Posts tagged ‘time suck’

Time Suck of the Week

3 August, 2008 | | No Comment

Yes, just when yo thoguht it was safe to get back on the net, there’s the Big Ugly Man Doll posting another TSoW.  Jeez.  

Today’s time suck is hilarious; stop me if you’ve seen them before, but if you’re a food fan you’ll love Cake Wrecks.  We’ve watched Warren Brown turn wedding cakes into works of art at Cake Love.  We’ve watched Duff Goldman at Ace of Cakes blow shit up make cakes soar, scream, and write bad checks.  

Now, we can see how the rest of the world lives.

Stay tuned boys and girls, a headline roundup is just around the corner!

Time Suck of the Week

20 July, 2008 | | No Comment

Now, I’m not saying that this is the right time suck for you. (Yes, you. You know who you are.) But I will say it’s worth your time, to have a few of your moments sucked up by reading an on-line magazine (see, you don’t even have to get up!) called Abyss & Apex

I found it this week, and I assure you, it does not suck – except my time, which it sucks delightfully. In particular, two stories from the current issue – The Number of Angels in Hell and Väinämöinen and the Singing Fish (by the delightful and talented mrissa) – stand out as excellent.  Not to mention the guest editorial by Dear Cthulhu.  I mean, it doesn’t get much better than having the ancient old ones penning your copy!  

I’ll bet he’s a bitch the production room, though:  “Where’s that thrice-damned shoggoth with my coffee?  If we miss deadline once more this month, Yog will have my mglw’nafh heads on a five-sided platter!  I know they say Cthulhu wgah’nagl fhtagn, but that doesn’t mean you slacker scum get to as well!  And if that damn shoggoth is fhtagn on the job, I’ll have its tentacles making coffee on Rl’yeh – the hard way!”

Time Suck of the Week

13 July, 2008 | | No Comment

 TSoW this week is brought to you by the kind folks at Gawker – not, in particular, their writers, but the people leaving comments.  OMG.

This is, before you clickey clickey to start your Monday off right, NSFW.  I don’t say that because your boss might walk by and see oral references that s/he’s never seen before – after all, that’s an opportunity for promotion, gender notwithstanding – but rather because you’re probably reaching for your coffee as you read this, and there’s a good chance that you’ll have to make something up when you call tech support after spitting your drink all over the desk, keyboard, and monitor.  

Why?  Because we’ve all read Cosmo once or twice, because we are now or have been (a) teenage girls unable to afford makeup AND magazines at the same time, or (b) teenage boys unable to buy porn because my older cousin is out of town.  Or you’re metro, or married, or both.  Whatever.  You read it and you loved it, because it gave you a new meaning for “craptastic.”

Anyway, the kind folks at gawker noted that Cosmo had listed ten of the magazine’s most common “boundary-pushing moves” and had asked a collection of New York men how they felt about the sex tips.  Gawker then had its resident “sexpert” review the list.  The best part is not this review.  The best part is reading the comments on the post.   The 124 comments on the post. 

These are the people who bring us such faux Comso sex tips as “Craft a thong teddy of out tampons. He won’t be able to resist the cottony softness! And you can use it to soak up the wet spot later.”   And, “Right before he enters you, throw a bucket of orange juice on him and then roll him in woodchips. He’ll love the sensation of all that stingy citrus on his already sensitive skin!”

It’s like a train wreck you can’t stop reading.  It’s certainly the Time Suck – and I use that word advisedly! – of the Week.

Time Suck of the Week

9 July, 2008 | | No Comment

Ah, once again and late as usual, although I’d love to make an excuse about how busy I was on Sunday.   I was in, ah, church, yeah, that’s it, I was at a church where there was no Internet connection, and…  

Not buying it?  Me either.  Who the hell would go to a church with no internet connection?  

Anyway, the TSoW is brought to us by the talented Wendy McClure, who has done the world the favor of resurrecting, if not the dead, then the “should have been dead a long time now but it’s just too funny to bury.”  You know, like watching your mother trying to get into a Lyrca gym suit – you wish you could repress the memory, but you keep replaying it in your head because it was just too damn funny.  Anyway, put down your food and drink and check out  If you remember any of these, you’re probably as old as I am.  If you’ve ever cooked any of these, you’re probably dead by now.  

Man, I should pray after reading those.  Where’s my T1 connection to the Shamayim subnet?

Time Suck of the Week

30 June, 2008 | | No Comment

This week’s TSoW was brought to my attention by my very own SOBUMD – the cloud cast from Albuquerque  It’s cool even when it’s not balloon festival day! 

We could watch this all day.  I don’t know why, really.  But, you know.  Time Suck!!!