It’s like Windy, only it’s not really weather-centric, and there are no ads. At first glance it looks very bland, and you quickly discover you can roll the Earth around, but click on the menu icon in the lower left and you might find there are some interesting things to do.
No, really. it’s a generative AI that creates a new face every time you refresh the page. Sometimes the faces can get a bit wonky, and sometimes a background element next to the subject is nothing short of a Lovecraftian nightmare. Not sure what you might use this for, but I use it when I want to build a mockup and need a few faces.
This site got famous a few years ago, because they found a way to keep track of which McDonald’s ice cream machines are currently broken. This can be very helpful if you’re taking your family out for a special treat only to discover that the ice cream machine is down again.
I’m going to strongly advise using an adblocker like uBlock on this one, but you do you, Boo.
Formerly known as Panopticlick, this site hosted by the EFF will test your browser to see just how “trackable” it really is, and will try to educate you on why it matters. Of course in the end, whether or not you decide to take steps to cover your tracks is up to you, but at least you’ll have a better understanding of “how they get you”.
I mean, who hasn’t heard of Kelley Blue Book, right? But still it’s nice to know what your car’s value is, and KBB is a great place to find out. They’ll even give you a cash offer for your car if that’s what you’re interested in. I personally used it (not an ad, just a fan) when I wanted to sell my Nissan Leaf a few years ago. KBB gave me an offer and sent me to a local dealership to verify the car was in said condition, and once the dealer saw it, they countered with even more money! It was a lot more than what I was being offered on a trade in from a different dealer where I bought my new car, so it was a total win!
It’s that classic newspaper puzzle where you try to unscramble the letters. I’m going to strongly advise adblock such as uBlock on this one because without it, it seems to be broken. Overall, it’s a fun game to play and if you get stuck you could always use a Jumble Solver.
Just a quick preface, ad block such as uBlock is strongly advised for this one. This site streams cable channels such as HLN, Fox News, One America News, Weather Channel, CNN, and others. If you’re a cord cutter or on the road, it’s a great way to catch the latest propaganda and political bias when you don’t have cable.
If you live in the United States, you need this. This allows you to see the mail that is supposed to be delivered to your home before it actually gets delivered. That way, if something that was supposed to be there isn’t, you will know that it was lost in transit as opposed to having never been sent.
A lot of times you might want to check out a website, but they require an email address. There are a variety of these fake email sites around, but fake mail generator has a few different domains (the part after the @) to choose from. Naturally, you would never use this to receive any personal or sensitive information, but for a quick throw away, it will do in a pinch!
This is a good one! No ads and once it’s been loaded, it continues to work even without an internet connection. This is the classic Klondike variety. Honestly I prefer its intuitive interface more than the old Windows version. As long as your don’t clear your history, it even remembers where you were if you close your browser and come back later.
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.