Not An Ed Wood Space Movie ~ An Elegant Time Waster

The folks at Game Show Network have “launched” this fun little game – just to make sure you don’t get everything done today you’re supposed to … and a little space love thrown in for good measure … oh, and of course, it’s not as simple as it looks!!!! (oh yes, click on the sound button to get rid of the space sounds ..)

My thanks to one of my favorite blogs: The durnMoose blog.

(UPDATE: A technical problem developed with the game, it has been “retired” for a bit, until I can solve the issue … 😦 )

For now — GO HERE to play this delightful space(y) game!!!


Time Wasters ~ Elegant or Not

I don’t usually post clips here, but this one really caught my attention. It may have something to do with my birthday celebration yesterday (OK, OK — I’ll stop mentioning it!), but I have now vowed to never again complain about backache, headache or sore shoulders! By the way, as you watch this clip – remember that toe shoes have a steel plate in them!! Just so you know!!!

And now it’s possible for you to release your inner Jason Pollack – instead of doodling on that important piece of paper you’re supposed to be reading – you can doddle in a bright color right on your screen….

Just move the cursor around and/or pause it. To clear the screen for a new creation, all you have to do is click the mouse. — 0h yes, your screen will remain blank UNTIL you move the mouse.

And who knows – maybe there’s going to be a famous painting from your doodles!!!!

For The Fun Of It ~ An Early Evening Timewaster

This game based on Boggle is still somewhat in developement, but is quite fun to play.

WordHunter Xtreme was created for the Google Gadget University Awards, and won for Most Addictive. It was made during the numerous Google Gadgets workshops that I held for UPE in the fall. I’m proud to say that USC won for top university submission in the awards, and that another USC student, Ryan Brown, won Most Useful gadget with his WebClip gadget that lets you turn any webpage into a gadget.

Anyway, WordHunter Xtreme is inspired by the classic word game, Boggle, where you scramble up a bunch of letters in a grid and try to find words in connected chains of letters. It’s got a twist though– it uses the WordNet and UrbanDictionary APIs, so it lets you guess slang/acronyms/etc., and shows you the definitions for each. Seeing the definitions is the best part for me– the UrbanDictionary definitions are hilarious. There’s a user preference for showing the WordNet or the UrbanDictionary definition first, and I recommend choosing UrbanDictionary for a good time.

When you start the game – there are two games one allows you to use the urban dictionary, and the other has a regular dictionary focus … although “urbanisims” are still allowed.


Another Elegant Timewaster ~

Here is another wonderful timewaster workday distraction called Catch-Thirtythree. It doesn’t take long to learn, but to get your score where it should be? That’s another issue!!

The objective is quite simple. Roll your cursor over the numbers (no clicking involved) IN ORDER from 1 to 33. Should be easy enough,right? Let me know your times.


thanks to Zon for showing me this game!

Lions and Brains and Sex ~ Oh My!

Since we as humans want to place everything in categories – neat, compartmentalized and easy to deal with. It comes as no surprise that people would be worried about the gender of their brains … LOL

Want to know what your brain gender is?

Your Brain is 53% Female, 47% Male

Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female
You are both sensitive and savvy
Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed
But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve

Give it a try…you might be surprised! …

An Elegant Time Waster ~

It’s Friday…and the Friday before a holiday no less; and you’ve got to be at work. You have to appear to be at work anyway. The folks at eyemaze have come to your rescue. They make some of the most elegant, frustrating and at the same time enjoyable short games I’ve seen. None of them take long to play – but can take a LONG time to “master.”

Since they offer NO explaination for their games, I’m going to offer a little help…. When you click on the link at the bottom of this post, you will be presented wth this:

The objective of the game, in it’s devilish simplicity, is to drag each of the ten items to the cube in such a way that they “max” out and complete the puzzle. Yes, there is an order to them. Yes, there is a surprise at the end if you max out all ten items. Yes, it is possible to complete. No, I will not post the solution. I have been known, however, to supply the solution via e-mail – .

As you face the holiday weekend, enjoy this moment … and prepare for the moments to come!!!

There is a tip system on the game, which would allow you to send the desgner a dollar or two if you enjoyed the game ….