At this MLB microsite you can actually explore Brian Wilson's beard. Yes, you heard right — explore the beard. With several different "areas" to discover, you can move your mouse over the beard to get a microscopic look inside. I know what you're thinking — kinda weird, right? You don't know how weird until you start clicking around. Check it out during your next break, and let me know what you think in the comments.
Although we gave you plenty of tips on how to stay organized and on-task this year, we didn't skimp on the fun website supply, either. Time-wasting websites were great for curing boredom at the office in 2010, and these websites in particular were some of our faves. Check 'em out!
- Waste your Friday with these 15 addicting websites — Urlesque
- Kindle iOS 4 app now has dictionary and search — Gizmodo
- Don't badmouth your mother-in-law on a blog — Lemondrop
- Make your own Firefox-themed wallpaper — Lifehacker
- Don't hold your breath for Spotify in the US just yet — Switched
Filed under "completely useless but pretty funny," Generatus is a site dedicated to providing you a Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking status message when you just can't manage to think of one on your own. It bills itself as, "Ideal for the imaginatively challenged," the site pulls funny updates from a variety of tags and trendy items, from popular movie to popular news items.To use the site, just type in your name, select your gender, add any tags or keywords (you know, if you have a general idea of what you'd like your update to say), and click, "Generate." The site will then spit out a sometimes hilarious, sometimes nonsensical status update. My personal favorite so far: Geeksugar is making one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! (Doesn't hurt that that is also one of my favorite movie quotes of all time.)
You can also choose an update based on a theme from the site's tag cloud, including popular terms like, "movies" and, "work." While I can't guarantee I'd ever actually use one of these as my actual status messages, playing around with the site is pretty funny. Give it a try, and post your funny updates below!
Granted some of these so-called "distractions" may actually help you in your line of work, but for a majority of the workforce, the time it takes to check texts, emails, and status updates can really add up to lost time. So tell me — which of these tech time wasters distracts you the most during the day?
I got the Arcade Aid Challenge through a friend of a friend of a friend. It's part of Tron Legacy's viral marketing campaign — needless to say, it's working! Like a photographic Name That Tune for arcade games, all you have to do is name the 56 video games hidden within the city. You can move the screen around or use the map on the top left to find your targets. Once you click on it and enter the correct answer, the red dots on the map will turn green. But, you'll also want to log in to help find Kevin Flynn, record your score, and get some juicy tidbits on the upcoming film. It's harder than you'd think to name all 56! So — what's your high score?
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Your week has just begun, so why does it feel like it should be Thursday already? If you've got some time to kill during your day as the clock tick-tick-ticks away to the weekend, then check out a few of these websites that will entertain, and put a smile on your face during your daily nine to five.
You have a few extra minutes in your day? Then play along with this amazing time waster and enjoy the YouTube piano. Thanks to some skillful timed bookmarking, you can actually play the notes in this video like you would if the piano was sitting right in front of you. So let out your inner Josh Baskin and tickle those ivories! There was a midi keyboard version floating around last year, but I gotta tell ya, the real thing is just so much better. Hit play and let the video load, then unleash your inner composer below!
Just plug in two celebrity names and Ubulu will connect the dots. I'd like to know if anyone can stump it, so if you do, come back and post it in the comments! And if nothing else, you can study up for your next car trip.
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