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VH1 ’80s Countdown Timesuck

Posted by Ryan on April 26, 2008

I love them.  I hate them. 

Despite the socio-political leanings of the music networks, I applaud VH1 for keeping pop culture over the last three decades alive for those who either don’t remember the formative years of Gen X or for those who just love to immerse themselves in the nostalgia.  I am mostly the latter (being a kid in elementary school during the mid-1980s).  “I Love the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s” are all great trips back into yesteryear (though the “I Love the ’90s” show was made a little too soon).

Anyway, I had a busy day and wanted to veg out in front of the TV for a while, before doing more odds and ends.  While I was flipping through the stations I noticed VH1 was having a marathon — an ’80s “The Greatest” Pop Songs Countdown! 

I couldn’t stop. 

One hour became two, then three!  This timesuck was a vortex too tempting to resist.  I had things to do!

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Pac-Man

Posted by Mike on March 19, 2008

While we’re on the 1980s, here’s a timesuck.

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Cheesy 1980s Star Wars Flashback

Posted by Mike on January 17, 2008

Ryan’s going to love this one and I’m sure those of you who were born in the 1970s will as well. Call it stupid, call it a timesuck, call it whatever you want. I call it hella sweet.

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Blenders Are Usually Fun

Posted by Mike on December 1, 2007

This late Saturday afternoon seems as a good time as any for an old-fashioned timesuck. This one isn’t a game but it sure is fun if done right. Enjoy!

Hat Tip: Ace of Spades and Conservative Belle.

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Time for a Brainteaser!

Posted by Mike on April 20, 2007

Okay kids! Given recent headlines, now is as good a time as any. This puzzle is a new depiction of that old e-mail chain letter.  Leave your guesses in the comments section, but don’t peak if you want to figure it out for yourself.

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Atari Timesuck

Posted by Mike on December 2, 2006

Here is an Atari timesuck. Jonah Goldberg at the Corner gets all the credit for this one. Jonah is now officially King of the timesuck.

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Sheep Timesuck

Posted by Mike on November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving to all. My gift to you is a pretty cool timesuck from the BBC where you have to hit sheep with tranquilizers.

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Timesuck: The Saint

Posted by Mike on April 10, 2006

Nothing like a timesuck on a Monday. This one isn’t hard but it’s pretty fun.

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Harry Potter Timesuck

Posted by Mike on March 10, 2006

Harry Potter fans should check out JK Rowling’s official website. It’s a pretty good timesuck.

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Tennis Timesuck

Posted by Mike on February 17, 2006

Thank you Jonah Goldberg for linking to this aweome timesuck.

Link via the Corner

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21.265

Posted by Mike on February 14, 2006

The Axis of Right loves National Review Online’s The Corner. It was our first link and remains one of the few on our site. We’ll get cracking on fixing that but I digress. One thing I both love and despise about the Corner is their inclination to post “timewasters.” In honor of my friend from law school, the Axis of Right will refer to these diversions as “timesucks” because they do just that, suck time. The Corner linked to this timesuck this morning. The title of the post is my best time. Post yours in the comments.

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