This is an interesting site that tries to assess implicit biases lurking beneath the shallow facade you call humanity.
From their about page:
“The mission of Project Implicit is to educate the public about bias and to provide a ‘virtual laboratory’ for collecting data on the internet. Project Implicit scientists produce high-impact research that forms the basis of our scientific knowledge about bias and disparities.”
* Due to a mistake on my part, this got published on Sunday instead of Monday… No worries though. You’ll just get six sites this week instead of 5!
The basic idea is that you can write an email that will then be sent to you on a future day that you have specified. Unfortunately they do not have a way to do something far more useful like sending an email to your past self where you could reassure yourself that things get better, or warn yourself that a certain event might make things a whole lot worse… No, this lets you re-open old wounds or send a reminder that it’s time to check on the baby.
Oh, and there’s a huge banner ad at the top if you’re not using ad block.
I guess they give you a break down on the terms of service for various websites. There is also a forum that I didn’t bother to check out, and naturally they have a browser add on that can tell you if any site you are currently on has a sketchy TOS.
Need a screen saver? Today’s link is really boring, but I got a fit it in somewhere. It’s essentially a kaleidoscope thing that just keeps twirling and twirling. I haven’t found a practical use for it yet.
Honestly, there’s not much to it. It’s a mildly interactive site that features bouncing cats. The “make it rain” unleashes a shower of cats, but other than that, you get what you pay for… and it’s free.
Make it rain Easter egg
Just a reminder, I stopped doing the daily jokes because honestly I think I published all of them. So now we’re doing a “Link of the Day” instead… Or at least a link of the “Weekday”. Some will be more fun than others, but they can’t all be winners.
This is Zombo com. Welcome. You can do anything at Zombo com. Anything at all. The only limit is yourself. Welcome to Zombo com. This is Zombo com and welcome to you who have come to Zombo com. The infinite is possible at Zombo com.
Ok, so including Zombo is a kind of low effort, but some of this is for posterity. I’d love to get a hold of that background samba music they’re playing.
Flush Twice has been around since May of 2003. It started out as a JOTD (Joke of the Day) website. New jokes were published every weekday. Over the years, good jokes were increasingly hard to come by, and eventually they got so rare that I just stopped trying to publish them.
Since 2004 there has also been an eponymous comic. I still occasionally publish a new one on Saturdays. It’s also rare anymore, but sometimes it happens.
Here lately I’ve been posting a “Link of the Day”. For the time being, I will be featuring a new website from my enormous collection of bookmarked websites every weekday. None of it is solicited promotions, and no one is paying me to feature their site. These are just websites that at one time I thought were interesting enough to add to my bookmarks folder.
I highly encourage using some kind of ad blocking extension before clicking on any of these links. You’ll also hear me say this phrase a lot about these posts: “They can’t all be winners.” But it’s better than just leaving the site abandoned.
The jokes were generously provided by friends and visitors such as yourself. I want to express my eternal thanks to everyone over the years who helped contribute to the collection.
So what is it that makes a joke funny?
It all boils down to a sudden shift in perception. The story starts you thinking one way, then the punchline turns that thinking on its ear. The art of the joke is to craft a short story that isn’t overly contrived, then deliver a punchline that suddenly shifts your perception about the story you were being told.
Many of the jokes on this site are offensive, and I make no apologies for it. Offensive jokes work by making the reader uncomfortable through the use of a taboo subject thus enhancing the underlying humor. Without the offensive element, the joke would simply not be as funny.