Discover the Lighter Side of the InternetWritten by Jesse S. Somer
We all know Internet is a great tool for finding out information and sharing knowledge. But as a human sometimes sitting at a computer all day can get quite tedious, especially if it is your job 5 days a week. This feeling can be compounded by other problems in one’s personal life, and result can mean little productivity because of a sour mood. Well humanity does have a lighter side, and this too can be explored on Internet. Sometimes a little humor or interesting trivia can really take edge off a bad moment. You’d be surprised at how much comedy and insight is expressed on Net. I’ve been exploring what’s out there and I just can’t stop laughing. Laughter of course is ultimate medicine and some believe it to be highest form of life. My only warning is don’t get hooked on this stuff as your work ethic will probably become worse than ever!
Now, there’s a lot of stuff on Net and not all of it is positive humor, but you can surf around undesirable stuff with ease. To give you an idea of some funny sites I discovered, here is a short list but I’m sure there are thousands of others you can find by doing simple word searches: www.bored.com, www.linkydinky.com, www.chickenjoke.com, www.crazyfads.com, www.crazythoughts.com, www.dancingbush.com, and www.stupidvideos.com. I really advise checking out last site and watching video entitled ‘Evil penguin2’. This nearly brought tears to my eyes as I already have a soft spot for penguins.
So, you’ve got jokes, funny videos, kooky trivia, strange thoughts and perspectives on different aspects of life, and even most ‘powerful’ man on Earth-George Bush doing an animated dance imitating John Travolta in ‘Saturday Night Fever’. You’ve really got no reason anymore to sit in front of your computer worrying and wallowing in self-pity. I’ve always thought that humans have put too much emphasis on technological development as opposed to spiritual side of things. This comedic aspect to Internet has shown me that people can also be quite clever in more lighthearted endeavors. Some of ideas on these sites really flip world upside down and make you question why we do things way we do. This could be considered a step forward in our evolution as we see underlying truths in our cultural systems.
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHTWritten by Victoria Elizabeth
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While I was sitting quietly in my throne room this morning at my Palace on Dallas in beautiful downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (a quaint, quirky colonial outpost right smack dab on San Andreas fault line), my mind began to wander and ponder.
Of course when you’re waiting for “big things” to happen or, ...patiently standing on one foot for your ship to arrive at bus station, or heaven forbid ...lollygagging about because Godot hasn’t turned up yet to give you a reason for being -- something odd is bound to happen. Don’t ask me why, it just does.
Which brings me to random topic of “things that go bump in night” (TTGBIT). Not being quivering or querulous sort, I decided to inquire further into wonderful world of TTGBIT.
However, when I typed www.things-that-go-bump-in-the-night.com into my web browser, I landed on something called “bravepages”. Expecting to meet Robin Hood, Red Dwarf or maybe my favorite white-haired classic TV-Western film star, Hop-a-long Cassidy and his colleague “The Cisco Kid”, to my dismay I received a rather strange invitation to sign up for a free website -- not quite what I was expecting, -- but nevertheless an “awesome” experience, as younger generation would say.
Ever inquisitive type, I now have only 42,300 websites to wade through according to folks at www.google.com/. What a perfect project for “Empress of Everything” to undertake instead of usual royal duties ...you know, proffering pithyless proclamations, knighting every knave in realm, or taking wretched Corgis for a walk.
So, in case you’re wondering about some of stuff that popped up under category “things that go bump in night”, here are a few: