THE BEST Websites

You’re Getting Old!

You’re Getting Old!

Depending on your age, You’re Getting Old! will either make you feel better or sad. Or just weird. The website puts your age into perspective in a number of ways, from historical events to the number of heartbeats you’ve had.

Spurious Correlations

Spurious Correlations

Automatically generated charts of quantities with similar trends. Spurious Correlations is a humorous reminder for us to be mindful of false causes and to value research. Numbers don’t lie, but they don’t always talk either.

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George & Jonathan III

George & Jonathan III

Electronic funk duo George Brower and Jonathan Baken set up an interactive audiovisual stream of their latest album George & Jonathan III that displays every note of the songs as they are played. The album is also out on iTunes.

TL;DR Wikipedia

TL;DR Wikipedia

(NSFW: Language) Wikipedia is the start of our ascent descent journey towards a hive mind. TL;DR Wikipedia is our collective common sense. It’s The Onion of general information. It’s the Fake Science of trivia. It’s the Wikipedia of snark.

The Restart Page

The Restart Page

The Restart Page is an interactive archive that lets you sample the restart sequences of old desktop operating systems, including QNX, Rhapsody and the officially obsolete Windows XP. Created by Soon in Tokyo and Rehab Studio.

Pluto.TV

Pluto.TV

Don’t have time to search online for the types of videos you like? Pluto.TV will help you channel surf the web. It curates online videos and organizes them into categories. Watch on your desktop, iOS or Android device for free.

Tiii.me

Tiii.me

Want to know how much time you’ve spent watching TV shows? Alex Cican’s tiii.me tells you how much you’ve lost staring at a black mirror based on the shows you watch and how many seasons you’ve watched them.

Homestar Runner 2014 Update

Homestar Runner 2014 Update

Screw all the pranks and veiled ads. The best thing to come out of this year’s April Fools’ Day is a new episode of Homestar freakin’ Runner. Go and watch Homestar and Strong Bad work their old schtick like it’s still 2000.

IMGembed

IMGembed

A service for photographers and artists looking to ensure they receive credit for their images. IMGembed allows content creators to offer images to online publishers for free or a fee, and gives proper attribution every time.

The Office Time Machine

The Office Time Machine

To promote copyright reform and fair use, Joe Sabia scoured all nine seasons of The Office for pop culture references and then arranged the references by year. The video here shows the 1998 references. Make one for Community Joe!

Heal Yourself, Skeletor

Heal Yourself, Skeletor

Do you love motivational posters? Check out Skeletor’s affirmations. Do you hate motivational posters? Check out Skeletor’s affirmations. Heal Yourself, Skeletor juxtaposes positive text with images of the skull-faced tyrant.

Downworthy

Downworthy

We’ve all seen ridiculously hyperbolic headlines which websites use as clickbait. Downworthy is a Chrome extension which replaces these with more realistic (and sarcastic) variants. We only wish it were more comprehensive.

Deep Dark Fears

Deep Dark Fears

(Gore) Animator Fran Krause’s webcomic about people’s irrational fears and concerns. Some of them are silly and would make your grandparents disown you, but a good number are legitimately frightening in different ways.

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95Octane

95Octane

A new automotive website from the team behind The Awesomer. 95Octane features cool new cars, concepts, custom builds, great daily drivers, and even classics, following one simple mantra: “Cars that don’t suck.” RSS Feed here.

LOL My Thesis

LOL My Thesis

LOL My Thesis is a blog where university students summarize their theses in one or two sentences. The result is Twitter-esque self-deprecating humor. Don’t let your parents find out about it.

Unstuff Gifts

Unstuff Gifts

A website for people who want to give – or receive –  experiences instead of material gifts, such as a whiskey distillery tour, a woodworking class, a tour of Walter White’s house and US camping reservations.

NoKor Press Release Generator

NoKor Press Release Generator

Whoever handles the English press releases of the North Korean government has a tenuous but vicious grasp of the language. Boing Boing set up a template so you can condemn anyone DPRK-style. Death to thrice-cursed traitors!

Sadness 404

Sadness 404

Now and then we click a dead or broken hyperlink, which leads us to the infamous Error 404. The Association for Computing Machinery’s web server really takes it hard if it can’t find what you’re looking for.

Goldbely

Goldbely

A brilliant website for foodies, Goldbely hunts down the greatest dishes from local restaurants, delis, and bakeries, and ships them to your doorstep anywhere in the U.S. Be sure to grab some Cheerwine and a Gambino’s king cake.

Exposure.so

Exposure.so

An image uploading service with a narrative slant and dead simple editing. Exposure.so lets you organize and present your photos as stories in an elegant interface. You can try it for free, then subscribe for $9/mo. or $99/yr.

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Histagrams

Histagrams

Histagrams envisions what famous (and infamous) historical events might have looked like had they been broadcast to the world via Instagram. The trojan horse one is hilarious.

Bob’s Watches

Bob’s Watches

If you’ve always wanted a Rolex, but couldn’t afford to buy one new, look no further than Bob’s Watches, an online exchange offering buying and selling of quality Rolex watches, with both buy and sell prices readily accessible.

Honest Slogans

Honest Slogans

Like Honest Logos, Honest Slogans uses the magic of image editing to add a dash of hilarious transparency to the identities of popular brands. Crest and Kool-Aid need to make their honest slogans official right this instant.

Johnny Cash Has Been Everywhere

Johnny Cash Has Been Everywhere

Ever listened to Johnny Cash’s take of I’ve Been Everywhere and pondered just how far the man in black’s travels took him? This site provides a great visualization of the far-flung places he wandered to from that dusty Winnemucca Road.

JL8

JL8

JL8 is an absolutely enchanting web comic by Yale Stewart. It features the members of the Justice League and other DC characters as 8-year olds and is filled with lighthearted and innocent moments. Browse by issue here.

GIF Dance Party

GIF Dance Party

Fuzzy Wobble’s silly little website is perfect for wasting that time you didn’t think you had to spare. Just pick your .GIF dancers, set the stage, pick a tune, and dance the day away. It’s even got the prancersise lady.

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