The 15 Best Places to Waste Time on the Web

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3. Fark.com

Fark.com's founder, Drew Curtis, is currently working on a book titled "It's Not News, It's FARK: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News."
Fark.com's founder, Drew Curtis, is currently working on a book titled "It's Not News, It's FARK: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News."
As the site says, it's not news, it's Fark.com. For the absolute best online oddities, strange news reports, and random links to the Internet's most absurd sites, Fark has you covered, to the tune of some 100 links a day, each with its own snarky discussion board. All links are user submitted, and moderators filter through the chaff, posting only the best on the front page. If that's not enough for you, spend the five bucks a month for a TotalFark.com subscription, which gives you complete access to every single submission the site gets, roughly 2000 links a day. If you spent a minute per link, you'd actually need nine extra hours each day to get through it all.

2. Craigslist.org

Craigslist
Is there another place where you can get a job, find an apartment, meet your future spouse, and sell your old dinette set, all on one URL? Despite expanding across the globe (there's even a Craigslist Panama), the venerable Craigslist still maintains its all-text design, which can actually work to the advantage of surfing-from-work scofflaws.

Craigslist is at its hysterical best when it's completely frivolous: The missed connections, where posters anonymously yearn for the cute girl they couldn't get up the nerve to talk to, and Best of Craigslist sections are hypnotically awesome. For more Craiglist fun, check out this custom search engine and photo viewer.

1. YouTube

lonelygirl15
Look, a dude dancing funny! Look, a guy falling off a ladder! Look, a kitty falling asleep! YouTube may have lost some of its magic since lonelygirl15 was revealed to be a fraud, and new owners Google started deleting all of the bootlegged sitcoms and Japanese game shows, but it's still an almost overwhelming way to waste hours and hours. If that's not enough, check out Revver, Ebaumsworld, Bored.com, and ifilm--all of which cater, in various degrees, to showing videos of people getting hit in the crotch and girls dancing in their underwear. Hey, Mentos and Diet Coke!

But it doesn't end here: Click through to the next page for more sites that, while not in our top 15, are most certainly honorable places of procrastination...

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