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I’ll do you a deal, I won’t mention the World Cup at all until the very end.

That way you can either skip down there straight away, or stop reading after the third mention of Game of Thrones.

Grab a snack, make a tea, pop on your headphones and put your shirt back on because it’s not dress-down Friday - here’s the round-up:

Because all content deserves to go viral

The Onion has launched an entire website to harpoon Buzzfeed, Gawker and Upworthy. (I chose the word harpoon over lampoon, as lampoon sounds too friendly). It's called Clickhole.

It'll be interesting to see how many of these articles get passed around as genuine; as if this is the way content is naturally and depressingly headed.

Of particular note are 16 Pictures Of Beyoncé Where She’s Not Sinking In Quicksand, Meet The Most Powerful Man You’ve Never Heard Of (it's Barack Obama) and this excellent How Many Of These ‘Friends’ Episodes Have You Seen? quiz...

Say no to drugs, say yes to pizza kids

Foodbeast has created 24 pizzas featured in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. With some pretty darn professional photography, these look surprisingly tasty.

Jelly bean and sausage looks good.

Wait no, I’ll take a chocolate fudge, sardine, chilli pepper and whipped cream please.

And for verification…

The reason Batman can never go on holiday

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) is an agency within the US’s Homeland Security. It’s basically in charge of looking after the traveling public in the United States.

The TSA also has a surprisingly entertaining and at times deeply disturbing Instagram account where it shows off all the items people have tried and failed to bring on to an airplane.

I particularly enjoy/fear mohawkst’s comment.

“It’s a bug hunt, man”

Here’s Missing Brick’s brilliant Aliens LEGO set from an alternate universe where LEGO doesn’t care what children watch behind their parents’ backs.

Dads, prepare to feel bad around about… now

This redditor has been drawing gorgeous and thoroughly inspiring pictures on his son’s lunch bags every day for the last two years. 

Nowhere is it mentioned that the son is 32.

The coolest thing you’ll ever see Weezer do

Drummer Patrick Wilson caught a frisbee during a concert in Florida and didn’t even miss a beat. 

“This reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head" 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, have look at this gigantic infographic all about Ghostbusters.

And then, I don’t know, maybe go watch Ghostbusters or something.

The full circle of style

This schoolteacher has managed to wear the exact same outfit for his yearbook photo forty years in a row. He is my hero.

Stay away Edward Scissorhands!

Because in a world where we're too busy to read actual words, or apparently look at anyone’s face or even register the simplest detail, Spanish design company atipo has created these ridiculously minimalist film posters, distilled to a single detail on a piece of paper.

I’m only going to publish the ones I think I guessed correctly.

Let’s see how you do (click on the above link to check)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is particularly clever.

All by myself

When Richard Dunn found himself stuck overnight at Las Vegas airport without a single soul around, he did the only logical thing anyone would do. Made this majestic music video…

How to win at losing a Tony award

By taking a sneaky sip from your smuggled in hip-flask. Great job, Chris O’Dowd.

And now sports…

A look inside The 2014 World Cup ball.

The World Cup of everything else.

Pique wins!


That's your lot for this week. If you'd rather not join the real world again, just remember this comforting fact: this is the real world now, you can't go back.

For more round-up nonsense here are last week’s 14 fabulous things to tempt you away from the outside world.

Christopher Ratcliff

Published 13 June, 2014 by Christopher Ratcliff

Christopher Ratcliff is the editor of Methods Unsound. He was the Deputy Editor of Econsultancy. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via Google+ and LinkedIn

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