Wacky Website of the Week Archive


November 6, 2013

Barcode! It’s a clock! It’s a barcode clock!


October 30, 2013

Peer into the mind of Jim Carrey…if you dare.


October 23, 2013

Holy bouncing cats, Batman!


October 16, 2013

Draw with text



October 9, 2013

Finally get the answer to that all-important question: “How much is my cat worth?”


October 2, 2013

Placeholder text will never be the same.


September 25, 2013

No need to explain. You’ll quickly get the point.


September 18, 2013

There’s always room for Jellotime (Flash required).


March 14, 2012

What do sheep need? Sweaters, of course.

March 7, 2012
Displays the findings of a laboratory conducting tests on Marshmallow Peeps, the odd little chick-shaped candy that’s hatched around the Easter season. The operation to separate conjoined quintuplets was especially powerful.

February 29, 2012
Bid on doodles drawn by celebrities such as last year’s participants Frank Marino (Las Vegas’ longest running headliner), Michael Dukakis (Democratic presidential nominee in 1988; ex-governor of MA), and Russell Johnson (The Professor on Gilligan’s Island; WW2 Purple Heart Veteran). Like rorschach tests, the doodles are very revealing.

February 22, 2012
See the Minibooks of Jozsef Tari, a collector of books that are no more than 3 inches long (the smallest being 2.9 x 3.2 millimeters (0.11 x 0.125 inches).

February 14, 2012
This site relives the 1970s one catalog page at a time, with a special emphasis on fashions and toys.

February 7, 2012
At some point, everyone needs to know how to paint a mammoth on a cave wall.

January 31, 2012
The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a random Family Circus cartoon with a random Friedrich Nietzsche quote.

January 24, 2012
Oh, Tumblr. The Web would be so much less wacky without your many bizarre blogs — like this one, which has language that is NSFW and pictures that may offend those who consider Renaissance Art 101 too randy for college freshmen.

January 17, 2012
Early photography meets extreme hotness on the “My Daguerreotype Boyfriend” website.


January 10, 2012
Does anyone else think that going on a Titanic memorial cruise is just asking for it?

January 3, 2012
If you’re not quite ready to be productive after the December holidays, waste time with The Amazing Fact Generator.

December 28, 2011
See skateboarders become human paintbrushes.

December 19, 2011
This blog juxtaposes images—photos, illustrations, book endpapers, and more—and writing that is sometimes a quotation, sometimes a seemingly random phrase. The results are… interesting.

December 13, 2011
Do you know what a florilegium is? Do you know who performed Tchaikovsky on wine glasses? Visit the site that answers all these questions and more.

December 6, 2011
Yes, there is a blog devoted to haunted film decor.

November 29, 2011
The Urban Resources site explores forgotten spaces in gritty cities around the world.

November 22, 2011
If your humor is a little offbeat, you’ll enjoy these imagined conversations between photographed animals.

November 15, 2011
See photobooth shots from decades past.

November 8, 2011
See famous record album covers recreated using kittens instead of people.

November 1, 2011
This site collects signs from all over the world that are odd in some way (or in many ways). Not all signs are safe for work, so choose your viewing time accordingly.

October 24, 2011
You can help the University of Oxford translate an ancient Egyptian papyrus. While that may not be “wacky,” exactly, it’s definitely cool.

October 17, 2011
It’s the Internet. Of COURSE there’s a collection of vintage snapshots of people acting strangely.

October 10, 2011
This wacky yet wonderful site is full of vintage illustrations and photos, all of which relate to… donkeys. Yep. Donkeys.

October 3, 2011
There’s a theater. There are silhouettes. The results might be masterpieces. Tip o’ the hat to Mike Rankin for the discovery.

September 27, 2011
The complete archive of Rock Scene magazine (1973-1982) is stuffed with unintentionally hilarious material, such as a full-page ad for a book entitled “HOW TO PICK UP GIRLS!”

September 20, 2011
The Museum of Bad Art
delivers on the promise of its name. And how!

September 13, 2011
This would be WAY better than a Transformers lunch box. (Tip o’ the hat to John Nack for the link.)

September 6, 2011
Are these crazy photos real or fake? Take the quiz and find out.

August 30, 2011
Our favorite section of a website dedicated to doodles focuses on altered Netflix envelopes.

August 23, 2011
Take classic paintings. Replace select figures with ginormous orange cats. Laugh your a** off at the results.

August 16, 2011
This site relies on awesome dust. We could all use more awesome dust.

August 9, 2011
Now you can indulge your love of puppies without the pain of inappropriate chewing and middle-of-the-night walks.

August 2, 2011
This site delivers a new hand-drawn “swear word” every day. Some days are decidedly not safe for work viewing; in fact, the more sheltered of you may learn some new vocabulary. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

July 26, 2011
This tumblr blog is a collection of oddities that exist in Google’s digitized books. You’ll find electronic artifacts, accidental scans of the operators’ fingers, quirky margin notes, and more.

July 19, 2011
Ten animals you may not have considered as pets. Spoiler: Anteaters look good in denim jackets.

July 13, 2011
Amusement park physics, or how to design a roller coaster.

July 6, 2011
This site “explores the intersection of art, design, and physical craft,” except when it doesn’t.

June 28, 2011
If you don’t follow “This Week in Ridiculous Stock Photos,” you should.

June 21, 2011
Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre with Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Bob Marley and Mick Jagger with Peter Tosh. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Rashida Jones with Kelly Ripa. It must be…

June 14, 2011
Visit the future that never was.

June 7, 2011
How big is the universe? Really, really big.

May 31, 2011
Mac versus PC? That’s a schoolyard tussle next to the “pop” versus “soda” wars.

May 24, 2011
If you have a Facebook account and a talented yet evil friend, beware! This could happen to you.

May 17, 2011
“Black and WTF” is a Tumblr site devoted to black-and-white photos that make you say, “What the…”

May 10, 2011
The 2011 Guide to Making People Feel Old Using Movie Release Dates.

May 3, 2011
If you’re old enough to remember flipping through record bins, you know the thrill you felt when you came across a new find or an old favorite. This website lets you relive that experience.

April 26, 2011
The creator of this site believes that “there exists nothing in this world that is too pure, too beautiful, too perfect that it won’t be ruined the moment nerds get their hands on it.” Er, maybe you have to see the site to get it.

April 19, 2011
There are some odd jobs out there. How would you like to sniff paper towels for a living?

April 12, 2011
You know that thing where you insert an album cover into a scene to make a real-life collage? This is like that, only with books.

April 5, 2011
Photographer Irina Werning finds old snapshots and asks the people in them to recreate the scenes decades later.

March 29, 2011
These things look like other things. Simple. Simple and weird.


March 22, 2011
Can you name the classic movies that featured these famous objects?

March 15, 2011
Some say these pictures are bad; this website says they’re beautiful.


March 7, 2011
On this site, designers, artists, and inventors will find aluminum foam, bendable wood, and other materials that push the boundaries of what’s possible.

February 28, 2011
This portfolio site for sound artist Elise Baldwin is an eerie delight.

February 21, 2011
Hundreds of casual snapshots combine to make art. It’s the power of abstraction. Tip o’ the hat to Ben Long for the suggestion.

February 14, 2011
Exploring this deliciously minimalistic site will keep you entertained. (Just don’t try it on iOs devices.)

February 7, 2011
If the Zombie Choir from last week’s wacky website gets hungry, you’ll want this information handy.

January 31, 2011
Click each monster in the Zombie Tabernacle Choir to make it sing.

January 24, 2011
The unusual images in the Foodscapes section of this portfolio website will blow your mind. Tip o’ the hat to Kort Kramer for the suggestion.

January 17, 2011
Are you sick of cheesy advertising images and copywriting? Browse this site for relief.

January 10, 2011
This artist, who uses his own face as a canvas, comes up with amazing artwork day after day after day.

January 3, 2011
This site, despite being nothing but list after list, can be addictive to browse.

December 28, 2010
Be kind to your parents and send them a tech support package.

December 21, 2010
If this year’s holiday gatherings find you around friends or family who are not exactly computer-savvy, show them this site.

December 14, 2010
You can find gifts for even the most difficult people at the Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

December 7, 2010
It’s not nice to make fun of other people! Unless those people are mega-rich with stylists and yet still make highly questionable clothing choices. You can make fun of them.

November 30, 2010
You don’t think is wacky? Just you wait.

November 23, 2010
Thank goodness someone created a device that detects and blocks cat-like typing on your computer. No more late-night bidding for tuna on eBay!

November 16, 2010
This site is like a World Wrestling smackdown… if the fighters were designers, one in Paris and one in New York… and they were fighting over who could make the coolest infographics.

November 9, 2010
The Auto Correct feature on iPhones, iPods, and iPads can change words in very strange ways. Depending on what’s changed and who you’re communicating with, the results are either embarrassing or hilarious. This site chronicles them all.

November 2, 2010
This site finds the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places: cakes!

October 26, 2010
Since it’s almost Halloween, you may have expected this week’s wacky site to be frightening. Instead, we chose a site that is a safe haven for people who hate the scariest creature of all — THE CLOWN!

October 19, 2010
Have you ever wondered whether a certain tattoo design would look good on you? Visit this website and there’ll be no question.

October 12, 2010
This site lists odd places (ghost towns, urban legend locations, and more) that you can visit in the United States.

October 5, 2010
This blog, updated almost daily, pulls its images from one family’s collection of postcards.

September 28, 2010
This site gives new meaning to the phrase “Play ball.”

September 21, 2010
People have some wacky beliefs. This Wikipedia entry debunks many of them.

September 12, 2010
Everyone should know how to drop a line to Queen Elizabeth.

September 6, 2010
Warning: Do not show this site to children or to adults who collect toys in their original packaging. It’s just too disturbing.

August 29, 2010
Type in any business jargon into this site for a clear translation. Example: “Accelerated Emergence of High Maturity Behaviors” means “faster results.” Who knew?

August 22, 2010
Do you ever go to your parents’ home and shake your head in awe at the weird stuff they have? Take a photo and send it to this website.

August 15, 2010
You’ve probably heard of LOLcats. Now it’s time to add a little old-school dignity to silly captions.

August 8, 2010
You know that Microsoft Office “helper” that looks like a paperclip? Customize the clip’s messages with hilarious results.

August 1, 2010
Looking at this website will make you feel like your desk is a plane — and that plane just did a barrel roll. Thanks to Jomo Moir for the tip.—2433.asp

July 26, 2010
Each artwork in this collection is made of a single sheet of paper.

July 19, 2010
The next time you’re annoyed or frustrated, take out your feelings on a poor, defenseless can of beans.

July 12, 2010
This site celebrates the special bond between people and their pets.

July 5, 2010
In the hallowed tradition of Selleck Waterfall Sandwich, we bring you Nimoy Sunset Pie. Caution: Bad Trekker jokes ahead. Thanks to Kort Kramer for the suggestion.

June 28, 2010
This site turns your handwriting int
o a font. What’s wacky about that? Nothing, really — it’s just cool! Tip o’ the hat to Daniel Gaugler for the suggestion.

June 21, 2010
This site showcases 18 cool inventions from the past, including a one-wheeled motorcycle circa 1931.

June 14, 2010
Create your own disgusting monster, then battle other disgusting monsters. Bonus activity: bug squashing!

June 7, 2010
There were some very, very strange advertisements in the 1970s. Here are 37 of the wackiest.

May 31, 2010
Now you have a perfect destination for this year’s summer vacation.

May 24, 2010
The waiter brings your dinner. Does it look a little… odd? Take a picture and post it on this site.

May 17, 2010
This site may not be wacky, but some of the things it sells certainly are.

May 10, 2010
Bruce Parsons, the reader who submitted this site, recommends that once the site loads in your Web browser, you don’t click on anything for a few seconds — just wait and watch what happens.

May 3, 2010
This site is resplendent with glittery suits, bedazzled capes, and candelabras on pianos. Be sure to visit the store for gifts that will please anyone with a flair for the tacky dramatic.

April 26, 2010
Anyone who deals much with clients will recognize some of these eye-rolling utterances that prove the customer isn’t always right.

April 19, 2010
This web site ponders the “art and science of pencils”. Pencils!

April 12, 2010
We think this site is actually more spooky than wacky. But maybe you won’t be disturbed by these photos of dolls carved to look like real people.

April 5, 2010
If you want to shorten a URL, you have many options. But they’re all boring! Instead, use this service and you’ll not only get a short URL, but one that sounds suspicious and/or frightening.

March 29, 2010
The Code Organ translates the content of a Web page into music. sounds pretty catchy, if we do say so ourselves. Submitted by reader Jerry Lehman.

March 22, 2010
Imagine one of the Golden Girls noshing on deep dish atop Mt. Fuji and you will have captured the essence of this profoundly important Web site.

March 15, 2010
Christoph Niemann blends humor and technology to create tongue-in-cheek infographics.

March 8, 2010
The Museum of Modern Tweets is… well, you’ll have to see for yourself.

March 1, 2010
You have to respect a site that embraces its nerdiness with such honesty. (And don’t worry about NSFW nudity — we found no examples of actual topless robots despite several minutes of searching.)

February 22, 2010
Suffering from cabin fever? Explore this collection of the world’s wonders, curiosities, and esoterica.

February 15, 2010
This site is so wrong that it’s right.

February 8, 2010
The author of this blog ruthlessly critiques album art from independent musicians.

February 1, 2010
So you have a deep love for Tom Selleck, waterfalls, or the absurd? This is the place for you.

January 25, 2010
The “Poorly Dressed” site features photos of people who have made, er,unfortunate clothing choices. Warning: Some photos and captions are not safe for work.

January 18, 2010
This site documents the sometimes funny, sometimes bizarre things said by the site creator’s “mild-mannered English husband” — while he sleeps.

January 11, 2010
In this list of animals with fraudulent diplomas, cats far outnumber dogs. Does that means felines are more intelligent, or just better fakers?

January 4, 2010
This site was founded on the belief that everything in life would be better with a little more Nicolas Cage.

December 28, 2009
This site documents a gravitational anomaly approximately 150 feet in diameter that’s located just outside of Santa Cruz, California. The anomaly, known as “The Mystery Spot,” amazes anyone who experiences its puzzling variations of gravity, perspective, and height.

December 21, 2009
Depending on the level of your childhood mall-Santa trauma, the Sketchy Santas site might make you laugh, or you might find yourself curled into a ball, murmuring the lyrics to “Jingle Bells” over and over.

December 14, 2009
Bagels and Möbius strips have way more in common than you thought. Here’s the proof.

December 7, 2009
You’ve always wanted to play “Louie, Louie” on a telephone keypad. Here’s how.

November 30, 2009
Tis the season to spend more time than usual with family. But first, visit this site to fortify yourself.

November 23, 2009
This site is all about charts and graphs, but it’s not your typical business snore-fe
st. A recent favorite charts the appeal of “Twilight” in relation to the age of the female watcher.

November 16, 2009
Recently discovered diaries of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre reveal a man obsessed not with the void, but with food. Read excerpts here.

November 10, 2009
Whoops! Someone’s birthday is today and you forgot to send a card? Go to this site (created by Mat Honan), type your message after “.eu/” in the Web browser address field, and hit Return/Enter. Then send the resulting URL to the birthday boy/girl.

November 2, 2009
Have your fortune told by The Great Bernie.

October 26, 2009
Read about (and try, if you’re brave) classic home science projects from the early to mid-twentieth century.

October 19, 2009
You’re afraid of what?! This site documents strange fears of things that don’t exist (but give people the chills anyway). Warning: Fear #9 is accompanied by a photo that’s NSFW.

October 12, 2009
If you’re not yet in the Halloween spirit, you will be once you visit this site.

October 5, 2009
Make the puppet dance!

September 29, 2009
The UK Telegraph has gathered the 20 most bizarre Craigslist advertisements.

September 21, 2009
The Selby features Todd Selby’s photographs, paintings, and videos by of interesting people and their creative spaces.

September 14, 2009
Sooner or later, almost everyone will visit Wal-Mart. This site chronicles some of the more unusual shoppers. Caution: Some photo captions are NSFW.

September 8, 2009
Want to see words made out of orange rinds? Clothespins? Tortillas? Soap suds?

September 1, 2009
You will not believe what some people can do with a Red Bull can.

August 25, 2009
Astronaut posteriors saved for posterity.

August 18, 2009
Fess up — some of your repairs look like this, don’t they?

August 11, 2009
More wonderful than wacky, odosketch is an online Flash-powered drawing application.

August 4, 2009
Sign up for the image-only Friday Round-up, which creator Kate Steciw calls an “anti-blogging exercise.”

July 28, 2009
Nonsek is a web site that creates and sells “graphic remixes.” It won’t make sense until you try it. Happily, demos are free.

July 21, 2009
Toilet paper origami. Go crazy!

July 14, 2009
The warning at the top of this how-to for making a jet-powered beer cooler says that it’s very dangerous. Like you would let that stop you.

July 7, 2009
First the office chair that tweeted farts, now this:

June 30, 2009
Take a bunch of junk, pile it up, and shine a light on it. The results, though perhaps smelly, are astounding.

June 23, 2009
Make a Lava Lite out of a few common household materials. You know you want to.

June 16, 2009
Wanna see some bad logos? Some REALLY bad logos?

June 9, 2009
Is it mean to giggle at this? Maybe a little.

June 2, 2009
Visit this photo booth from the comfort of your office chair.

May 27, 2009
Reader mrbishi suggested the site “Where are you in the movie?” You plug in your birth date and life expectancy, choose a movie title, then see how far along in that movie you are. In the movie of my life, the Wicked Witch just jumped on her broom and flew out of her tower dungeon.

May 19, 2009
You are going to laugh so hard when you see the “Awkward Family Photos” site.

May 12, 2009
A modern ode to the 404 error page.

May 5, 2009
Trainer, speaker, and author Claudia McCue pointed out this crazy-beautiful-yet-EEK!-bugs site.

April 28, 2009
You have a Bigfoot obsession? Hey, me too!

April 21, 2009
You’ve heard the modern-art criticism “My kid could draw that”? While this art is done with crayons, it’s not kid stuff.

April 14, 2009
Need to chill for a bit? Breathe deeply and click the blue button.

April 7, 2009
For all you Daft Punk fans.

March 31, 2009
Revel in EepyBird’s extreme sticky note experiments. Tip o’ the hat to Tim Hoffer for pointing out the extremitude.

March 24, 2009
Roadside America is your online guide to offbeat tourist attractions.

March 17, 2009
Thanks to Jennifer of Perrella Graphics for alerting us to this site, which claims to have every single advertisement in all major magazines from 1930 to 1969.

March 10, 2009
This web site, which is all about photo booths, is a kick in the pants.

March 3, 2009
This site is dedicated to paintings of dogs playing poker. Seriously.

February 24, 2009
Who do you want to be today?

February 17, 2009
You are forbidden from using this tool against Not that you would ever want to, of course.

February 10, 2009
Take your short line of text. Add 48 possibilities for placing that text in a scene: on a marquee, a street sign, a hot dog, a…

February 3, 2009
I would like to be buried in the Letter Museum, please.

January 27, 2009
This site gives you knitting patterns so you can recreate the scarves worn by Doctor Who in the long-running TV show. And here I thought I was a big nerd.

January 20, 2009
Visit the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks.

January 13, 2009
The concept may sound stupid: Obscure or augment any part of your body with a record sleeve to produce an illusion. But the results often leave you shaking your head in wonder at the world’s creativity.

January 6, 2009
Syrian hamsters are the best breed to run a rodent-powered night light. Click below to find out why, and how to build it yourself.

December 30, 2008
This flick is a bit like “Sean of the Dead.” Just subtract zombies and add killer sheep.

December 23, 2008
This site is a memorial to the Hartwig Gobbler, the “grooviest motel in Wisconsin.”

December 16, 2008
Format Magazine used Lego’s miniature figurines and building blocks to recreate the covers of 20 hip hop album covers.

December 9, 2008
Is a cat plotting to kill you? Learn the warning signs before it’s too late!

December 2, 2008
Thanks to Chuck Green for pointing out The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies, “where tools of the trade that have died or have just about died a slow, slow death are cheerfully exhibited.”

November 25, 2008
Elf Yourself is soooo tired. Try Tundra Tubbing instead!

November 18, 2008
Image and font seller Veer is always good for something twisted. In their latest offering, “Unusual Suspects,” you read an eyewitness report of a fictitious crime, then create a human face that matches the case.

November 11, 2008
Thanks to reader Debie Mansfield for suggesting Megamonalisa. Debie says that the site “pays tribute to (some would say defaces) DaVinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting. See what other versions have been created and even add your own.”

November 4, 2008
Play a game that tests your memory while you browse for stock imagery.

October 28, 2008
Don’t read the ghost stories on this site at night. Or if you do, don’t turn your back to that open doorway. Or that window.

October 21, 2008
It’s not too late for custom-printed Halloween goodies. And while you’re there, make the floating head sing along to “She Blinded Me with Science.” Classic!

October 14, 2008
Don’t leave home without your hand-crafted Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie. Step-by-step instructions included!

October 6, 2008
This week’s Wacky Web Site needs only two words to express its ineffable appeal: Squirrel Underpants.

September 30, 2008
Steven Woodward has created 37 traffic signs of unexpected content and charm.

September 23, 2008
It’s a question every person should know the answer to: How long could you survive chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor?

September 16, 2008
Tip o’ the hat to Daniel Gaugler of for passing on this week’s site, Strange Maps. Among the many things you’ll see charted here: regional names for carbonated beverages, the world as seen by a 15th-century sailor, and today’s Eastern North America as seen by Aer Lingus — or rather, Err Lingus.

September 9, 2008
Read about the five hoaxes that fooled the world in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. I would say people were more gullible back then, but then I remember all those emails from Nigeria…

September 2, 2008
Does the fact that I love this music video make me a big dork?

August 16, 2008
SongBlitz is an interactive quiz that tests your ability to correctly identify musicians. That may sound benign, but I warn you — it’s completely addictive.

August 19, 2008
The awesomeness of this site goes without saying.

August 12, 2008
Thanks to reader Sue Lowery for suggesting work clothing company Carhartt, which has taken the tired old “under construction” message to an extreme: You get to destroy their old site design using a jackhammer, wrecking ball, or dynamite!

August 4, 2008
Swat flies in this online game. I like the noise it makes when I squash a big one.

July 29, 2008 shares their take on “The 6 Most Terrifying Items People Actually Collect.” Warning: Don’t visit this site if explicit language and photos disturb you. Definitely not safe for work viewing.…

July 22, 2008
Garden statuary may sound ho-hum, but that’s because you haven’t experienced Design Toscano’s selection of resin meerkats, aliens, and Bigfeet (sadly not life-sized, but “finely hand-painted for startling realism”).

July 15, 2008
Proving that there is a Web site for everything: Minneapolis has its own Art Car workshops, exhibitions, and parade.

July 8, 2008
Archie McPhee has been selling the wackiest of items for 25 years. While I still miss the low-fi appeal oftheir old paper catalogs, that same goofiness is now much more accessible online. Bacon-flavored floss, anyone?

July 1, 2008
The wonderfully named company Flying Pig has oodles of paper animation kits for your enjoyment.

June 24, 2008
PowerPoint is a pain, but flowcharts are all right — at least, when they’re flowcharts about bacon. (Thanks to John Nack for this tasty morsel.)

June 17, 2008
The COLOURlovers site brings us forbidden color combos: Color pairings that dare not speak their names.…

June 10, 2008

In most cases, electronic cards are a poor substitute for the real thing. But the unusual art, clever writing, and not-afraid-to offend messages of Wrongcards make them stand out. Warning: Not recommended for viewing at work.

June 3, 2008
Simple, yet so satisfying: Choose a Web site that represents something you dislike, then select what kind of disaster you’d like to befall it (meteors, wasps, spilled coffee, etc.). Blam!

May 28, 2008
This virtual kaleidoscope game comes from the mind of Ze Frank.

May 19, 2008
Sure, Instant Rimshot is a one-trick pony. But what better response is there to that coworker who’s just cracked a corny joke… again?

May 13, 2008

How many TV theme songs can you name? My best score is 754. Post your best here.

May 6, 2008
Think rap songs and infographics don’t have much in common? Think again.

April 29, 2008
Crashing copter: Successfully pilot the helicopter past obstacles and I assume something good will happen. I wouldn’t know — I’ve crashed 137 times.

April 22, 2008
Flowers2Mail: I wouldn’t exactly recommend this as a substitute for the real thing on a major occasion, but it’s a fun site nonetheless.

April 15, 2008
Animator vs. Animation: This Flash classic can still make you grin.
Animator vs. Animation

April 8, 2008
Wreck Your Worries: Type a worry into a box, choose one of five tools (for example, a hammer or a golf club), and whack that worry into oblivion.

April 1, 2008
Head to this illustrator’s site when you want a laugh.

March 25, 2008
Now these are business cards people will remember.

March 11, 2008
Mystery moving rocks of Death Valley. Can you figure it out?

March 4, 2008
This is just a cool site full of odd images

February 26, 2008
Cool Word Illusions

February 19, 2008
Having trouble sleeping? Here’s a solution.

February 12, 2008
Just in case you need help with your next slogan

February 5, 2008
This gives new meaning to the term “freehand”
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January 29, 2008
Strange Facts: More water cooler fodder

January 22, 2008
Money Faces: I always have to share unique origami creations.

January 15, 2008
HassleMe: This actually may be more useful than wacky.

January 8, 2008
Is too much honesty a bad thing?

January 2, 2008
Now those are some Mr. Potatoheads

December 18, 2007
Need some business card design ideas? These are some doozies!

December 11, 2007
Zoomed in on Food: Sometimes you can get too close.

December 4, 2007
Strange Google Maps sightings. These are definitely “needle in a haystack” findings

November 27, 2007
Fireplace TV: Almost like the real thing

November 20, 2007
Can I have some!?

November 13, 2007
Amazing and fun inventions. The storage in a staircase is BRILLANT

November 6, 2007
Here’s a fun DIY project that has the added benefit of annoying your family and friends.

October 30, 2007
What are you afraid of?

October 23, 2007
Mad scientists at their best!

October 16, 2007
Get from here to there in style

October 9, 2007
If you’re into architecture you’ll like these

October 2, 2007
Modular Chair: Form and function exaggerated

September 25, 2007
Extreme Pumpkins: Halloween is just around the corner

September 18, 2007
Crazy Facts: This week’s water cooler fodder

September 11, 2007
Wow… Some of these animals look alien

September 5, 2007
15 Unfortunately Placed Ads

August 28, 2007
The Twinkie Test: Is this cruel and unusual punishment?

August 21, 2007
ourYa ebWa itesa ranslatedta intoa igPa atinLa — and others too

August 14, 2007
Funny Painted Cars: There are a couple NC17 submissions — beware

August 7, 2007
50 Reasons Why People Buy: Brainstorming tool

July 31, 2007
Zip it: Check your Photoshop “fly” PDQ

July 24, 2007
Another batch of amazing photoshopped images

July 17, 2007
Barcode Art: Try barcoding yourself

July 10, 2007
Mailbox Art: Snail mail at its best

July 3, 2007
Have a little fun with JavaScript

June 26, 2007
Strangest Coincidences: We don’t vouch for their authenticity, but they are entertaining none the less.

June 19, 2007
World Beard Championship: Something to plan for come Fall

June 12,
Side Show World: Delve into the real wacky

June 5, 2007
Duct Tape Fashion: Make your own sticky fashion statement

May 30, 2007 A fun way to listen to music

May 22, 2007 Distracting Flash fun

May 15, 2007
The Art And Philosophy Of Chindogu

May 8, 2007
Keep this random image generator for those “gotta share” moments. Please note there are some graphic images in this collection.

May 1, 2007
Things You Never Knew Existed: Definitely the place for those “hard to shop fors”

April 17, 2007

Strange statues around the world.

April 10, 2007
Very Funny Ads: We’re sorry for any deadline missing that may happen.

April 3, 2007
Create your own South Park characters

March 27, 2007
File Swap: Interesting give and take proposition

March 20, 2007
Are you feeling crafty?

March 13, 2007
Annoy your colleagues with virtual bubble wrap

March 6, 2007
For the survey-aholic in all of us

February 27, 2007
How will your favorite publication report the end of the world?

February 20, 2007
Sarcasm Society: Do you have the chops?

February 13, 2007
eBizzare: Some weird weird facts

February 6, 2007
Words of Inspiration: A little more profound than wacky this time.

January 30, 2007
Drum Machine: Do you got rhythm?

January 23, 2007
Remove those unwanted elements from your images

January 16, 2007
Check out these crayon sculptures

January 9, 2007
Can you swing and hang on?

January 3, 2007
Bore Me: Some funny texts to get your 2007 started

December 19, 2006
Text-based Pong: It’s harder than you think

December 12, 2006
Contemplate: Take time to think

December 5, 2006
Thousands of Ways To Annoy People: What better time of year to annoy someone

November 28, 2006
Could you be the next Jackson Pollack?

November 21, 2006
Online Shell Game: How far can you get?

November 14, 2006
Two Sentences: Give this writing exercise a try

November 7, 2006
Guess the Logo: How many do you recognize?

October 31, 2006
When Cloning Goes Wrong: How are your “genetics” skills?

October 24, 2006
FutureMe: Send yourself a message in the future.

October 17, 2006
Paper Toss: Now you don’t have to mess up your office

October 10, 2006
elgooG: This will make your head hurt

October 3, 2006
Concert Venue Help: Definitely more useful than wacky

September 26, 2006
Pen & Ink Fun: Doodle away

September 19, 2006
DontClick.It: Try to resist the urge to click.

September 12, 2006
Seat Guru: Not overly wacky, but extremely helpful if you travel a lot.

September 6, 2006
Marble Magnets: Make some for your clients

August 29, 2006
75 Years of Band-Aid: Follow the history of the boo-boo fixer

August 22, 2006
Create your own kaleidoscope

August 15, 2006
Airigami: Balloon animals are not just for clowns anymore

August 8, 2006
Human For Sale: How much are you worth?

August 1, 2006
Putting Sheep to Sleep: The key to a quick time? Listen.

July 25, 2006
Mini Putt: Careful… you may get hooked

July 18, 2006
Trendy Magic: How do they do that?

July 11, 2006
Art de Toilette: Gift ideas for someone who has everything

July 5, 2006
Custom Creature Taxidermy Arts: Careful. This site may not be for the faint of heart or stomach.

June 27, 2006
xHollywood: Good central location for all those funny ads you remember from TV. Warning: There are a lot of pop up ads on this site.

June 20, 2006
Dumb Warnings: Vacuum Cleaner — Do not use to pick up gasoline or flammable liquids

June 13, 2006
Crazy Fads: Have you updated your trendy ways?

June 6, 2006
The PhobiaList: What are you afraid of?

May 31, 2006
Perpetual Bubblewrap: Are you one of the annoying ones? Here’s your ultimate time waster.

May 23, 2006
PhoneSpell: Mnemonics options for your phone number

May 16, 2006
Discordian Coloring Book: I still have mine! Some of them are posters of velvet.

May 9, 2006
Inkblot Test: What do you see?

May 2, 2006
Cute Overload: Exactly that.

April 25, 2006
Cool Quotes: What they said!

April 18, 2006
RoadsideAmerica: Offbeat places to visit

April 11, 2006
Human Clock: Now that’s what I call analog

April 4, 2006 The ultimate site of non sequiturs

March 28, 2006
Museum of Bad Art: Isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder?

March 21, 2006
What Would You Do?: Can you survive?
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March 14, 2006
Totally Absurd Inventions: All of these examples have patents. Go figure.

March 07, 2006
Sound of Pasta: Something new to do with some of your carbs

February 28, 2006
Captain Quack: For you rubber ducky fans.

February 21, 2006
Star Trek Quotables: Just in case Terri’s reference wasn’t enough.

February 14, 2006
Wonders of the World: Check out some suggestions for some new wonders.

February 7, 2006
That’s Ironic: You’ll be rolling your eyes at this one.

January 31, 2006
Celebrity Height: Are you taller than Tom Cruise?

January 24, 2006
Tomatoes are Evil: For all you tomato haters

January 17, 2006
Email Etiquette: How’
s yours?

January 10, 2006
Favorville: Facilitating the exchange of helpful acts.

January 4, 2006
Let’s get 2006 off to a great start… with a HUGE time wasting yet addictive game.

December 20, 2005
Get inspired with some book cover art:

December 13, 2005
Zoom Quilt: Hint, you’re zoomed in pretty far at the start.

December 6, 2005
Are you ready for Chrismukkah?

November 29, 2005
Wondering what to get the gadget-head in your life? Let Popular Sciencehelp.

November 22, 2005
Be prepared with some first thanksgiving facts.

November 15, 2005
Create your own South Park characters

November 8, 2005
Camera Toss Pix: Please don’t drop it when you try this!

November 1, 2005
World Sunlight Map: Looking for a little sunshine on a cloudy day?

October 25, 2005
Pixelfest: Add your one dot to the mix.
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October 18, 2005
Pandora: Not overly wacky, but VERY addicting.

October 11, 2005
Make-a-Flake: A little virtual paper cutting fun this week.

October 4, 2005
The PocketMod: When a piece of paper in your hand is just enough

September 27, 2005
How intuitive are you?

September 20, 2005
The Phrontistery: Toss one of these words into a conversation.

September 13, 2005
I’m throwing away my “Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.”
You can quote me on that.

September 7, 2005
Which File Extension Are You? Take this quiz and find out.

August 30, 2005
Urban Legends: Are some of these really true?

August 23, 2005
Virtual Stapler: For the love of an office staple

August 16, 2005
Desktop Ink Blots: Test your psyche on your computer

August 9, 2005
ABC Gallery: Remember your Art History textbook?
Here it is on your computer:

August 2, 2005
Short Short Short Stories: Just in case you don’t have time for a full novel.

July 26, 2005
Paperdoll Heaven: Dress up your favorite celebs

July 19, 2005
Fruit Pages: Handy reference for your next trip to the farmers market.

July 12, 2005
Country Reports: No so wacky this week, but pretty darn informative.

July 6, 2005

Celebrities Eating: Just in case you’ve already read your latest People Magazine this week and still need a Hollywood fix.

June 28, 2005
Crying While Eating: Whaaaa?!

June 21, 2005 Bone up before your next Trivial Pursuit game.

June 14, 2005
Muffin Films: Is that blueberry muffin backing up on you?

June 7, 2005
Podcast Alley: A good place to start browsing for an aural distraction.

June 1, 2005
Interactive Refridgerator Magnets: “Someone keeps stealing my letters…” photos of people who have made unfortunate clothing choices. Warning: Some photos and captions are not safe for work.

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.
Posted on: September 18, 2013

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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