If there’s one thing I know, it’s a good distraction when I see it.

What are the best types of distractions? Flare guns are pretty good. Fireworks also provide a similar service. Rearranging your desk? That’s more in the procrastination category but at least easier to organise than obtaining fireworks outside of November or a flare gun outside of a boat.

So what’s the easiest and quickest way to distract yourself right now? Well being as you’re here already, these will do nicely.

From despair to where

Every time the train is delayed, Oli annotates the CEO of First Capital Connect’s face.


Making the World Cup better.

The king of yacht rock

Here’s a brilliant read on the unmistakeable, absurd and wonderful voice of Michael McDonald from The Concourse.

Thumbs up, thumbs down, thumbs up…

As reported in Ultra Culture, the poster for Life Itself, a documentary about Roger Ebert has undergone a cosmetic de-grumpifying.

The original and Photoshopped images are presented for you below in our favoured method of carriage. 

Its the new ‘impossible lens-flare’

Click below for a great collection of overused aesthetics from movie posters.

Bon voyage

SimplePixelQuest by French artist Emmanuel Esponasse is a beautiful animated click-through adventure that will take over your entire window with awesomeness.

Yeah well, you’re big and clunky!

 Kids react to the original Gameboy. “I kind of feel sad for people in the past” particularly stings.


Someone will definitely not be receiving a hammer for Christmas

A disturbing list (read as evil plan) from a boy’s eight year-old sister.

Airplane sleep positions

Demetri Martin has some bright ideas to spice up your airplane nap time.

From chimpan-A to chimpan-Zee

To ‘celebrate’ the release of the EIGTH Planet of the Apes film here’s a timeline that smooths out some kinks in the chronology if you care at all about that sort of thing.

Top tip of the week

Felt appropriate.

That’s your lot for this week, check out last week’s semi mind-blowing edition for more of the same. But obviously not the actual same because that would be cheating. Me and the internet are heading off to practice our own Michael McDonald impressions. “He came from somewhere back in…” cough-cough “He came from somewhere back in her long ago”. Nailed it.