advice that could save your life. https://go.thisistrue.com/podcast90... Read more »
  • Florida Man: Not a Recent Phenomenon
    An academic’s “history” of “Florida Man” makes some startling — and completely wrong! — claims about how the “Florida Man meme” got started online. No, it wasn’t in 2012, or even the “mid-2000s”!... Read more »
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    Geekologie

  • This is what happens when you pour liquid nitrogen into a dirty container
    This is a short video showing what happens when you pour liquid nitrogen into a dirty container. I'm not a scientist so I can't give a scientific explanation of what's happening, but as best as I can tell it make the dirt go move. And move away. With bubbly. Keep... Read more »
  • PornHub has launched a museum guide for classical nudes
    In an effort to get people back into museums, Pornhub (yes that Pornhub) has produced a "Classic Nudes" museum guide (the page is SFW but the URL is Pornhub so click at your own discretion). From orgies to outdoor, and even a little bit of nipple play, prepare to savor... Read more »
  • Cybathlon pits technically assisted pilots against each other
    The Cybathlon is a multi-sport international competition in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance. It's basically an excuse to create enhancements in assistive technology and a nice showcase for the current state of the industry. Also, cyborgs competing against... Read more »
  • This golden bathtub rolls itself onto the balcony
    At the hotel Auberge aux 4 Vents in Fribourg, Switzerland, a gold painted bathtub on rails is available for guests to use that automatically rolls out to the balcony. The luxurious bath was shared by Felix Unholz, as he sat in the tub whilst it rolled out of a window... Read more »
  • This three minute animation was made entirely alone over three years
    Puparia is a three minute animation that was made entirely alone by Japanese animator Shingo Tamagawa over three years. I have no idea what it means, but I love this kind of dedication and the end result is pretty stunning even if it isn't the most narratively coherent thing. Three... Read more »
  • Lunar transit of the International Space Station
    This is clear and stable footage of the International Space Station transiting the moon on July 16, 2021 taken using only an iPhone 12 Pro and an eyepiece from a telescope. Here is a slo-mo video of the July 16 lunar transit of the international space station (ISS) taken with... Read more »
  • Dash cam captures flying Dukes of Hazzard car crash
    This is dash cam footage of a car flying, and I mean flying, through the sky before crashing and rolling in what can only be described as a failed attempt at launching their car into space? Saved by THE Scream!! Non-fatality Dukes of Hazard Launch on an overpass berm! Scary... Read more »