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Well, it comes as no surprise to most that the alleged Bigfoot corpse that made headlines for the last couple weeks has turned out to be a hoax. It seems extremely unlikely that a creature the size of Bigfoot living in regions populated by humans could have remained undiscovered all these years. Shouldn’t we have a body, indisputable video footage, droppings, bones, or some other tangible evidence by now? Still, if you’re like Fox Mulder and want to believe, there are sites out there where you can meet like-minded researchers and Bigfoot afficianados.
Bigfoot Wikipedia Page – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfoot
Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization – http://www.bfro.net/
Bigfoot Encounters – http://www.bigfootencounters.com/
The Shadowlands Bigfoot Page – http://theshadowlands.net/bf.htm
The Skeptic’s Dictionary Bigfoot Entry – http://www.skepdic.com/bigfoot.html
Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers – http://18.104.22.168/~skookum/
Willow Creek-China Flat Museum – http://bigfootcountry.net/home/
Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist – http://www.lorencoleman.com/
Bigfoot Lives – http://www.bigfoot-lives.com/
The Bigfoot Discovery Project – http://www.bigfootdiscoveryproject.com/
Skeptic World Bigfoot Page – http://www.skepticworld.com/cryptozoology/big-foot.asp
For the last 7 years now, comic book shops around the country have been celebrating an annual event called Free Comic Book Day. If you go to a participating comic book store on that day, you’ll receive at least one (but probably several) free comic books. This year (2008) the event falls on Saturday, May 3, so if you want to grab some free comics for yourself or the kids, head on out to your nearest comic book shop. Don’t know where to find a comic store? There’s a store locator on the official Free Comic Book Day website.
Have you ever wanted to create your own time-wasting flash game like the ones you see plastered all over the web? Well, now, even if you don’t have any programming skills, you can upload a few photos and create your own mini-game in minutes. Then you can e-mail that game to friends or embed it on your Myspace page or other website. Here’s a sample game I created when I tested out the site:
From the minds behind I Can Haz Cheezburger? comes I Has a Hot Dog, a site dedicated to silly picture of dogs. This is a time wasting site if ever there was one. Subscribe to their daily photo e-mail list if you need a morning pick-me-up every day like I do.
One of the classic time wasting sites on the web can be found at Lunchtimers. It’s a virtual refrigerator door covered in letter magnets. The fun is trying to spell out words while other people around the world are also trying to spell out words of their own. You can work together, disrupt their attempts, or try to post your own message on the fridge. It’s a unique way to kill 5 minutes and it’s something that could only exist on the Internet. Click here to check it out.
Sometimes the simplest sites are the coolest, such as Falling Sand, a page where different colors of sand drip down from the top of the screen and you use your mouse to draw lines and shapes to change the path of the sand. Play around with this for a few minutes and see what kind of crazy patterns you can create. Check it out here.
Jib Jab is another one of those goofy, time-wasting sites where you can upload photos of your friends, family, co-workers, etc. to make videos of them dancing like idiots or doing other ridiculous stuff. Hilarity ensues. I tested the site out above using some photos of co-workers. Below, you’ll see one of Jib Jab’s sample videos, disco-dancing Clinton and Obama. The only thing I don’t like about the site is that there are fees involved in using most of their templates, although some of them are free, like the one I used above.
Normally, I’m in favor of holidays that involve candy, but like most men, I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s a day where women expect us to shower them with affection and gifts for no apparent reason. How is that different than every other day of the year? That said, I may just have to buy some Valentine’s Day candy this year at Think Geek. I’m not sure if my wife would appreciate a tin of Bittersweets or not though. She would, however, like their caffeine candy and their chocolate avatars.
Any IT person should be able to relate to this sad, funny, and true blog post by Saun Boyd.
Source: Life Reboot
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