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Post by Nick Barlow on Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:50 pm

OK, how about a thread for sharing those interesting pieces of the web that stimulate the mind things that provide a nice distraction from doing any actual work.

I'm currently addicted to Desktop Tower Defence which is pleasingly infuriating.

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Post by Colin Hicks on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:02 pm

3 years on and I'm still playing Urban Dead. Browser-based zombie-killing - there's nothing quite like it.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:10 pm

Here. Right. Here. This. Forum. Where. I. Am. Now.

Single best waste of time in the multiverse.
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Post by Dave Webb on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:32 pm

I work, and believe me nothing wastes time quite like it.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:39 pm

Dave Webb wrote:I work, and believe me nothing wastes time quite like it.
"Work"..what is this strange concept of which you speak? Question
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Post by Dave Webb on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:39 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:
Dave Webb wrote:I work, and believe me nothing wastes time quite like it.
"Work"..what is this strange concept of which you speak? Question

You're too young to be told, Sidney, so put it far from your mind and return to your loafing. I'm sure you can stand my envy. I wish I had the lifestyle of yourself and Squire Hicks. Alas, I am only an humble peasant, a toil in the fields of the nice Mr. Capitalism.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:16 pm

Dave Webb wrote:You're too young to be told, Sidney, so put it far from your mind and return to your loafing. I'm sure you can stand my envy. I wish I had the lifestyle of yourself and Squire Hicks. Alas, I am only an humble peasant, a toil in the fields of the nice Mr. Capitalism.
Nice Mr. Capitalism has fields? I thought he only made those amusing little silent films where he plays a slightly bittersweet clown.
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Post by Colin Hicks on Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:33 am

Dave Webb wrote:
Sid Seadevil wrote:
Dave Webb wrote:I work, and believe me nothing wastes time quite like it.
"Work"..what is this strange concept of which you speak? Question

You're too young to be told, Sidney, so put it far from your mind and return to your loafing. I'm sure you can stand my envy. I wish I had the lifestyle of yourself and Squire Hicks. Alas, I am only an humble peasant, a toil in the fields of the nice Mr. Capitalism.

You think this level of work avoidance is easy? affraid

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:50 am

Doc Filth wrote:You think this level of work avoidance is easy? affraid
I know. These wageslave toilers appear to think we're leading the life of Reilly - they had no idea just how hard voiding what they have to do is.
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Re: Favourite wastes of time

Post by Sid Seadevil on Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:56 am

Bugger! I've just finished the utterly wonderful and superb The Writer's Tale - and now find myself in direly urgent need of a new excuse to do nothing.

It doesn't have to be a valid excuse - any old tat will do. I have a gift for making any old tat sound like a perfectly reasonable excuse. Well, as long as you don't scrutinise it too closely...
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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:09 am

Read the complete works of Shakespeare. That'll fill up the time nicely.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:13 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Read the complete works of Shakespeare. That'll fill up the time nicely.
Did that years ago. His plots are too familiar - verging on the secondhand. Wink Very Happy
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Re: Favourite wastes of time

Post by millerqueen on Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:30 am

Owen Paul

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:32 am

millerqueen wrote:Owen Paul

I feel old
I remembered him immediately. I suddenly feel even older.
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Post by Zoltar on Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:27 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:Here. Right. Here. This. Forum. Where. I. Am. Now.

Single best waste of time in the multiverse.
Agreed.

I rather like wandering around the TV Tropes website from time to time as well.

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Re: Favourite wastes of time

Post by Dave Webb on Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:55 pm

Kongregate, a games website with many amusing and infuriating games for you to play. Some of them are fiendish, some are awful.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:37 am

Zoltar wrote:
I rather like wandering around the TV Tropes website from time to time as well.
Ooh, yes! Great fun Very Happy
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Post by TOMSPY77 on Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:02 pm

If you have ever read or been a member of a volatile forum, this site might be amusing to pass the time and might even get a chuckle or two:
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/
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Re: Favourite wastes of time

Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:55 am

TOMSPY77 wrote:If you have ever read or been a member of a volatile forum, this site might be amusing to pass the time and might even get a chuckle or two:
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/
Oh, I so recognise so many real life manifestations of those definitions.
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Post by Zoltar on Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:56 pm

TOMSPY77 wrote:If you have ever read or been a member of a volatile forum, this site might be amusing to pass the time and might even get a chuckle or two:
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/
I think "Tireless Rebutter" is my fave, and I have certainly seen quite a few in action on certain forums.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:25 am

Zoltar wrote:I think "Tireless Rebutter" is my fave, and I have certainly seen quite a few in action on certain forums.
Haven't all we? Kate and I spent an enjoyable half hour the other evening gleefully assigning usernames to those definitions.

Half of the usual suspects from OG/DWF ended up being name-checked. Very Happy
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Post by TOMSPY77 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:42 pm

Tell me about it, I got emailed that link when I was on the Sci-FI Doctor Who forums in the rough and tumble days, when a man named Bluebox wanted to slap any American fan silly and the board was an unmoderated mess of closed threads and deleted posts.

BTW, The ultimate site for this threads title:
http://www.bored.com/
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Post by Zoltar on Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:18 pm

Discovered this place last night after someone in PT linked it.

The Hero Factory.

You can build your own hero. Like this fine fellow, The Sporked Spatula! Midnight Fridge Raider of Justice!


And the inevitable female spin-off character, Sporkette.


And the Pre-Crisis 70s version of Sporky that's no longer in continuity...

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:39 am

Zoltar wrote:Discovered this place last night after someone in PT linked it.

The Hero Factory.

You can build your own hero. Like this fine fellow, The Sporked Spatula! Midnight Fridge Raider of Justice!


And the inevitable female spin-off character, Sporkette.


And the Pre-Crisis 70s version of Sporky that's no longer in continuity...
I say, were did you get those pictures of Kate and I? I thought we'd long since bought up and burned them all. affraid
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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:28 am

Zoltar knows... too much.

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