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The other day my illustrious co-worker and office-mate David innocuously mentioned a website that he thought was funny.  Like any hard-working and conscientious employee, I immediately took a break from the extremely difficult work I was doing to indulge in a few moments of laughs.  Several hours later the time approached 5:00 pm and I silently cursed my procrastination and not-so-silently blamed my coworker for messing up my chi for the day.  I thought I would post some links to this website, called Cracked.com, so that I can drag other people down into my own non-productivity, thus making my own self-esteem rise and therefore make myself feel better and less guilty.

My favorite things about this website are the lists they post, but more than just the mere fact that they have hilarious lists and do a little research, their writing is hilarious.  Sometimes crude, sometimes intelligent, but always funny, this website is definitely one to bookmark in my humble opinion.  Below are links to my favorite lists.  

1) in honor of Valentine’s Day, check out 5 Reasons Being Single Sucks Even More Than You Thought.  

2) You must absolutely read this:  7 Items You Won’t Believe Are Actually Legal.

 

They would have listened to Milton if he walked in with this instead of the Swingline.

They would have listened to Milton if he walked in with this instead of the Swingline.

 

 

3) The 6 Most Insane Moral Panics in American History.  I haven’t actually read this one yet, but I’m looking forward to it, and how could you not be interested in something with this title?

4)  The 5 Most Ridiculous Lies Ever Published as Non-Fiction.  

5)  The worst offenders in the category of misogynistic TV ads.  Not an endorsement; but a collection with which to marvel at our own stupidity.  8 TV Ads That Hate Women. 

I also highly recommend one of the lists about really tough soldiers, but I wont’ link directly to it here.  It’s easy to find.  

I hope you laugh as much as I did.  I think my coworkers and students probably think I’m insane due to the fact that I laughed really loudly for about 2 straight hours.  I wonder what I would do if I heard someone belly-laughing in their office for a long time. At any rate, ye be warned!  consume at work only if you’re prepared to get nothing done for the rest of the day.  And if you’re sensitive to swearing, I’d suggest skipping this website.  Their posts, while flipping hilarious, aren’t known for especially flowery speech–you know–the kind Baptists or 7th Day Adventists use in church.

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