It’s been a while since I blogged about something non-political, so I figured I should mix it up a bit, and cover something silly. Last August, I blogged about new user-generated content sites, where the readers provide the material for the site. A great example of this is YouTube. My previous posts on this can be found here and here.
I recently discovered some great new sites that are worth sharing. Just a reminder, some of the sites may contain NSFW material. Enjoy.
One of my favorite things about Google is its autocomplete function which kicks in when the user starts to type in the search box. Google suggests common search terms similar to what is being typed. Autocomplete Me is a collection of bizarre suggestions, including this one.
Shoes: women love them, men couldn’t care less. If Shoes Could Kill is a collection of pictures of random and bizarre shoes. Some are funny. Some are cute. Some are functional. Others are just plain ugly.
Parents are supposed to be role models for kids. Many children think their parents are perfect. Many, that is, except for the contributors to Crazy Things Parents Say, whose parents’ parenting skills leave something to be desired. This isn’t just something a crazy parent said, it’s a total parenting fail.
Many little girls imagine a dream wedding. Many brides-to-be imagine a perfect wedding. We’ve seen shows like “Bridezillas” demonstrate the extreme swings in mood and behavior these women experience. These bridezillas should avoid Wedinator, a collection of wedding day fails. I have so many questions about this shower invitation. What is the difference between a household and a “bridle” shower? Is the bride-to-be so much of a diva that she needs to have two identical events with the different names? Registered at Walmart? Really? No white bathroom towels? Who said beggars can’t be choosers? You want household and “bridle” gifts wrapped separately? I guess that would technically mean you got more presents. You want the bride’s name put on the gift? Is there someone else being feted? Finally, by the phrase “bridle shower,” am I to assume that the bride is a horse enthusiast?
We’ve all seen it: the Facebook user who overshares, giving details no one needs to know. Two very similar, yet equally entertaining sites, Failbook and Lamebook, make me glad I do not have any Facebook friends like this. The sites are almost identical, but I prefer Lamebook solely because it has categories like “Photos,” “Personal Problems,” and “Parents/Family.” The first of these is a good reminder to be careful what you post online.
Let’s be honest: college students are not the brightest people in the world. (And I say this with the new-found wisdom of a recent college grad). Some are overly eager and some just have no common sense. Spotted: DC [Summer] Interns offers anecdotes of Capitol Hill interns, some of who are naive, others are just plain stupid. Take, for example, the intern who has no idea what appropriate dress is, or the intern who thought his position entitled him to automatic entry to the Justice Kagan hearings.
I think one would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love baby animals. I fully believe that a person like that either A) Has no heart and/or soul; B) Could have his or her mind changed if they would just glance at Daily Squee, a blog of cute baby animals. Aside from the usual kitten and puppy, it also features pictures of animals not normally thought of as cute, like this skunk, this baby bat, and these cuddling dolphins. Also, I must tell you how much I love inter-species cuddling.
Okay, I know this post wasn’t supposed to be political, but I couldn’t help myself. For those of you who are left-of-center, check out Look At This F***ing Teabagger, which offers the best of tea-bonics, or that special, illogical, and offensive language only teabaggers can use. Some will make you scratch your head. Some will make you angry. Some will make you laugh. Some will expose their hypocrisy. Just like in real life, no matter what the teabaggers make you do, there is no denying they are entertaining.
S*** My Kids Ruined bills itself as “the strongest visual birth control,” and I would have to agree. Seeing things like this and this make my biological clock slow down, although having a white sofa and children in the same house is just asking for this.
You might be hard-pressed to find a site with cuter content than Daily Squee, but Babies Making Faces sure gives it a run for its money. The site is pretty self-explanatory: cute kids making cute faces. Check out this bathing beauty or this messy eater.
Wal Mart sure is a great place to people-watch. If you’re too lazy to actually drive to a Wal Mart, but still want to people-watch, People of Wal Mart is just a click away. Take, for example, this woman who doesn’t know what types of clothes are appropriate for her body type, or this bearded lady.
Regretsy is a spoof of Etsy, sort of an online flea market. I think of it as Amazon, Craigslist, and a flea market all rolled into one. If you need something done or made, you can hire someone to do it for you, and vice versa for the artistic…or just people who think they’re artistic, like this person who made this delightful…thing. There is, however, a lot of talent, like this user who fulfilled this ridiculous request. For those who are wondering, my birthday is in November, and I’d like someone to buy me this.
Which site is your favorite? Do you know of any great sites I forgot?