From the category archives:


A Look Back In Time

November 8, 2012

The Internet has proven to be a force for campaigning for the past 5 Presidential Elections, and each election cycle, the way the Internet is used changes.  Let’s look back at how one candidate for President used the Internet back in 1996. H/T:  @SeanHackbarth

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Electoral College Timesuck

February 3, 2012

Here’s a great way to spend some time at work:  You can watch Obama lose in multiple ways!

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Can You Stabilize the Debt?

May 24, 2010

Via @MediaLizzy I came across this timesuck in which one can try to reduce the federal debt to 60% of GDP by 2018.  It is an interesting exercise, although I do reject some of the premises that the site makes.  First, it takes a static analysis on tax cuts, assuming that extending the Bush tax [...]

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The Ultimate At-Work Timesuck

March 10, 2010

Time for a good mid-week diversion.  Want to goof off at work without your co-workers or boss finding out?  This timesuck looks like productive work in that it is a series of games made to look like productivity software such as spreadsheets and graphs.  There are even options to pause and make it look like [...]

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Super Mario Bros. for Piano

February 24, 2010

A bit of pop-culture nostalgia for a boring Wednesday.  I happen to be a huge fan of all things Nintendo.  I grew up with the original NES, and Super Mario Bros. was the first game I got for the system.  I also happen to be a piano player.  So, imagine my (somewhat geeky) surprise when [...]

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Barack Paper Scissors

January 26, 2009

No Mr. President.  I won.  I didn’t think I would post this timesuck, but I won.  Give it a try.

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Bailout Timesuck

January 14, 2009

In the era of wasteful government bailouts comes a new timesuck, The Bailout Game, in which you get to play the part of Ben Bernanke at bailing out Wall Street! Have at it! H/T: NRO’s The Corner

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Go Hunting With Sarah Palin Timesuck

November 15, 2008

Go hunting in Alaska with Sarah Palin in this online game.  Shoot for Moose, Wolves, and Caribou as well as Russian subs, battleships, and MiGs.  Points are taken away for hitting Eskimo Dog Sled Teams, Snow Machines, and John McCain.  The game-play is interspersed with audio from Sarah Palin.

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Sarah Palin Timesuck

October 23, 2008

OK, it’s not very nice, but this Sarah Palin timesuck does have a certain addictive quality — like a low-grade, leftist college kids’ bigoted version of JK Rowling’s homepage with Sarah Palin as its target.  I got a good laugh out of it, though — unlike many of my leftist friends, I have the capacity for [...]

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The World Wide Web, circa 2001

October 2, 2008

File this one under Timesucks.  In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Google has put up a version of its search engine from 2001.  You can search only sites that were around in 2001, go to the current site, or view an archive of what the site looked like back in 2001.  Definitely eats up a [...]

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Electoral Map Timesuck

September 20, 2008

With under seven weeks until Election Day, some Electoral College map fun can be found here at Real Clear Politics.  It lets you change the states from Obama to McCain and vice versa, tallying the new Electoral Vote totals as you mess with it.  After about five minutes I realized this fits the description of a “timesuck” worth [...]

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VH1 ’80s Countdown Timesuck

April 26, 2008

I love them.  I hate them.  Despite the socio-political leanings of the music networks, I applaud VH1 for keeping pop culture over the last three decades alive for those who either don’t remember the formative years of Gen X or for those who just love to immerse themselves in the nostalgia.  I am mostly the latter (being a kid [...]

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March 19, 2008

While we’re on the 1980s, here’s a timesuck.

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Cheesy 1980s Star Wars Flashback

January 17, 2008

Ryan’s going to love this one and I’m sure those of you who were born in the 1970s will as well. Call it stupid, call it a timesuck, call it whatever you want. I call it hella sweet.

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Blenders Are Usually Fun

December 1, 2007

This late Saturday afternoon seems as a good time as any for an old-fashioned timesuck. This one isn’t a game but it sure is fun if done right. Enjoy! Hat Tip: Ace of Spades and Conservative Belle.

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Time for a Brainteaser!

April 20, 2007

Okay kids! Given recent headlines, now is as good a time as any. This puzzle is a new depiction of that old e-mail chain letter.  Leave your guesses in the comments section, but don’t peak if you want to figure it out for yourself.

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Atari Timesuck

December 2, 2006

Here is an Atari timesuck. Jonah Goldberg at the Corner gets all the credit for this one. Jonah is now officially King of the timesuck.

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Sheep Timesuck

November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving to all. My gift to you is a pretty cool timesuck from the BBC where you have to hit sheep with tranquilizers.

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Timesuck: The Saint

April 10, 2006

Nothing like a timesuck on a Monday. This one isn’t hard but it’s pretty fun.

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Harry Potter Timesuck

March 10, 2006

Harry Potter fans should check out JK Rowling’s official website. It’s a pretty good timesuck.

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Tennis Timesuck

February 17, 2006

Thank you Jonah Goldberg for linking to this aweome timesuck. Link via the Corner

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February 14, 2006

The Axis of Right loves National Review Online’s The Corner. It was our first link and remains one of the few on our site. We’ll get cracking on fixing that but I digress. One thing I both love and despise about the Corner is their inclination to post “timewasters.” In honor of my friend from [...]

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