May 26, 2009

What About Number Two?

I am continually amazed at the web sites that people create. Aside from a few sentences or a properly cropped photograph, I just don't think I'm all that creative. Especially when it comes to naming things. It's quite surprising that to this day Oscar is "Oscar" and not "My Cat."

I once had a teddy bear that I absolutely loved. I remember looking at it for a long time and not being able to think of anything suitable to name it. After a while I decided on Gund, which was not coincidentally the name of the bear's manufacturer. Seriously, the name was affixed to the bear in the form of a little plastic tag. I never removed that tag because, you know, that was his name. My bear came with his own name tag! And you're welcome Gund for all the years of free advertising my unoriginality gave you.

But back to these Web sites and other people's creativity. In my years of blogging, I've stumbled across a lot of good Web sites via other people's blogs. These aren't Web sites that will make the world a better place but they'll probably make you laugh, like this one, and this one, and this one, this one and of course there's this one, oh and this one, and I'm not gonna lie I check this one several times a day. And someone told me about this one once.

Every so often though, I'll hear about a Web site that just makes me say, "Huh? I can't believe someone thought of that." Like today, when I was listening to NPR. There was a four-minute segment with the creator of RunPee.com. It's a Web site dedicated to informing movie goers of the most opportune times during a movie to... use the facilities. I don't see movies in the theater a lot, so I doubt I'll use this Web site often. If I were a regular movie goer though, it would be worth a quick glance before catching a flick. I guess either that or not ordering a double big gulp.

Any one else got some creative Web sites they'd like to share?

3 comments:

Megan said...

Okay, I spent nearly 40 min. on passiveaggressivenotes.com - too funny. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

kelsalynn said...

Fail Blog is one of my favorites... and the "Fun with Charts" one I use for outside my office door- I post a new one each week.

I love the cat one, too cute!

It took me an hour to read your blog b/c I kept clicking on those links and spending too much time there!

I like www.thesuperficial.com- much like your celebrity one, funny, hilarious, sarcastic.

We also check out www.Gorillamask.net- it's a mixture of everything, skip over the kinky shit.

Awesome post!
Kelsalynn

Alexis said...

omg seriously how do you get anything done with all of those funny websites to check? I had never heard of any of them- probably a good thing. oh wait, i used to go to gofugyourself on a regular basis, but had forgotten about it. you crack me up.