Friday 13th? Pah! Superstitious nonsense! 

There’s no way we’ll be letting bad luck spoil this week’s round-up of the most ridiculous things we’ve seen online.

And we certainly won’t be getting chased through the woods by a maniac in a hockey mask at any point either. Just you wait and see… 

Obligatory cat moment of the week

What’s the most un-unlucky thing there is?

How about cats?

They’re full of good luck, they’ve got nine lives and they rule the internet.

Why, I’m sure if I combined one with Ice cream (The happiest food on the planet) then nothing could possibly go wrong… 

Oh.  

From the mouths of babes...

OK OK, how about kids toys?

They’re innocent enough. No way could they ever be sinister right?

I mean, it’s not as though Barbie will secretly record everything you say around it and broadcast it back to Mattel or anything is it?

That would be insane. 

Oh.

Check out the full details over at the WP

Just don't order any Jaffa Cakes

Hmmm, maybe we’re better off if we just sit tight and treat ourselves to a delicious snack?

No food in the house? No worries! I hear from a reliable source that cheap snacks are readily available on the world’s busiest online marketplace. Yes, that’s Craigslist I’m talking about… 

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Me, a name I call yo momma

Hmmm, this isn’t going so well is it?

Maybe we should find something more wholesome to entertain us. What about The Sound of Music? It doesn’t get much more joyful than that! Here’s The Onion’s film critic celebrating the film’s 50th anniversary. 

Hoooo boy. 

G&T it is then...

I don’t know about you, but I need a stiff drink after watching that.

If only there wasn’t a looming, worldwide bourbon shortage.

Yep. Better start stockpiling that Maker’s Mark, because there ain’t gonna be much of it going around in a few years time. Here’s a fascinating piece from Nautilus that explains why cowboys everywhere are gonna be dryer’n a parched rattlesnake.

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What do you mean, you're never sleeping over again?

You know what? I think maybe the universe is trying to tell me something. I guess I’ll just head back to bed until it’s all over. 

Ahh, that’s betteaaaargh! 

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Yes, you too can sleep in the belly of a bloodthirsty monster shark, thanks to Chumbuddy sleeping bags.

The ideal way to mentally scar your children. 

It’s enough to make you want to move away and start a new life.

Currently I’m a multilingual illiterate (I can’t spell in dozens of languages) but I can fix that, thanks to handy teaching site Lingisto, which lets you learn new languages by watching, among others,  The Big Bang Theory.

Give it a whirl, you’ll be fluent by season three:

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Gif it all up

You know what? I think we can reverse all this bad luck. Like, look at this little chimney dude:

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He’s having a bad time of it.

If only Rewindimgur existed. Wait – it does! Take your gifs, put them through a time loop and turn those frowns upside-down. 

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Ah, look how happy he is now! 

Watch the exciting results roll in

That’s better! Now we can roll around in some cool stuff instead. Like this fine example of online futurism from the BBC, still going strong 18 years after it went up.

That there is some hardcore HTML: 

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I can't stand the rain

Check out this beautiful example of artistic expression/ obsessive-compulsive disorder from graphic designer Jose Guizar, who’s taken time to catalogue the various windows of New York City and collect them into this lovely site.

Go on, stare out of a window for a while.

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Cagney & Lacey official playlist

Great, now we’re enjoying ourselves, how about some music?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the theme from "Police Squad" stuck in my head ever since we mentioned it in this post earlier in the week.

I sure hope there’s a site out there where I can find and listen to tons of music from TV Shows and Movies. 

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Good work internet! 

Caturday the 14th

Oh, this is all going very well now. In fact, I‘m so confident, I’m going to try using cats again.

As I mentioned earlier, they’re everywhere online these days, but there’s always room for a few more fluffy little guys isn’t there? Take it away Meowbify

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Vaguely newsworthy point of the week

Finally, I suppose we’re contractually obliged to mention the whole Jeremy Clarkson thing that’s been unwinding this week.

Or at least, this marvellous bit of agile marketing from the chaps over at Snickers UK.

Well played, peanut deployers, well played.

I think the perm is coming back for men

As always when I’m in charge of the round-up, we’ll end on a song. And what a song we have for you. Take it away Kim…

OK, that’s it. Me and the internet are off for a weekend’s camping at beautiful Crystal Lake.

It’s off season, so we’ll be all alone up there, but hey, I think it’ll be more relaxing that way. We have a cabin and everything.

See you next week!

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Matt Owen

Published 13 March, 2015 by Matt Owen

Matt Owen is a marketing consultant based in London. He was previously Head of Social at Econsultancy and currently runs Atomise Marketing. Opinions expressed are author's own.

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Comments (5)

Artur Szalak

Artur Szalak, Online Product Manager at Populis Ltd.

Why are you turning into Mashable?

over 3 years ago

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Chris Monkman, Web Developer at E-Dzine

I wondered why my prized bottle of bourbon was now worth $2k+ (damn fine wedding present and no you can't have any).

Also worth noting that gif's of a cairn glass for whiskey not whisky (of the github variety)....

I may have been a liquor merchant in a past job......

over 3 years ago

Pete Austin

Pete Austin, Founder and Author at Fresh Relevance

Full version of the Viz comic, excerpted in the link to this piece:
http://viz.co.uk/tinribs/
Viz has one of the best twitter feeds at:
https://twitter.com/vizcomic

over 3 years ago

Matt Owen

Matt Owen, Marketing Consultant at Atomise Marketing

Indeed it does - included in the header because of Tinrib's catchphrase "Hi, I'm Barbie, I love you very much".

HO HO, eh readers?

over 3 years ago

Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton, Editor in Chief at SaleCycle

@Artur, we're not. We have one light-hearted post every Friday and that's it. The rest is all digital marketing and ecommerce.

over 3 years ago

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