I am running a poll and contest to find the website that is the stupidest, most ridiculous waste of time on the whole world-wide web.
The prize will be a sonnet that I will compose in praise of the poster who finds the best specimen. The sonnet will be 14 lines with the ABBAABBACDCDCD rhyme scheme, and dedicated to the winner.
The winner will be decided by me, although I am willing to be swayed by public opinion, so you can vote for your favourite.
Contest rules: “Stupid and ridiculous” should not be used satirically or in a partisan manner. For example, a picture of George W. Bush or the Vatican’s website do not qualify. I am talking about the most silly, trivial, ridiculous use of the Web you can think of.
Contest closes April 27.
While I and members of my immediate family are not eligible to enter the contest, I will get us rolling with this one: A web site where people can post pictures of cats who look like Hitler. Here.
So if you ever wondered how tall William Macy (5’ 8 1/2") or Anna Paquin (5’ 4 1/2") are, this is the site for you.
I think those websites about corn growing and cheese ripening are kind of jokes in their own right, but my website is from someone who seriously felt there needed to be website depository of celebrity heights.
I appreciate your entry, Klaatu. The trouble is that there is a distinction between stupid and mentally deranged. Timecube is definitely a contender, but the sheer mental incoherence of it almost makes it interesting (kind of like a traffic accident that you just have to look at), which works against it in this contest. But then again, it does score high as an incredible waste of internet technology, which is an important judging criteria. I can see it is not going to be easy to pick a winner.
I am absolutely flabergasted! The corn and cheese sites are pretty strong contenders, but both of those have the drawback that someone, somewhere, may have enough interest in watching corn grow or cheese ripen to make them only 99.9% pointless and useless. But a website made up of nothing but numbers that are not Pi. . . . . . :eek:
Unbelievable. But I do not want to prejudice the contest until we have seen all the entries. Let’s just say yours is a strong contender.