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Mo / July 3, 2007 2:13 PM

Oh man, this one keeps me fixated for way too long.


Shasta / July 3, 2007 2:16 PM

Wish I could, but my employer blocks anything fun and interesting...except for GapersBlock (for now).


Andrew / July 3, 2007 2:35 PM

Thank goodness for their benevolence, Shasta! ;)

I like to play Babble, a sort of combo of Scrabble and Boggle. And Desktop Tower Defense is an incredible timewaster.

Lori / July 3, 2007 3:16 PM

Emerson Dameron / July 3, 2007 3:25 PM

The Crips' Wikipedia page.

The "history" tab reveals days' worth of 'net drama.

Winediva / July 3, 2007 3:38 PM

Clip from my new favorite show, Flight of the Conchords. The Office meets Spinal Tap meets The Pet Shop Boys.

gate / July 3, 2007 3:58 PM

I like these Japanese flash games. You are stuck in a room and you have to use the items around you to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape. They remind me of those old Sierra Space Quest games. Lots of pointing and clicking but still pretty fun and absorbing.

kate / July 3, 2007 4:09 PM

i can has cheezburger

Dan M. / July 3, 2007 4:20 PM

I can't warn you enough against this game, but I'm hopelessly, hopelessly addicted:

it's like checkers on steroids, plus you can type out smack talk to your heart's delight.

cliff @ Berwyn / July 3, 2007 5:17 PM

This is an insane little game. You get to be a virus and try to destroy mankind. Turn down the music, 'cuz it's waaaay too stupid, but the game is a helluva lot of fun. Plus the site it's on isn't to bad either....

cliff @ Berwyn / July 3, 2007 5:18 PM

This is an insane little game. You get to be a virus and try to destroy mankind. Turn down the music, 'cuz it's waaaay too stupid, but the game is a helluva lot of fun. Plus the site it's on isn't to bad either....

Dubi Kaufmann / July 4, 2007 2:14 AM

I get a lot of complaint emails from people spending too much time on this

it is a very hard puzzle but it looks simple.

Wendy / July 4, 2007 11:28 AM

Virtual Drug Dealer. There's a lot of cheap smack going around!

d. / July 4, 2007 11:39 AM

i like -- that one's got new games every friday and there's a crapload.

rofi mike / July 4, 2007 4:25 PM

seconding quadradius and everything that's been said about it.

before that, it was all about Desktop TD

Bill B / July 5, 2007 8:47 AM

The forums over at SomethingAwful have taken over my life:

Steve / July 5, 2007 8:49 AM

If you haven't gotten enough fireworks yet, head

TaJ / July 5, 2007 10:33 AM

time wasters..
compulsive email checking
anything online..

Emily / July 5, 2007 11:43 AM

Boomshine. Simple, but addictive as hell.

skafiend / July 5, 2007 12:29 PM

Calling the person in the next cubicle like, a million times all day long and then hanging up. It helps the day go by quicker

fluffy / July 5, 2007 2:31 PM

search the internet for the funny pictures which I then print and place in my co-workers' picture frames. I get tired of looking at their dumb pets and ugly kids. Sometimes i make squaeky noises that you can barely hear, but it drives one of my coworkers crazy. Sometimes out of the blue I say 'oh my god' to see who's listening to me and asks me what i'm looking at online. i just say 'nothing'. I talk incessantly about Mr M (the most wonderful cat in the world) I ask my co-workers what they think Mr. M may be up to at this very moment.
i also play marbles:

Jill / July 5, 2007 3:17 PM


Cute games--I like the soundtracks too.

carrie / July 5, 2007 4:26 PM

Fluffy!! HAAHAA!! you crack me up. Squeaky noises...hahaa!!

Dubi, I don't know you, but posting that game was very mean. I have been going back and forth all day and I'm sure it's a simple solution, but goodness I can't figure it out... I'm mad about it :)

Sue / July 5, 2007 9:57 PM

I can't get enough!

fluffy / July 6, 2007 10:23 AM

if i'm on a conference call, i put it on speakerphone and turn up the volume. then i walk away.
sometimes i put my phone on mute and tell people where to shove it. ha.
my favorite is when i put on ear plugs and no one knows i have them in, so I'm probably ignoring everyone who walks by. as you can all tell, my job is NOT fulfulling.

i'd rather play games on people than play games online.
games people play, you take it or you leave it, games people play in the middle of the niiiii-ight. man, i hate that song. blah.

micky / July 6, 2007 11:05 AM

I am not a tennis fan but i love this tennis game...

Carly / July 6, 2007 4:16 PM

Virtual drug dealer just made for the most unproductive, yet completely rewarding day at work ever.

Winediva / July 6, 2007 4:29 PM

Anything on U Tube by Flight of the Conchords. Live or TV clips. I'm especially partial to "She's so hot...Boom", "The Bowie Song", and "Albi the Racist Dragon".

Kevin / July 6, 2007 9:35 PM

The.Greatest.Comic.Strip.Ever. If you doubt, just search the site for the "Airwolf" storyline. I promise that you will weep.

You could spend a long time exploring all the old strips, the blogs, Ray's Place.

Alex / July 7, 2007 1:37 PM

Passive Aggressive Notes is hilarious! They post notes that people have left roommates, co-workers, etc. where they bitch and moan about things in a totally passive aggressive manner.

Also, Book Worm over a Pop Cap games.

And, True Mom Confessions and True Dad confessions are also good for a laugh.

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