better-than-average time wasters

I'd like to think so anyway.  Here are a few items I've found recently that I hope you will enjoy.

Back in the 60s, Jim Henson did some contract work for IBM.  The results have made their way to YouTube and if I were you I would read this story and watch the hilarious videos.  Note: this is before Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.

The programmers at Newsweek hid an all-zombie news page which could be accessed by hitting a series of keystrokes.  The corporate bosses were not amused and it was removed.  But you can see what once was there.

The confusion amongst non-philosophers between correlation and causation is always amusing to see.  OK, sometimes frustrating to see.  But one guy had fun with it by "proving" that video games ruin marriages, decrease church attendance, and encourage teen pregnancy among other things.

Finally, a robot that can solve a Rubik's Cube in 12 seconds.  Made of LEGOs.