Let’s face it: 2020 has been a serious dumpster fire and the more distractions, the better. In that vein, here are some of my favorites from this year. Happy holidays.
- Pretend to work from other people’s homes. Perhaps a home on the coast of Hawaii is more your style? Or a window view from a home in Lisbon, Portugal?
- “Where www means ‘wretched writers welcome.'” The Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest has challenged folks to write the worst opening sentence to a hypothetical bad novel since 1982.
- Be a tourist on the Map of Music. Put in an artist/group you like, and find others you will probably like on the map.
- Send your scream to Iceland. Record your scream, and it will be played IRL in a region of Iceland. Very cathartic.
- Play a virtual drum kit. There’s even an easy-to-use sequencer so you can make your own rhythms.
- Experiment with what might be the most annoying site on the internet. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
- Play with what amounts to virtual LEGOs. Your imagination is the limit and there’s no danger of stepping on any of them.
- Explore the least-watched videos on YouTube. This site curates the unseen nooks & crannies of the world’s most popular video platform.
- Amazon sells some horrible stuff. This site is a tribute to some of the worst merchandise available on Amazon.com
- Maximize your caffeine intake. This site uses science to help you stay awake.
What does this mean to me, Laura?
Probably not much, unless I’ve left your favorite out. Let me know which fun and cool sites you found this year in the comments.
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